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October 08, 2015

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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October 02, 2015

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. 

G/F Serendra Piazza, Bonifacio Global City
Telephone: +632 856-0308
Instagram: @cupcakesbysonja
Facebook: Cupcakes by Sonja
Email: info@cupcakesbysonja.com
Website: www.cupcakesbysonja.com

Here are some tips for an awesome crupcake experience... 

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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!

Mercato Centrale,  7th Avenue corner 25th Ave. across Forum, South Global, BGC.
Email: lucy_tgarcia@yahoo.com
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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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: trisharod@hotmail.com
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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October 01, 2015

Mercato Has Landed with Baconized Celebration! @MercatoCentrale

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).

25th St. corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Mobile: +63 917 840-1152 
Telephone: +632 624-4557
Email: admin@mercatocentrale.ph
WebsiteMercato Centrale PH

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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