The Samsung #GalaxyMega #NomNomClub Food-Photo Challenge Winner is….

It was an intense 7-Day food photo challenge as a total of almost 200 photo submissions tagging @SamsungPH & @JonelUy with the hashtags #GalaxyMega #FoodPorn and #NomNomClub were sent as entries for the Samsung Galaxy Mega Food Photo Challenge.

We observed that Instagram raked in the most number of photo uploads with almost 120 photos. Facebook and Twitter followed which sum up to almost  200 in total among the different social media channels in the first week of August.

Here is a photo collage I made from the 120++ Instagram photo entries.


Some of the 150++ Samsung #GalaxyMega #NomNomClub Food-Photo Challenge Instagram Entries

Some of the 150++ Samsung #GalaxyMega #NomNomClub Food-Photo Challenge Instagram Entries

A Word of Thanks

We would like to thank Samsung Mobile Philippines (@SamsungPH and @SamsungMobilePH) for sponsoring this blog contest with a Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Duos unit as prize. NomNom Club have been using the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and has been extremely happy with the unit for almost three weeks now.

I have been shooting and uploading rich media content such as Instagram photos and Instagram videos, Facebook posts, and Twitter updates using the Mega smartphone. Add to that watching movies using the ClickPlay application – a true multimedia gadget indeed! 🙂

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Duos Winner

As per the choosing of the photos, it took us several days not only because of the 200 photos but because a lot of them were very good as well. After validation, there were 51 set of entries with at least 3 photos each who followed the requirements.

We were able to round it up to a few top entries including an entry which took the challenge beyond the 3 photos into a complete 7-day “Cook my own lunch” challenge by Kim. There was also an entry set of 5 photos in Instagram which was one of the top contenders with its rich color and great composition as submitted by Iana. There was even a mom-participant which featured her “Nanay Lunches” photos of healthy bento box by Lourdes.And lastly, there were Facebook Notes and status which added a story into it which made it a good read such as the one by Joy. (if only I could give away five Samsung Galaxy Mega Smartphones). Their story were so good I would even like to invite them to write for NomNom Club as contributors, What do you think? 🙂

However,  we had to select the best from the best entries and we had to choose only one. And without further delay, the winning set of photos is from Jenn Valmonte with her Facebook note entitled “Play With Food, Unleash the Creativity“.

“Play WIth Food”

You can see the three photo links from Twitter here:

Congratulations Ms. Jenniffer Valmonte for winning a box-sealed Samsung Galaxy Mega Smartphone 5.8!

All three photos had great composition, a hint of color, and played with light, producing a dramatic and impactful effect. It was more than a photograph of food, it was a story in itself that enamors your soul to know more about the image.

Invitation for all Participants to the Awarding

We are holding a simple awarding ceremony at Greenwich Pizza at the 2/F of  SM Megamall SM City North Edsa at 1pm August 20 22, 2013 where we will award the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5,8 Smartphone to the winner. All participants who submitted their entries at the comment section of the contest post are welcome to attend for free and the Greenwich pizza is on NomNom Club! We will also be giving away some tokens in a raffle for all the participant-attendees in the event. Kindly send an email to < admin AT > for headcount purposes until 12noon of August 20 21. See you!

Thank you to all participants and stay tuned for more giveaways from our sponsors. Continue to read and share your foodie thoughts in our articles’ comment section. You may also tag #NomNomClub in your social media posts and we’ll like/repost them when possible.

Foodie News: Greenwich Twitter Contest, Macaroons for a Cause, & TGIFriday’s Winners

Last week was a crazy week full of happenings, contests, and foodie events.

Aside from those we have already featured, here are some of the bite-size news and announcements you wouldn’t want to miss!

Greenwich Tweeter Contest Winners

Greenwich Twitter Winners

Greenwich Twitter Winners

Greenwich, in cooperation with NomNom Club, had 2 impromptu Twitter contests for the past two weeks. If you are also following us at @NomNomClubcom then you must have heard the news where you simply follow the Greenwich Twitter account @greenwichpizza, retweet us and you get a chance to win a pan of Lasagna Supreme by using hashtags such as  #SolennTongue, #BestIn and  #SolennSoap.

And the NomNom Club’s winners are: @LadyInPinkTee and @-_rico_b_!

You will each get a Twitter direct message (DM) from @NomNomClubcom to get your details.

Red Ribbon’s Macaroons for a Cause

Red Ribbon Macaroons for a Cause

Red Ribbon, Foundation and Franklin Baker launched a campaign last Thursday – July 4, 2013, to help increase access to education in the Philippines called “Red Ribbon Macaroons for a Cause.” More details on the link.

