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October 2015

#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

LOLITA’S NUT BAR: Chewy Pili and Walnut Goodness #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Homegrown and locally harvested in Bicol, pili nuts are becoming a favorite nut of the Filipinos. We like the chewy texture and generous amount of nuts in each bar. The healthy walnut version is also recommended.

This homemade recipe which used to be a family dessert is now becoming a part of Filipino desserts. It's a yummy bite size dessert perfect for gifts during the holidays.

Congratulations Lolita's Nut Bar for winning the 2015 Ultimate Taste Test! 

 

Lolita's Nut Bars
606 B, Glenn St. Moonwalk Village, Parañaque City
Email[email protected],[email protected]
Mobile: +639175967230
Telephone: +632 776-4118
Facebook: NutBars

Lolita's Nut Bars: UTT Winner #16 Rating 3.7
82 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
88 foodies rated 4- I love it!
74 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
34 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
4 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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#Restaurants, Food

THE HALAL GUYS: New York’s Most Famous Street Cart now in Manila! @HalalGuys

Related post: 10 Most Awesome New (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2015!

(Watch the video – Fresh Scoop: @HalalGuys in Manila!)

New York’s very own and World Famous The Halal Guys food cart is now in Manila!

Founded in 1990 by Muhammad Abouelenein, Ahmed Elsaka, and Abdelbaset Elsayed from Egypt, the trio wanted to bring an authentic Halal street food concept to New York City. 

From a single food cart to what is now considered one of the most successful food chains in the Big Apple, The Halal Guys have establishments across the US and are now expanding into the international market–with the Philippines being the first location

Here are some tips on how to enjoy your Halal Guys PH experience…  

 

THE HALAL GUYS PH
5the level SM Mega Food Hall, SM Megamall
Telephone: +632 858-7080
Instagram@thehalalguysph
FacebookTheHalalGuysPhilippines
Websitehttp://thehalalguys.com 

 

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#Restaurants

The GAGGAN Experience in Manila! #GagganCrossCultures by @CherylTiu @VaskManila

(Watch the Gaggan Experience in Manila)

Gaggan in Manila is a collaboration dinner with Chef Chele GonzalesGallery Vask and the second Cross Cultures dinner organized by Cheryl Tiu

I met Chef Gaggan Anand for the first time in Singapore, when he won the #1 Spot in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, and a second time in London, when he won the #10 Spot in World's 50 Best Restaurants.

But this is the first time I've tasted his food and gotten to experience his culinary philosophy. It was also Gaggan's first time in Manila learning about Filipino culture through our food and ingredients.

Related Post: A Taste of Ethiopia in Manila! #crossculturesXeatethio by @CherylTiu @VaskManila

Here's a photo essay of the awesome Gaggan in Manila Cross Cultures dinner

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#Restaurants, Food

CRUPCAKE Craze by Sonja in Manila?! #Crupcakes

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CRUPCAKE is a croissant and cupcake hybrid created by Sonja, which looks like a circular croissant with filling–think of it as a crusty cream puff. The crupcake is coated with sugar and resembles a cupcake ensaymada.

It's another brilliant innovation by Sonja, now available at the Cupcakes by Sonja flagship store at Serendra. 

CUPCAKES BY SONJA
G/F Serendra Piazza, Bonifacio Global City
Telephone: +632 856-0308
Instagram: @cupcakesbysonja
Facebook: Cupcakes by Sonja
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cupcakesbysonja.com

Here are some tips for an awesome crupcake experience… 

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

BAKMI NYONYA: Authentic Indonesian Bakmi Ayam and Sate Babi in Manila! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Foodies are raving for Bakmi Nyonya's authentic Indonesian flavors.

Bakmi Nyonya, founded by Gerswhin and Lucy Garcia, is the overall winner of The Next Big Food Entrepreneur 2014. Their specialty consists of Indonesian Bakmi noodle dishes topped with vegetables, meat, and other savory food items.

Try out any of their concoctions with their homemade Sambal Chili Sauce!

Congratulations for winning the 2015 Ultimate Taste Test with a rating of 3.7!

BAKMI NYONYA
Mercato Centrale,  7th Avenue corner 25th Ave. across Forum, South Global, BGC.
Email[email protected]
Mobile: +639258708899
Facebook: BAKMI-Nyonya

Bakmi Nyonya: UTT Winner #17 Rating 3.7
154 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
176 foodies rated 4- I love it!
142 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
62 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
13 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better. 

 

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

THC (Truly Home-made Chips): Best Potato and Camote Chips in Manila! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

THC (Truly Home-made Chips) by Trisha is undoubtedly the best potato and camote chips in Manila made the artisanal way in small batches. The chips are thinly sliced, not too greasy and salty.

