Foodie Finds with Mica Tan Co-Founder of Private Equity Firm MFT

Foodie Finds with Mica Tan Co-Founder of Private Equity Firm MFT

By: Isabel Martel Francisco | June 29, 2022

Source: Tatler

Welcome to Foodie Finds! This is an article series by Tatler, chronicling where and what to order according to the food-obsessed

I myself have never understood non-foodies. How can one not love flavours, spices, aromas, and all the cultural nuances and memories that come with every bite? Dining is an experience meant to be savoured and is even more fun when shared with loved ones. Dining around a table means sharing, conversing, bonding and learning. A dish can tell you so much about a person, a culture, and a country. It speaks volumes of a nation’s history and is an art form on its own. Skilled hands are trained over the years or are born out of pure passion and practice. Professional chefs and home cooks alike, from young stars to grandmothers, have been cooking up meals filled with emotion and have truly made us foodies happy.

Through Foodie Finds, we ask our epicurean friends to share their favourites. In this feature, we tackle takeout and delivery. Hear what the co-founder and CEO of private equity firm MFT Group of Companies, Mica F Tan says. She shares her go-to shops for takeout here:

1. Ijo Bakery


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I discovered this humble viennoiserie during my trips to Batangas early in the pandemic. It was such a surprise to find such excellently-executed pastries. A must-try if you ever find yourselves in Lipa. They have weekly drops now in Manila too. My favourites: pain au chocolate and the almond croissant.

2. One World Deli


This is a new player in the deli scene. Their selection is so well-curated, and I like that they are believers in sustainable sourcing as well as working with local artisans.

My favourites: foie gras to cook at home and Kumamoto and Pink Moon oysters that one can enjoy at their raw bar!

3. Pure Nectar


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This is my go-to whenever I feel the need to go on a cleanse. They make healthy, yummy. I like to order the three-day anti-oxidant cleanse.

4. COOP Fresh


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Shopping at COOP Grocer is such a feast for the eyes. I like their wide selection of ready-to-cook food perfect for busy days and desserts to satisfy my sweet tooth.

My favourites: COOP all-natural gochujang chicken sesame, pineapple cured chicken tocino, COOP sweet strawberry and custard gelato

5. Super Food Grocer


Super Food Grocer has always been my ever-reliable source of healthier food options. My favourites: chia seeds, spirulina, cacao nibs, maca powder, and their vegan frozen meals like langka ribs, quinoa longganisa, and rendang.

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