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Best Manapua - Final Results and Rankings


Click on a Judge to see their profile. Hover over each Judge's score to see their comment explaining that score and a score breakdown. A complete list of judge's comments is located below the results table. We did weighted scoring again with Taste=50%, Texture=30% and Presentation=20%.


Rank Name Judge 1
Judge 2
Judge 3
Judge 4
Judge 5
Judge 6
Average Score Out of 10 Normalized Score
#1 Libby Manapua Shop
8.9Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 6. Lots of filling, hint of anise or 5-spice, good salt, not very red. Bread good texture, bread less sweet than B by good taste and chew. 9.8 Taste 10...Texture 10...Presentation 9. Bread is soft and tender. Meat is flavorful and not so "fake looking". I liked this the best!! 7.5Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 7. 7.5Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Good taste. 6.6Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5. 8.3Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Plenty meat. Meat tasty. Good bread texture. 8.10 100%
#2
Aiea Manapua and Snack Shop
8.7Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Sweet chewy bread. Filling good consistency. Nice balance of flavor. 7.3Taste 9...Texture 4...Presentation 8. Great taste. Bread is slightly sweet. The meat was a little tough. Nice color to the filling. Seems like they added grisel to the filling. 6.6Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5. 7.5Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Sticky bread but good taste. Chunky char siu, nice. 4.5Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Breat is sweet and tasty. Unfortunately the meat is not. 5.5Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Meat chunky. Mushy. Small. 6.68 82.5%
#3
Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory
7.0Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Smoky sweet jerky flavor like Jackson Street bbq flavor, meaty. Bread more English style flavor not crumbly texture. 5.4Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 8. Meat tastes weird. Filling looks like raw meat. My first thought is that this is from Chinatown...not locally made. Bread was just OK. 6.2Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 7. 7.8Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Good taste, good bread. But A (7-Eleven) is still better. 5.2Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 6. 5.1Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Meat weird taste. Little mushy. Big. 6.12 75.5%
#4 Char Hung Sut
5.7Taste 6...Texture 3...Presentation 9. Boring meat, but not too complex. Too chewy, top layer too thick. 8.0Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Bread is unspectacular but meat is very flavorful. Could use a little more color to the filling. 5.1Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 3. 5.8Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Alright. 3.8Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Uneventful, non-memorable. 7.2Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Big. 5.93
73.3%
#5 7-Eleven Convenience Store (Wildcard/Control)
5.6Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Bland bread and filling. 6.0Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 10. Nothing spectacular. Attractive manapua with the "spinning star" design. Meat has a nice red color to it but disappointed in the taste, bland. 3.8Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Non-traditional look and taste. 9.0Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Good texture, not much bread. Good taste not dry. Bread light and fluffy. 5.3Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Unusual and different. 4.2Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Bread spongy. Fancy bread. 5.65
69.8%
#6 Island Manapua Factory
3.4Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 5. Doughy and salty meat. Too red. 4.0Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 1. Bread is dry. Filling looks unappetizing. The color was a little too bright for my taste (neon red). 5.1Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Meat too red. 7.7Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Good taste. 3.7Taste 3...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Too red. Crumbly and falling apart. 4.7Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Bread no mo too much taste. Bread a little tough. Too much red #5. 4.77
58.8%

Judge's Comments


 

#1 Libby Manapua Shop

Judge 1 - Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 6. Lots of filling, hint of anise or 5-spice, good salt, not very red. Bread good texture, bread less sweet than B by good taste and chew.

Judge 2 - Taste 10...Texture 10...Presentation 9. Bread is soft and tender. Meat is flavorful and not so "fake looking". I liked this the best!!

Judge 3 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 7.

Judge 4 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Good taste.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5.

Judge 6 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Plenty meat. Meat tasty. Good bread texture.


#2 Aiea Manapua and Snack Shop

Judge 1 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Sweet chewy bread. Filling good consistency. Nice balance of flavor.

Judge 2 - Taste 9...Texture 4...Presentation 8. Great taste. Bread is slightly sweet. The meat was a little tough. Nice color to the filling. Seems like they added grisel to the filling.

Judge 3 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5.

Judge 4 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Sticky bread but good taste. Chunky char siu, nice.

Judge 5 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Breat is sweet and tasty. Unfortunately the meat is not.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Meat chunky. Mushy. Small.


#3 Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory

Judge 1 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Smoky sweet jerky flavor like Jackson Street bbq flavor, meaty. Bread more English style flavor not crumbly texture.

Judge 2 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 8. Meat tastes weird. Filling looks like raw meat. My first thought is that this is from Chinatown...not locally made. Bread was just OK.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 7.

Judge 4 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Good taste, good bread. But A (7-Eleven) is still better.

Judge 5 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 6.

Judge 6 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Meat weird taste. Little mushy. Big.


#4 Char Hung Sut

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 3...Presentation 9. Boring meat, but not too complex. Too chewy, top layer too thick.

Judge 2 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Bread is unspectacular but meat is very flavorful. Could use a little more color to the filling.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 3.

Judge 4 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Alright.

Judge 5 - Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Uneventful, non-memorable.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Big.


#5 7-Eleven Convenience Store (Wildcard/Control)

Judge 1 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Bland bread and filling.

Judge 2 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 10. Nothing spectacular. Attractive manapua with the "spinning star" design. Meat has a nice red color to it but disappointed in the taste, bland.

Judge 3 - Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Non-traditional look and taste.

Judge 4 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Good texture, not much bread. Good taste not dry. Bread light and fluffy.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Unusual and different.

Judge 6 - Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Bread spongy. Fancy bread.


#6 Island Manapua Factory

Judge 1 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 5. Doughy and salty meat. Too red.

Judge 2 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 1. Bread is dry. Filling looks unappetizing. The color was a little too bright for my taste (neon red).

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Meat too red.

Judge 4 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Good taste.

Judge 5 - Taste 3...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Too red. Crumbly and falling apart.

Judge 6 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Bread no mo too much taste. Bread a little tough. Too much red #5.