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September 2015

Awesome Festivals

CARMEN’S BEST: The Secret Behind One of the Best Ice Creams in the World? @CarmensBest

Ever since Carmen's Best Ice Cream won the Ultimate Taste Test #6 in Rockwell in 2011, I have yet to taste another ice cream that comes close to its artisanal goodness. Recently, this was the ice cream served to the Pope during his PAL flight back home to Italy, and is now served on the long haul business class flights of Philippine Airlines.

It's one of the Philippine-made food products that we can be proud of and can be exported to ASEAN and the rest of Asia. 

We talked to our friend, Paco Magsaysay, the man behind Carmen's Best, on what makes Carmen's one of the best ice creams in the world

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Quick Trip Guide to Angeles (Infographic)

Don't know what to do on your next long weekend?

Check out Our Awesome Planet's quick-trip guide to the Culinary Capital of the Philippines, Angeles City, Pampanga! Watch out for #TeamOAP's written guide to our 3-day Angeles Tour.

Discover exciting activities and delicious food on our next article!

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1. Batirol – Museo Ning Angeles, Heritage District, Santo Rosario St, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga

2. Beer – Rob’s Gastropub + Sports, Angeles City,  corner A. Santos St. & Vian St., Angeles, 2009 Pampanga

3. Batute and Kamaru - Museo Ning Angeles, Heritage District, Santo Rosario St, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga

4. Pizza– Paizanos Pizzeria, 4180 Zeppelin St. Barangay Malabañas (Hensonville), 2009 Angeles City,Pampanga, Philippines

5. Kakanin– Susie's Cuisine, #36 Hilda Street Nepa Mart, 2009 Angeles City

6. Sisig– Mila's Tokwa't Baboy and Sisig, Brgy. San Angelo, San Andres St, Angeles, Pampanga

7. Thai- Patcharawan's Thai Restaurant, 110 Malabanias Road, Angeles City, Philippines

8. Vietnamese– Nyaman Na Pho Vietnamese Cuisine, Angeles City

9. Indian– Rasoi Indian Restaurant, Zeppelin Street Hensonville Angeles Pampanga Philippines. 

10. Japanese–  Jiro Izakaya Ramen and Sushi, L2 EG building friendship hi-way, 2009 Angeles City

11. Mongolian– Genghis Mongolian Grill, 2977 LA-28, Pineville, LA 71360, United States

12. Deca Clark Wakeboard Park- Jose P Laurel Ave, Angeles, Pampanga

13. 4D Theater– Clark Museum- Henry Ave, 2023 Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

14. Bale-Balayan– Museum of the Poor, Brgy. Sta. Terisita, Angeles City, Pampanga

15. Holy Rosary Church- St Joseph St, Angeles, Pampanga

16. Pamintuan Mansion- St Joseph St, Angeles, Pampanga


FAT by Chef Mikel Zaguirre (A Review) #MakeMeFAT @FatRestaurant

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FAT is a comfort food restaurant featuring "fat" food conceptualized by Chef Mikel Zaguirre of Locavore fame. Renee Figueroa, the owner of Izumi Sake Bar, decided to revamp the concept into what is now one of the most talked about restaurants in Burgos Circle in BGC.

We tried FAT twice, first with the family and then with Team OAP, and here's what we think about it…

FAT embodies guilt-free comfort food. It is unabashedly unapologetic in its gastronomic delights.
Forbes Town Center, 29th Street corner Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City
Operating Hours
Tuesday to Saturday - 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sunday - 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Telephone: +632 834-8600
Mobile: +63917 5791936 
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @FATRestaurant

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) #UTT15

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Thank you to all the foodies and food purveyors who attended the 13th Ultimate Taste Test 2015, held for the first time at Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Malls!

We had a good mix of savory and sweet products from 40+ new vendors and over 80+ yummy dishes. The venue offered better exposure for the concessionaires to showcase the new flavors in the metro.

Here is a photo essay of the Ultimate Taste Test 2015 experience…

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How to Build a Resto: BACKYARD KITCHEN Episode 1 (OAP TV)

How To Build A Resto (Our Awesome Planet TV Series)

Have you ever wondered about the processes that go into launching a successful restaurant business?

