Saturday, September 14, 2013

ROCKWELL'S 3RD ULTIMATE TASTE TEST

It is finally done! ROCKWELL'S 3RD ULTIMATE TASTE TEST!

Foodies from all corners of the Metro did not disappoint and turned up to be an Anton Ego, Tom Colicchio, or a Gail Simmons for a day! 

Well I would have added Padma Lakshmi but, that seat is taken... ahem ahem...

Anton Diaz, founder of OUR AWESOME PLANET, organized the superbly tasty event and was happy to declare that all 1,000 tickets allotted for the ULTIMATE day WERE SOLD OUT. Many people were still lining up hoping to get tickets but I guess that would be the push to have ANOTHER ULTIMATE TASTE TEST... fast! 

Oh yes, this early on WE are looking forward for that!

Okay but for now, ERICJAZ FOODIES lived for the moment and relished every second of it. And if you had doubts that P585.00 per person was too much for mere food sampling... you were so wrong.

We were only halfway in sampling the 50 home based food vendors and already we are getting crazy and our tummies were instantly bulging! I think I had meat and dessert sweats rolled into one. But it was all worth it.

ROCKWELL'S 3rd ULTIMATE TASTE TEST was indeed the extreme foodie celebration and we were happy (and burping) to be a part of it! Let ERICJAZ FOODIES share to you our awesome experience!





Yohoo! We're going to ROCKWELL'S ULTIMATE TASTE TEST!!!!








Me :  WHAT?? We get to sample all we want the delicacies of 50 home based food vendors??!

                                                                     You don't say!!!




We were given our ULTIMATE TASTE TEST tickets for the raffle later on and we could now enter the Rockwell tent!




The ULTIMATE TASTE TEST tickets comes with our choice of San Miguel's special beers to pair up with the food we wanted to sample..

Yub's choice was San Miguel Premium All Malt Beer....




While I got San Miguel's Cerveza Negra (because as they say, once you go black...)

But then we were told these were NOT the actual beers we will be taking inside the Rockwell tent. 

OH.


:P




So without further adieu,  we lined up to get our plates, ballpens and ratings sheet for THE ULTIMATE TASTE TEST.




We cannot help taking peeks inside the Rockwell tent because we were getting whiffs of the savory smell of the grub inside.

Mouths watering. Fast.




... and FINALLY!




Like I said in ROCKWELL's 2nd ULTIMATE TASTE TEST event (check that out HERE!!!), even if it was sold out, we did not feel cramped or uncomfortable at all. Everything was well spaced-out that I knew we would still be in for an enjoyable time chomping around! 





The ULTIMATE stage....




The ULTIMATE guide for all the food vendors and scoring sheet!



AND NOW LET US BEGIN....


Here are ERICJAZ FOODIES top favorites from ROCKWELL'S 3RD ULTIMATE TASTE TEST!

(Would love to feature all of them but then this would become a novel... ha ha ha ha!)



We started off with SCHMIDT'S GOURMET HOTDOGS!
(contact number - 0917 8939287
Email - schmidtshotdogs@yahoo.com)

Facebook Page - SCHMIDT GOURMET HOTDOGS




Yub and I first came across these delicious babies in Cucina Andare in Glorietta so we already know how good these hotdogs are!


I took mine with all the toppings of Japanese Mayo, Nori, and simple slaw!





Typical Yub requested to have NO TOPPINGS and just ate it NAKED!

Tee hee!




We each wolfed down about 3 pieces each that this owner lady laughingly stopped us saying we might be too full to try out the other grubs in ROCKWELL'S ULTIMATE TASTE TEST!

Well! Unbeknownst to her, we still got 2 more after going around Rockwell tent! HA!

Yes! This was our clear early favorite! YUM!





Going around I was offered this "Rice Bomb".




The reason why I included this in my blogpost was I heard the MOST unforgettable remark because of it.

While I was eating it, somebody behind me quipped "Rice bomb! Ha! That Rice will bomb on the floor  with my foot for sure!"

Oh so mean!

Ha ha ha ha!





Anyway going back,  I also loved FLAVOR AVENUE's BAGNET PAELLA!

Contact numbers - 0917 534 6080
Email katrinainocencio@gmail.com

Facebook Page - FLAVOR AVENUE





This paella was so rich and tasty! You would certainly be the winner at your next pot luck event if you bring a hot platter of this!





Closeby in THE ULTIMATE TASTE TEST was 
BITE CONTEMPORARY CUISINE

Facebook Page - BITE CONTEMPORARY CUISINE




They offered some bite sized tacos but I loved these simple Chili Tuna Tartare on cucumber slices! I think I asked for an extra helping of this!

Crunchy, spicy, and delightful!





Foodies were also flocking around BAD DECISIONS Burgers! And it is no wonder why!!

Wouldn't you want a piece of THAT???




Contact Numbers - 0917 321 1925
Email  makeabaddecision@yahoo.com

Facebook Page - BAD DECISION





This Bad Decision guy strongly recommended to have it Medium Rare and normally I would but my stomach might act up so I chose the Medium Well (for now).

Well, there was nothing BAD about this burger because my big bite gave me a meaty and juicy chow!

Another one? Don't mind if I do!!!





I passed by the stall for THE PLAZA and I knew that I just HAVE to have whatever they're offering there.

And why shouldn't I? This establishment has been in Manila for more than 38 years because they catered the reception after my baptism...

Wait did I say 38? I meant 18 years!

KIDDING!





I don't really like these types of hams but I can't help but be mesmerized with this juicy leg being sliced up by the chef!

But wow! These were mighty good in pandesal with garlic mayo!




