BACONFESTMNL is a local celebration of the yummy goodness of Bacon and Filipinos’ love for it! PUREFOODS has put out the challenge to restaurants in Manila to create unique bacon dishes from this month of May until June.  

Took my wife Rache on a Bacon Crawl date, and I’d like to share with you our favorite Bacon Creations from the event…

1). BACONFEST BURGER by Charlie’s Grind and Grill

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Charlie’s Baconfest Bacon is made from Black Angus meat with spicy bacon and mozzarella integrated into the patty. Barbecue sauce is added to complete the unique Bacon Burger experience.

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CHARLIE’S GRIND AND GRILL

Branches

  • Pasig: 16 East Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig
    Telephone: +632 635-4857
  • San Juan: Ground Floor, Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Center, San Juan
    Telephone: +632 477-5021 
    Mobile: +63 923 496-4747
  • Makati: Unit 1-A Greenbelt Radissons, Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati

Facebook: Charlie’s Grind and Grill
Twitter: @Charlies_grill
Instagram: @charliesgrindandgrill

 

2). SKINNY PIGS ON A BLANKET by Wicked Dogs

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Skinny Pigs on a Blanket (P250)

It was fun eating these two long and slim Viennese sausages wrapped in a blanket of spicy bacon, then topped with chili con carne, salsa fresca, and fresh cilantro leaves. But the French bread they used was a bit heavy and made the hotdog difficult to bite; I wished they had used a softer bun instead.

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WICKED DOGS
Aguirre Avenue corner E. Ortigas Street, BF Homes Subdivision, Paranaque
FacebookWicked Dogs 
Instagram@wickeddogs

 

3). MAPLE BACON PANCAKE ICE CREAM by Sebastian’s

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Maple Bacon Pancake (P110 for single scoop; P200 for double scoop; P330 for a pint)

We loved this unique Sebastian’s creation! It really does taste like pancake with candied bits of Maple Bacon. 🙂

Can’t wait for Ian Carandang’s other Bacon Ice Cream creations–The Elvis (Banana Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Ripple and Candied Bacon) coming May 22, and Cheddar Bacon (Cheddar Cheese Ice Cream with a Slice of Candied Bacon) on June 12.

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SEBASTIAN’S

The ORIGINAL and premiere Artisanal Ice Cream in Manila. We boast of the most delicious, imaginative, and unique ice cream flavors. We are constantly pushing ourselves to give our customers a new ice cream experience.

Branches

  • Quezon City: Ground Floor Lobby, Regis Center, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City (in front of Ateneo)
    Mobile: +63 927 290-1633
  • Pasig: 4th Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
    Mobile: +63 927 453-7426
  • Pasay: 2nd Floor, New Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay (near IMAX exit)
    Mobile: +63 915 489-5753

Facebook: Sebastian’s Ice Cream 
Twitter: @ilovesebastians
Instagram: @sebastiansicecream

 

4). BACON MARGARITA by Gram’s Diner

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Bacon Margarita (P195) 

We were skeptical of this weird bacon and margarita combination at first. But the bacon provided a complementing salty flavor to the alcohol. It was like drinking margarita while eating Bacon pulutan at the same time.

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GRAM’S DINER
Address: Ground Floor, Crossroads, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 
Telephone: +632 846-9822
FacebookGrams Diner, Bonifacio Global City 
Instagram@gramsdinerbgc

 

5). SUSHI BACON by Torch

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Bacon with rice in one big bite, with Japanese soy sauce and wasabi flavors. Yum!

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TORCH

Proving to be top-of-mind when it comes to its signature International Fusion Cuisine, TORCH Restaurant has emerged as one of the metro’s go-to places when it comes to crispy fresh pizzas, delicate sushi and sumptuous steak dishes. It is a comfortable place where families, couples and friends come to relax, celebrate and enjoy good food. The Torch menu is crafted around three cuisines – Italian, Japanese and American – and they complement each other, from the flavors to the aroma, down to the ingredients melding perfectly with each bite. Services offered include dine-in, take-out, catering, pick-up, delivery and party trays.

