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Anton Diaz is the founder of Our Awesome Planet, the #1 Food and Travel Blog in the Philippines and co-founder of Mercato Centrale, successful weekend night food market in Manila. Read more
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- AWESOME DUMAGUETE: A Weekend Getaway Itinerary to the Best of Dumaguete!
- BAGUIO: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Baguio (2016 Edition)!
- BEST OF BOHOL 2016: 7 New Awesome Experiences You Should not Miss!
- CALAGUAS: The Waling-Waling Eco Resort Experience...
- SAGADA Itinerary: Definitive Food & Travel DIY Guide to Sagada (2017)!
- PAMPANGA: Top 10 Most Awesome Restaurants in Pampanga! (2016)
- ROMBLON: 8 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Romblon!
- CEBU Like Never Before! (10 Most Awesome Experiences)
- 11 BIGGEST BUSINESS TRENDS in the Philippines 2014! (*Must Read for Every Filipino Entrepreneur)
- FESTIVAL GUIDE to the 10 Most Awesome Fiestas of the Philippines!
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Here are the Rockwell UTT Winners for the Beverage Category:
165 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
77 foodies rated 4- I love it!
46 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
13 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
4 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.
El Kapitan is a consistent winner in the Ultimate Taste Test series. They introduced their coffee drinks in UTT 2.0 with a rating of 3.7 (see: OAP | El Kapitan Food Enterprises) and their Tea Tarik in UTT 3.0 with a rating of 3.6 (see: OAP | Instant Teh Tarik that I Love).
In Rockwell UTT, they served a very addicting Spiced Chai, which was highly rated by the foodies who tasted it. It is a great combination, and we've replaced our coffee consumption at home with spiced chai already -- even my mom loved it. :)
Their Spiced Chai and other concoctions were a hit, garnering a rating of 4.25 in the Rockwell UTT. Congratulations, Raymond!
200 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
132 foodies rated 4- I love it!
74 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
8 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
2 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.
From the creator of the Best Fresh Milk in Manila, Holly's Milk, comes the Creamiest Artisan Ice Cream of All -- Carmen's Best! The secret to their ice cream's yumminess is that they produce their own milk and get only the very best ingredients for their ice cream.
Paco Magsaysay's Carmen's Best is the creamiest and most indulgent artisan ice cream I've ever tasted in Manila! We love the Malted Milk and Salted Caramel flavors. You will literally close your eyes as you savor the creamy taste of Carmen's Best ice cream. A pint is never enough.
Foodies rated Carmen's Best as the No. 1 food in Rockwell's Ultimate Taste Test! Congratulations, Paco!
Carmen's Best joins the overall winners in the Ultimate Taste Test Series (since 2009):
UTT 1.0 overall winner rating 4.6: Dulcelin,
UTT 2.0 overall winner rating 3.8: Supreme Brazo Bars by Ces Lopez Cafe,
UTT 3.0 overall winner rating 3.8: Dulcelin,
UTT 4.0 overall winner rating 4.2:JAM Foods Tapa,
UTT 5.0 overall winner rating 4.11: Risa Chocolates!,
UTT 6.0 (Rockwell UTT) overall winner rating 4.24: Carmen's BEST Ice Cream Indeed!
(P.S. Check out Ultimate Taste Test 7.0 tomorrow at 7pm at Mercato Centrale! See you there!!!)
291 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
239 foodies rated 4- I love it!
120 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
38 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
4 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.
Luigi received the most number of I love it! (4) ratings with 239 foodies, and the most number of Awesome! I would recommend it! (5) ratings with 291 foodies. More than half of the foodies raved about Luigi's Phillychanga and Chicken Cordon Bleu during the Rockwell's Ultimate Taste Test.
The food speaks for itself -- he does not even need to use his celebrity parents' name to market himself as a rising, respected chef in Manila. His celebrity chef mom and famous dad would be proud of him.
He has been a popular favorite in Midnight Mercato ever since he opened a stall. When he applied with a taste test sample of Shepherd's Pie in Mercato, it was refreshingly memorable that I took note of his name and started to watch how foodies would get excited about his food.
Luigi's Phillychanga is a deep-fried classic Philly Cheese Steak with a crispy tortilla wrap containing tender meat with onions and melted cheese. (It does resemble a lumpia, as some foodies commented.) Sarap!
Congratulations to Luigi, a celebrity chef on the rise, for getting a 4.11 rating and getting the No. 2 spot in Rockwell's Ultimate Taste Test!
118 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
103 foodies rated 4- I love it!
72 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
16 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
5 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.
We first discovered Lavosh Chips when Dinah introduced them to the public when Midnight Mercato opened. Her products are presented well alongside her nicely designed booth. She would always be there, ready to serve with a smile and passionately educating customers on what lavosh chips are.
In Rockwell UTT, I personally loved her Creamy Walnut-Basil Pesto Brulee w/ Coco sugar spread and the Crunchy Sweet Tablea Lavosh Chips with rich Dark Chocolate Dip.
5Loaves & 2Fish deserves the No. 3 spot with a 3.99 rating in the recent Rockwell's Ultimate Taste Test! Congratulations, Dinah! We are looking forward to your new creations. :)