The Choice Awards 2021 @ The Manila Podcast

THE MNL POD Ep.36: The Choice 2021 🎧 is out!

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! We also discuss the learnings from the Marvin Agustin Cochi Controversy and Ninyo Fusion Issue.

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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
🔗 Deo Gracias: Best Spanish Restaurant in QC

✅ One World Deli @oneworlddeli
🔗 One World Deli: Eating Around the World in One Deli (A Review)

✅ Three Squares Bar + Cafe @threesquarescafebar
🔗 Three Squares Bar + Cafe @ The Design Story (First Impressions)

☑️ Café Fleur

☑️ Supersam

Favorite New Food Entrepreneurs

✅ Monique Cakes @moniquecakesph
🔗 And the Ultimate Taste Test 2021 Winners are…

✅ Nom Nom Joy @nomnomjoy
🔗 And the Ultimate Taste Test 2021 Winners are…

☑️ Visum Ventures:
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
🔗 El Alavanco Mastermind (A Review)

✅ ☑️ Detroit Pizza @eappocpizza
🔗 EAPPOC: Easy as Pie, Piece of Cake by Chef Aaron Lau

b. Sweet

✅ Tarta de Queso Manchego by Chef Heny
🔗 Deo Gracias: Best Spanish Restaurant in QC

✅ Gourmet Pili

✅ ☑️ Helen’s Guava Cake @moniquecakesph
🔗And the Ultimate Taste Test 2021 Winners are…

c. Frozen

✅ Mushroom Sisig @thekabutefarm
🔗And the Ultimate Taste Test 2021 Winners are…

☑️ Capampangan Dinuguan @wapacked

☑️ Chocoholic Don Papa Gelato @karabelladairy
🔗And the Ultimate Taste Test 2021 Winners are…

Favorite Chefs

✅ Chef JJ & Rhea Sycip @thefattedcalf_ph
🔗 The Fatted Calf: One Year of Deliciousness!

☑️ Chef Rob Pengson @officialrobpengson

Favorite Health Food Restaurant

☑️ Green Bar @greenbar_cafe

Favorite Italian Restaurants

☑️ Mamma Mia @mammamiaph

☑️ Caruso @carusoristoranteitaliano

Favorite Japanese Restaurants

✅ Yamazato by Hotel Okura Manila @hotelokuramnl
🔗 YAMAZATO MANILA: Michelin-Starred Japanese Kaiseki Anniversary! @HotelOkura

✅ ☑️ Kiwami Japanese Food Hall @kiwamifoodhall
🔗 Kiwami Food Hall: The Best of Japan!

☑️ Yakumi @solaireresort

Favorite Korean Restaurant

☑️ CCYG Chung Choon Yeon Ga 청춘연가 @chung_choon_yeon_ga

Favorite Filipino

✅ Tahanan Bistro, Antipolo @tahananbistro
🔗 Tahanan Bistro: The Most Beautiful Restaurant in Manila! (A Review)

✅ Farmer’s Table, Tagaytay @farmerstabletagaytay
🔗 Best Filipino Restaurant Meal We Had in Tagaytay

✅ ☑️ Inihaw na Baka @pusongandoks
🔗 2021 Food Trends: What’s Trending in Manila Now?

☑️ Buco Pie, Tagatay @cecilias_bucopie

Favorite Fast Food

☑️ Chickn’wich @jollibee

Favorite Cloud Kitchen

☑️ 24/7 EATS: Burger Beast @ Chef Carlo Miguel @burgerbeastph

Favorite Chinese

✅ The Saturday Goose @thesaturdaygoose

☑️ KING CHEF @kingchefph

Favorite American

✅ Ted’s Kitchen, Sta.Cruz Laguna @tedslaguna

☑️ Uncle John’s Fried Chicken @ministopph

Favorite Beer House

✅☑️ Brotzeit @brotzeitph
🔗 BROTZEIT Philippines: Starting the German Bar & Resto Craze in Manila? @BrotzeitPH

Favorite Bar

✅☑️ The Gilarmi Lounge @discoveryprimea
🔗 GILARMI Lounge: One of the Best Hotel Lounges in Manila @DiscoveryPrimea

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