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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Viaje Feliz: Lasa ng Republika 2


Last year was privileged to be one of the participants in the very first organized Cavite food and culture tour of Mr. Ige Ramos in collaboration with CaviteX called Lasa ng Republika : The CAVITEX Food and Culture Tour. On its second year, Lasa ng Republika is held entirely in Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite..

Viaje Feliz: Lasa ng Republika 2 is a food adventure event presented this time by CALAX (Cavite Laguna Express) featuring purveyors from the Calabarzon Region.


Powered by the Republic of Taste Food Network, the project aims to bring together people with people, farms with markets, eaters with eateries, shoppers with shops and travelers with inspired destinations. Purveyors from Calabarzon and Cavite Province gathered together in Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite last July 15.



Various foods and products featured at the event:

Susmaryosep Chilli Sauce in 3 flavors has a very huge market potential. 

Their raw material farm is in Cavite.



Edible Flowers ! 


Herbs and Plants
Bought 2 herbs and an edible plant :)



Big Ben's Kitchen the home of D'Famous Imus Longganisa

 Guess what they have longganisa and adobo in bottles suitable for balikbayan's. 

And the supper yummy longganisa empanada priced at P35 each. 


Siglo's Dragon Fruit Jam



Calle Real's Patis Tanza 

Wild Juan's Pineapple Atsara and Barako Sauce

Free sampling of their super yummy atsara and barako sauce in very tender pork on stick

Holy Crop!'s brown, black and red rice

Baloy's Ensaimada De Cavite

For more foods finds at the event kindly check this FB link :  Viaje Feliz Food Finds


Registration area for the VIP and guests.

Program proper with Mr.Ige Ramos the brains behind and one the program host.

St. Mary Magdalene Band of Kawit, Cavite


VIP guest



Cavite National High School student performers











Sumptuous Lunch from the generous sponsors Siglo Moderno and Florita's






This unique Ube Spring Roll caught my attention the most.
Super yummy !!!










Drinks by Liquido Maestro




Cooking Demo with Brookfield College's HRM students during the afternoon.
Photo c/o: Zandro V. Zamora


More random photos of the event :

Adobo queen Ms. Nancy Reyes Lumen in one of the purveyors booth.

Anvil also participated but their booth is located far from the rest.

Was suppose to buy a cookbook as remembrance that I browsed earlier but when I came back in the afternoon packed-up na sila




Performers waiting for their turn.


The popular Korean Korean gesture :D


Band Set-Up

Stage Set-Up

Sound Booth





Viaje Feliz: Lasa ng Republika 2 was conceptualized to sustain interest in the CALAX project by introducing some of the more notable foodie destinations in Cavite. 

But what is CALAX ? Watch this video 


CALAX will ease travel through the fast-growing areas of Kawit, Imus, General Trias, Dasmarinas, and Silang in Cavite, as well as Sta. Rosa and Biñan in Laguna, and will also provide a new corridor for a safe and reliable commute through Southern Tagalog. The P34.5-billion CALAX will start from Cavitex in Kawit, Cavite and end at the SLEx-Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna. With eight interchanges and one main barrier, it will consist of a 45-km long four-lane expressway between these two points through congested residential and industrial areas in Kawit, Imus, General Trias, Dasmarinas, and Silang in Cavite, and finally to Sta. Rosa and Biñan in Laguna.

With an expected completion date of 2020, an estimated 5,000 jobs will be created during the construction phase of CALAX. Employment will be generated, not only by those who will design, build and operate the facility, but also through the creation of other jobs and economic opportunities for those who invest, work, live or commute within the Cavite-Laguna corridor.

Complimentary gifts from the event c/o of the generous sponsors
Big Ben's sukang sasa is super sarap - MUST TRY !!!


Aguinaldo Shrine was chosen as the event venue, not merely for its significance in our history, but because it is also the mid-point between CAVITEX and CALAX.


Thank you Aguinaldo Shrine for being the venue again of another eventful Cavite food adventure. GRACIAS Sir Ige Ramos :) 


#CALAX #caviteXfood #republicoftaste #calaXfood

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