Branches

  • Quezon City: Ground Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
    Telephone: +632 287-8675
  • Quezon City: 2nd Level, M2, Trinoma, Edsa corner North Avenue, Quezon City
    Telephone: +632 730-4102
  • San Juan: 63 Connecticut Street, Greenhills, San Juan
    Telephone: +632 477-3771
  • Makati: Level 1, Greenbelt 5, Makati
    Telephone: +632 751-6213

Facebook: Torch Restaurant
Twitter: @TorchResto
Instagram: TorchResto

 

6). 2ND’S Bacon Mac & Cheese

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Bacon Mac & Cheese (P485)

Long and slim macaroni pasta with truffle cheese sauce, topped with honey roast bacon bits. It was good but a bit expensive for the serving size. 

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2ND’S

We’re all about the experience, ambiance, the service and food that just keeps you coming back for 2nds. Located at the 2nd floor of WUMACO Building, Bonifacio High Street, you’ll find amazing comfort food in this cozy restaurant that serves up great cocktails too. We have a cigar room, a selection of cigars and single malts for the discriminating palates. The food is a combination of flavors and textures that will give you mouth-watering cravings. No words can describe the joy you’ll feel with Our signature bestseller the “Bacon Chicharon”. Crispy bacon strips served up with vinegar or you might want to have them tossed in buffalo sauce. Absolute heaven on a plate. We want you to have a great time with your friends and our bar is fully restocked to fit any drinking pleasure. Have a Pomelo Paloma cocktail while you’re enjoying great comfort food. You’ll lounge in a laid-back and inviting dining room. Wine, Dine and drink with us and you’ll be coming back for 2nds.

Address: 2nd Floor, Building 1, Quadrant 3, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue corner Lane P, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 846-5293
Mobile: +63 917 875-9162

Facebook: 2nd’s 
Twitter: @Backfor2nds
Instagram: @backfor2nds

 

ABOUT BACONFEST MANILA 

It’s time to experience the best thing that’s happened to bacon!

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Experience all the fun with PUREFOODS® THICK CUT BACON when you enjoy twice the thickness of regular bacon in every bite. Designed to make every bite meatier, tastier, and truly memorable, PUREFOODS® THICK CUT BACON will surely satisfy your bacon cravings! Available in 3 flavors in 500g packs:

  • Honeycured Bacon has the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors loved by all.
  • Spicy Barbecue Bacon has the hearty blend of specially prepared barbecue marinade with the right hint of spiciness, great for the thrill-seeker in you!
  • Honey Roast Bacon with its sweet, savory and smoky goodness will surely brighten up any meal, anytime of the day! 

PUREFOODS® Maple Bacon, known for its sweet, crispy and rich maple aroma, is distinct to PUREFOODS® as no other brand has this variant.  Available in 200g, 400g and 1KG Packs!  

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And with our sincere love for Bacon, PUREFOODS® has created a way for everyone to understand and enjoy all the yummy goodness in bacon! PUREFOODS® has partnered with various restaurants all over the metro to give our PUREFOODS® Thick Cut Bacon and Maple Bacon a new twist. We’ve invited these restaurants to create their own bacon dishes as we celebrate the biggest, finest, and first-ever campaign that’s purely about bacon: PUREFOODS® BACONFESTMNL!

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BACONFEST CONTEST!

Customers who visited at least 5 partner restaurants will get a chance to win cool prizes and gadgets like the following: MacBook Air, Go Pro Hero 4, iPad Mini, and iPhone 6. Now who wouldn’t want that? 
 
How to Win:
1. Snap a photo of your Baconized dish. (Make sure you order from partner restaurants’ Baconfest Menu)
2. Caption it with “1/5, 2/5…5/5” (Ex. 1/5 Excited to taste my first BaconfestMNL dish…)
3. Tag @baconfestmnl with official hashtag #BaconfestMNL and #PurefoodsBacon
4. Upload it on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter. I suggest, upload it in all 3!
 
Bacon Contest Duration is from May 1 to June 31, 2015.

BACONFEST MANILA
FacebookBaconfest MNL
Twitter@BaconfestMNL
Instagram@BaconfestMNL

Live an Awesome Life,

Anton
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 

Disclosure: Purefoods is an advertising partner of Our Awesome Planet. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. We won in the Bacon Cookoff during the BaconfestMNL launch with this Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Strips dish. 

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It’s simple to cook! Check out the recipe below…

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