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(LAST CALL): May the Odds Be Ever in your Flavor! Want to join the Hungry Games?

(ReadAnnouncing… Rockwell’s 2nd Ultimate Taste Test on Sept. 15!

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Last call for Foodies and Food Vendors for Rockwell’s 2nd Ultimate Taste Test this coming September 15, Saturday 11am to 9pm!  

FOODIES: What Foodies Can Expect in Rockwell’s Ultimate Taste Test?

  • The latest and biggest food discoveries from a minimum of 40+ suppliers, just in time for the BER Season!
  • Experience being a Food Critic for a day as you rate the best home-based food suppliers in the country today and the Power Plant Mall restaurants too!
  • Tickets to Rockwell’s 2nd Ultimate Taste Test (UTT) is P585/day which covers:
    • Food Taste Portions from a minimum of 40+ Home-Based Food Vendors & Power Plant Mall Restaurants for the entire Saturday and/or Sunday
    • A bottle of San Miguel Super Dry, Premium All-Malt or Cerveza Negra (For foodies 18 years old and above only)
    • This event is exclusive to a maximum of 1,000 foodies/day, with a limited sit-down capacity.

FOOD VENDORS: What Food Suppliers Can Expect in Rockwell’s Ultimate Taste Test?

  • Your food will go viral and spread throughout the foodie and food blogging community.
  • No Registration Fee for Home-Based Food Vendors and Rockwell Restaurants –but you need to provide bite-sized taste portions of your latest products (enough for 1,000 foodies).
  • The top food suppliers who meet the average rating of 3.8 and above will be featured in Our Awesome Planet by October!

To apply as a Food Supplier, fill up the Rockwell UTT Application Form and submit  via email to [email protected]

NOTE: Please call Rache if you have immediate questions and clarifications (0917-5318949).

Good News! We made it a one day event to have maximum participation from both foodies and food vendors 🙂 

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FRISCH LIQUOR ICE CREAM’s Russian Winter and Chili Manjaro :)

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 @Soderno – Successful First UTT in the South)

SodernoUTTUTT9: Soderno Winner #3:
FRISCH LIQUOR ICE CREAM

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  83 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  68 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  31 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  21 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    7 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Liquor-flavored ice cream — what’s not to like? 🙂

My favorite was the Kahlua-flavored Russian Winter and the Vodka+Chili combination of Chili Manjaro.  Good job, Frisch Liquor Ice Cream team!

If you are looking to spike up your mood with ice cream this holiday season, you’ve got to check out Frisch Liquor Ice Cream!

Congratulations on winning the 3rd top spot in Soderno’s Ultimate Taste Test! 🙂

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MANILA Q’s Bagwang and Fish Ham (Two-time Winner)

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 @Soderno – Successful First UTT in the South)

SodernoUTTUTT9: Soderno Winner #4:
MANILA Q

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

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ManilaQ’s Bagwang is bagnet in bacon form and can be cut into pieces and enjoyed just like chicharon.

It has its own unique appeal, and foodies continue to rave about it! They now have Bagwang Sisig and Pinoy Burrito versions. 🙂  Word of caution, eat in moderation.

Personally, I like ManilaQ’s Fish Ham. You get something healthy while still enjoying the ham flavor and texture.

Congratulations, ManilaQ, for winning in Soderno’s Ultimate Taste Test!

Related Blog Posts:
UTT5: Ultimate Taste Test 5.0 Winners! (2 of 3)
UTT9: Manila Q’s Bagwang and Fish Ham

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MAMA LOU’S Panzarotti!

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 @Soderno – Successful First UTT in the South)

SodernoUTTUTT9: Soderno Winner #5:
MAMA LOU’S ITALIAN KITCHEN

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

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For foodies who love pizza and empanada, you’ve got to try the Panzarotti from Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen!

Imagine a pizza dough folded to form a big empanada with mozzarella cheese, pomodoro/ alfredo sauce, vegetables and meat inside. It’s deep fried and served with oozing hot insides.  Your hot meal on the go!

Thank you to Mama Lou’s for introducing this Italian street food to Manila! 🙂

Congratulations on nabbing the #5 spot in Soderno’s Ultimate Taste Test!

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MERRY MOO’s Chili Tablea with Bacon and Strawberry Shortcake!

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 @Soderno – Successful First UTT in the South)

SodernoUTTUTT9: Soderno Winner #6:
MERRY MOO

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  80 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  92 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  65 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  13 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    8 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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I’m still surprised with all the ice cream flavor innovations that consistently comes out of Merry Moo’s Ice Creamery. They are a four-time winner in the UTT series.

Related Blog Posts:
UTT5: Ultimate Taste Test 5.0 Winners! (2 of 3)
Rockwell UTT: Merry Moo’s Artisan Ice Cream – Sea Salt Caramel, Milo & Brown Bread Flavor
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: Merry Moo’s Queso de Bola and Food for the Gods!
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: MERRY MOO’s Chili Tablea with Bacon and Strawberry Shortcake!

