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Our Awesome Planet

Our Awesome Planet


14 posts from August 2015

August 28, 2015

KAPENG MAINIT: Chocolate or Green Tea Beignets by Chef Bryan Francisco! (A Review)


KAPENG MAINIT is a neighborhood comfort food cafe by Chef Bryan Francisco, now famous for their yummy chocolate- or green tea-filled beignets

The name (which means "Hot Coffee") was given by his brother, co-owner Ronian Poe, inspired by FPJ's movie "Walang Matigas na Tinapay sa Mainit na Kape". Together with co-owner Geoff Eigenmann, they are set on changing the sleepy side of Tropical Avenue into one of the new food trip destinations in BF.

We tried the food and the beignets and here's what we think... 

Lot 3 Block 6 Tropical Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque. (near the BF Casimiro Gate)
Mobile: +63 917 824-4375
FacebookKapeng Mainit
Instagram@Kapeng Mainit

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August 27, 2015

NIKKEI: Japanese-Peruvian Chic Restaurant in Legaspi Village (First Look)

NIKKEI is a homegrown restaurant by Chef Christian Cejas, specializing in Japanese-Peruvian cuisine known as "Nikkei". The cuisine was popularized by Nobu Matsuhisa of Nobu Restaurant fame.

The restaurant is owned by Dodjie & Monica Violago of Banoi's, Carlo Lorenzana of Shi Lin & Refinery, and Chris Daez of Fully Booked, together with Ramon Quiros and Jon Tajonera.

Here's a first look at what to expect and what to order at Nikkei...

Rada Street, Legaspi Village, Makati (Beside Wildflour)
Operating Hours: Open Daily 11.00am to 2.30pm Lunch, 3.00-5.00pm Desserts, 6.00-11.00pm Dinner
FacebookNikkei PH
Email: phnikkei@gmail.com
Phone Number: +632 880-0231
Mobile Number:  +63927 2730114 

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August 26, 2015

Birthday Favor: Can I Request for the Gift of Feedback? (OAP Annual Survey 2015)

Here's a quick link to the OAP Annual Survey 2015: www.surveymonkey.com/r/OAPSurvey2015


Dear Our Awesome Planet Friends,
Awesome Greetings!

First of all, thank you for all the awesome support for 10+ years! 
Thanks for the honest feedback in the survey last year which greatly influenced my directions for OAP amidst the changing internet landscape :)

After a year, I would like to get feedback on how OAP met your expectation
Here's the 5-question Annual OAP Survey 2015.

As I plan for the next decade of OAP, I want to make sure to incorporate as much feedback as possible on how to continue what's working, to correct what's not, and to understand your expectations for OAP for the years to come.

2015 is a turning point in Our Awesome Planet. I'm making a transition to more video content, a better design for the blog, to write my first travel book and expand internationally.

I read all the survey feedbacks (both positive and negative) and it directly influences my plans and directions for OAP.

AWESOME THANKS for caring enough to answer this survey: OAP Survey August 2015

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August 25, 2015

3 Pinoys to Compete for the Title @MasterChefAsia

Master Chef AsiaThree Filipinos will be competing for the title of Master Chef in the first season of Master Chef Asia.

Jake Aycardo, Lica Ibarra, and Rico Amancio will compete with fellow home cooks from China, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The winner of the competition will receive their own cookbook and USD$50,000 cash prize


Master Chef AsiaThey will be mentored and judged by culinary wunderkinds in the region: Hong Kong-born and multi-awarded genius Chef Susur Lee, known as the “Father of Fusion”; 3 Michelin-starred Chef Bruno Ménard, and Singapore-born former MasterChef Australia finalist , Audra Morrice.


Checkout out what the judges have to say on the Impact of Filipino Cuisine in the Culinary World:

 Jake, Lica and Rico are ordinary Filipinos with no culinary school background, but what they do have, is a passion for cooking and the love for food. Get to know them better and let’s support #MCApinoypride...

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August 23, 2015

Announcing... The Molina Market (Now Open for Applications!)

We are finally ready to announce our latest collaboration project -- The Molina Market at Brgy Poblacion, Makati!

The Molina Market is the first Filipino Hawker Market establishment in Manila promoting the Filipino Local Soul, with authentic Manila ambiance in the heart of Brgy Poblacion in Makati.

Here's my Behind-the-Scenes discussion with Czarina Ledesma behind the concept of Molina Market:

Video: Watch Announcing... The Molina Market! (Now Open for Applications)

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