Episode 36

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30th Dec 2021

Announcing... The Choice Awards 2021 (Part 1)

The Manila Podcast Season 4 Yearender Episode features The Choice 2021 of our Favorite Restaurants, Home-Based Food, and People in the Food Industry in Manila!

In the first part of the episode, we also discusses the Marvin Agustin Cochi Controversy and the Ninyo Cuisine issue.

Thank you to all the 21,967 podcast listeners with a total of 25,395 downloads over the past 4 seasons with a total of 36 episodes since the start of the pandemic April 2020! We aim to be the best city podcast about the food and lifestyle scene in our beloved Manila! 

THE CHOICE 2021: WINNERS’ CIRCLE!!!

We’ll resume the Awards Night in 2022,

after nominations and voting next year;

but ✅Anton Diaz & ☑️Spanky Enriquez have

announced our respective winners for this year. 


Favorite New Restaurants

✅ Deo Gracias @deogracias.ph 

✅ One World Deli @oneworlddeli 

✅ Three Squares @threesquarescafebar 
☑️ Café Fleur @cafefleur.ph 

☑️ Supersam @supersam.ph


Favorite New Food Entrepreneurs

✅ Monique Cakes @moniquecakesph 


✅ Nom Nom Joy @nomnomjoy

 
☑️ Visum Ventures: 

Koomi @koomi.ph 

T2 Tea @t2tea 


ZIG @zigfoodph 

Oh My Greek @ohmygreekph 


Salt and Ice @saltandiceph 


☑️ Tiffin Indian Lunchbox @tiffinmanila 

☑️ The Great Food @dgreatfood 

☑️ Nelusko Cakes by Chelly Belly Bakes @nelusko_cake_chelleybellybakes 


☑️ Masa Madre Bakehouse @masamadrebakehouse


Favorite New Food Discoveries

a. Savory

✅ Freshest Seafood Direct from Farmers @Aquacoast Shrimp Marine Products Trading

✅ Paella Boodle Fight @el.rapaz 

☑️ Detroit Pizza @eappocpizza

b. Sweet

✅ Mascarpone Cheesecake by Chef Heny @deogracias.ph 

✅ Gourmet Pili @querica.ph

☑️ Helen's Guava Cake @moniquecakesph

c. Frozen

✅ Mushroom Sisig @thekabutefarm 

☑️ Capampangan Dinuguan @wapacked

☑️ Chocoholic Don Papa Gelato @karabelladairy


Favorite Chefs

✅ Chef JJ & Rhea Sycip @thefattedcalf_ph

☑️ Chef Rob Pengson @officialrobpengson


Favorite Health Food

☑️ Green Bar @greenbar_cafe


Favorite Italian

☑️ Mamma Mia @mammamiaph

☑️ Caruso @carusoristoranteitaliano


Favorite Japanese

✅ Yamazato by Hotel Okura Manila @hotelokuramnl

✅ Kiwami Food Hall @kiwamifoodhall

☑️ Yakumi @solaireresort


Favorite Korean

☑️ CCYG 청춘연가 @chung_choon_yeon_ga


Favorite Filipino

✅ Tahanan Bistro @tahananbistro 

✅ Farmer's Table @farmerstabletagaytay 

☑️ Inihaw na Baka @pusongandoks


☑️ Buco Pie @cecilias_bucopie


Favorite Fast Food

☑️ Chickn'wich @jollibee


Favorite Cloud Kitchen

☑️ Burger Beast by Chef Carlo Miguel @burgerbeastph


Favorite Chinese

✅ The Saturday Goose @thesaturdaygoose

☑️ KING CHEF @kingchefph


Favorite American

✅ Ted's Kitchen, Laguna @tedslaguna

☑️ Uncle John's Fried Chicken @ministopph


Favorite Beer House

☑️ Brotzeit @brotzeitph


Favorite Bar

☑️ Gilarmi Lounge @discoveryprimea

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Anton Diaz

Anton Diaz worked for Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, the biggest multinational company in the country, for more than 12 years after college before becoming a full-time first-time
Digital Entrepreneur. He was P&G’s Chief Information Officer when he finally quit his day job and decided to take his blog, Our Awesome Planet, to the next level in 2008.

OurAwesomePlanet.com, which he started in 2005, is the No. 1 food and travel media in the Philippines with millions of followers and readers and is still organically growing. His advocacy is to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets of a Destination” and to inspire Filipinos to live an awesome life in the Philippines.

Like a continuing autobiography of his family’s food and travel adventures, Anton created theblog as a love letter to his four sons—Aidan, Joshua, Raphael and Yugi. It was in 2015 when he
realized that the kids were not reading the blog, but when he started doing video stories, they watched these over and over again. This motivated him to start his Facebook and Youtube
video channels and adopt a mobile-video first approach to digital story telling.

Anton was recognized as one of Go Negosyo's Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Awardees in 2010 and was featured in its 7th book, "Go Negosyo's 50 Inspiring Stories of Young Entrepreneurs," in 2011. In 2015, he received the first Tourism Star Award for Media from the Department of Tourism for his invaluable contribution in promoting Philippine cuisine and
destinations through his blog Our Awesome Planet, thereby encouraging tourists to visit and taste the best of what the Philippines has to offer.

Our Awesome Planet is recognized as one of the world’s Top 50 Travel Blogs.