KAPENG MAINIT: Chocolate or Green Tea Beignets by Chef Bryan Francisco! (A Review)

KAPENG MAINIT is a neighborhood comfort food cafe by Chef Bryan Francisco, now famous for their yummy chocolate- or green tea-filled beignets.  The name (which means “Hot Coffee”) was given by his brother, co-owner Ronian Poe, inspired by FPJ’s movie “Walang Matigas na Tinapay sa Mainit na Kape”. Together with co-owner Geoff Eigenmann, they are set on changing the … Continue reading KAPENG MAINIT: Chocolate or Green Tea Beignets by Chef Bryan Francisco! (A Review)

NIKKEI: Japanese-Peruvian Chic Restaurant in Legaspi Village (First Look)

NIKKEI is a homegrown restaurant by Chef Christian Cejas, specializing in Japanese-Peruvian cuisine known as “Nikkei”. The cuisine was popularized by Nobu Matsuhisa of Nobu Restaurant fame. The restaurant is owned by Dodjie & Monica Violago of Banoi’s, Carlo Lorenzana of Shi Lin & Refinery, and Chris Daez of Fully Booked, together with Ramon Quiros and … Continue reading NIKKEI: Japanese-Peruvian Chic Restaurant in Legaspi Village (First Look)

Birthday Favor: Can I Request for the Gift of Feedback? (OAP Annual Survey 2015)

Here’s a quick link to the OAP Annual Survey 2015: www.surveymonkey.com/r/OAPSurvey2015 Dear Our Awesome Planet Friends,   Awesome Greetings! First of all, thank you for all the awesome support for 10+ years!    Thanks for the honest feedback in the survey last year which greatly influenced my directions for OAP amidst the changing internet landscape ­čÖé … Continue reading Birthday Favor: Can I Request for the Gift of Feedback? (OAP Annual Survey 2015)

3 Pinoys to Compete for the Title @MasterChefAsia

Three Filipinos will be competing for the title of Master Chef in the first season of Master Chef Asia. Jake Aycardo, Lica Ibarra, and Rico Amancio will compete with fellow home cooks from China, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The winner of the competition will receive their own cookbook and USD$50,000 cash prize … Continue reading 3 Pinoys to Compete for the Title @MasterChefAsia

Announcing… The Molina Market (Now Open for Applications!)

We are finally ready to announce our latest collaboration project — The Molina Market at Brgy Poblacion, Makati! The Molina Market is the first Filipino Hawker Market establishment in Manila promoting the Filipino Local Soul, with authentic Manila ambiance in the heart of Brgy Poblacion in Makati. Here’s my Behind-the-Scenes discussion with Czarina Ledesma behind the … Continue reading Announcing… The Molina Market (Now Open for Applications!)

How to Market your Hotel & Restaurant in the Digital Age? (8 Practical Tips + A Case Study)

It’s an exciting and historic time to be in Manila, where the entire food, travel, and lifestyle industry is booming in the Social Media Capital of the World. While the internet penetration has┬áreached 50% in Manila, there is still a big gap with only 10% penetration of hotels and restaurants engaging in digital marketing. Digital … Continue reading How to Market your Hotel & Restaurant in the Digital Age? (8 Practical Tips + A Case Study)

Ultimate Taste Test 2015 Tickets Now Available! (Buy your Tickets Now!) @AyalaMalls @GloriettaTweets

Our Awesome Planet and San Miguel Lifestyle Brews present the 2015 Ultimate Taste Test, the celebrated food tasting event, on September 12, 2015 Saturday at the Glorietta Activity Center from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This much-anticipated annual food trip enables food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering new flavors in Manila from over 40+ home-based food businesses and new food discoveries from Ayala Mall’s merchants. Now staging the 13th in the UTT series – Ultimate Taste Test … Continue reading Ultimate Taste Test 2015 Tickets Now Available! (Buy your Tickets Now!) @AyalaMalls @GloriettaTweets

Foodie’s Favorite Restaurants in Manila! And the Winners of 2015 The Choice Awards are…

We had a total of 2,075 respondents from Our Awesome Planet, K.T.G. Collective Food Blogs, and Zomato readers to determine The Choice 2015 Restaurant Awards! This settled the foodie debate on the favorite buffet, favorite ramen, favorite specialty restaurants, and a total of 45 favorite award categories in Manila.  Thank you for participating in the … Continue reading Foodie’s Favorite Restaurants in Manila! And the Winners of 2015 The Choice Awards are…

Instagram Workshop Weekend: Learn From the Pros @jelitodeleon @marvinconanan @kimijuan

#IGWorkshopWeekend is a fun and inspirational workshop for photo and Instagram enthusiast. Our Awesome Planet, in partnership with Purveyr presents #IGWorkshopWeekend, a workshop on the Introduction to Instagram Culture, Shooting Stills and Spaces, and Traveling & Mobile Photography. Learn from the most admired Instagrammers in Manila Jelito de Leon, Mark Conanan and Kimi Juan.  Here … Continue reading Instagram Workshop Weekend: Learn From the Pros @jelitodeleon @marvinconanan @kimijuan

#GoogleMoLang: Search for the Epic Food Trip! @TheMallofAsia

by #TeamOAP We are proud of Team Our Awesome Planet for winning #GoogleMoLang: Search for the Epic Food Trip private event. They had grand time searching for the yummiest Pinoy Food Spots, and you can too! Send in your entries before August 15, and stand a chance to be part of google's commercial plus win … Continue reading #GoogleMoLang: Search for the Epic Food Trip! @TheMallofAsia