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July 2016

Awesome Festivals

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
Facebook: FairviewTerraces
Instagram: @ilovefairviewterraces
Twitter: @fterraces

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#Restaurants, Pampanga

PICCOLO PADRE: Experiencing Venice, Milan, and Sicily at the Best Italian Restaurant in #AwesomeAngeles!

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)


PICCOLO PADRE is a fine-dining restaurant located at Prime Asia Hotel, Angeles, Pampanga. Its menu and ornate interiors mirror the rich culinary journey and Italian heritage of third generation owner, Chef Danilo Giampaolo.

Here’s what to expect at one of the highest-rated Italian restaurants in Pampanga….

Narciso Street | Prime Asia Hotel, Malabanias, Angeles City, Pampanga
Operation Hours: 5PM to 11PM
Email: [email protected] | [email protected]
Mobile: +63 919 887 2195 | +63 917 500 47500
Facebook: Piccolo Padre

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#Travel, China

ZHENGZHOU: 8 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Zhengzhou! @TigerAirSG


Let’s explore the rich history of Zhengzhou, home to four ancient capitals in China, with a boat ride to the cradle of civilization the Yellow River. Witness the birthplace of ancient Shaolin Kung Fu, be amazed by the world cultural heritage site, the Longmen Grottoes, and enjoy hiking the picturesque Yuntaishan Geopark.

Here are my top 8 favorite places in Zhengzhou…

Related Blog Post: ZHENGZHOU Food Trip: 10 Henan Dishes You Should Try in Zhengzhou! @TigerAirSG

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Manila Life, Mystery Rooms

DEBBY’S DOLL: Annabelle-inspired Horror Theme Room @MysteryManila @CenturyMall

Mystery Manila: Debby's Doll
Debby’s Doll is one of my favorite horror theme rooms from Mystery Manila. The story revolves around an old possessed doll your little sister finds in the new house your family has moved into. Strange insidious things have started to happen and it’s up to you to save your sister from the mysterious entity before it’s too late.

Mystery Manila is a simulated escape room experience that can be played by up to 6 players. You and your friends bust your brains to solve a mystery by carefully piecing together complex clues under a fun and challenging time constraint of 60 minutes.

Here’s what to expect from Debby’s Doll…

Mystery Manila – Century City Mall
Unit L305 3rd Floor Century City Mall,
Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St, Brgy. Poblacion,
1210 Makati City , Philippines.
Telephone: +632 718 92 51
Mobile: +63 917 820 64 69
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 1.00pm to 9.30pm
Holidays/Saturdays/Sundays: 9.00am to 930pm

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ZHENGZHOU: Yellow River Hovercraft Experience! @TigerAirSG

Yellow River

The Yellow River is the second-longest river (5,464 kilometers) in China and the fifth in the world and takes its name from the muddy yellow water coming from the sediments it carries.

It is famed for being the mother river of China and the cradle of Chinese civilization in their early history (2100–1046 BC).

Check out how we experienced the Yellow River Scenic Area of Zhengzhou inside a hovercraft….

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#Philippines, Pampanga

CISAN’S: The Underrated Home of Asian Delights in #AwesomeAngeles!

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)


CISAN'S is home to a mixture of Philippine, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese-inspired dishes picked up by the Nepomucenos of Pampanga throughout their travels.

Nestled in Nepo Quadrangle, this modest restaurant is a good option if you want to eat “healthier” in Angeles City…because we all know how a visit to the Culinary Capital of the Philippines is bad news for our waistlines!

Here’s what to expect at Cisan’s…

Nepo Quadrangle, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Facebook: Cisan's Resto
Instagram: @cisans

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YUNTAI MOUNTAIN: First Timer’s Guide to YunTaiShan (Photo Essay) @TigerAirSG

Yun Tai Shan

Yuntai Mountain, 70km northwest of Zhengzhou, is a popular domestic tourist getaway located in a UNESCO World Geological Park. It boasts an area of 250sq km, surrounded by marvelous mountains, serene valley, luscious forest, running waterfalls, clear pools, and plunging springs.

The National AAAAA Grade Tourist Attraction holds 11 scenic spots but it’s the Hongshi (Red Stone) Valley you should visit.

Here is a photo essay of our Yuntai Mountain experience …

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BOOKY: Online Restaurant Reservations Habits in Manila (2016)!

About Booky

BOOKY emerged as the winner of the Battle of the Best Restaurant Reservation Systems in Manila in 2014. It continues to be the leading food app and restaurant reservation system in Manila this 2016 (despite other startup competitors like Globe’s Seats and Zeatrr).

Our Awesome Planet has partnered with Booky to champion online restaurant reservations in Manila. Filipinos deserve a reliable booking service to eliminate the frustration of disappearing reservations because of people not paying attention or doing their jobs properly. 

Best of all, you get P500 off deals when you book a table at over 400+ restaurants in the Metro! 

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#Restaurants, Pampanga

LEH-LEH: Thai-Inspired Comfort food @Cafe Fleur by Chef Sau! #AwesomePampanga

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)


Chef Sau Del Rosario brings his passion and love for SE Asain Flavors to Leh-Leh, a quaint Thai comfort food eatery next door to Cafe Fleur.

The newly opened Leh-Leh is Chef Sau' latest culinary venture, where he showcases the flavors of Thai cuisine that he fell in love with on his travels throughout SE Asia.


L-463B Miranda St. Brgy Sto. Rosario, 2000 Angeles City
Operating Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Telephone: +63 45 304-1301
Mobile: +63 93 5761-6550
Facebook: Café Fleur

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#Restaurants, Pampanga

BANH MI by Chef Rex: Ex-Nobu Chef’s Fresh Take On Vietnamese Classics! #AwesomePampanga

As featured in PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)


Banh Mi Vietnamese Eatery by Chef Rex Soriano is a fresh take on the traditional flavors of Vietnamese Cuisine.

Chef Rex, a former Nobu Chef from New York, spent his time sharpening his culinary skills in cities from around the world. 


Chef Rex roots his Banh Mi menu in tradition, yet he is unafraid to incorporate other culinary influences and techniques — making Banh Mi Vietnamese Eatery a stand out from other Vietnamese Restaurants in Pampanga. 


1-1 Pacimar Estate, Jesus Street, Pulungbulu, Angeles City
Operating Hours:  Mon-Sat 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Telephone: +63 45 304-1301
Facebook: BanhMi Vietnamese Eatery


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