When In Manila, good food amass from the least expected places. Who ever wondered that the quaint and historical province of Bataan has so many affordable and delicious products to offer? The province is known for the Bataan Death March where Filipino and American soldiers were made to march across an extreme long distance by their Japanese captors during the World War II. So today will be putting Sofish Inc. into the limelight, an online business who offers quality and delicious products exclusively from Bataan at very affordable prices. Sofish, Inc. is spearheaded by the lovely entrepreneur, Ms. Sarah Marie Gurbuxani-Carpio. It was on the 2nd of June 2014 that Carpio decided to take the plunge and launched her online store offering quality and affordable products from her own province of Bataan, known to be as Sofish, Inc. Carpio combined Bataan’s abundant pool of marine resources and her innovative ideas thus came out the mantra behind her successful start-up story. Bataan has been a thriving ground for small medium enterprises, and this became an added factor for Sofish, Inc. to soar up high.
Carpio initially wanted to solely distribute marine products; because that’s what the peninsula of Bataan is known for. But because they have developed a mission (Make Bataan to be known as the most gastronomically delightful hub in the whole Central Luzon Region) for the company; which is to help their fellow kababayan and introduce the province of Bataan as a source of great food products, they committed to searching for remarkable products from their province. Carpio continued to step up in showing that she has the appetite, skills and vision to bring her company to the next level.
Sofish Inc.’s best seller is Amanda’s Bagoong or Shrimp Paste, which is highly endorsed and is said to be a favorite of The Philippines’ Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino. She has been constantly making remarks that this is her ultimate favorite bagoong on her TV shows and exhibits proof by actually utilizing it during her cooking moments at home. Amanda’s Marine Products is a leading Bataan-based company that manufactures and exports bagoong aka sauteed shrimp paste, fish sauce, salted anchovies and more.
Sofish, Inc. also offers the following: Amanda’s Smoked Fish Flakes in Corn Oil, Amanda’s Milkfish in Corn Oil, Amanda’s Tuyo Gourmet or the Dried Herring in Corn Oil. Do not be surprised that most bottled seafood products being sold in Manila supermarkets/groceries and even fancy restaurants are actually sourced out from this province. And how affordable they are you ask? Bottled fish products cost P99.00 and the Shrimp paste costs P90.00. A bottle usually lasts for about 6-9 months in room temperature.
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