Unlike other kapamilya celebrities who were in town during this year’s Philippine Independence Day last June 12, actor Joshua Garcia flew to the Middle East to meet his fans at the opening of another exciting destination for Pinoys in the UA. The Darna star attended the launch of LuLu Hypermarket’s new concept store called PINOY DELIGHTS which carries some of the best-loved Filipino brands of culinary products and specialty range inside key hypermarkets in the UAE. The inauguration was jampacked with kababayans who were excited for the new store as well as the chance to get to meet the kapamilya heartthob up close.
Joshua was able to tour the store and check out LuLu Supermarkets’s Philippine Independence Day celebration which included a special spotlight promotion titled PINOY PRIDE, featuring popular brands of Filipino food ingredients, such as UFC, Mama Sita’s and Century Tuna to name a few, to the classic delicacies and a wide variety of sauces like soy sauce and oyster sauce to banana syrup and a range of noodles, delicacies, and packaged foods.
Fans who flocked to the event were in for a treat as they not only got to purchase their favorite and much-loved Pinoy products but they also got the chance to meet and interact with their favorite star and take photos with him during the event. Five lucky visitors also had an exclusive photo opportunity with Joshua and received a signed Darna Funko Pop toy. After starring in the hit primetime series Viral Scandal earlier this year, Joshua is now part of the cast of the upcoming exciting new fantasy series Darna.
“The Filipino community, as you know, is one of the most prominent and thriving communities in the UAE. Hence, we had started a more elaborate section with almost all popular food products from the Philippines,” said Mr. Shabu Abdul Majeed, Retail Director of LuLu Group. “As we have our own sourcing and exporting hub in the Philippines, we are able to ensure interrupted supply as well as maintain value pricing across our stores.”
Pinoy Delights is perfect for those who miss a taste of home and also for those who want to try their hand at making Filipino cuisine. But for those who need quick and easy meals, they can take a shortcut to great taste via the LuLu Hot Foods section which will feature specialty Pinoy dishes like the classic adobo, palabok, beef sisig, shanghai, and other well-loved options. Busy shoppers can also shop through their website at www.luluhypermarket.com.
This innovative new concept store under the LuLu Hypermarket chain was made to satisfy their loyal Pinoy customers in the UAE.
Carefully curated for LuLu by their own sourcing office in Calamba, Laguna, the wide variety of top Pinoy food brands and the best quality agricultural produce are made available at the most affordable prices, guaranteeing the best food shopping experience for Filipinos abroad.