I initially thought that combining Chili + Bacon + Tablea was a crazy idea, but the flavors blended well together to keep chili and chocolate lovers craving it. Merry Moo credits Ryan Fernandez and Sharwin Tee for this awesome flavor (see story below).

Also, many foodies loved the new Strawberry Shortcake because it’s deliciously made and easily appreciated by kids and kids-at-heart. 🙂

Congratulations, Kelvin, for winning Soderno’s UTT with your new hot flavors!

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PURE FLAVOR’s Artisan Sorbet!

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 @Soderno – Successful First UTT in the South)

SodernoUTTUTT9: Soderno Winner #7:
PURE FLAVOR

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  66 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  70 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  42 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  13 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    9 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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Pure Flavor’s Artisan Sorbet is Hizon’s Catering’s latest innovation, introducing a higher quality of sorbet that can rival ice creams and gelato.

It is as creamy as ice cream without the milk, and you can really taste the full flavor of the ingredient. The texture is smooth because of a special process and not as icy like most sorbets.

I personally like the Valrhona Chocolate Sorbet, which can be mistaken for a yummy Chocolate Ice Cream. A lot of the foodies like the Pistachio Sorbet because they can really taste the Pistachio flavor.

Congrats for winning the #7 spot in Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 @ Soderno

The product is not yet available in the market. Good luck with fine-tuning the product. 🙂

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LITTLE BITES CUPCAKERY’s Red Velvet Crinkles

(Read first: Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 @Soderno – Successful First UTT in the South)

SodernoUTTUTT9: Soderno Winner #8:
LITTLE BITES CUPCAKERY

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  82 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  83 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  62 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  18 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    7 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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One of the reasons we continue to organize Ultimate Taste Test events is to discover new food and new food entrepreneurs like Little Bites Cupcakery.

Foodies loved their simple innovation of using the red velvet flavor for the traditional chocolate crinkles, and adding cream cheese frosting sandwiched in the middle. It’s a good dessert and a fun option if you want to give something different this Christmas season for foodies who love crinkles.

Congratulations, Little Bites Cupcakery, for winning the #8 spot in UTT 9.0 @ Soderno!

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Announcing… Rockwell’s 2nd Ultimate Taste Test on Sept. 15!

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Foodies, it’s that time of year when the table’s set for the most exciting event for food lovers and connoisseurs.

Our Awesome Planet and San Miguel Lifestyle Brews present the 2nd Rockwell’s Ultimate Taste Test, the celebrated food tasting event, on September 15 at the Rockwell Tent 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 food preparations and concoctions from over 40+ home-based food businesses along with Power Plant Mall’s very own establishments.

Now staging the 10th Ultimate Taste Test, food blog pioneer Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet embarks on this annual partnership with Rockwell for the second year.

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Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 @Soderno – Successful First UTT in the South (despite the Mesocyclone)

(ATTN 8/9/2012Mezza [email protected] Technohub will  be closed today Aug.9  to give time for the vendors to recover and to give way to relief efforts. Distrito in Makati will resume operations this Thursday (Aug. 9) and Mercato Centrale will resume operations tomorrow Friday (Aug. 10).  We are also accepting donations (non-perishable food and clothes) for the flood victims in Mercato and Soderno as of August 8[email protected] will be closed for tent maintenance because it was damaged by the heavy winds and rains last weekend.)

Read FirstUTT 9.0: Tips To Have An Awesome Ultimate Taste Test Experience @SODERNO!

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Thank you to all the food vendors and foodies who attended and made Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 @ SODERNO a success despite the Mesocyclone that hit Metro Manila that night.

Here is a photo essay summary of what happened in UTT 9.0: 

Related Posts on UTT 9.0:
ABS-CBN News | ‘Mesocyclone’ hit Metro Manila, expert says 
Pinoy Life At LargeUltimate Taste Test 2012 rocks Molito in Alabang
GMA News Online by Patricia Calzo Vega | Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 makes the grade 
Lafanggero | Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 takes South via Storm
Adian Benipayo’s The Feed

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UTT 9.0: Tips to have an Awesome Ultimate Taste Test Experience @SODERNO!

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3 days to go to the first ever Ultimate Taste Test in the South! 

Here are some tips to have an awesome Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 Experience in Soderno:

◯ Decide who would you like to enjoy the UTT experience with? Family or Foodie Friends?

(Note: We will continue to sell tickets this Sunday during Ultimate Taste Test 9.0 @ SODERNO.)

◯ Practice rating your food that you like from a scale of 1 to 5:

1- Thank You but I had Better. (If you don’t like it at all, rate it 1)
2- It is OK. (If it is good but not memorable)
3- We had a good time.  (If you had fun eating it)
4- I love it! (If the food is really good and you would order it)
5- Awesome! I would recommend it! (If the food is really good that you would tell everyone about it or give it away as Christmas gifts to your friends and family)

P.S. Bring a pen or two for you to scribble down your comments!

◯ Strategize how to successfully taste all the food (starting with the ones you like).

Here is the list of confirmed vendors so far:

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