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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.

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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!
UTT9
: 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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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

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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#Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

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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#Philippines

REPUBLIC WAKEPARK NUVALI’s Grand Opening!

Read First: REPUBLIC WAKEPARK @ NUVALI First Look (from a Non-Wakeboarder Point of View)

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Finally, I got to see world-class Wakeboard Pros Exhibition live with the family!

Here’s a photo essay of the successful Grand Opening of Republ1c Wakepark (RWP) @ Nuvali:

Related Blog Posts:

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#Restaurants, Boracay Island

CRAFTY’S ROOFTOP BAR: Best Indian Cuisine in Boracay?

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I miss the old restaurant scene in Boracay where most of the places were unique, the food was yummy, and you could immerse yourself in the Boracay beach vibe. In 2012, most of the restaurants that have opened are franchised / commercialized chains from Manila or bars trying to be restos.

We asked around to find the best places to eat these days in Boracay, and we got a foodie tip that the best Indian Cuisine on the island is now located on a rooftop bar called Crafty’s.

The concept was a bit weird, yes, but these are exactly the places that we want to find — something uniquely Boracay, with foodies raving about the food, and where the locals unwind.

Here’s the story on Crafty’s Rooftop Bar in Boracay…

Related BORACAY Blog Posts:

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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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JAM FOODS’ Angus Beef Salpicao!

UTT8WinnerUTT8: Global Gastronomy Winner #1:
JAM FOODS

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217 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  61 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  32 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
     2 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
     0 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

 

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We’ve loved JAM Foods Tapa ever since we discovered it in Ultimate Taste Test 4.0 (read:  Oh, Tapa of My Dreams!), where it was the overall winner.

Numerous foodies regard it as the Best Tapa in Manila because of its flavorful, bacon-like taste. They also now have the lean tapa version, but we like our tapa with little strips of fat. 🙂

They introduced their latest innovation in UTT 8–the Angus Beef Salpicao, which are chunks of beef cube goodness. They are sold as pre-packed Salpicao that you can cook and enjoy at home with your family.

The foodies have spoken… It’s the best food in the Global Gastronomy Event! Congratulations to the two-time Overall winner of the Ultimate Taste Test Challenge! Congrats, JAM Foods!

Related Blog Post: Ultimate Taste Test 4.0 Overall Winner:  Oh, Tapa of My Dreams!

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MASATAMI’s Rainbow & Swiss Cheese Shave Ice!

UTT8WinnerUTT8: Global Gastronomy Winner #2:
MASATAMI SHAVE ICE

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194 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  60 foodies rated 4- I love it!
  38 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
  12 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
    4 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.


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Masatami Shave Ice offers really fine ice shavings (finer than the crushed ice used in snow cones). The concept was inspired by the shave ice desserts in Taiwan.

Their equipment creates flavored ice blocks, and the best I’ve tasted is the Swiss Cheese flavor. You can really taste the cheese and creaminess in the ice itself. It’s already like ice cream in consistency but with the texture of shaved ice. Kids would love the playful colors of the rainbow shave ice.

A lot of foodies enjoyed Masatami as evidenced by the long lines during the Global Gastronomy event. Congratulations to Masatami for winning the Top 2 spot in Ultimate Taste Test 8.0!

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