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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Food&Hotel Asia 2008

I jumped at the chance to go for this tradefair when presented a complimentary ticket. As it is a tradefair, you need to be in a F&B industry to get invited or informed of this event. Besides, even if you want to purchase a ticket to enter, it'll cost $80/pax and still have to whip out yr company business card!

While I do not hv a F&B business card or a valid ownership of a F&B registered business, I filled in as online baking. :) No regrets at all for travelling from one end of the island to the other end (from office to expo grounds) with Elyn and K. Only pity is that there's not enough time for me to explore the 7 halls. We zoomed in the baking section (hall 6) and the rest were just a walk-thru'.However along the way to Hall 6, there's many things which distracted caught our attention... not to mention the many food samples everywhere.

At the baking section, there were many baking equipment on display. Of course it's not for homebakers but commercial uses. The companies were looking for distributors and franchises and also creating product and brand awareness. Very often when we tried enquiring abt certain products, they would refer us to the distributors in sg.While others dream of walk-in wardrobes, I want a walk-in oven! *giggles*OK... maybe that's not gonna happen... what abt a cool looking oven like this! Love the brass rings design at the thermometer... so vintage!Many stylo looking cakes too! This is actually a chiler/fridge that's rotating.... and look at all the yummies in it!
More cakes and stuff....One of the companies that sells silicon molds. CHOCOLATES!!! LOLIce-cream!!!

We went on the last day of the fair, and it happened to end earlier than the usual hours for the 1st 3 days. Some companies were then trying to sell off their molds and equipments at a lower price, so that less cost would be incurred if they were to ship their sutff back home. We made use of this opportunity to buy some silicon molds! I ended up with 3 small silicon molds and a 10-in cake mold. I would consider it a very good buy since it's abt $5 off the usual retail price if I were to purchase the same mold at the local baking supply shops.

Happy with the purchases we made and the many sinful food we sampled, we ended off the day reminding each other to try the molds out this weekends! LOL....



  • Oh how fun and look at all those sinful dessert! YUM YUM!

    By Blogger Little Corner of Mine, at 10:50 PM, April 27, 2008  

  • ah..that's where my 3 tickets went to..! Elyn ask for 3. Initially asking for 2..luckily, she sms me quickly or it would have been given out to someone else. :)

    By Blogger Gina Choong, at 8:23 PM, May 04, 2008  

  • Oh yes... tks to u, gina! it was such an eye-opener. :)

    By Blogger Baking Fiend, at 9:30 PM, May 04, 2008  

  • I was there too but didn't see any mould on sale leh. alamak, eyesight really failing.

    By Blogger Edith, at 12:23 AM, May 05, 2008  

  • you bought stuff? I grab it for FREE! Just had to be thick skinned. I was there on the last day again to grab the freebies. Free Honey in a tub, free Bento cases, lots of cheeses, candies and did you grab that baking book catalog? It was going out free too.

    By Blogger Gina Choong, at 1:30 AM, May 05, 2008  

  • Hey edith, u went on friday too? the shop we went to had prices of the molds displayed there but they were not supposed to sell it. so we were told to keep the molds in our paper bags. hush-hush

    gina, me and elyn not thick-skin enuf leh... so we just sampled food only. and we got a silicon mold catalog.. duno if it's the same book u're toking abt.

    By Blogger Baking Fiend, at 9:12 AM, May 05, 2008  

  • Wow ...looking at all the pics many ideas for decorating cake with chocolate ...
    Thanks for sharing the pics here.
    I wonder if this happens every year? LOL If it does ...I wanna go next year LOL

    By Blogger Chawanmushi, at 11:47 PM, May 05, 2008  

  • hi cecily, FHA is a bi-annual event.. so the next one will be in 2010!

    By Blogger Baking Fiend, at 8:59 AM, May 06, 2008  

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