April 14, 2024

Winners of the Golden Sandok award were honored on Nov. 29.

The Golden Sandok (ladle) award is given to food establishments that follow cleanliness and overall sanitation, no-smoking/no selling or allowed selling of cigarettes, including compliance to PD 856 or the Sanitation Code and other ordinances. 

For Asin District, Arkeo Restaurant at San Roque Village topped the category for restaurant and hotel, while Alapu Restaurant at the same area is second place. Mitchie Kate cafeteria along Molave Drive, Purok 3, Km. 4 Asin won the third place as an eatery.

For Quezon hill, Cafeteria Coff33 Connection at Quezon Hill Proper, Yasuragi Japanese Restaurant, and Patti Point eatery at upper Quezon Hill are first, second, and third places respectively in their categories. 

For the Atab District, the House of Yogurt at Suello Village, Sto. Tomas Proper, a restaurant, seller of pasalubong products and serving as an inn, won as first place; Kyms Eatery at Junction Balacbac, Marcos Highway, is second place; and Gemmaica’s Eatery at Marcos Highway corner Kitma road, Bakakeng Central is third place. 

In Irisan, the Rebel Bakehouse along Quirino Highway, The Hall of Plate restaurant at Purok 5, and Camp Riverside/Café Orilla coffee shop and transient house along Balenben Road, are first, second, third places, respectively in their categories.

For Atok Trail district, MN Viewdeck Café in Kadaklan Village, Loakan Apugan as refreshment center; Humiding eatery along upper Atok Trail, and Kitcup Café along Kias Road are first, second, and third places, respectively. 

In Loakan, Mama Beth’s Café in Lower Liwanag; Positivity Café along Viewdeck, Camp 7; and the Hungry Baboon Restaurant at Loakan Proper are first, second, and third places, respectively.

For Aurora Hill, Starway Restaurant and Mang-Coco restaurant at West Modernsite, are first and second placers, while Panahon Ko ‘To Café at North Central Aurora Hill is third place in their category.

Hatch Café in Manzanillo Subdivision and Baguio Holiday Coffee Shop with a bakery, coffee shop, commercial real estate lessor, grocery, and pharmacy ranked first and second, respectively, in their categories for the Quirino Hill District.

In City Camp, Quoted Café as a restaurant, apartelle, and hotel along Burnham-Legarda; Chia’s restaurant at corner Lim and del Pilar streets as restaurant and sub-lessor; and Rustic box restaurant are first, second and third places, respectively.

For Scout Barrio, Emil Rose Grill and Phantom’s Barbeque Grill ranked first and second, respectively. 

Amare la Cucina in Marcoville, Grumpy Joe at Upper Session Road, DPS Compound and Fork and Dagger at Nevada Square, Greenwater Village; all in Engineers Hill are first, second and third places, respectively in their category.

In Campo Filipino, Rewind Café at Ferguson Road, Mang Ed Bakareta House and Restaurant in Bokawkan Road, and Kuya Nol’z Eatery at Guisad Surong are first, second, and third places, respectively in their categories. 

Gabe’s Oven Bakeshop, Tam-awan Village and Mikko’s Kitchenette; all in Pinsao Proper are first, second, and third places, respectively in their category.

Valencia’s in Outlook Drive, Sweetmates in Gibraltar, Le Vain Bread and Coffee in Outlook Drive; all in Mines View district are first, second, and third places, respectively as a restaurant, coffee shop, and bakery.

In Pacdal, Mamita’s Café and Restaurant at St. Joseph’s Village, Ranee House of Curry in Lualhati and Ramen Sora at Navy Base, St. Joseph Village won first, second, and third places, respectively. 

In Lucban District, H100 Eco Lodge along Magsaysay Private Road, Soledad’s Honeymoon-Holyghost and But First Coffee at Holyghost Proper are first, second, and third places, respectively in their category.

In the same district, Valley Bread Café at Upper Magsaysay, Café Veniz at AZCKO barangay, and Vis-à-vis Lounge at the Maharlika Complex are also ranked first, second, and third places in their category; while Beans Talk Bistro at Malcolm Square is first, Ginto Café, also at Malcolm Square is second, and Read and Brew Café at Porta Vaga Annex, Session Road; Balai Studio Café, Overtone-Ito restaurant, both at Gov. Pack barangay are third placers in their category.

Environment Sanitation Head, Engr. Charles Carame said being awarded a Golden Sandok is an advantage over other food establishments, as it serves as confirmation of compliance to sanitation regulations.

The competition is an annual program of the local government unit, where this year’s competition is the first in a three-year series.

For 2024, the team shall revalidate and choose top establishments from the 16 districts. The top 16 establishments will be re-validated and will compete against each other in a citywide level. – Julie G. Fianza