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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
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

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:

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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!


GK Enchanted Farm, Brgy. Encanto, Angat, Bulacan
Telephone: +632 898-1738, 898-1864
Number: +639175817458
FacebookKabutehan Mushrooms

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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Manila Life

LET’S EAT: 2015 Best Restaurants in Manila & TV Show premieres tonight! @spankyenriquez @stephaniezubiri @cheryltiu

Let's Eat 1

LET'S EAT is a food lifestyle magazine that chronicles and recommends the best restaurants in Metro Manila, old and new published by The Philippine STAR every last Sunday of the month. 

Mikey Belmonte, son of Miguel Belmonte president and CEO of The Philippine Star, is the publisher, Don Jaucian as the editor, Gabby Cantero as the photographer and my good friend Spanky Enriquez as the writer.

It's now a 30-minute dining TV Show with hosts Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi, restaurateur and food columnist, and Spanky Enriquez, PBA sportscaster before becoming a marketing and social media consultant for the best restaurants in the country. STAR Lifestyle columnists and culinary experts, Claude Tayag, and Cheryl Tiu, will also serve as segment hosts for Let's Eat TV.

Here's what we think of their issue on The Best Restaurants in Manila 2015:

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Awesome Festivals

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


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


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

Food Tastings Deliciously Healthy

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
Landline: (632) 528-3000
Facebook: diamondhotelphilippines

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Awesome Festivals, Food

What to Expect at the 30th Negros Trade Fair

30th Negros Trade Fair

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.



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
Mobile: +639175274881
Landline: (034) 4341600
Facebook: negrostradefair 

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