Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, the brains behind Gourmet Pao
I’m not sure why it took me this long to discover the yummy Gourmet Pao because I had all the reasons to get a headstart among the rest. First of all, I am the next-door neighbor of the beautiful Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez who started the business with some family members. As such, I could have read all the clues when they posted a tarpaulin on their gate advertising the product when it was just starting late last year. Secondly, twitter circles have been literally flooded with praises from people who got hooked to the same. Coupled with Mikaela’s active marketing skills, she was able to raise awareness such that customers have been buying boxes upon boxes – either for personal consumption or as gifts. (Insert hats off and clapping)
Earlier this week, Mikaela sent a box of Gourmet Pao to my house as Christmas Gift. It had three Grandes inside and let me tell you, eating one is almost equivalent to a (burp!) full-sized meal. So what my mom and I did was to eat half and half of two flavors (Chucho and Longga Ka Day) and we’re all set for dessert afterwards. Our verdict: it was so good that we decided to check out the other variants as soon as the next craving calls.
One serving of a Grande Gourmet Pao is almost like eating a full lunch or dinner.
The colored dots above (which can also be seen on top of each Gourmet Pao) make it easy to identify which flavor you're eating or buying.
DJ/TV Host KC Montero taking a big bite out of his namesake, i.e., Gourmet Pao's biggest offering - the KC Pao!
According to its Facebook page, GOURMET PAO is one of a kind. We’ve got them in both Wheat & Regular dough. That’s not all, there are 16 UNIQUE FLAVORS! Try them, and we guarantee you–you’ll keep coming back for more! WE DELIVER!
So you’re still out of the loop, head over to one of their stores – Alabang Town Center, MVY plaza Sta. Rosa, -Powerplant, Rockwell (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), -SM Fairview, -SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia MOA (open Dec.22), SM Megamall (open Jan17) -BF Homes, Aguirre Ave (open Jan.3). Provincial branches in Davao, Cebu, Dumaguete and John Hay (Baguio) are in the works!
And if going to one of their mall outlets is inconvenient, you can place ORDERS by calling or texting at 09175252052 or email them: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you order during the Holidays, your box/es come with ribbons for instant gift-giving! 😉