THE CHOICE: YEAR IV

In the first six months of this year alone, over 500 new restaurants opened all over Metro Manila! Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there’s a new restaurant opening its doors. There are a lot of great new dining choices, side by side with the perennials, the classics that we grew up with.

As food bloggers, writers, and members of the F&B industry, we’re always very curious about the crowd favorites. The popular vote, if you will. What are the beloved favorites? Let the voice of the people be heard!

About The Awards

Together, Our Awesome Planet, the country’s #1 food blog and one of the Top 50 travel blogs in the world;  the Blogger and Influencer Collective known as the KTG (Kain Tulog Gang); and the prestigious World Food Expo (WOFEX), have partnered to conduct the People’s Choice for their Favorite Food, Restaurants, Hotels, and Chefs …. or simply, “The Choice.”

We fretted, we sweated, and we chewed on toothpicks while dramatically voting for our favorite restaurants to make the shortlists. Our resulting Finalist Lists have made us very pleased: we feel it’s a very diverse and fair representation of all our favorites from many diverse categories.

In the lists here, we’ve got kick-ass newbies, neighborhood superstars, those who go on viral on social media, glitzy destinations, and even places serving down-to-earth cheap eats. What they all have in common is that they serve some of the best dishes in Metro Manila at fair prices, with service and ambiance that suit the setting. However, we’d like to emphasize that this is NOT a “Best of…” list. Taste, after all, is subjective. This is a vote for YOUR FAVORITES. 😉

You can vote right now: https://awesm.pl/TheChoice2018

The Choice 2018 voting will be for two weeks starting on July 15, Sunday and ends on July 30, Monday. Awarding Ceremonies will be at the SMX Mall of Asia on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 2pm to 5pm.

The Survey Parameters

  1. For the Favorite New Restaurant category, our coverage period includes restaurants that opened between July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.
  1. There are 40 questions in this survey and answering this survey should take only around 10-15 minutes. It is best to give a definitive answer to each question and feel free to skip if you can’t decide.
  1. All answers are treated as confidential and final once you click on the submit button.
  1. One survey response for one person only.
  1. Please give us your name and email address for our random validation of the survey responses.

Here’s the link to the surveyhttps://awesm.pl/TheChoice2018

The Hall of Fame Awardees

Consecutive Winners in their respective categories in 2015, 2016, and 2017, the following establishments have now been elevated to The Choice Hall of Fame, and thus, will not be eligible for further awards this year and in the years ahead. Congratulations to the Hall of Famers!!! 

Food Favorites

  • Fast Food Burger: Burger King
  • Gourmet Burger: 8 Cuts
  • Fried Chicken: KFC
  • Sisig: Gerry’s Gril
  • BBQ: Aristocrat
  • Hotdog/Sausage: S&R
  • Ramen: Ramen Nagi
  • Donut: Krispy Kreme
  • Ensaymada: Mary Grace
  • Frozen Dessert: Dairy Queen
  • Pastries/Cakes: Conti’s
  • Coffee: Starbucks

Restaurant Favorites

  • Chinese: Gloria Maris
  • Thai: People’s Palace
  • Korean: Bulgogi Brothers
  • Mexican: El Chupacabra
  • Fine Dining: Antonio’s
  • 24/7 Dining: North Park
  • Family Dining: Chili’s
  • Hotel Buffet: Spiral
  • Fast Food: Jollibee

 

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