September 15, 2015
Thank you to all the foodies and food purveyors who attended the 13th Ultimate Taste Test 2015, held for the first time at Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Malls!
We had a good mix of savory and sweet products from 40+ new vendors and over 80+ yummy dishes. The venue offered better exposure for the concessionaires to showcase the new flavors in the metro.
Here is a photo essay of the Ultimate Taste Test 2015 experience...
The Best Truly Home-Made Chips in Manila by Trisha! Visit www.facebook.com/thchipsmanila.
Best home-made Hummus and Falafel in Manila by Elijah. Visit www.facebook.com/humuselijah.
The most beautiful food blogger in Manila, Jill Bantang of The Food Scout.
The foodies kept raving about The Peppermill's Laing Fettuccine!
Vladimir Bunoan and Jeeves de Veyra of ABS-CBN News Online.
A bucket of Irish Potatoes gourmet fries with thick, skin-on, straight cut, fancy grade potato fries topped with real cheese sauce, bacon and button mushrooms. Visit www.facebook.com/IrishPotatoesPhilippines/.
Poco Deli's new Wagyu and New Zealand Sausage and home-cured Bacon! Visit Pocodeli.ph.
Beatriz Acosta, the charming foodie of ClickTheCity.com.
My personal favorite Papa Didi's Mango Ginger Ice Cream! Visit www.facebook.com/papadiddis.
I also like the super moist Choco-Liquor Cake by Maricar Reyes with gold packaging! Call +63 917 864-8282 or Visit www.facebook.com/chocoliquorcakes.
Bettinna Carlos of Baked Bites of Nutella Rocks fame with family! Call +63 917 861-BITE (2483) to order or follow @abettinnacarlos.
Green Tea Beignets by Kapeng Mainit! Related Post: Kapeng Mainit by Chef Bryan Francisco.
A new way to enjoy cold coffee--Boom's Cold Brew! Visit www.facebook.com/boomscoldbrew.
Arroz--non-caffeinated Roasted Rice Drink by Gawad Kalinga Farms! Visit www.facebook.com/CafeArrozPH.
Katrina Lagman and family. Follow our foodie chatter with Katrina at chats.viber.com/OurAwesomePlanet.
Shiv Hiranand x George Weineke's latest innovation--Pizzacle (Pizza on a Stick). Visit www.pizzacle.com.
Chivy's Sous vide Hainanese Chicken got the thumbs up from the foodies at the Ultimate Taste Test.
My favorite flavors at Gelato Lab--Matcha Choco Chip and Bailey's Irish Cream! Visit GelatoLabPH.
Awesome Thanks to Myrna Fernandez for believing in our Ultimate Taste Test event!
Pappy's Barbecue House Organic Wagyu Meat Products from Banderas Wagyu Farm in Tagaytay.
Thank you to San Miguel Lifestyle Brews for the Food & Beer Pairing with San Miguel Premium All Malt, San Miguel Super Dry, and Cerveza Negra!
Cheers to the freshman HRM Students of STI College in Alabang for being food critics for the day!
My favorite Kofta Tagine and Signature Chicken Shawarma from the Arab Tent! Follow @TheArabTent.
Herb's Bistro Pan fried Crispy Deboned Rosemary Chicken Leg was a hit! Visit Herbs Bistro Group Inc.
Kat Catapusan, food blogger beauty, of the thehungrykat.com.
Team Fillypiñana's Rari-Tea Sugar Drops with flavors. :) Visit teamfillypinana.weebly.com.
With one of our Chef idols in Manila--Chef Carlo Miguel of 71 Grammercy & The Brewery.
The Sultry Chef Ivory Yat's most raved Roasted Angus U.S. Beef at The Beef Barn! Visit www.beefbarn.ph.
I prefer to pair food with San Miguel Premium All Malt, but this beef goes well with San Miguel Super Dry.
Aidan vs. Richie. How time flies...
Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm's First Harvest - Salted Coco Caramel is the best! Visit firstharvest.ph.
