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Announcing… Awesome Food Fair on Nov. 20-22: Give the #BestFoodGift Ever! @AyalaMalls (Now Open for Applications)

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We are ready to announce the next exciting holiday food event that most food lovers and connoisseurs in Manila would watch out for this holiday season!

Our Awesome Planet in partnership with Ayala Malls presents Awesome Food Fair 2015 on November 20-22, 2015 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) at the Glorietta Activity Center! 

The Awesome Food Fair is a celebration of the #BestFoodGift ever! It will surely excite the food lovers where they can shop for the yummiest food curated by Our Awesome Planet to give to their loved ones this Christmas season.  

Food gifts are the best gifts to give during the holiday season because it is a gift that is most appreciated by most Filipinos. We envision to create the ultimate food gift bazaar where you can shop for the right food gift for your special someone with the best gift packaging.

Food/ Beverage Supplier applications are now open! 

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Awesome Festivals

Click Play: The Social Media Festival @TheRealRyanHiga @KiHongLee

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Click Play: The Social Media Festival, happening on November 22, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, takes your favorite online celebrities Ryan Higa, Ki Hong Lee, Cimorelli, and David Choi from screen to stage as they bring exclusive performances, interviews and never before seen content. Get a chance to participate alongside these content creators for some on-stage fun and games.

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Awesome Festivals, Food

FOOD TASTINGS: Deliciously Healthy Recipes by Manila’s Celebrated Chefs! @FoodMagazine

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Food Tastings is a series of free cooking classes hosted by ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.’s Food Magazine and the Lifestyle Network at Eastwood Mall Atrium, Quezon City.

If you’re kitchen-savvy or just discovering your knack of cooking, Free Tastings is an educational experience for food enthusiasts of all levels. These classes will be held throughout the year as a celebration of Food Magazine’s 20th anniversary.

The third leg of the Food Tastings series titled “Food Tasting Deliciously Healthy” features healthy recipes and healthy eating tips by prominent local chefs.

Related Blog Post: FOOD TASTINGS: Pasta and Pizza Class @FoodMagazine (A Photo Essay)

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Awesome Festivals, Food

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

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

(Watch A Taste of Ethiopia in Manila!)

The first Cross Cultures Dinner in Manila featuring Ethiopian Food was recently organized by Cross Cultures by Cheryl Tiu, featuring Hong Kong-based Helina Tesega of Eat Ethio in collaboration with Chef J. Luis Gonzales of Vask Manila.

Journalist Cheryl Tiu founded Cross Cultures on the premise that food is one of the best and easiest ways to experience different cultures from around the world. Eat Ethio was inspired by Helina's own journey and aims to provide a modern insight into the food and other cultural treasures of Ethiopia.

It was very educational and we would like to share our awesome Ethiopian food experience with you…

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Awesome Festivals, Food

La Comida Mexicana: A Mexican Food Fest @DiamondHotelPH

La Comida Mexicana”, a Mexican food festival at Diamond Hotel Philippines is a celebration of the rich flavors that Mexico has to offer. Running from the 16th of September to the 20th, you can eat your heart out during lunch or dinner at the Corniche. In line with Mexico’s National Day, Diamond Hotel Philippines flew in Mexican chef, Daniela Romero, who prepared more than 30 dishes from her homeland!

La Comida MexicanaChef Daniela is from Sonora, Mexico and has a Bachelors Degree in Culinary Businesses from Universidad del Valle de México. From 2012 to date, she has become the owner of 3 Mexican restaurants called “Las Chulas Restaurantes”. Before that, she has worked with Crowne Plaza Guadalajara Hotel and Ace Adventure Resort in West Virginia.

For 2,550 per head, Team OAP got to try out authentic Mexican favorites like Fajitas, Burritos, Beef Carni, and Enchiladas, among other things.

Here are a few of the dishes Mexican food lovers would enjoy:

 

La Comida Mexicana
Diamond Hotel Philippines
September 16-20, 2015
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.diamondhotel.com
Landline: (632) 528-3000
Facebook: diamondhotelphilippines

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Awesome Festivals, Food

What to Expect at the 30th Negros Trade Fair

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The 30th Negros Trade Fair features the best of Negros Island on September 16-20, 2015 at the Glorietta Activity Center.

Find the islands best cuisines from the famous chicken inasal, sweets and pasalubong goodies that Negros is known for. Buy hand-crafted and distinctive lamps, paintings and other home accessories, furniture, fashion accessories, bags for all lifestyles, and natural and organic products, among others.

 

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With the theme “Truly Negros”, the 30th Negros Trade Fair will feature over 80 selling booths that will show the creativity, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of small and medium enterprises.

Here's what to expect at 30th Negros Trade Fair happening this weekend…

30th Negros Trade Fair
Glorietta Activity Center
September 16-20, 2015
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.negrostradefair.com
Mobile: +639175274881
Landline: (034) 4341600
Facebook: negrostradefair 

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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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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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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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