Foodgasm 2014 – Food-Tasting Competition by UP EcoSoc

The Hunt Begins!

WhenInManila.com treated the event like a food hunt, searching for a cool new take on old classics. This was because a lot of the dishes are run-of-the-mill choices, from cookies to burgers. Hence, it became an exercise on finding interesting but also tasty dishes that we might really want to find either in its own restaurants or at least its own hole-in-the-wall. We weren’t disappointed!

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One of the firm crowd favorites was the pimped-up fishcake treat from one of the stalls. It’s a typical “Japanese chameleon”  (Food which pretends to be healthy, but it isn’t and you’ll eat it anyway because it’s so damn delicious. Plus it’s Japanese-ish, so it’s not only “healthy”, it’s exotic too!) – and we loved it. The fried fishcake provided plenty of flavor and texture, while the seaweed’s slight saltiness toned down the greasy aftertaste. A firm contender!

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A personal  favorite was a dessert item which combined all of the things that make life worth living: chocolate + peanut butter + banana slices. There were PLENTY of dessert choices in Foodgasm 2014, but nothing quite the balanced but sinful sweetness found in these shot glasses! WhenInManila.com pretty much raided this tray. 

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There were some bombs, in our humble opinion, and the event’s ‘bacon cookie’ was its poster child. Yes, bacon is good. Yes, cookies are good. However, it’s like sodium and water: they’re great and necessary when by themselves, but combine them and kittens die. So no, we didn’t enjoy the bacon cookie. The rum balls were tasty, though!

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