What to expect at the McCormick Flavor Nation Festival

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Don't know how to cook but would love to create great tasting dishes at home? No worries because meal recipe mixes are readily available in every supermarket. You just have to use the best and I'm quite sure that you'll agree when I say McCormick has the best products may it be condiments or mixes. 


Last May 28, 2017, I had the privilege to be part of the McCormick Flavor Nation Festival held at the BGC Amphitheater wherein I got the chance to taste 4 amazingly crafted dishes made by 4 well-known chefs in the Philippines. Through this experience, I can honestly say that the end products, which were cooked with the use of different McCormick meal recipe mixes, are absolutely delicious. 


Prior to entering the venue, I was given a pass that I have to surrender to each booth as I receive the chefs' samplers. It was quite hot and there were lots of attendees but it was fun as we get to interact with the chefs while we wait for the food that they were preparing.

1. Chef Mikel Zaguirre (Locavore)

Chicken Kare-Kare Kushiyaki with green mango and bagoong pico de gallo
The savory sauce of the kare-kare complements the sour green mango plus the bagoong adds more flavor to this dish. I really enjoyed this one! Now where's that rice.

2. Chef AJ Reyes

Cajun Shrimp and Corn using McCormick Curry Extension
Once you bite on the shrimp, the flavors explode in your mouth. It's very tasty and it melts in your mouth literally. Definitely something I would love to recreate at home.

3. Chef Francis Lim

Yello Curry Rice with Fried Chicken and Coconut Gravy Sauce using McCormick Curry Extension

I love curry and chicken so this dish is something very easy to enjoy. Rice, which everyone's been looking for during meals, was also served.

4. Chef Patrick Go

Sloppy Joe Bao using McCormick Taco Mix

At first, I thought that I wouldn't like this bao because it seems dry and too thick. But once I took a bit on the Sloppy Joe Bao, it was actually very addictive. I love the juicy and flavorful meat as well as the bao which is very fluffy and easy to chew. No wonder that their booth has long lines all throughout the event proper.

photo grabbed from Ms. Leo My

What I also love about food festivals like this is that you get to discover upcoming food stalls/brands and it was nice that they also used McCormick products on their offerings. Here are some of the stalls that participated during the McCormick Flavor Nation Festival 2017.


Despite the heat and the long lines, I had so much fun tasting the Chefs' samplers created using McCormick Meal Recipe Mixes. I would like to thank ms Leo My for the invite and I can't wait to be part of the McCormick Flavor Nation Festival 2018!

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