Join Our Awesome Planet TV as we go behind the scenes to give you an All-Exclusive glimpse into the makings of some of Metro Manilas newest culinary endeavors.

I'm excited to share our premiere episode with Chef Ed's Backyard Kitchen!

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Metamucil: More Food Trip, Less Guilt Trip Launch @MercatoCentrale

Metamucil: More Food Trip, Less Guilt TripMetamucil is the world’s #1 selling fiber supplement made of 100% natural Psyllium fiber. Psyllium comes from the husks of seeds from the Plantago Ovata. It helps promote a healthier digestive system, lower cholesterol, a happier heart, it maintains blood sugar levels, and keeps you less hungry between meals.


Metamucil: More Food Trip, Less Guilt TripOn August 28, Metamucil held their big product launch at Mercato Centrale, BGC. The event was titled “More Food Trip, Less Guilt Trip”. Aligning with the theme, guests were treated to the best concessionaires around Mercato Centrale. So the OAP team (Our Awesome Planet team) filled their bellies with Nasi Goreng and noodles from Bakmi Nyonya, Baby Back Ribs and Cheesy Potato Balls from Ace’s Cuisine, genuine Burrito and Chicken Quesadillas from Olvera’s, delectable Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream from Lava Ice Cream Café, and Angus Beef Salpicao from Auntie May’s.

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

Foodie Survival Guide to Ultimate Taste Test 2015! @AyalaMalls @GloriettaTweets

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We are all set for Ultimate Taste Test 2015 this coming September 12, Saturday 11am to 9pm for the first time at Glorietta Activity Center!

We have a total of 45+ Food Purveyors for this ultimate foodie battle hosted by the ultimate foodie host - Spanky Enriquez!

Here's the Foodie Survival Guide to Ultimate Taste Test 2015:

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Food Tours

CraveListatTuscany: Can you Resist your Food Cravings for these Unique Dishes at Tuscany? @McKinleyHill_ (Video)

Did you know that you can taste different flavors from all over the world at Tuscany Lifestyle Area, McKinley Hill?

We tried the unique dishes one can find at Tuscany, ranging from a variety of Spanish tapas, genuine New York bagels, wet Mexican burritos, flavorful bacon chips, and delightful wines paired with Filipino street food. 

Tuscany, McKinley Hill is home to a row of charming restaurants that offers a diverse selection of dining concepts in just one place. So take your pick and satisfy your food cravings!

Here’s a summary of our favorites from the #CraveListatTuscany…

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EARTH KITCHEN: Our Favorite ‘Relatively Healthy’ Social Dining Resto, now in BGC!

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is a farm-to-table restaurant concept from Got Heart Foundation by Melissa Yeung, in partnership with Hizon’s Catering by Chef David Hizon and Chef JR Trani. It serves relatively healthier, yummy comfort food, with ingredients coming from Got Heart Farms in Tarlac and marginalized communities from Luzon to Mindanao.

They decided to transfer their Kitchen 56 Makati branch in Sunshine Place to BHS Centrale (where Tampopo used to be). This is the second branch after their flagship store along Katipunan Avenue, White Plains in QC.

Here’s what we think about Earth Kitchen and our favorites there… 

Earth Kitchen BGC 
Upper Ground Floor, BGC Highstreet Central, Taguig City
Mobile: +63 927 543-7035
Email[email protected]
FacebookEarth Kitchen

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SINGLE ORIGIN: All-Day Western Breakfast + Breakfast Cocktails + Lamill Coffee (First Look)

9/16/15 Updated: We finally tried the waffles & pancakes. Please see what we think below…

Single Origin Short Ribs

SINGLE ORIGIN is a one-stop neighborhood café in BGC, serving all-day Western breakfast, coffee, craft beers, and spirits by the Nikkei group. Its name is a tribute to Single Origin coffees. 

I thought it was just a coffee and drinking place but I was surprised that it’s actually family friendly and serves good meat dishes.

We tried Single Origin for dinner and here’s what we think about it…

Single Origin, C3, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Telephone: +632 894-4042 
Mobile: +63 906 268-8902
FacebookSingle Origin (Manila)
Operating Hours: Opens Daily 7am to 12 midnight

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