TGI Friday’s 4th of July Promo

TGI Friday's 4th of July Pormo

TGI Friday’s 4th of July Pormo

We also had a 3-day TGI Friday’s 4th of July Promo giving away 3 sets of P1,500 TGIF gift certificates! The winners were announced in the rafflecopter widget in the contest post.

The winners have been contacted through their Facebook profile.

Thank you for continually supporting NomNom Club! Follow us on Twitter @NomNomClubcom , on Facebook /NomNomClub and Instagram @BloggerCircles & @JonelUy.



Contest: T.G.I.Friday’s Fourth of July Promo

Aside from freedom and independence, the ideals of ‘Fourth of July‘ is deep set within the American pop culture — inspiring music, literature, films and even food! This males July 4 more than just a date in the calendar, a celebration, an anniversary.

Just like with T.G.I.Friday’s, it has become a way of life that most Americans live by.

T.G.I. Friday’s Fourth of July Promo

TGIFriday's 4th of July Promo

TGIFriday’s 4th of July Promo

The USA may be across the Pacific ocean from the Philippines, but this did not prevent Filipinos to celebrate with our American friends.

July 4 is also Filipino-American Friendship Day. Let us commemorate it the true-blue American restaurant in our midst – T.G.I. Friday’s!

First established in New York in 1971, and was first brought in the Philippines in 1994 by the acclaimed Bistro Group of restaurants, T.G.I. Friday’s has become an authority in quality American casual dining.

Since it’s all about celebrating, we will give you another reason to boost your celebratory mood. Everyone’s favorite Chicken Fingers, with its good old juicy glory, will be available at 50% off as a Fourth of July treat at only P 148!

NomNomClub Contest

To celebrate the T.G.I. Friday’s Fourth of July promo even further, you can be one of the three winners of T.G.I. Friday gift certificates worth P 1,500! Simply join the Rafflecopter contest below from today until 8pm of July 4, 2013. We will announce the 3 winners by 10pm of the same day.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks to our T.G.I. Friday’s Philippines contest sponsor. Happy 4th of July to our American foodie friends and be a winning hero with T.G.I.Friday’s Fourth of July Promo!

Max’s Fried Chicken P299 Promo Starts Today

Max's Fried Chicken P299

Max's Fried Chicken P299

Max’s Restaurant, the brand that has given you the ‘sarap-to-the-bonesfried chicken, is offering their biggest chicken takeout promo so far!

Starting today, February 20, 2012, customers can bring home their favorite regular Max’s Fried Chicken for a good take-out deal of PhP299, down from the original P375 price.

“Filipinos have an endearing habit of ‘taking out’ food after they dine at their favorite restaurant. It’s part of our generous and inherent family-oriented nature,” says Bobby Simborio, Corporate Communications Officer for Max’s Group of Companies. “With Max’s Chicken Take-out Promo, we want our customers to bring home the most scrumptious surprise to their families – Max’s “sarap-to-the-bones” Fried Chicken,” Simborio added.

Max's Chicken Take Out Promo

Max's Chicken Take Out Promo

Max’s Restaurant “Chicken Take Out Treat P299” will be available in all 123 branches nationwide from February 20 up to March 31, 2012 only.

Venice Piazza: Platter for 8 and Everyday Happy Hour

Old Vine Restaurant

Old Vine Restaurant

Venice Piazza once again becomes a perfect place for friends and family to get-together with mouth-watering line-up of great food, good booze with the Platter for 8“.

Ramen Bar

Ramen Bar

Venice Piazza recently launched the Party Platter Promo. All your food favourites in just one plate! Platter for 8 is available on  all weekends from October 15 – November 2011

The Food

For only P800 satisfy your taste buds with scrumptious pasta dish from Empire Deli or Blackwood Bistro.

How about a food trip from Japan, Korea and China – all these restaurants are participating the Platter for 8 too!

Yoshi’s Platter from Ramen Bar

Yoshi’s Platter from Ramen Bar

The Restaurants:  choose from 14 participating establishments.

