Cold Hard Facts about Team Aldous Quiz Night 6

The 6th Team Aldous Quiz Night held at Borough is in the books and it was a beauty. 4 teams battled for Supremacy but only one can come out on top and it was the Contouring. A team name that spoofed a recent movie (I'm not saying which). We definitely had by far the best poster here even though it came out a day before the event so kudos to Pri for creating it. Most of the bloggers who participated actually ate at Borough before so that says a lot about the popularity of the restaurant.

 Titas of Manila

Jen leads a group of captains who are all first timers which happens for the second straight quiz night. She captains a team which should not be bragging about their average age (umm, lets not talk about that). Joining her 3rd consecutive quiz night, Bettina now has had 9 different quiz night teammates which is third to J9 at 11 and Jayce at 12.

 Lion's Den

Lion's Den is actually the most experienced Quiz Night team entering the event as Jessa (Wingman I, Grilla II) is appearing on her 3rd quiz night and both Manfred and Allen are appearing on their 2nd with only Shiela as the rookie. However, as the end result determined, experience is NEVER a factor in these quiz nights. It is all about the will to win.

 Batang Kaladkarin

Considered as the overwhelming favorite coming into tonight, Mga Batang Kaladkarin featured two former quiz night champions in J9 (Uncle Cheffy and Wingman) and Christine (Grilla 2) as they proved that after leading the Name that Tune category. However, we found out at the end of the night it is not wise to underestimate the eventual champions....

 The Contouring

Congratulations to The Contouring as they are the first quiz night champion with the fewest members (3) as the previous one was 4 which happened three times. The hardest part now is obviously splitting the prize of P2500 Borough Gift Certificates ( 5 P500 GCs) among three winners which is mathematically impossible. I don't think Einstein can even solve that problem.

After all the fun and games, we all still remain friends. See y'all in part 7!

G/F, Podium

Datu Puti Adobo Movement takes next step at Mercato Centrale

NutriAsia's Dati Puti merged with Our Awesome Planet and Mercato Centrale to present the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge to take the Datu Puti Adobo Movement to the next level. The Datu Puti Adobo Movement was created last year and its mission is to push adobo to become our pambansang ulam. It is a movement that has been recognized my important people especially when Bohol First District Representative Rene Relampagos filed House Bill 3296 to formally declare it as the national dish. The Adobo Movement has supported the bill by launching a petition here.


For the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge, each Mercato vendor was tasked to create its own Adobo dish. They were tasked to combine any Adobo dish with at least two of the three Datu Puti main products: vinegar, soy sauce and fish sauce. 14 entries were selected and were based on various criteria including taste, creativity and the use of Datu Puti products.

Located at 7th avenue and 25th street, Mercato Centrale is the right place to host the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge. Ever since it started as a food market every Friday and Saturday from 6PM to 3AM, Mercato has become the destination for urban foodies for its variety of delicious choices. Each vendor has been carefully selected by the founders of Mercato, RJ Ledesma and Anton Diaz.

Foodies were given a chance to become judges by sampling the Adobo dishes of the 14 finalists. Each judge can vote for 3 merchants who they think had the best Adobo dish. At the end of the night, the results were revealed and there were an overwhelming amount of people who voted.

The event was hosted by Pop Talk's Tonipet Gaba and the festivities were brought to life by musical performances from Up Dharma Down and Ebe Dancel.

Ebe Dancel

At the end of the night, The Oinkery won 1st place, Dayrit's won 2nd place and Bakmi Nyonya won 3rd place. The Oinkery's slow cooked Pugon-smoked Pork Adobo glazed with rich Cebu style sauce with fresh mangoes on the side won the hearts of foodies. Dayrit's Pork Adobong Laing Pinangat came in a close second as it combined two popular Filipino dishes in adobo and laing. Bakmi Nyonya was able to combine Indonesian style cooking with Babi Kekap Adobo Nyonya as it is the classic Filipino Adobo we have grown to love infused with Indonesian spices. Not to be outdone, Lariza's won the People's Choice Award for its Seafood Adobo featuring crab, shrimp and mussels cooked Adobo style topped with cheese.

What about you? Do you agree with making adobo the country's national dish? Will you sign the petition and join hundreds of Filipinos pushing for it at

Prepare for the Datu Puti Adobo Movement on June 11

The popular Filipino dish Adobo is going to get the spotlight it deserves with a series of mouth-watering events on June 11.Part of this gastronomic lineup of events is the Adobo Challenge, Datu Puti’s search for the best version of the Adobo among a lineup of budding food entrepreneurs.  

The Datu Puti Adobo Movement was initially created to push for Adobo to be our pambansang ulam. It is a movement that celebrates the cultural heritage of the Adobo dish. According to the Datu Puti Adobo Movement, all Filipinos across the regions have their own take on the dish, inspired by how the traditional comfort food is prepared by their families based on the their flavor preferences and their access to local ingredients.  

The Datu Puti Adobo Challenge represents the next phase in the Datu Puti Adobo

Movement. After the warm response to the advocacy in 2015, 2016’s Datu Puti Adobo

Challenge is poised to drive more enthusiasm and sustain support for the cult fave dish. More specifically, the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge dares Mercato Centrale’s food vendors to stake their claim for the best Adobo dish in town. 

To qualify, the vendor’s adobo dish must use any type of meat or vegetable, and marinated in or cooked with at least two of the three main Datu Puti products: vinegar, soy sauce, and patis (fish sauce). Accepted entries will be evaluated based on the various criteria, including: creativity of concept, which looks at the story behind the dish as well as originality, branding, and cooking technique; innovation, noting the use of unique special ingredients and Datu Puti products; and Philippine culinary heritage, including how it adopts and represents regional cooking styles.

Mercato Centrale’s finest vendors will showcase their Adobo recipes at a gastronomic showdown at the Mercato Central Saturday market in Bonifacio Global City on June 11, the culmination of the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge. 

Join the Movement on June 11 and enjoy the taste fest during the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge. Rate sheets will be tallied based on the sampling served to a select pool of judges. Then, at the end of the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge, three winners will be declared, taking into the account the flavor, story, and heart behind their Adobo masterpieces. In addition, a People’s Choice Award will also be given to the crowd favorite, based on the preferences of the foodies on site.

All Adobo winners will be awarded start-up funds in cash, so they can include their winning dishes in their regular Mercato menu for at least 12 nights. The People’s Choice awardee, on the other hand, will receive over P3,000 worth of Datu Puti goods.

Aside from the Datu Puti Adobo Challenge, the celebrations at Mercato Centrale on June 11 will also feature a celebration of homegrown talent, all in full support of the advocacy behind the Adobo Movement. The party will be hosted by familiar foodie Tonipet Gaba, and the feast will be made even more festive with musical performances by musical idols UpDharma Down and Ebe Dancel.


Drop by Mercato Centrale (along 7thavenue and 25th street, across The Forum and in front of the “Between the Lines” art mural) in BGC Taguig on June 11, Saturday, to witness a showdown and showcase of the best of the best of our homegrown talents onstage and behind kitchen doors.