Using the THC acronym is coincidental and does not refer to its notorious meaning (tetrahydrocannabinol).

This is one of the best-kept secret potato chips in Manila and by order only when they make a fresh batch (P250/pack).

Congratulations to Trisha and THChips team for winning the 2015 Ultimate Taste Test! 

THC (Truly Home-made Chips)
Email[email protected]
Telephone: +632 836-9206
Mobile: +63 917 843-1624
Facebook: THChips

THC (Truly Home-made Chips): UTT Winner #18 Rating 3.7
106 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
131 foodies rated 4- I love it!
101 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
51 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
7 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

 

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Awesome Festivals, Food, Mercato

Mercato Has Landed with Baconized Celebration! @MercatoCentrale

https://youtu.be/kdjP7fz4qjw

On September 25, Midnight Mercato finally relocated to its new home at the corner of 25th Street and 7th Avenue, in front of The Forum, South Global, Bonifacio Global City.

Mercato Centrale is the biggest night food market in the Philippines where Manila foodies can enjoy home-based food goodness with the backdrop of the mural of art duo Cyrcle from LA, “Between the Lines” (or popularly known locally as the Spaceman).

MERCATO CENTRALE
25th St. corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Mobile: +63 917 840-1152
Telephone: +632 624-4557
Email: [email protected]
WebsiteMercato Centrale PH
Facebookmercatocentrale

Here’s a photo essay of the new Mercato’s first day, which was also the venue for the Baconfest Celebration…

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

CHIVY & CO: Sous Vide Hainanese Chicken & Pollo Wrap! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay)

Hainanese Chicken rice is a popular dish in Chinatown Singapore and Tian Tian is the go-to place for the best chicken rice in the city. The popular dish also serves as an inspiration for Chivy & Co to recreate the dish they both loved.

Chivy & Co
15 E Tower 2 One Orchard Road Condominium Eastwood City Libis, QC
Email[email protected]
Telephone: +632 840-7000 
Mobile: +63 917 842-3750, +63 922 882-3882

Chivy & Co: UTT Winner #19 Rating 3.7
141  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
175 foodies rated 4- I love it!
130 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
70 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
15 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

 

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#Restaurants, Awesome Festivals

Beat Breast Cancer with Pink Mushrooms this October! @MinistryShrooms #MushroomsGoPinkPH

https://youtu.be/I2i92dsLMuc

For the entire month of October 2015, the Ministry of Mushrooms will be advocating their 3rdMushrooms Go Pink PH”, a breast cancer awareness campaign that aims to educate people about the potential health benefits of eating mushrooms!

In 2013, Marco Lobregat, founder of Ministry of Mushrooms, collaborated with 50 highly praised restaurants and food brands in the Philippines. The goal was to encourage the creation and serving of more dishes using locally grown mushrooms, all the while helping raise cancer prevention awareness and contributing funds to the ICanServe Foundation.

Ministry of Mushrooms works with a group of young farmers such as John Regie Jaminal, Ivan Bagatsing of Perfect Mushrooms, and Billy Joel Santos Kabutehan Farms, a Gawad Kalinga cooperative that ensures the availability of locally grown mushrooms for the Mushrooms Go Pink PH campaign this October.

To learn more, see the list of hero restaurants and dishes, check out: www.mushroomsgopinkph.com

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

KABUTEHAN: Mushroom Goodness from @GawadKalinga! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Kabutehan, is a play on words. In Filipino, it directly means a place where you grow mushrooms or "kabute". It also closely resembles "kabutihan", which means goodness. The goodness of it all comes from the Gawad Kalinga project that's helping mothers and farmers create more opportunities for themselves with the introduction of oyster mushroom farming.

As a popular superfood, oyster mushrooms are known to be nutrient-packed with benefits such as upping your immunity with Vitamin D and for having cancer-fighting properties. It also helps keep the calorie, fat and cholesterol low. 🙂

Kabutehan's creative twist of adding traditional Filipino flare to their yummy mushroom appetizers caught the attention of the foodies. Congratulations for winning the 2015 Ultimate Taste Test with a rating of 3.7!

 

KABUTEHAN
GK Enchanted Farm, Brgy. Encanto, Angat, Bulacan
Telephone: +632 898-1738, 898-1864
Number: +639175817458
FacebookKabutehan Mushrooms
E-mail[email protected]

Kabutehan: UTT Winner #20 Rating 3.7
106 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
115 foodies rated 4- I love it!
98 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
37 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
20 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

 

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