TENTAY PATIS: A MOTHER’S LEGACY
MANILA – Being a mom is the toughest job in the world. Mothers want the best for their family and will do everything to make sure they get it. The good news: For more than 60 years, Tentay Patis has been helping moms in the kitchen, showing that great food like great love is all about trust and the right recipes.
In 1949, just a few years after World War II, enterprising homemaker Ruperta Javier, or Aling Tentay, as she was fondly called, learned the secret of patis making by accident.
Tentay Patis was born as a sideline. Like most moms, Aling Tentay was just looking for ways to provide for her growing family. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that her homegrown backyard business would one day become an internationally distributed brand. The family’s main fishing business had a big catch for the day, and conscious about wastage, Aling Tentay pickled the unsold fish. When it fermented later on, the industrious housewife had friends and family try the new discovery, giving it out as gifts, and then selling it (as a by-product) to make extra money on the side.
From was once a hobby of a hardworking mom, soon the whole Navotas was hooked on the sauce that was now called, Tentay Patis. Half a century later, Aling Tentay’s values of family and friends continue to be a staple on every Filipino table.
Whether a working mom who spends most of her hours in the office, or a stay-at-home domestic goddess, the root of motherhood is most basic: providing loved ones with the best care one can give. Perhaps this is what makes Tentay Patis the favorite partner in kitchen preparations all over the country.
The most rewarding moment in motherhood is when you see your children and husband enjoying the meal you’ve prepared, once appreciating the long hours spent preparing, cutting, mixing, boiling, and sautéing. The kitchen is what makes a home more than just a storage facility for furniture, and a dormitory to sleep in every night.
Through the years, and down the generations, Tentay Patis delivers with care its distinct flavor that perks up any dish –whether fish, beef, pork, seafood, vegetables, and even as salad dressings.
The aromatic and full-bodied flavor of the clear amber liquid brings out the best taste of ingredients, and completes the dish preparation to perfection. No need for flavored bouillons, MSG mixes, or any artificial powdered flavoring. Aside from enhancing the flavor of food in a healthy way, the high-quality standards of Tentay Patis is what makes it the best. Safety is consistently assured from purchasing the freshest fish, to fermentation, quality control, bottling, warehouse storage, and distribution.
The fermentation is a natural process that is monitored carefully. Hygiene and sanitation are maintained in all areas of production, and packaging materials adhere to the safety requirements of both domestic and international markets. Standard quality and safe parameters established by Tentay Food Sauces, Inc. are always followed, along with the Food and Drug Administration, and the quality-standards of the export markets such as US, the rest of Asia, and the Middle East.
Tentay Patis is the only Philippine brand that passed the strict Japanese standard in sodium benzoate, with not more than .005% or near zero preservative reading, qualifying it easily for the U.S. regulations on fermented foods.
It’s no wonder that Tentay Patis is a kitchen tradition passed down from mother to daughter. Moms know who to trust when it comes to their loved ones’ well-being in food preparation. If home is where the heart is, the kitchen is definitely its warmest and most special space.
Always use the best and the safest product when it comes to cooking for the family and you’ll never go wrong. Just like Aling Tentay, you too can be as creative with the country’s best fish sauce. Try new dishes, be creative in recipes, and add more zest to your cooking.
Give the best love you can and cook up a feast with Tentay Patis. For delicious recipes, you can visit the website: www.tentaysauces.com.
Tentay Patis is available in all local leading supermarkets and is distributed in the Middle East, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, US, Hawaii, and Guam.