Saturday, October 10, 2015

When it comes to sardines, what brand comes to your mind? Maine, I mean, mine is 555 Fried Sardines, and it recently held a cooking showdown named, “Make Your Barangay Proud” in chosen Barangays from Pampanga, Pangasinan and Quezon.

Participants featured their entries using 555 Fried Sardines as main ingredient in vying for the top spots per Leg.

With our flair for cooking, it is no doubt that families and sharing meals are enjoyed with 555 Fried sardines. This trait is well featured by the Fried ng Barangay Cooking Showdown, organized by Century Pacific Food Inc. and 88ville Productions. 

They made use of 555 Fried sardines variants such as Tausi, Hot and Spicy, Bistek, and Escabeche. The participants must note of dishes that are sumptuous, perfect for their families and has nutritional value. The whole Barangay also enjoyed of samples and participated during games and raffle draws. 

From the hundreds of entries submitted, Top 10 entries were chosen to participate in the actual demo which was furthered down to the Top 5 per Town who received the honors. 

Cream of the crop

Ms. Elsa Dela Cruz, Grand Winner from Brgy. Buenlag, Calasiao, Pangasinan took influence from Filipinos’s love for noodles,
thus her winning entry Egg noodles with 555 Fried Sardines

While Mr. Larry Quinto, Grand winner from Brgy. Sindalan, San Fernando City enthuses that he draws his inspiration in creating his winning entry- 555 Fried Sardines Lumpiang Sariwa from his family. Serving healthy food to his loved ones is his top most priority.

Maricel Quezada took the top place for the Quezon leg with Veggie Spicy Cordon Bleau Sardines drawn from her family’s love for vegetables.

555 Fried ng Barangay Cooking Showdown plans to visit other towns in the months to come.

Maine Mendoza for 555 Sardines

Signing up as their newest endorses is Maine Mendoza, aka, Yaya Dub. In her recent commercial, she sings, "Sana Dalawa ang Puso Ko" while choosing what variant of sardines she should be having. 

Sardines may have been relegated as poor man’s staple as poverty rate rises in the Metro, but did you know that sardines can actually sustain every man’s vitamins and mineral requirements?

Sardines supports your cardiovascular health as it is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have been researched to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels. Moreover, sardines also contains Vitamin B12 which can prevent hardening of arteries.

Sardines contains high level of Vitamin D that is optimal in bone building. Sardines also contains phosphorus, a mineral that is important in strengthening your bone matrix. Sardines are also rich in Protein which is the basis of muscles and connective tissues. Protein provides us with Amino Acids that acts as antibodies that keep our immune system strong.

555 Fried sardines are available in supermarkets and Sari-Sari stores near you.

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