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November 09, 2016

Ultimate Taste Test 14th Edition @SMAuraPremier Convention Center! (Photo Essay)


The 14th Annual Ultimate Taste Test brought some of 2016's best Food Purveyors together at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura, Taguig.  

Food critics were able to sample the creations from 34 food entrepreneurs who showcased their yummy and unique products.

Here's a photo essay of Ultimate Taste Test 2016 at SMX Aura...

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October 21, 2016

TBEX: Lessons from My First Travel Blogging EXchange in Manila! (Photo Essay)

by Abigail Javellana

TBEX Asia 2016 (Philippines)

It was my first time attending a TBEX event and I was lucky enough to have experienced the first ever TBEX Asia 2016 conference in the Philippines!

TBEX--or Travel Blogger Exchange--is the largest gathering of travel bloggers, online travel journalists, media creators, and travel industry professionals in the world.

This year the world's top travel bloggers and 400+ other inspiring travel bloggers from North America, Europe, and Asia came together to learn, network, do business, and party here in Manila.

Here are my top tips and learnings that should help you make the most of your first ever TBEX conference...

TBEX: Travel Blogging Exchange
Website: www.tbexcon.com
Twitter: @tbexevents
Facebook: TravelBloggersExchange
Instagram: @tbexevents

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July 18, 2016

STANDOUT COOK FEST: Getting Together for the Love of Adobo @ILoveFairviewTerraces!


Adobo is one of the most beloved culinary treasures in the country. Feted for its simplicity and flexibility, households all over the nation have developed their own take on this dish through creative heirloom recipes.

Ayala Fairview Terraces, in collaboration with Datu Puti,  Manam, La Rouge Products, and Our Awesome Planet, held a cook fest last Saturday seeking out the best homemade Adobo in Quezon City. Five contenders were given 45 minutes to impress a panel of three judges: Chef Claude Tayag, Chef Sandy Daza, and Chef Ernz Owera.

Find out who stood out the most in this photo essay…

Quirino Highway corner Maligaya Drive Barangay Pasong Putik, 1118 Novaliches, Quezon City
Telephone: +63 956 3888
Website: www.ayalamalls.com.ph
Facebook: FairviewTerraces
Instagram: @ilovefairviewterraces
Twitter: @fterraces

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June 21, 2016

NEDERBURG: A VASK Wine Dinner with South Africa’s Finest!


They say wine is the drink of the Gods. What more when it’s paired with some of the finest food in the world? Gallery VASK and Future Trade International partnered with Nederburg Wines in celebration of their next generation Cellar Master, Andrea Freeborough.


Along with the beautiful selection of wines, Chef Luis Gonzales of Gallery VASK prepared a lavish, full-course menu to pair with Nederburg’s Brew Master, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, and more.


South Africa
Email: nedwines@distell.co.za
Telephone: +27 (0)21 862 3104
Website: www.nederburg.com
Facebook: Nederburg

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June 01, 2016

ADOBO MOVEMENT: Making Adobo the National Dish of the Philippines!

The Adobo Movement-51.jpg

Do you know what the National Dish of the Philippines is? Yes, there is none until now.

DATU PUTI, in partnership with Mercato Centrale and Our Awesome Planet, is launching the Adobo Movement on June 11, Saturday at Mercato Centrale. The #AdoboMovement aims to pass House Bill 3926 declaring Adobo as the Official National Dish of the Philippines.

The launch will showcase the Top 14 Adobo dishes from Mercato vendors featuring the different flavors, creations, and recipes of adobo.

Here's how you can help and be part of the Adobo Movement...

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May 07, 2016

SOS Coastival: Saving our Seas, Saving our Selves! @HumanNaturePhil

180 meter long Sand Art depicting the core message of Human Nature's Save Our Seas Festival or SOS Coastival.

Meant to be a Green alternative to Labor Day Weekend, the event was host to people from all walks of life who share a common love for the environment and a genuine concern with preserving The Philippines coastlines and oceans.  

SOS Coastival kicked off Ocean Month, in hopes of becoming an annual event that draws awareness to the state of The Philippines Coastal Environments.   


(From left, event host Ingrid Nieto of Mellow 94.7 FM, Maye Padilla of World Wide Fund for Nature, Tina Antonio of La Union Soul, Anna Meloto-Wilk of Human Nature, and Anna Oposa of Save Philippine Seas.)

"The Champions of the Seas"  Taking a moment to pose, the heroes who made SOS a reality all share a passion and appreciation for the life and future of our fragile ecosystems.    

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April 26, 2016

World Street Food Dialogue: Heritage Street Food Trends & Insights (Summary)

Related Blog Post: World Street Food Jamboree: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For!

World Street Food Dialogue
The World Street Food Congress (WSFC) is a symposium--both a conference and a street feasting festival--celebrating the world's most popular heritage street food culture with the theme: "Comforting Flavors of Home".


The third edition of WSFC was held for the first time in Manila, presented by Makansuntra, Department of Tourism, and Ayala Malls, to put the Philippines on the world street food map. The WSFC Dialogue on April 20-21 covered issues of preservation, sustainability, and opportunities for the industry. 

World Street Food Congress Manila 2016 Series:

World Street Food Dialogue: Heritage Street Food Trends & Insights (Summary)
- World Street Food Jamboree: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For! #WSFC16 (Updated!)
- FOODIE GUIDE to the World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016) @Makansutra
- World Street Food Dialogue: "Can Deliciousness Cure Poverty and Create Opportunities?"
- Philippines' First 15-Hour Food Tour Frenzy Safari (Part 1) #WSFC16
- An Epic 15-Hour Food Tour in Manila (Part 2) #WSFC16
- Announcing... World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016)


Here is the summary of trends and our insights from the street food culture around the world...

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April 25, 2016

MALASIMBO: A Backstage Pass To The Beautiful Mindoro Island! @MalasimboFest 2016


Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival is the second weekend of the illustrious Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival held annually in the mountains of Puerta Galera on the Island of Mindoro. The three-day festival took place on March 24th - 26th, during Holy Weekend and drew an internationally diverse crowd of music and dance lovers.

The festivities start late in the afternoon giving you ample time to explore the island.

Related Post: MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016



Puerta Galera is a Municipality of the province of Oriental Mindoro on the island Mindoro.   A 3 hour trip from Manila, Puerta Galera has become a popular tourist destination and vacation spot for Filipinos and Foreigners.


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