Ultimate Taste Test 2013: Ice cream and duck eggs and more, oh my!


Ultimate Taste Test 2013: A few weeks back, my sisters and I dropped by this food fair and stuffed ourselves silly. It was a really good way to get oriented with new merchants and their awesome dishes. We had gone last year and had an awesome time, so we were super excited for Ultimate Taste Test’s 3rd year. Off to Rockwell we went!

Here we go! Ultimate Taste Test.
All those who enter here will gain at least 5 pounds…

When you register, you’re given a scoresheet and a map of the tent. This serves as your passport. Each time you visit a merchant, they put a stamp on your passport and give you a sample of their food. You then rate their food on your passport (5 highest, 1 lowest). You’re literally a food critic for a day.

There were a lot of yummy eats at the Ultimate Taste Test. Let me share with you my top four:

Ultimate Taste Test Lovin’

Ube Pandan from Uni-Chefs. 5 of 5!!!
Super Yummy Ube Pandan from Uni-Chefs

Uni-Chefs was the second stall I visited. That Ube Pandan cake lasted me my WHOLE round during the Ultimate Taste Test. I did not want to finish it. I wanted to RELISH it. I wanted to savor every delicious morsel. We could only get one sample each so I had to make mine last. Totally gave Uni-Chefs 5 out of 5 for this!

Highlight of my afternoon!! 5 of 5! Basil Ice Cream from Jack Frost! #ultimatetastetest
Refreshing Basil Ice Cream from Jack Frost

I’ve recently written about Jack Frost’s Basil Ice Cream. That’s how good this Basil Ice Cream is! You don’t stop at the food fair for samples — you go out of your way to look for it in stores! 5 out of 5!

Generals Lechon! 5 of 5. Tried it without the sauce or vinegar. Mmm! #ultimatetastetest
General’s Lechon: OML! Oh My Lechon!

This lechon was so friggin’ good. I tried it without the sauce or vinegar that was offered. A really good lechon should taste good on its own. That’s exactly what I got with General’s!!! The skin was yummy, the meat so tasty… gah. I wanted more. 5 out of 5!

Japanese hotdog with green curry? So good!!!!! Schmidt's is the name. 5 of 5!
Hotdogs from Schmidt’s

Japanese hotdogs with green curry? Who would’ve thought they’d go together so well? Props to Schmidt’s for this! Super yum. 5 of 5!

Now the following dishes didn’t get 5 stars, but I super enjoyed them because they were giving a new foodie experience.

Bagnet Paella. Whuuuuuttt!!! #ultimatetastetest
Bagnet Paella by Flavor Avenue

The Plaza ham. Perfect for the Christmas season.
Hamwich by The Plaza Premium Baked Ham

Want some? #ultimatetastetest
Chicken and bacon ravioli with tomato sauce and cheese by Butter Nuggets

Which ice cream will you go for? I tried the Sulu coffee one. Yum! #theultimatetastetest
Specialty Ice Cream by Cream of the Crop

Smarshmallows. Marshmallow spread. #ultimatetastetest
Shmallows Marshmallow Spread by Shmallows

Monkey bread
The Original Monkey Bread by Ruby Red Kitchen

If you like your hot cocoa and chocolate bitter (and unsweetened), you'll like Malagos. #theultimatetastetest
Malagos 65% Dark Chocolate & Malagos Chocolate Drink by Malagos Agri-Venture Corp.

The Patriot Burger by Bad Decisions. #ultimatetastetest
The Patriot by Bad Decisions Premium Burgers

Pocket pies. S'mores ata. #ultimatetastetest
Smores Pie by Pocket Pies

Golden eggs! Duck burgers, duck sisig. And pretty cute servers! #theultimatetastetest
Premium Burgers & Duck Sisig by Goldenduck

Tuka Gourmet Vinegar. Served with fish crackers! Vinegar had a sweet aftertaste. #ultimatetastetest
Gourmet Vinegar by Tuka

There were a couple of drinks for tasting as well but I wasn’t able to take a picture of them. I do remember giving 5 out of 5 to one drink in particular. San Miguel Premium All-Malt!

What's your choice? #ultimatetastetest
What’s your choice?

I ran into my dear friend Spanky, who was the event’s host! The last time I saw Spanky was at last year’s Ultimate Taste Test too. Funny coincidence!

Ran into an old friend at #ultimatetastetest! Hi Spanx!
Foodie Friends

The Ultimate Taste Test is also a contest. The top merchants who get the highest ratings will be featured in Our Awesome Planet, which will surely boost awareness for their brands. There are a couple more prizes from Power Plant Mall.

So exciting! There were so many yummy appetizers, entree samplers, drinks and desserts. It’d be super to find out who the winners are. I’m also looking forward to the next Ultimate Taste Test! 😉

6 Comments on Ultimate Taste Test 2013: Ice cream and duck eggs and more, oh my!

  1. A Gracious Life
    October 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh wow, that looks so tasty! I have always wondered about events like this. I should go next year…have to work in my blood pressure though. Lol.

    • Toni
      October 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm (10 years ago)

      Pacing lang katapat niyan 😀

  2. Dash
    October 8, 2013 at 6:07 pm (10 years ago)

    I wonder what Shmallows taste like? Is it like a melted marshmallow lang?

    • Toni
      October 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm (10 years ago)

      Hi Dash! Yup, tastes like marshmallow fluff.

  3. witsandnuts
    October 14, 2013 at 2:51 am (10 years ago)

    Duck sisig sounds most interesting to me!

    • Toni
      October 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm (10 years ago)

      It lacked flavor, but nothing a little seasoning can’t fix. 😉


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