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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

MANILA CREAMERY: Mango Suman Latik Gelato & Bacio Gelato! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Manila creamery is one of the newest brands to hit the Gelato Market, concocted by gelato specialist Jason Go and Paolo Reyes both with degrees at a respected gelato school in Italy.

Foodies loved their creative flavors and modern take at crafting Italian gelato, producing radical and bold flavors with using natural and high quality imported and local ingredients in their batches.

 

MANILA CREAMERY
Facebook: Manila-Creamery
Phone: +63 915943-8316
Email: [email protected]

MANILA CREAMERY: UTT Winner #4 Rating 4.21
198  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
141 foodies rated 4- I love it!
61  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
20 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
2 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

THE BEEF BARN: Roast Angus Beef by Sultry Chef Ivory Yat! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Ivory Yat is the 3rd-placer of Masterchef Pinoy Edition known as "Kusinera Fashionista", owner of The Beef Barn and The Sultry Chef in Mezza Norte.

Foodies loved the flavors and juiciness of the meat from Roast Angus beef. It's the same original sultry roast beef by "the sultry chef" with the same quality you can get from hotels but with affordable fast-food prices.

 

THE BEEF BARN
Eastwood Citywalk 2, 1110 Quezon City, Philippines
Facebook: BeefBarn
Website: www.beefbarn.ph

THE BEEF BARN: UTT Winner #6 Rating 4.13
302  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
176 foodies rated 4- I love it!
118  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
44 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
1 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

TARLAQUENA: Callos Ala Tarlaqueña & Chicken Croquettas #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Tarlaqueña is a family catering and services owned by Ms. Dinna Tolentino.

Their best-selling dish is the Callos Ala Tarlaqueña, a recipe passed down by her grandmother from Tarlac. Callos or Ox tripe stew was introduced here in the Philippines during the Spanish Colonial era. Tarlaquena's Callos used the traditional cooking method "siga" or slow cooking using an open fire. It is flavored with spicy chorizo and is quite rich, thick and sticky.

 

TARLAQUENA CATERING SERVICE
#1 Anonas Extention Sikatuna Village, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: +632 921-5354, +632 352-6189
Website: www.tarlaquenacatering.com.ph
Facebook: Tarlaquena-Catering

TARLAQUENAL: UTT Winner #6 Rating 4.13
248  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
185 foodies rated 4- I love it!
102  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
29 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
4 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

 

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#Philippines, Awesome Festivals

MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival! @TourismPHL

By Abigail Javellana

MassKara Festival 2015

Experience 20 days of merry making with street parties, endless food, and wonderful masquerade costumes that make up Bacolod City's MassKara Festival.

It is considered by the likes of CNN and National Geographic as a must do experience when visiting the Philippines. The celebration starts between Oct 1 to 19, with the biggest event starting on the weekend nearest to the 19th.

Our #BoomingBacolod adventure starts as we'll show how you can make the most of the MasKara Festival from festival line-ups & parades, must-go parties, delicious local fares, yummy desserts, pasalubong, tourist spots and tips!

By the way, this is the hometown of Abi of Team Our Awesomeplanet. So expect a guided tour from a local's perspective. Come and join us as we rediscover Bacolod City. 🙂

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod's MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros' Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

AUNTIE MAY’S: The Best Home-Made Salpicao in Manila! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Auntie May’s bestseller is their Angus Beef Salpicao cooked with minced garlic aplenty and special seasoning. 

An original recipe by Auntie May's family made from Certified Angus Beef. They serve it with rice and also sell it in frozen packs with 3 individual sachets with a "how to cook guide". It an easy prepare meal you can cook straight from the freezer.

Foodies loved its savory and tender meat that compliments their specialty garlic fried rice. 

 

AUNTIE MAY'S
Mercato Centrale and 30-A Juan Gutierrez St corner M.A. Reyes St. Little Baguio, San Juan City, 1500
Mobile: +6326248172 +639178850508
Email: auntiemay'[email protected]
Facebook: Auntie May's

AUNTIE MAY'S: UTT Winner #7 Rating 4.03
231 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
206 foodies rated 4- I love it!
134 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
33  foodies rated 2- It is OK.
4 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

 

Related Blog Post: AUNTIE MAY's: U.S Beef Tapa, Angus Beef Salpicao and Home Cooked Meals

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

SU CASA MEXICAN GRILL: Mexican Barbacoa Tacos #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Foodies loved Su Casa Mexican Grill's authentic Mexican tacos. They served the popular Mexican classic Barbacoa Tacos. Crispy bits of slow-cooked beef wrapped in a soft taco shell. 

