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Merry Moo's Queso de Bola and Food for the Gods!

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MERRY MOO'S Food for the Gods and Queso de Bola Artisan Ice Cream
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124 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
122 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  56 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
    7 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    3 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Merry Moo is one of the best Artisan Ice Creams in Manila -- even better than the commercialized ice cream versions out there.

Now a 3-time Ultimate Taste Test winner, Merry Moo finally takes first place in UTT 7.0:

The Christmas flavors of Queso de Bola and Food for the Gods were perfectly recreated in ice cream form in time for this Holiday season. I'm always impressed with Merry Moo, and it is certainly pulling its weight in taking Artisan Ice Cream to a whole new level in Manila. :)

Congratulations, Kelvin, for capturing the Overall Top Spot in Ultimate Taste Test 7.0!

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Mio Gelati and Mochilato

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MIO GELATI and MOCHILATO
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  72 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
110 foodies rated 4- I love it!
 69 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  14 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    3 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.
 

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Mio Gelati is best known for its gelato innovations in Midnight Mercato, offering not only the classic cream- and fruit-based flavors but also alcoholic ones and special premium flavors.

Recently, they introduced the first Mio Gelati Mobile in Distrito and they presented the Mochilato (gelato nicely tucked in a mochi ball) in UTT 7.0. I love it because of its soft mochi cover and delicious gelato taste.

Congratulations, Mio Gelati, for winning the Top 2 spot in Ultimate Taste Test 7.0!

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Dulcelin Gourmet's Honeyed Beef Bourguignon and Shrimp & Uni Pasta

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DULCELIN GOURMET's Honeyed Beef Bourguignon and Shrimp & Uni Pasta
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144 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  93 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  38 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
   50 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
   23 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Dulcelin has become famous not just for its delectable desserts but also for its flavorful you-can't-go-wrong dishes. Using sous-vide techniques alongside traditional cooking, they create unforgettable dishes for any occasion.

Dulcelin Gourmet is now a 5-time winner of the Ultimate Taste Test series:

  • Overall winner in Ultimate Taste Test 1.0 (with a rating of 4.6) with 
    US Angus Beef Shortribs with Red Wine and Port Sauce, American Kobe Tri-tip, Hickory Smoked Pork Belly with Barbecue Sauce, Red Rice Salad and Strawberry Cake.

We love Dulcelin and we've tasted a big portion of their menu. Their dishes never fail to make us close our eyes in appreciation and put a smile on our faces in satisfaction.

For Dulcelin lovers who got used to the classic items, they introduced their new menu additions in Ultimate Taste Test 7.0 --  Honeyed Beef Bourguignon and Shrimp & Uni Pasta.

I personally love the tenderness and rich wine sauce of the Beef Bourguignon.

The Shrimp & Uni Pasta is good to try too because of its tender seafood and unique sauce. If your family loves uni, this is the dish for you this holiday season. :)

Congratulations again, Dulcelin!

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Choclery Artisan Chocolates

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CHOCLERY ARTISAN CHOCOLATES
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122 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
137 foodies rated 4- I love it!
120 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  49 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
     9 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.
 

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If you are looking for something new in chocolates, check out the rising new Filipino Chocolatiers -- Oliver Tiong & Kathy Ong, the couple behind Choclery Artisan Chocolates.

My personal favorites: their Manchego Cheese (yes, cheese with chocolate :) ) and 60% Dark Truffle. They are getting quite popular in the foodie circles because of these flavors.

Choclery joins Theo & Philo and Risa Chocolates in coming up with proudly Filipino Artisan Chocolate creations.

We are proud of you guys. Congratulations for winning in UTT 7.0! :)

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Joan & Jane Cake Bites

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JOAN AND JANE CAKE BITES
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   77 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
122 foodies rated 4- I love it!
134 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  37 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    8 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.
 

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We've taste-tested a lot of cakes and dessert items in Mercato, but we haven't come across much treats like the Cassava Tartlet from Joan & Jane Cake Bites. It is something different and definitely worth raving about immediately after your first bite.

You've got to try their Salted Caramel Cassava Tartlets topped with chopped cashews to balance the taste. This is a refreshing twist to the usual cassava tart.

They also introduced their beef pot pie and custard cake in UTT7.0, but the tartlets were the ones that left a lasting impression.

Congratulations to Joan & Jane Cake Bites for getting the foodies' seal of approval in UTT 7.0!

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Ging Regalado's Edible Options

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

Related post: Winner of Ultimate Taste Test 5.0. Edible Options' Sausages

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Edible Options is one of the best selling stalls in Mercato, Soderno and Distrito. Ging, the powerful force behind it, is a respected food entrepreneur. She specializes in good quality food products that are unbranded most of the time so that she can sell them at a good cost.

She is also popularly known for her buy 1 take 1 sausages, which got a 3.77 rating in UTT 5.0.

In UTT 7.0, she introduced her Christmas food offerings -- Chicken Galantina, Ham and her baked goodies such as Food for the Gods, Rum cake, Carrot cake. I personally liked her Chicken Galantina, which is something you can order for Noche Buena or Media Noche.

Congratulations, Ging of Edible Options, for winning foodies' hearts in UTT 7.0!

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Fillet N' Dips

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Fillet N' Dips' Fish n' Chips with Dip
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106 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
132 foodies rated 4- I love it!
128 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
   61 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
   12 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.


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There are a lot of people who want to introduce Fish N' Chips in our food markets, and Fillet N' Dips is starting to become known in Mercato and Soderno as the place to get a good one.

Instead of the fish fillet, some people prefer the fish fingers version for easier sharing (like the chicken fingers popularized by Friday's).

Congratulations to this young start-up business, Fillet N' Dips, for winning in Ultimate Taste Test 7.0! :)

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