Monday, May 7, 2018

Our Foodtrepreneur of the Week: Gatsa-a

 #FOTW: Gatsa-a

Every week, Sugbo Mercado introduces fresh brands that are sure to take a place in your appetites. This is a compilation of our foodtrepreneurs, their stories, and their plans for the future.

Gatsa-a derived as “gatas at tsa-a” offers a great taste of tea combined to milk and fruit flavors with add-ons such as pearls, pudding, nata de coco and more! Our brand’s bestsellers are: Wintermelon, Okinawa, Hokkaido, Matcha and Cookies & Cream.  We also offer Chinese products such as siomai and ngohiong. 


The whole concept of our business was out-of-curiosity. Personally, I’m not a fan neither of tea nor milk but I love mixing and stuffing. Meanwhile, my business partner, Chimneeluz loves tea but not a fan of milk. But hey, we are both food lovers. Being best of friends since college and had our own life, we didn’t miss out chatting and sharing desires; Thus, our curiosity and commonality jive got us into trying Milk Tea and Fruit Tea. Plus the fact that it’s a big hit to millennial based on research, so we gave it a try. 


We started last November 2017 and we are on our 6th month this May! Indeed Sugbo Mercado gave us the best avenue to promote and create a name to the public with our exposure at Sugbo Mercado. 
We have always wanted to have a one-stop shop for our group of friends and customers to saddle and bond in a comfortable place to stay and chat. 

And now, we’ve drafted plans for the next few months and hopefully, we could embark on a stable shop to settle down with our products as Sugbo Mercado’s advocacy is to incubate Cebu’s Foodtrepreneurs to grow them into best local brands.

Also, we had the best of time and we’re grateful to the people we are surrounded with. Business associates were so warm and friendly that we’ll surely be missing out if we move out.

-Joyce  Anne Ruma and Chimneeluz Remonde, owners of Gatsa-a; Our Foodtrepreneur of the Week.

Visit Gatsa-a at Sugbo Mercado. We are open every Thursday to Sunday, from 5PM until 1AM. See you there at #YOURweekendFoodmarket. 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Our Foodtrepreneur of the Week: Fried and Tasted

 #FOTW: Fried and Tasted

Every week, Sugbo Mercado introduces fresh brands that are sure to take a place in your appetites. This is a compilation of our foodtrepreneurs, their stories, and their plans for the future.

Fried and Tasted is a fried-specialty store. We actually have two best sellers: kawali and crispy pork binagoongan. Our kawali is crispy on the outside yet juicy and flavorful on the inside. It’s cliché, we know, but one must try and taste it to know it’s true. 


Meanwhile, our crispy pork binagoongan’s success came to us by surprise! We weren’t expecting that people would share the same love for Negros bagoong. Every time we recommend this dish to those first timers or foreigners coming in Sugbo Mercado, they go back to our booth just to tell us how they loved it. And plus, one thing our customers would say is they love our homemade spicy vinegar. 

Other than our best-sellers, we also offer pritchon (priton lechon), crispy pork adobo, calamari, fried chicken with abodo sauce, fried chicken with bagoong, monggo with kawali, fried rice and spam fries. Soon, we will be bringing in a few more hearty Filipino fried dishes.

As foodies, we love going around new food places in and out of Cebu to try different stuff. We noticed in most food bazaars, stalls that offer grilled foods are aplenty, but fried-specialty stores are rare. So what we did was, we listed a bunch of fried foods that we love and we realized that our list comprised of Filipino’s signature and are close to home.

Pritchon (Pritong lechon)
We have been here in Sugbo Mercado last March 15, 2018. We must say that we’re learning a lot about handling food, consumer behavior, placement presentation, and so much more! And as individuals; we are actually improving ourselves by continuously striving to improve our products. 

Who knows what the future holds? We will surely expand and venture out to a different establishment but as of now, our plan is simple. And that is to serve dished to our customers as if it will be their first and last time to eat with us. 

Spam Fries
Owners of Fried and Tasted with staff

-Daryll Bihag and Chyll Son, owners of Fried and Tasted; Our Foodtrepreneur of the Week.

Visit Fried and Tasted at Sugbo Mercado. Their booth is near Black Pearl and Kuzina Guadalupe. And yes, we are open every Thursday to Sunday, from 5PM until 1AM. See you there at #YOURweekendfoodmarket! 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Are You Cebu's Next Foodtrepreneur?

There's no business like the food business! Food + entrepreneur = Foodtrepreneur!

Sugbo Mercado brings back the FOODTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE for its third run.

Go head to head with other new, aspiring food entrepreneurs for a chance at an entire booth space at Sugbo Mercado for a month, P20,000.00 cash and more!

To qualify, one must have a new, unique, tasty food product to bring to the market. Register your name, mobile number, email address and product details through with the subject: Foodtrepreneur. Send those applications, now!

See you at #YourWeekendFoodMarket!

#foodtrepreneur #foodtrepreneurchallenge #foodfight #feededucation