  • Pasta Trio Platter from Blackwood Bistro
  • Fantastic Four Platter from Carlo’s Pizza
Stackers Burger cafe

Stackers Burger cafe

  • Empire Italian’s Platter from Empire Deli
  • Korean Group Meals Platter from KBOP
  • Salo-salo set from Kuse
  • Little Asia Symphony of Flavors from the Little Asia
  • Fish and Steak Platter from the Old Vine Grille
  • Nachos and Wings Platter from Pinchos Bar & Restaurant
  • Yoshi’s Platter from Ramen Bar
  • Arianne’s Platter from The Red Crab Alimango’s House
  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Sol Gelato
  • Auss’m Party Platter from Stackers Burger Café
  • James Dean Platter from The Sweet Pea
  • Nakayoshi Platter from  Tokyo Café
Nachos Platter from Pinchos Bar & Restaurant

Nachos Platter from Pinchos Bar & Restaurant

Wings Platter from Pinchos Bar & Restaurant

Wings Platter from Pinchos Bar & Restaurant

Blackwood Bistro

Blackwood Bistro

Aside from the Platter 8, here are other things you can do at the Fort:

  • Enjoy Everyday Happy Hour with colleagues and a bottle of beer for only P30 on weekdays. But if that’s not enough, enjoy buy 1 take 1 cocktails for only P40.
  • Rockeoke  from Wednesdays at 8pm with 88.8 band. Listen to the music of The Beatles, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Gin Blossoms.
  • Draybers every Saturdays at 7pm. With classic rock bands inspired by the likes of Lep Zeppelin, The Easgles, and Samantha.
  • Spirit of ’67 every Sundays at 7pm. Enjoy good music from the 70s and good repertoire for the classics.
Yoshi's Platter from Ramen Bar has of course, Ramen! :)

Yoshi's Platter from Ramen Bar has of course, Ramen! 🙂

12 Scoops of Ice Cream Dessert called 'Cheaper by the Dozen' from Sol Gelato - Yum!

12 Scoops of Ice Cream Dessert called 'Cheaper by the Dozen' from Sol Gelato - Yum!

So bring a healthy appetite when you come to the Venice Piazza Platter for 8!

So bring a healthy appetite when you come to the Venice Piazza Platter for 8!

Red Crab Alimango House

Red Crab Alimango House

The Verdict

With the myriad of choices, NomNom’s Top 3 Picks of Recommend platters from among those we were able to try are the following:

  • Korean Group Meals Platter from KBOP

  • Salo-salo set from Kuse

  • Yoshi’s Platter from Ramen Bar



Ironically, only one of those three have photos in this article. I think we were too overwhelmed and busy eating hence the absence of their photos. lols 🙂

*Written by Marjorie Pineda and Jonel Uy for
There’s always room for more fun at Venice Piazza so bring your family and friends of 8 and celebrate good times. For more inquiries, call the concierge at 709-0888, 709-9888, and +63917817655.

So when are you visiting Venice Piazza for the Platter for 8? 🙂

Demolish the Tower Burger with NomNom Club!

In celebration of our 2nd anniversary this month, “everyone’s food blog” – NomNom Club, together with the KFC Tower Burger, challenges you to “Demolish the Tower Burger with NomNom Club!

KFC Tower Burger

KFC Tower Burger

In addition to the existing official “Demolish the Tower Burger” contest, “Demolish the Tower Burger with NomNom Club!” encourages all bloggers in Metro Manila to participate in this special and limited activity for you to try!

What’s in it For You:

1.) Get to Demolish the Tower Burger for FREE complete with the set meal of fries and a drink.

2.) Be successful in demolishing the Tower Burger completely within 2 minutes (while being recorded with your own video camera) and get an instant P300 KFC Gift Certificate!

3) Be able to upload your video on YouTube, join KFC’s official contest, and get a chance to win and experience the much-awaited Night Race in Singapore! Click HERE for the official KFC contest mechanics.

How To Join:

1) Know Where NomNom Club Is

Monitor the NomNom Club Facebook Page and await the wallpost schedule to be announced everyday from Sept 13 to Sept 16 anytime from 12nn to 8pm. At least 1 wallpost per day will reveal at least 1 KFC branch where NomNom Club is located and what time you can catch him there.

For example (on the NomNomClub FB wallpost):

Hello guys! catch @NomNomClub at KFC Cubao Branch  (back of Gateway Mall) from 5pm to 7pm and get the chance to demolish the KFC Tower Burger!

2) Perform the required Facebook wall post

— Post the link of this blogpost in YOUR Facebook wall ‘link’ section: “” anytime from now until 4:00pm of September 16, 2011.

— Add a message with this format:

“I’m going to KFC <insert branch> at <time> to take on @KFC Philippines Demolish the Tower Burger Challenge with @NomNomClub !”

Don’t forget to tag @KFC Philippines and @NomNomClub (tag by writing “@” first) in the message.

