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33 posts categorized "UTT 6.0 1st Rockwell UTT 2011"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Merry Moo's Artisan Ice Cream - Sea Salt Caramel, Milo & Brown Bread Flavor

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MERRY MOO ARTISAN ICE CREAM

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144 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
154 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  98 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  27 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    5 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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We love Merry Moo because of their insightful flavor combinations. Ever since they debuted in UTT 5.0 with a 3.72 rating, they have continued to win over people with their best selling flavor - Sea Salt Caramel. Their Milo flavor is also a favorite among the kids and kids at heart. They are popular both in Mercato Centrale and Midnight Mercato.

In Rockwell UTT, they introduced playful flavors, and we specifically like the Brown Bread flavor. With a 3.94 rating, they are a consistent favorite among foodies and regarded as one of the best artisan ice creams in Manila.

Congratulations to Kelvin of Merry Moo for a job well done with the innovative flavors in Rockwell's Ultimate Taste Test!  (From top 13 in UTT 5.0 to top 4 in Rockwell UTT!)

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The Sweet Life by Ange - The Sweetest of Them All :)

The Sweet Life by Ange

Rockwell UTT Winner #5: 
THE SWEET LIFE BY ANGE

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137 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
184 foodies rated 4- I love it!
 96 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
 29 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
   3 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

 

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Sweet Life by Ange was initially known for their Sweet Surrender Frozen Brazo which we featured in OAP last 2006 (see: OAP | Frozen Brazo by Ange). 

Ever since then, Ange was able to expand her offerings from cupcakes to different dessert offerings. She created one of the most respected dessert brands in Manila at such a young age. 

In UTT, we still love their classic Sweet Surrender and Angelina Cheesecake

Ange finished her Fashion Degree course at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, CA.  She is on a short break here taking up a French Pastry Course at Enderun.  She will be going back to L.A. after she's done with Enderun by February 2012.

Ange was also awarded by GoNegosyo as one of 2009's Most Inspiring Young Enterpreneurs.  She was the youngest of that batch at 19 years old.

Her ANGELINA Red Velvet Cheesecake (which we had at the UTT Rockwell) was picked by Philippine Daily Inquirer as one of it's 20 Best Desserts for 2011.

Congratulations for winning the Rockwell Ultimate Taste Test :)

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Spring by Ha Yuan's Ka-Pao!

Spring by Ha Yuan

Rockwell UTT Winner #6: 
SPRING BY HA YUAN

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155 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
148 foodies rated 4- I love it!
101 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  28 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
  10 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Spring by Ha Yuan is a healthy and youthful take on Chinese Cuisine by Suzy Lee. She is reinvigorating the Chinese comfort food classics and introducing them to the new generation. This is my Chinese food favorite in Mercato Centrale specially their yummy classic taho :) 

In Rockwell UTT, she introduced exciting flavors of the classic cua pao branded as Ka-Pao (cua pao with a punch)! I personally like the Braised Short Rib and Lychee combination and if you are looking for the healthy kind, try the Sesame-crusted Teriyaki Tofu

Recently, I tried the most famous food truck in the Bay Area in San Francisco called The Chairman (formerly called Chairman Mao). It specializes on cua paos and Spring's steamed Ka-Paos are definitely better. Although, the Chairman food truck is more popular for their baked cua paos more than their steamed version.

Congratulations to Spring by Ha Yuan for winning the Rockwell UTT! Good luck Suzy with your first ever store :) (.... and maybe a food truck in the future perhaps?)

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Gourmet Keso's Chevre Goat Cheese from GK Enchanted Farm

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Rockwell UTT Winner #7: 
CHEVRE GOAT CHEESE

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147 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
157 foodies rated 4- I love it!
111 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
 30 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    8 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Gawad Kalinga (GK)  is known for their blockbuster organic natural products - Human Heart Nature. Also, foodies are starting to discover that GK's Enchanted Farm produces one of the best goat cheeses in the market today. I personally love their Chevre with cashews and truffle oil.

Before, they had a pistacchio version which is the best for me. However, Tony Meloto wanted to make sure that we support our own Filipino-sourced ingredients. Cashews are abundant here in our country versus pistacchio which would be imported. They had to discontinue the pistacchio flavor even though it is really yummy. I really admire GK's Principle, and it makes me want to promote them even more :)

How could you go wrong with a yummy Goat Cheese with a Great Cause? Best Goat Cheese ever!

Congratulations for achieving a top 7 overall finish in Rockwell's Ultimate Taste Test! Let's support Gawad Kalinga!

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Theo & Philo - One of the Best Artisan Filipino Chocolates!

Theo and Philo Chocolate

Rockwell UTT Winner #8: 
THEO & PHILO CHOCOLATE
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114 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
114 foodies rated 4- I love it!
 82 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
 35 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    3 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Theo & Philo is one of the best home-grown Artisan Chocolates in Manila. Almost all their flavors are good but I particularly like their exotic combinations of Dark Chocolate with Calamansi, and Dark Chocolate with Green Mango and Salt.  I also like their Chili Chocolate flavor. 

They proudly source their cacao locally (and currently in talks with Gawad Kalinga to source his cacao). Philo's chocolates are highly recommended for locavores and for Pinoys proudly supporting Filipino-made products. 

Congratulations to Theo & Philo for winning Rockwell's Ultimate Taste Test! 

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