#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test


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

SodernoUTTUTT9: Soderno Winner #8:


  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!





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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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

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!

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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#Travel, Food

SHILIN MARKET Taiwan: Xiao Tze (Small Eats) Food Trip Guide! (Part 2/2)

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One of the inspirations for Mercato is the street food night market scene in Taiwan’s Shilin Market. We love the Xiao Tze (which means “small eats”) from the different food stalls in Shilin.

Here are the top food picks you should try when you visit Taiwan…

Read Related Post: Philippine STAR | Taiwanathon by RJ Ledesma 

Flavors of Taiwan Series (2012):


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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City, Food

LAS FLORES: Modern Spanish Resto by (former) Barcino + Andilana (Spain) Group

❗️Update 11/2019: Introducing… LAS FLORES Degustacion by Spanish Chef Ignacio Alcala!

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LAS FLORES, which means “The Flowers”, is a collaboration between the former Barcino owners and the popular Andilana group of restaurants in Barcelona. They flew in a Catalan chef to help create an authentic modern Spanish restaurant here in Manila.

My P&G friend Mon Gloria started the Spanish Wine Bar Resto called Barcino. When he moved to P&G Singapore, his Spanish partners (Uri, Dani and Sergi) took over the business and expanded it to a true Spanish restaurant experience.

If you are looking for a different type of Spanish cuisine from your usual Mestizo Spanish food in Manila, you’ve got to try Las Flores.

Related Blog Posts:

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OREO MOMENTS: Our Friends’ Awesome Oreo Moments (3/3)

Read First: We want you to be part of the 100 OREO Awesome Moments!

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Thank you to all our OREO Lovin’ Friends who shared their own Awesome Oreo Moments with us!

I personally love this collection of OREO Moments… Enjoy!



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OREO MOMENTS: In Search of the Best Oreo Dessert in Manila (2/3)

Read First: We want you to be part of the 100 OREO Awesome Moments!

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Our family loves OREO, especially the kids. Oreo has been a part of our family history.

Over the past seven years of blogging, we’ve hunted down the best OREO desserts to cap our memorable family meals.

Here is a glimpse of our quest for the Best Oreo Desserts in Manila:


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OREO MOMENTS: Oreo Childhood FUN Under the Manila Sun :) (1/3)

Read First: We want you to be part of the 100 OREO Awesome Moments!

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OREO has been a part of every generation’s childhood for the last 100 years. Eating Oreo is synonymous with childhood fun, and for adults, it evokes memories of our playfulness when we were young.

Have fun with this Collection of Oreo Moments from Manila’s Generation Z. Enjoy!


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


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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