Let your voice (and tummy) be heard in THE CHOICE 2018!

Can you believe it? In the first six months of this year alone, over 500 new restaurants opened. 500! And that covers Metro Manila only!

It seems like every month, every week, and almost every day, there’s a new restaurant opening its doors. That’s great for foodies like you and me who love enjoying tons of variety — Lots of great new dining choices can be found, 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!

Vote for your CHOICE here: https://awesm.pl/TheChoice2018

About The Choice Awards

The Choice 2018

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 conducted an intense first round of voting among ourselves, and 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.

The Choice 2018
Me and The Tummy Traveler (who happens to be my wife, too!) last year, during The Choice 2017. (Photo courtesy of Zarah Hernaez de Joya)

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 which started last July 15, Sunday and ends on July 30, Monday.

The Choice 2018 – Survey Parameters

  1. For the Favorite New Restaurant category, our coverage period includes restaurants that opened between July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.
  2. 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.
  3. All answers are treated as confidential and final once you click on the submit button.
  4. One survey response for one person only.
  5. Please give us your name and email address for our random validation of the survey responses.

Here’s the link to the survey: https://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

Well, The Choice 2018 is upon us.

The Choice 2018
The KTG (Kain Tulog Gang) during last year’s The Choice 2017.

Make sure to be a part of it by participating in the survey here. Awarding Ceremonies will be at the SMX Mall of Asia on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 2pm to 5pm.

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