Congratulations for winning the Ultimate Taste Test 2015!

 

SU CASA MEXICAN GRILL
La Huerta Village Center, Multinational Ave, Parañaque, Philippines, 1708 Parañaque
Mobile: +639 16523-6822
Facebook: Su-Casa-Mexican-Grill

SU CASA MEXICAN GRILL: UTT Winner #8 Rating 3.99
144  foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
143 foodies rated 4- I love it!
84  foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
22 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
6 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

RITA’S ITALIAN ICE: Smooth, Fluffy, Shard-free Ice Dessert! #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Rita's Italian Ice is one of the largest Italian Ice concepts in the world with more than 600 stores in the US.

Rita's originally advertised their product as "water ice" which is also sometimes called "Italian Ice". Founded in 1984 by former Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo. He bought the recipe from an elderly neighbor, did some enhances and made the recipe his own and the rest is history.

I personally like the Italian ice concept which is like creamy ice texture, very smooth and made fresh daily in the store.

 

RITA'S ITALIAN ICE
G/F VMall Greenhills Shopping Center || 2/F UP Town Center
Mobile: +632 6505859, +632 9552452
Twitter: @RitasItalianIce
Facebook: RitasItalianIceCompany
E-mail: [email protected]

RITA'S ITALIAN ICE UTT Winner #9 Rating 3.97
299 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
157 foodies rated 4- I love it!
193 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
31 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
7 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

 

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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

CHOCO LIQUOR CAKES: Best Chocolate Cake Gift this Christmas! @MaricarReyesPoon #UTT2015Winner

About UTT 2015: Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) 

Choco Liquor Cake is the product child of celebrity couple Richard Poon and Maricar Reyes. Their cakes are made from high-quality chocolate bonbons with a small kick of red wine for flavor.

This heavenly decadent chocolate cake won the hearts of our foodies, with its very rich and moist chocolatey goodness. We like that the quantity of wine had just the right amount bittersweet aftertaste, without it overpowering the cake. 

 

CHOCO LIQUOR CAKES
Pick-up areas: Ortigas and Quezon City
Mobile: +63 917-8648282.
Instagram:  @chocoliquorcakes/
Facebook: chocoliquorcakes

CHOCO LIQUOR CAKES UTT Winner #10 Rating 3.96
173 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
150 foodies rated 4- I love it!
94 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
41 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
5 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.  

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Events, Manila Life

NIGHT OF THRONES: Modern Westerosi Halloween Party @ThePalaceManila

Night of Thrones

The "Night of Thrones" is a gigantic modern Westerosi Halloween party in partnership with Viber and The Palace Manila last October 31. Citizens dressed up in their favorite costumes as they partied all night like a true modern Warrior.

#ViberNightOfThrones had four themed stages happening inside The Palace with Valkyrie being Kings Landing, The Pool Club as The Wall, Cafe Naya as Highgarden and Revel as the Purple Wedding.

 

Night of Thrones

We Listen to the sick beats of Quintino and were surprised by the white walkers who will tag you for best in costume.

Here is our top pick for best and creative costumes…

 

 Related Blog Post: THE PALACE POOL CLUB BGC EXPERIENCE (DRESS CODE, ENTRANCE FEE, AND TIPS)!

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Mercato

Are you the Next Big Food Entrepreneur in Manila? (Deadline: November 8)

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MERCATO CENTRALE'S THE NEXT BIG FOOD ENTREPRENEUR!

Over the years, Mercato Centrale has evolved from being just a simple food market, to becoming a haven for budding food entrepreneurs. We’ve been lucky enough to give opportunities to home-based cooks with their own creations or heirloom recipes.

We’ve encountered so many great entrepreneurs with huge dreams and awesome stories!

For example, before Bakmi Nyonya, last year’s winner, became a Mercato fan-favorite, its owners were just serving to friends, family, and Bible study mates! Like many of the other contestants, they started with humble beginnings like this. It was only until the owner’s grandfather, whose dying wish was for her to finally start her food business, passed, that she sent in her application to NBFE without hesitation.

Read More: The Next Big Food Entrepreneurs: The Four Big Winners @MercatoCentrale

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