The Ultimate List: Bottled Foods That Will Make You Salivate
Oro del Desierto Olive Oils by Txanton
No ordinary olive oils, these award-winning extra virgin Spanish olive oils are specially crafted in three variants using organic Lechin, Hojiblanca and Picual olives.
2/F Alegria Alta Building, 2294 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, (02) 812-2040, www.txanton.com.ph
Truffle Butter and Truffle Cream Cheese Spread by La Petite Fromagerie
Truffle fans rejoice! Made with French butter, the Truffle Butter is enhanced with a salt crunch, perfect tossed in pasta, while the dangerously addictive Truffle Cream Cheese Spread makes for a deliciously indulgent appetizer.
Truffle Butter P1,200 (250 grams), Truffle Cream Cheese Spread P450 (250 grams)
lapetitefromagerie.ph, IG: lapetitefromagerie
Chorizo Pasta Sauce, Roasted Tomato Cream, Chimichurri by Gourmandise by Sunshine
With these indulgent bottled sauces from the home kitchen of Chef Sunshine Puey, your dishes will taste like you’ve spent hours at the stove. Drizzle gently over pasta, use as a base sauce for chicken and seafood, serve with grilled meats—the applications are fun and endless.
P450 (350 ml bottle)
gmdbysunshine.com, FB: Gourmandise-By-Sunshine, IG: gourmandisebysunshine
Taba ng Talangka by Puro
It’s not always easy to find honest-to-goodness taba ng talangka that doesn’t scrimp on the crab fat and is seasoned just right. This one happens to be the real deal.
(0917) 863-0107, FB and IG: purotnt
Imus Longganisa, Organic Chicken Tocino and Tapang Imus by Big Ben’s Kitchen
We love the idea of gifting artisanal longganisang hubad (original and spicy), chicken tocino and beef tapa in pretty bottles, made with antibiotic-free meat and all-natural seasonings.
P200 (250 grams)
(0915) 137-1888, email@example.com, also available at ECHOstore and Resorts World Manila Redemption Center, available in gift packs
Dulce de Leche by Lickerish
Chef Arnold Bernardo slow cooks condensed milk until it achieves that familiar caramel-y sauce which he then reimagines into surprisingly delectable new flavors—matcha, Parmesan, salted egg, coconut, mango, chocolate and banana.
Tamarind Hot Sauce by Casa Carmela
There’s always something new from this Bacolod-based producer known for its top quality bottled goods, like this spicy-sour hot sauce best for steaks and grills.
Preserved Lemons and Shakshouka by Summayah’s Kitchen
Lovers of North African and Middle Eastern flavors will revel in these bottles of preserved organic lemons (the key to making Morrocan tagines) and the deliciously rich tomato stew called shakshouka.
P650 (1000 ml), P950 (2000 ml)
(0977) 238-3604, summayahskitchen.biz, summayahskitchen@ gmail.com, FB and IG: summayahskitchen
Dulce Gatas Sang Negros by Ritual
This traditional Negrense sweet treat is made with carabao’s milk and muscovado sugar, brought to you by Ritual, a store known to champion local, eco-friendly purveyors.
2/F Languages Internationale Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City, (02) 734-5486, firstname.lastname@example.org