3) Join On-The-Spot

Be there within the announced time, easily look for NomNom and participate! Come early because only 5 contestants per hour can be accepted. When you come late beyond the announced time, he’s not there anymore! (Although you can still buy for yourself a Tower Burger and participate in KFC’s official Demolish the Tower Burger Contest ).

This is how NomNom looks like in person :)

This is how NomNom looks like in person 🙂


1) Subscribe to NomNom Club HERE or join NomNom Foodie Club HERE to get insider tips (through your email) of the locations in advance.

2) Bring your camera. If you don’t have company, NomNom can hold your camera and time you while you devour the KFC Tower Burger.

3) Bring a Valid ID. I will be carrying a tablet with Wi-Fi to verify on-the-spot if your FB profile was able to post the required message and tags and if your FB profile photo actually looks like you! 🙂

Demolish the Tower Burger with NomNom Club!

Demolish the Tower Burger with NomNom Club!

The big box of KFC Tower Burger got buns, creamy mayo, crisp and fresh lettuce, a hash brown and the original recipe chicken patty. It also stands as a 2-inch high burger (or more) that stack up high!

So who’s up for the KFC Demolish the Tower Burger Challenge with NomNom Club? Tower Burger’s on the house! 🙂

Max’s Restaurant Chicken All You Can is Back!

Yes, it’s back! Max’s Restaurant Chicken All You Can will again fulfill its clients’ long-time wish to have the unlimited Chicken Offering “Chicken All You Can” promo again in all of its Max’s restaurant branches nationwide.

Max's Fried Chicken

Max's Fried Chicken


Starting June 10, 2011, an unlimited home-cooked style Max’s fried chicken will be served from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm daily until July 10, 2011.

Max’s Chicken lovers should work up their biggest appetite starting today.

Package and Price

Packaged with a glass of Pepsi soda this time, Max’s Restaurant customers can bite into their favorite Max’s fried chicken for P199. You can also upgrade to a bottomless drink for an additional P28.

More to Expect

As part of drumming up its marketing, diners can also watch out for a performance by Max’s employees every 6:00 pm daily to signal the start of the promo.

Max's Chicken All You Can

Max's Chicken All You Can

Bonus Coupons

Max’s is also giving away free P 20 money coupons for every P200 spent during the Chicken-All-You-Can promotion. A maximum of three accumulated coupons per transaction may be used to “purchase” any Max’s products within a year after issuance. You can use this coupons after July 10, 2011.

First Dibs

Food bloggers were invited last night in the Max’s Restaurant Chicken All You Can launch. I was able to consume 4 quarter chicken, or basically a whole chicken. Gulp, that’s out little secret, ok. Here’s the proof from my three other tablemates. 😛

Max's Restaurant Chicken All You Can bone leftovers

Max's Restaurant Chicken All You Can bone leftovers

Check out more details at their website and Facebook page .

Currently holding the record for the biggest eat-all-you-can promotion ever launched by a single fast-casual dining restaurant in the Philippines, you can expect a beeline at all Max’s Restaurant for this Max’s Chicken All You Can promo this coming Friday.

Starbucks Happy Hour!

I’m not sure what is the connotation of a ‘Happy Hour‘ in other countries or culture outside of the Philippines. But I think Starbucks Philippines is taking it by the raw meaning  – giving its customers a Happy Hour!

It is an outstandingly happy hour for Starbucks customesr as Starbucks Philippines recently launched its one-week promo on its Frappuccinos which is offered at half the price (50% off!) everyday from 12 noon to 2pm from May 2 to May 8, 2011. This is to highlight their new offering of the ‘However-You-Want-It’ Frappuccino blended beverage option.

Yeah I know, I was quite late in publishing this because I’m quite busy organizing a blogger mountain climbing event. Anyhow, you still got three chances including today!

Starbucks Happy Hour

Starbucks Happy Hour

This promo is so successful that some customers abused it on the first day so they updated the promo immediately by limiting each purchase of the Frappuccinos under this promo to only two beverages for every customer.

I’ve got one secret to share…they actually officially start 10 minutes before 12nn and end 10 minutes after 2pm to avoid inconvenience with minor time difference in watch/clock synchronization with customers. ssshhhhh….  🙂 One more thing, as long as you are in the  queue by 2:10pm cut-off time, you’re still in! 😛

Once this is over, I hope Starbucks do a repeat of this Starbucks Happy Hour soon! This is really an awesome treat specially with the scorching heat of the summer season.

Is it Starbucks’ Happy Hour as you’re reading this? 🙂