Saturday, March 24, 2018


Do you sometimes wonder saan nag originate ang isang product? I was one of the fortunate to attend the opening of the first-ever Catsup Museum by Nutri-Asia located at Cabuyao, Laguna.

NutriAsia, the trusted brand when it comes to catsup partnered with The Mind Museum to build the first ever Catsup Museum so people will have an idea how the "sawsawan" ng bayan was made and how come it's a banana and not tomato. Do you sometimes wonder why a banana catsup is red and not yellow?

A few days ago, some mommies were invited to witness the grand opening of Catsup Museum. It was an early field trip but we were all excited to learn more about catsup and the origin of banana catsup.

NutriAsia's Catsup Museum is not only the first-ever in the Philippines but also in the world. Pinoy Pride, indeed!

The Catsup Museum goals is for people who will visit to have an informative and interactive experience on the story of banana catsup.

Check out the visual tour here:

A few years ago, NutriAsia also come up with Color Crazee Banana Catsup to give more color to our kid's plates. And we all know how kids are attracted to colorful food. Good job, NutriAsia!

Did you know that bananas grow from a flowering, herby plant? Yep, they don't grow on trees! There are atleast 1,000 kinds of bananas growing in 150 countries in the world.

Banana may not be a complicated, no-hassle fruit and can be served as an add-on to vegetable dishes or can be a dessert! Aside from being delicious and nutritious, bananas are rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C!

I also learned that during the early years, when tomato was so expensive and hard to find, there's a Filipino scientist named Maria Y. Orosa, a food technologist, inventor and chemist, that while in the midst of war, was able to create and invent banana catsup - a condiment that we all love today.

Inside the Catsup Museum, a manufacturing hall is dedicated to show us the cooking, bottling, packaging and labeling process.

Take note that the Best Before date on the catsup bottle tells us their shelf life. yes, banana catsup can stay fresh and delicious for one year.

The original catsup bottle was made of glass, which does not break even when filled eith hot, cooked catsup. But today, catsup can now be bought in a lighter plastic bottles that don't break. They are also available in pouches, too!

We had fun at the instagrammable Banaquet Hall! It's a larger than life installations of variety of food na ang "sawsawan" ay catsup!

Class, kaya pala catsup is the sawsawan ng bayan dahil halos lahat pwede palang lagyan. From fish to fries, sandwiches ay may catsup! Hehe. I remembered my highschool classmate na kahit wala ng ulam basta may catsup ang rice, pwede na! Lol! Amazeballs what a banana catsup can do.

The Catsup Museum aim is to promote not only the knowledege of Philippine histort and culture, but also to advocate the importance of science in food manufacturing.

And mas lalo ako naamaze how catsup can be incorporated in our favorite ulam. From catsup rice, to catsup palabok, to dessert?! Chef Tatum made our dishes with the help of banana catsup! Lovelove our very tasty, delicious lunch.

I didn't think it's possible until I've tried it. Parang weird when thinking about it. Parang, what? Banana catsup in a cupcake? But it's a divine! Super yummy sya. I think I had five of the delicious banana catsup cupcakes with raisins and walnuts. Haha!

Chef Tatum shared how banana catsup can be incorporated in our daily dishes.

These amazing kids serenaded us with popular hit songs.

Good news is, The Catsup Museum is now open for fieldtrips! If your school is within the province of Laguna, book your next educational fieldtrip at You can also check them out on Facebook and Instagram: /thecatsupmuseum.

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