Foodie Bucket List: Our Awesome Planet, The KTG announce ‘The Choice’ winners

THE CHOICE has named its 2017 Hall of Fame. PHOTOS: Instagram/8 Cuts/Antonio’s/El Chupacabra/Ramen Nagi Manila

The public has spoken!

After weeks of online polling thousands of foodies from across Manila, the complete list of ‘The Choice: People’s Choice Restaurant & Hotel Awards’ is finally out!

‘The Choice’, currently on its third year, is organized by food blogger Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet and food and lifestyle blogging group The KTG (Kain Tulog Gang).

The winners were announced Saturday, Aug 5, the last day of the World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2017.

Say hello to your foodie bucket list below:


Favorite Fast Food Burger: Burger King

Favorite Gourmet Burger: 8 Cuts

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Favorite Fried Chicken: KFC

Favorite Sisig: Gerry’s Grill

Favorite Barbecue: Aristocrat

Favorite Hotdog/Sausage: S&R

Favorite Ramen: Ramen Nagi

Favorite Donut: Krispy Kreme

Favorite Ensaymada: Mary Grace

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Favorite Frozen Treat: Dairy Queen

Favorite Pastries, Desserts, Cakes, & Cupcakes: Conti’s

Favorite Coffee Shop: Starbucks

Favorite Fine Dining/Restaurant for Romantic Date/Best Ambiance/Best Restroom: Antonio’s

Favorite Family-friendly Restaurant: Chili’s

Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: Jollibee

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Favorite 24/7 Restaurant: North Park

Favorite Chinese restaurant: Gloria Maris

Favorite Korean restaurant: Bulgogi Brothers

Favorite Mexican restaurant: El Chupacabra

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Favorite Hotel Buffet: Spiral at Sofitel

Favorite pizza: Yellow Cab (repeat)
Favorite crispy pata: Barrio Fiesta (repeat)
Favorite lechon: Elar’s (repeat)
Favorite steak restaurant: Mamou (repeat)
Favorite cocktail bar: ABV (repeat)
Favorite Filipino restaurant: Locavore (repeat)
Favorite American restaurant: Chili’s (repeat)
Favorite Japanese restaurant: Izakaya Kikufuji (repeat)
Favorite Spanish restaurant: Alba (repeat)
Favorite Italian restaurant: Amici (repeat)
Favorite European restaurant: Old Swiss Inn
Favorite Thai restaurant: People’s Palace
Favorite Latin restaurant: Señor Pollo
Favorite buffet restaurant: Niu by Vikings
Favorite student hangout: Starbucks (repeat)
Favorite restaurant for corporate events/office parties: Max’s
Favorite new restaurant opened in 2016/2017: Poke Poke
Favorite restaurant with the best service: House of Wagyu (repeat)
Favorite restaurant with the best smoking area: 12 Monkeys (repeat)
Favorite hangover/recovery restaurant: Recovery Food (repeat)
Favorite food park: The Yard @ Xavierville
Favorite classic restaurant (1987 and older): Aristocrat


Favorite restaurant in Baguio: Café by the Ruins (repeat)
Favorite restaurant in Pampanga: Aling Lucing’s Sisig (repeat)
Favorite restaurant in Tagaytay: Antonio’s (repeat)
Favorite restaurant in Bacolod: Aida’s Chicken Inasal at Manokan Country (repeat)
Favorite restaurant in Cebu: Casa Verde (repeat)
Favorite restaurant in Davao: Jack’s Ridge (repeat)


Favorite non-buffet hotel specialty restaurant: Summer Palace at EDSA Shangri-La
Favorite hotel staycation: Sofitel
Favorite hotel breakfast: Sofitel
Favorite hotel swimming pool: Sofitel
Favorite 5-star hotel in Metro Manila: Sofitel
Favorite beach resort hotel: Discovery Shores Boracay


Favorite chef: Tony Boy Escalante
Hottest male chef: Rob Pengson
Hottest female chef: Jackie Ang Po

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