Mae Ilagan WINS Sooo Pinoy’s Search for the “Ultimate Pinoy Food Blogger”



Waaaaaaaaaahhh *faint*faint*


Well, what can I say??? (somebody slap me please! lol)


I’m simply lost for words….. All I can think of are “thanks yous” and more “thank yous!” I feel very grateful for this and I would like to thank all the people behind this success!


But before that, I’d like to show you the articles which I submitted   starting from the 1st round:


The competition was really tough! I feel very honored to meet the other finalists Chrissie, Marie and Paolo who are equally passionate as I am! I admire and respect them a lot and I look forward in dining with them again soon! =)


Round 1 :  Flavors of Life: Sweet Memories, Bitter Ends, Sour Notes and Salted Eggs 


Round 2:  Finding the True Filipino Through Tapsilogs


Round 3:  Home is Where the Tummy Is: The Sooo Pinoy Foods That Remind You of Home


I’d like to thank and  share this achievement to the ff people:


THANK YOU to my EIC Vince Golangco for all the guidance and support! For always reminding me to think out-of-the-box!

It’s definitely an honor to represent!


THANK YOU  Paula delos Reyes for convincing me to join! Thank you for BELIEVING in me! I’d like to dedicate this to our kuya Je Bautista (RIP), for inspiring me to be the foodie that I am today!  I  hope I’m making him proud!



To my ever reliable, very talented super friend, #1 blog fan turned partner in crime Frank Ruaya! I’m sooo proud of our works! Thank You for all the encouragements, trust, endless laughter and support in all our adventures!! Da Best ka!! Also to Badeth Compuesto, Frank’s niece for always being present in our adventures!!


To the hotel/resort/restaurant owners who have always believed and supported us all the way! Sir Paul Reyes of Rufo’s Tapa for all the info and  help on my 2nd article!


And of course to our family, friends and loyal readers who has been there since day 1 (from my 1st blog Eam’s Secrets to Eats-A-Date),  for taking the time to read  our stories/features  and for trying out all our recommendations every week, MANY THANKS!



To blog for my country is indeed an honor and I will do my best to promote Filipino cuisine well Thank You Sooo Much to the people behind Sooo Pinoy for giving me this wonderful opportunity!


It’s really nice to be part of something big!! yay! I have to pack my bags and prepare for this journey of a lifetime!


Join us as we search high and low in all corners of the Philippine archipelago for the finest Filipino cuisine!


I believe it’s time for FILIPINO cuisine to shine! And please, please join us in this journey for we would really LOVE to share these blessings to as many people as possible!!


Thank You God and Thank You UNIVERSE!


101 Restaurants, 10 Destinations! Woooooooohooooooo!!!


From Love, to Passion and now Devotion…… YES! I’m sooo devoted in what I do!


I can’t wait to tell all Pinoys and the rest of the world how Filipino food is SOOO AMAZING!




And The Winner for the Sooo Pinoy Search for the Ultimate Pinoy Food Blogger Is…….(drumroll…)