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CARMEN’S BEST: The Secret Behind One of the Best Ice Creams in the World? @CarmensBest

Ever since Carmen's Best Ice Cream won the Ultimate Taste Test #6 in Rockwell in 2011, I have yet to taste another ice cream that comes close to its artisanal goodness. Recently, this was the ice cream served to the Pope during his PAL flight back home to Italy, and is now served on the long haul business class flights of Philippine Airlines.

It's one of the Philippine-made food products that we can be proud of and can be exported to ASEAN and the rest of Asia. 

We talked to our friend, Paco Magsaysay, the man behind Carmen's Best, on what makes Carmen's one of the best ice creams in the world

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Most Remarkable Ultimate Taste Test Ever @AyalaMalls! (Photo Essay) #UTT15

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Thank you to all the foodies and food purveyors who attended the 13th Ultimate Taste Test 2015, held for the first time at Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Malls!

We had a good mix of savory and sweet products from 40+ new vendors and over 80+ yummy dishes. The venue offered better exposure for the concessionaires to showcase the new flavors in the metro.

Here is a photo essay of the Ultimate Taste Test 2015 experience…

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Foodie Survival Guide to Ultimate Taste Test 2015! @AyalaMalls @GloriettaTweets

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We are all set for Ultimate Taste Test 2015 this coming September 12, Saturday 11am to 9pm for the first time at Glorietta Activity Center!

We have a total of 45+ Food Purveyors for this ultimate foodie battle hosted by the ultimate foodie host - Spanky Enriquez!

Here's the Foodie Survival Guide to Ultimate Taste Test 2015:

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CraveListatTuscany: Can you Resist your Food Cravings for these Unique Dishes at Tuscany? @McKinleyHill_ (Video)

Did you know that you can taste different flavors from all over the world at Tuscany Lifestyle Area, McKinley Hill?

We tried the unique dishes one can find at Tuscany, ranging from a variety of Spanish tapas, genuine New York bagels, wet Mexican burritos, flavorful bacon chips, and delightful wines paired with Filipino street food. 

Tuscany, McKinley Hill is home to a row of charming restaurants that offers a diverse selection of dining concepts in just one place. So take your pick and satisfy your food cravings!

Here’s a summary of our favorites from the #CraveListatTuscany…

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Awesome Festivals, Food

8 Authentic Vietnamese Dishes to Savor at @NewWorldManila’s Vietnamese Food Festival!

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New World Manila Bay Hotel in cooperation with New World Saigon Hotel, Vietnamese Airlines and the Embassy of Vietnam in the Philippines to showcase the authentic flavors of Vietnamese Cuisine in Manila. 

The special Vietnamese dishes and beverages are featured in the lunch and dinner buffet at the Market Café and the Vietnamese coffee experience at the Lobby Lounge  from Sept. 1 to 13, 2015.

For Vietnamese Food Lovers, don’t miss to savor these 8 authentic Vietnamese dishes at the Vietnamese Food Festival at New World Manila Bay Hotel: 

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UTT2015: Presenting… 45+ Food Purveyors Tasting Menu: Be a Food Critic for a Day! @AyalaMalls @GloriettaTweets

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Finally, we are ready to present the mouth-watering new flavors in Manila from over 40+ home-based food businesses and new food discoveries participating in the Ultimate Taste Test 2015.

Ultimate Taste Test Event 2015 (Buy your Tickets Now!) 

What: Ultimate Taste Test 2015 — Be a Food Critic for a Day!
When: September 12, 2015, Saturday, 11.00 am – 9.00 pm.
Where: Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Center Makati 

Ultimate Taste Test  Fee: P500/head . Inclusive of:

  • Food Taste Portions from a minimum of 40+ Home-Based Food Vendors & New Food Discoveries for the entire Saturday
  • A bottle of San Miguel Super Dry, Premium All-Malt or Cerveza Negra
    (For foodies 18 years old and above only)
  • Food Critic Ballot for voting your favorite food discoveries. 
Ultimate Taste Test Tickets
1 – Regular ticket P500.00 PHP
2 – Regular tickets P1,000.00 PHP
3 – Regular tickets P1,500.00 PHP
4 – Regular tickets P2,000.00 PHP
5 – Regular tickets P2,500.00 PHP
6 – Regular tickets P3,000.00 PHP
7 – Regular tickets P3,500.00 PHP
8 – Regular tickets P4,000.00 PHP
1 – Senior Citizen ticket P400.00 PHP
2 – Senior Citizen tickets P800.00 PHP

Barkada Promo: Buy 10 tickets + 1 free ticket!

Check out the ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 2015 TICKETING MECHANICS.

