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Thank you all for coming to the successful UTT12: 4th Rockwell Ultimate Taste Test at the Power Plant Mall Tent, co-presented by San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, who provided the awesome food and beer pairing for the event!

Here’s a photo essay of the event highlights and my favorites during the 12th UTT…

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The 4th Rockwell Ultimate Taste Test is the 12th UTT event, running for 5 years now since August 2009.

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Our kids liked Buffy’s Chocolate Milk and the Strawberry Yogurt Drink, all made from carabao’s milk.

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The buffalo’s milk is extra creamy, which our boys love. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Most foodies raved about Bhe’st Lasagna, which is indeed one of the best lasagnas we’ve tasted. Remember to order for your next potluck dinner this Christmas season.

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From the family that created Nutella Rocks comes Kisstachio

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Belly Bob’s Boneless Lechon Belly de Cebu was also a big hit among foodies.

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Most people loved the chopped lechon belly and sisig. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you, Em, for coming early and for the support! 

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The former owners of Red Ribbon have finally relaunched their brand as Red Spatula, starting with their iconic mamon, which comes in different flavors. I like the Dulce de Leche variant.

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The Banana Loaf with different flavors from Chichi’s Pastries

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I personally like the Chocnut Banana Loaf

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Foodies loved TWG Singapore’s Best Macarons!

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For coffee jelly fanatics, check out Dolci Coffee Jelly (www.mydolci.com). 

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The Blue Bell Red Velvet and Sea Salt Caramel was so good and one of the best ice creams in UTT12.

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Best healthy snack for me–Cuptain CupcakesRoasted Cacao Nib Crunch with Chia and Flax Seeds! Nice creation from Claudine Mijares and Paolo Reyes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My son Aidan vs. Richie (the Pickiest Eater)–a UTT Tradition. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Julian Aherrera’s The Crumbly Oven Chocolate Cookies.

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Interesting Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus, created by Reggie Aspiras for the Fisher Farms.

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Tuna Pasties by Rosanna Hwang’s Pink Mixer Bakery.

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Thanks to the Pepita’s Kitchen family for coming to UTT12!

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Our favorite Puto with Leche Flan on Top from Briet’s Dessert Station.

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I like General’s Lechon‘s new creation–Garlic Sausages a la Lucban Longganisa.

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Thanks to the General’s Lechon family for coming and supporting UTT12!

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Love the vibe of the UTT event, which is a mix of Foodie’s Cocktail Party, Food Blogger’s EB, and Food Vendor’s celebration of Manila’s new flavors. ๐Ÿ™‚  

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Thank you, Len of The Mommist, for coming with your family. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks to Sandy Allan-Beltran of The Reading Room for the support!

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Thanks to Spanky of The Daily Spanx for the awesome hosting of UTT12!

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Thanks to Jane of Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice and family for coming!

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One of my favorite healthy treats in UTT–Pumpkin Jam inspired by Kaya and the Gluten-free, Vegan Dark Chocolate Cookies from Jertie’s Kitchen. 

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Thanks to Edy of Fog City Creamery, Chona of Homemade Treasures Cakes and Pastries, and Richard of Tales from the Tummy for coming to UTT12!

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Another UTT Favorite–Crispy Pork Belly con Chorizo Paella from The Kulinarya Kitchen! They specialize in party trays, perfect for your next potluck dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Miguel Aranaz of Kool Kids Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Love this Salted Raw Butter from Bukidnon from The Daily Farm Manila

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Congrats to Kelvin of Merry Moo for his latest flavors–Scandalously Chocolate made from Malagos Chocolate, and White Choco Matcha. ๐Ÿ™‚

The chocolate was velvety soft and tasted like Royce Chocolates.

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Congrats to Marlyn Salvador of Wise Eats Manila for the debut of…

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…the most raved-about Lamb Ham by Food Bloggers. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you to San Miguel Lifestyle Brews for the Food & Beer Pairing! The San Miguel Premium was a hit with the foodies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I love the new Pinoy chocolate flavors and packaging from Theo & Philo Chocolates.

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Dulcelin GourmetRed Rice with Shrimp Shiso & Quail Eggs and Choco Cake Base with Cashew Nougatine. 

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Thanks to Ricky and Miko Morelos for supporting UTT12! 

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Thanks to Ange of The Sweet Life and Jonathan Beam of Clean Slate Food Blog for coming to the 4th Rockwell UTT!

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Thanks to Trisha Saguin, also known as the Panic Baker, for supporting UTT! ๐Ÿ™‚

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The boys loved the new Dulce de Leche flavors from Chips Ahoy!

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Welcome back to the Manila Blogging scene, B’ley of Blogalog! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks to my brother, Rommel of Artisano Studios, for doing the Vlog series on UTT12. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My favorite Almond Butter made by Maxine Qua!

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The Elvis Pie by Heston’s The Happy Monster.

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Love this Corned Beef Chili by Isi Laureno’s The Chili Asylum!  

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Chef Eugene and Artist Reg Yuson present Fork Play’s Roast Chicken.

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Roasted Chicken with natural flavors and spices with No MSG and No Artificial Preservatives ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Thanks to Reg Yuson–the man behind the “Specific Gravity Installation Art on Boni High Street (among other works)–for sharing a bit of master builder inspiration with the boys.

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Check out Butchay‘s healthy Alugbati Spreads.

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The Baker of the hour–Nikko’s Baking Studio!

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Their famous Sans Rival Chips…  

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…and Pineapple Steusel Pie. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We’ve finally launched the Our Awesome Planet App for Android, in partnership with Zynappse!

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Raphael having fun with Augmented Reality at the OAP App booth. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks to EricJaz Foodies for coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Chizu Cheese Cupcakes!

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Thanks to Pierre and family of The Fruit Garden Luxury Jams for coming!

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I enjoyed The Marketplace Cook-off, which was taken seriously by the UTT Foodie Participants.

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Thank you to the judges of The Marketplace Cook-off!

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The winning sandwich!

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My Mercato Partners, RJ and Vanessa Ledesma, with Yen of The Tummy Traveler, and Chucky Dreyfus of www.chuckiedreyfus.ph. Thanks, guys!

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Love the Kalamansi Cupcakes from My Cup of Cake. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks to the Rockwell Land family for coming!

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The San Miguel Lifestyle Brews Blind Taste Test was also a hit during the UTT event. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks to all the happy foodies for coming!

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Thanks to Ama and Angkong for coming!

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Thanks to Nestle Professional for the support. Love the Cucumber Lemon drink! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Again, thank you to all the foodies for coming to UTT! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you to Michelle Cu-Unjieng of Angus Beef Tapa for coming!

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Beautiful foodies at the 4th UTT event. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you Chef Jam Melchor of Healthy Eats for supporting UTT12!

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Loved The Slinks band, too. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks to our Rockwell Family for supporting us for 4 years already!

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Thank you to the Foodie Love Team of the year! 

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Congratulations to all the foodie raffle winners of the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks to Calixto and Norma Chikiamco for supporting UTT! It was awesome to finally meet you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you to Tito Rene and Tita Fortune Ledesma for supporting the 4th Ultimate Taste Test!

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And the winners of the 4th Rockwell Ultimate Taste Test are…

(To be continued…)

 

Live an Awesome Life,

Anton 
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com
Follow @antondiaz and Like our Official Facebook Page: Our Awesome Planet ๐Ÿ™‚ 
If you have tips on awesome food and travel destinations, please email me at [email protected].

Full Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is the Founder of the Ultimate Taste Test series.

P.S. Thank you to the Awesome Rockwell Partners for the successful 4th Ultimate Taste Test!

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