Thank you to all the foodies and OAP friends who support the Ultimate Taste Test year after year!
Kumori's Signature Hanjuku Japanese Cheesecake and the Krone! Follow @KumoriPH.
Balbacoa and Al Pastor Taco at Su Casa Mexican House. Check out Su Casa Mexican Grill.
Voila! 3-Step Jar Cake which is a good interactive baking project with your kids. Visit www.voilajars.com.
Awesome thank you to Junie Jalandoni for believing in the Ultimate Taste Test! Yes, let's bring this to Iloilo, Davao, and Cebu. :)
My favorite wine ice cream flavors are the merlot and chocolate shiraz. Follow @ViceCream_PH.
Thank you also to Rowena Tomeldan and Jocene Magahis of Ayala for the awesome support!
Another favorite from Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farms--Kabutehan Crispy Mushrooms! Visit www.facebook.com/kabutehanmushrooms.
Thanks to Pierre Marmonier of the Fruit Garden Jam for the continuous support of Ultimate Taste Test!
I like the Spanish Callos from Tarlaqueña. Visit www.tarlaquenacatering.com.ph.
Andros Cookies Sunny Thumbprints with homemade Mango Jam! Visit Andros Cookie Chronicles.
Check out the Coco CreamPie by The King's Crumbs Bakeshop when you are in Tagaytay!
Finally, Smoked Deboned Milkfish Belly by The Fisher Farms! Visit www.fisherfarms.ph.
Erika Cantor of Hunger Buster fame. :) Visit www.erikacantor.net.
Angus Beef Salpicao by Auntie May's--Ang Salpicao ng Bayan!
Thank you to Jhoey and BG Hernandez for our mini-reunion chat. Let's volt in soon!
The best homemade Indonesian food you'll ever taste in Manila! :) Visit Bakmi Nyonya.
Thank you to Darlyn with family and friends for supporting the Ultimate Taste Test every year. :)
Thanks to the Zynappse Team for creating the Our Awesome Planet Mobile App. :)
Portobello Bakery's Quezo de Bola Ensaymada for dessert. :)
Our Awesome Family with the cousins. :)
Manila Creamery's Mangga't Suman with Latik Gelato and Bacio (Kiss) Gelato. Visit Manila Creamery.
Shout out to the up-and-coming Qrated.PH team--Lori Linsey, Pearl Ganzon, and Charz Mendoza!
Sweet Seduction's Chocolate Espresso Truffles and Cocoa Nut Butter.
Team Molina Market Project! We had pretty good applicants to the Molina Market and we are excited to announce who made it. :)
Our kid's favorite--Rita's Mango, Strawberry Basil, and Lemonade Italian Ice! Visit www.ritasice.com.
Welcome to Jay and Donato of the Casa Italia Philippines Team! Visit Casa Italia soon in Manila. :)
Thanks to Chef Bryan Francisco and Kapeng Mainit team for supporting the Ultimate Taste Test!
UTT Tiny Planet Photo Sphere by Peter Paul Dumdum. Follow @Peter.Pub.
Thank you all for coming and for making Ultimate Taste Test 2015 the most remarkable UTT ever! :)
And the winners of the Ultimate Taste Test 2015 are... (stay tuned!)
Live an Awesome Life,
Full Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is the Founder of the Ultimate Taste Test series.
P.S. Thank you to Ayala Malls & Glorietta for hosting Ultimate Taste Test 2015!
Thank you to our co-presenter San Miguel Lifestyle Brews for the food and beer pairing with San Miguel Premium All Malt, San Miguel Super Dry, and Cerveza Negra!
Thank you to Cheers for wiping foodie's mouth and hands with your tissue during the UTT.
Thank you to Dinsmor Promo for the UTT Ballpens used by the foodies to rate. Call +632 400-8716.
Thank you to Breakfast Magazine for the delicious magazines and for the support!
Thank you to Waters Philippines for quenching the thirst of the foodies during the event!