Here is the tasting menu for Ultimate Taste Test 2015 on Sept. 12, Saturday at Glorietta Activity Center:

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Manila Life

3 Pinoys to Compete for the Title @MasterChefAsia

Master Chef AsiaThree Filipinos will be competing for the title of Master Chef in the first season of Master Chef Asia.

Jake Aycardo, Lica Ibarra, and Rico Amancio will compete with fellow home cooks from China, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The winner of the competition will receive their own cookbook and USD$50,000 cash prize

 

Master Chef AsiaThey will be mentored and judged by culinary wunderkinds in the region: Hong Kong-born and multi-awarded genius Chef Susur Lee, known as the “Father of Fusion”; 3 Michelin-starred Chef Bruno Ménard, and Singapore-born former MasterChef Australia finalist , Audra Morrice.

 

Checkout out what the judges have to say on the Impact of Filipino Cuisine in the Culinary World:

 Jake, Lica and Rico are ordinary Filipinos with no culinary school background, but what they do have, is a passion for cooking and the love for food. Get to know them better and let’s support #MCApinoypride

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Announcing… The Molina Market (Now Open for Applications!)

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We are finally ready to announce our latest collaboration project — The Molina Market at Brgy Poblacion, Makati!

The Molina Market is the first Filipino Hawker Market establishment in Manila promoting the Filipino Local Soul, with authentic Manila ambiance in the heart of Brgy Poblacion in Makati.

Here’s my Behind-the-Scenes discussion with Czarina Ledesma behind the concept of Molina Market:


Video: Watch Announcing… The Molina Market! (Now Open for Applications)

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Awesome Festivals

How to Market your Hotel & Restaurant in the Digital Age? (8 Practical Tips + A Case Study)

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It’s an exciting and historic time to be in Manila, where the entire food, travel, and lifestyle industry is booming in the Social Media Capital of the World.

While the internet penetration has reached 50% in Manila, there is still a big gap with only 10% penetration of hotels and restaurants engaging in digital marketing.

Digital is not a fad, not a strategy, or not just a tool. We are in the Digital Age, which is a shift from the traditional ways of the Industrial Age. Digital is a mindset and a paradigm shift on the way we engage brand consumers and clients.

Thank you to the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines for inviting me to share my knowledge on “How to Market your Hotel and Restaurant in the Digital Age.

I received such an overwhelming appreciation of my talk that I decided to share the presentation with you.

Here are 8 practical tips and a case study to empower your business to compete in the digital age…

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Ultimate Taste Test 2015 Tickets Now Available! (Buy your Tickets Now!) @AyalaMalls @GloriettaTweets

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Our Awesome Planet and San Miguel Lifestyle Brews present the 2015 Ultimate Taste Test, the celebrated food tasting event, on September 12, 2015 Saturday at the Glorietta Activity Center from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This much-anticipated annual food trip enables food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering new flavors in Manila from over 40+ home-based food businesses and new food discoveries from Ayala Mall’s merchants.

Now staging the 13th in the UTT series – Ultimate Taste Test 2015, food blog pioneer Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet embarks on this first awesome partnership with Ayala Malls.

Related Post: Announcing… Ultimate Taste Test 2015 on Sept. 12, Glorietta Activity Center (Now Open for Applications)!

Ultimate Taste Test Event 2015

What: Ultimate Taste Test 2015 — Be a Food Critic for a Day!
When: September 12, 2015, Saturday, 11.00 am – 9.00 pm.
Where: Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Center Makati 

Ultimate Taste Test  Fee: P500/head . Inclusive of:

  • Food Taste Portions from a minimum of 40+ Home-Based Food Vendors & New Food Discoveries for the entire Saturday
  • A bottle of San Miguel Super Dry, Premium All-Malt or Cerveza Negra
    (For foodies 18 years old and above only)
  • Food Critic Ballot for voting your favorite food discoveries.

Here is the complete list of Food Purveyors for UTT 2015:
UTT2015: Presenting… 40+ Food Purveyors Tasting Menu: Be a Food Critic for a Day! 

Ultimate Taste Test ticket
1 – Regular ticket P500.00 PHP
2 – Regular tickets P1,000.00 PHP
3 – Regular tickets P1,500.00 PHP
4 – Regular tickets P2,000.00 PHP
5 – Regular tickets P2,500.00 PHP
6 – Regular tickets P3,000.00 PHP
7 – Regular tickets P3,500.00 PHP
8 – Regular tickets P4,000.00 PHP
1 – Senior Citizen ticket P400.00 PHP
2 – Senior Citizen tickets P800.00 PHP

Barkada Promo: Buy 10 tickets + 1 free ticket!

 

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 2015 TICKETING MECHANICS:

1). Tickets for UTT 2015 will only be sold online.

2). Payments may be made through bank deposit or online via PayPal, or payments may also be made at the Creative Juice office at the 2F of Fun Ranch in Pasig. (Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

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