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 βœ… Anton Diaz & β˜‘οΈ Spanky Enriquez have
announced our respective winners for this year.

Favorite New Restaurants

βœ… Deo Gracias
πŸ”— Deo Gracias: Best Spanish Restaurant in QC

βœ… One World Deli @oneworlddeli
πŸ”— One World Deli: Eating Around the World in One Deli (A Review)

βœ… Three Squares Bar + Cafe @threesquarescafebar
πŸ”— Three Squares Bar + Cafe @ The Design Story (First Impressions)

β˜‘οΈ CafΓ© Fleur

β˜‘οΈ Supersam

Favorite New Food Entrepreneurs

βœ… Monique Cakes @moniquecakesph
πŸ”— And the Ultimate Taste Test 2021 Winners are…

βœ… Nom Nom Joy @nomnomjoy
πŸ”— And the Ultimate Taste Test 2021 Winners are…

β˜‘οΈ Visum Ventures:
T2 Tea @t2tea
ZIG @zigfoodph
Oh My Greek @ohmygreekph
Salt and Ice @saltandiceph

β˜‘οΈ Tiffin Indian Lunchbox @tiffinmanila

β˜‘οΈ The Great Food @dgreatfood

β˜‘οΈ Nelusko Cakes by Chelly Belly Bakes @nelusko_cake_chelleybellybakes

β˜‘οΈ Masa Madre Bakehouse @masamadrebakehouse

Favorite New Food Discoveries

a. Savory

βœ… Freshest Seafood Direct from Farmers @Aquacoast Shrimp Marine Products Trading

βœ… Paella Boodle Fight @el.rapaz
πŸ”— El Alavanco Mastermind (A Review)

βœ… β˜‘οΈ Detroit Pizza @eappocpizza
πŸ”— EAPPOC: Easy as Pie, Piece of Cake by Chef Aaron Lau

b. Sweet

βœ… Tarta de Queso Manchego by Chef Heny
πŸ”— Deo Gracias: Best Spanish Restaurant in QC

βœ… Gourmet Pili

βœ… β˜‘οΈ Helen’s Guava Cake @moniquecakesph
πŸ”—And the Ultimate Taste Test 2021 Winners are…

c. Frozen

βœ… Mushroom Sisig @thekabutefarm
πŸ”—And the Ultimate Taste Test 2021 Winners are…

β˜‘οΈ Capampangan Dinuguan @wapacked

β˜‘οΈ Chocoholic Don Papa Gelato @karabelladairy
πŸ”—And the Ultimate Taste Test 2021 Winners are…

Favorite Chefs

βœ… Chef JJ & Rhea Sycip @thefattedcalf_ph
πŸ”— The Fatted Calf: One Year of Deliciousness!

β˜‘οΈ Chef Rob Pengson @officialrobpengson

Favorite Health Food Restaurant

β˜‘οΈ Green Bar @greenbar_cafe

Favorite Italian Restaurants

β˜‘οΈ Mamma Mia @mammamiaph

β˜‘οΈ Caruso @carusoristoranteitaliano

Favorite Japanese Restaurants

βœ… Yamazato by Hotel Okura Manila @hotelokuramnl
πŸ”— YAMAZATO MANILA: Michelin-Starred Japanese Kaiseki Anniversary! @HotelOkura

βœ… β˜‘οΈ Kiwami Japanese Food Hall @kiwamifoodhall
πŸ”— Kiwami Food Hall: The Best of Japan!

β˜‘οΈ Yakumi @solaireresort

Favorite Korean Restaurant

β˜‘οΈ CCYG Chung Choon Yeon Ga μ²­μΆ˜μ—°κ°€ @chung_choon_yeon_ga

Favorite Filipino

βœ… Tahanan Bistro, Antipolo @tahananbistro
πŸ”— Tahanan Bistro: The Most Beautiful Restaurant in Manila! (A Review)

βœ… Farmer’s Table, Tagaytay @farmerstabletagaytay
πŸ”— Best Filipino Restaurant Meal We Had in Tagaytay

βœ… β˜‘οΈ Inihaw na Baka @pusongandoks
πŸ”— 2021 Food Trends: What’s Trending in Manila Now?

β˜‘οΈ Buco Pie, Tagatay @cecilias_bucopie

Favorite Fast Food

β˜‘οΈ Chickn’wich @jollibee

Favorite Cloud Kitchen

β˜‘οΈ 24/7 EATS: Burger Beast @ Chef Carlo Miguel @burgerbeastph

Favorite Chinese

βœ… The Saturday Goose @thesaturdaygoose

β˜‘οΈ KING CHEF @kingchefph

Favorite American

βœ… Ted’s Kitchen, Sta.Cruz Laguna @tedslaguna

β˜‘οΈ Uncle John’s Fried Chicken @ministopph

Favorite Beer House

βœ…β˜‘οΈ Brotzeit @brotzeitph
πŸ”— BROTZEIT Philippines: Starting the German Bar & Resto Craze in Manila? @BrotzeitPH

Favorite Bar

βœ…β˜‘οΈ The Gilarmi Lounge @discoveryprimea
πŸ”— GILARMI Lounge: One of the Best Hotel Lounges in Manila @DiscoveryPrimea

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