OH. YEAH.


THE PLAZA
Contact Numbers - 729-0001, 890-8446
Email   info@theplazacatering.com

Facebook Page - THE PLAZA CATERING







My husband loved the BUTTER NUGGETS and strongly recommended it, that I tried it asap!





BUTTER NUGGETS had that pie crust containing a juicy chicken chunk then topped with a mild tangy salsa!




BUTTER NUGGETS!!!




All that food was starting to make us thirsty but instead of heading to the water coolers (located at many corners within the Rockwell tent) my husband took me to COCO ROYAL!





He chugged down glasses of each flavor!! Truly delicious and refreshing!!!

COCO ROYAL
Contact number - (63) 02 4511520 
Email conradandcoinc@yahoo.com

Facebook page - COCO ROYAL





While I was scoring the different samples I have tried, my husband plopped down this hot serving of GENERALS LECHON!

One bite and it became an instant favorite! So tender, juicy, and perfectly seasoned to pair with a good cup of garlic rice!!!

GENERALS LECHON
Contact numbers - 6326240319/ 09178959128
Email the_generals_lechon@yahoo.com

Facebook Page - GENERALS LECHON






I also particularly was blown away by the Buffalo Wings that YUAN'S offered!! 




My big bite was so juicy and crunchy! Normally I needed a bleu cheese dip to fully enjoy my Buffalo Wing experience but there is no need for that with YUAN'S WINGS!!! So SCRUMPTIOUS!

I just discovered that YUAN'S WINGS are located in Mandaluyong! Wohoo! I would definitely order me up a batch of this!

YUAN'S WINGS
Contact numbers - 09298717876 / 09998894087
Email YuansWings@gmail.com

Facebook Page - YUAN'S WINGS



After gobbling up my Yuan's Wings, I stumbled onto SHIFU MASTER'S KITCHEN!

Why hello there Hefty Foodie that's a great photo!!!!




He might not be too happy with how I took mine. Ha ha ha ha!

But please... take my word for it, this Patatim Pansit is as saucy, greasy, and flavorful as they come!!! This was especially perfect with their ice cold milk tea!! SO good!

SHIFU MASTER'S KITCHEN!
Contact Number - (02) 726 1135

Facebook Page - SHIFU MASTER'S KITCHEN





Big Jack's smelled distinctly tasty from afar!





And my big bite did not disappoint! In my rice bite were flavorful grains with gravy and woah! Gravy!

YUM!

BIG JACK'S RICE SURPRISE
Contact Number - 0916 394 9843
Email bigjacks.dlsu@gmail.com

Facebook page -- BIG JACK'S RICE SURPRISE




While all that chomping was going on there was also a wild program onstage with no less the Metro's favorite bloggers!!!! 

(l-r) Mr. Gerry San Miguel (DUDE FOR FOOD)
Host - Mr. Spanky Enriquez (MANILA BOY)
Ms. Jane Chua (BETWEEN BITES)
Mr. Richie Zamora (THE PICKIEST EATER

This part was so funny! We were all in stitches! Full, yet in stitches! ha ha ha ha ha!


Going back to the food!





THE CURRY BAR!






I was faced with a big tub of curry and balls swimming about! I took in a long whiff of this exotic aroma and I was brought back to the streets of Hong Kong!





Time to tusok tusok the Balls and it was GOOD!!!

THE CURRY BAR




Oh course everybody was crowding around the stall of THE SULTRY CHEF!

I don't blame them because a one sight of the big slab of meat would make your mouth drool and tongue hang out....





One bite and I was blown away with how juicy it was!!! Could I have some more please? It was so fine on it's own but made more perfect with the tasty gravy!!!!

THE SULTRY CHEF
Contact Number -- 0915-112 6166

Facebook Page -  THE SULTRY CHEF





Even if I was getting full I followed my nose as it caught the aroma of frying sisig.... 





Hello DENNIS THE GRILL BOY! Their Pork Sisig was definitely PACKED with flavors and it is best complemented with rice and a cold one... not Edward Cullen... but a long bottle of San Miguel premium!!!!

DENNIS THE GRILL BOY
Contact Number -- (02) 556 0779

Facebook Page -- DENNIS THE GRILL BOY


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BURP! I was so full at this point but hey, there should always be room for dessert!!!!




Everybody loved THE ULTIMATE TASTE TEST's BRONUTS! And I could see why!

No not because of the VOLUPTOUS biceps (ahem).... Yub's camera shaked at this point!





But of course of the colorful varieties of their BRONUTS!!! My favorite was the Belgian Chocolate!!!

BRONUTS
Email address - bronutsph@gmail.com

Facebook Page - BRONUTS





My husband loved the SHMALLOWS and who wouldn't especially with this colorful and attractive centerpiece to start with!!!





I could just imagine myself smearing my face with this creamy marshmallow goodness!!!

SHMALLOWS
Contact Number -- 0922 360 2587
Email shmallowsph@gmail.com

Facebook Page -- SHMALLOWS





Had a sweet serving of  UNI-CHEF's special cakes as well!!! Afterwards I longed to have a full plate of it complete with freshly brewed coffee!!


UNI-CHEF'S CATERING 
Contact Numbers -- (045) 887-2627 or 888-2006 or (+63) 917 546 9653
Email sales@unichefs.com

Facebook Page -- UNI-CHEF'S CATERING






Since I love pies I could not resist taking in a plate of DELIGHTFUL CATHERINE'S PIES!!!




They served this scrumptious apple pie with a heaping tablespoonful of cream! It was a clear perfect ender to our wonderful taste testing!!!





Tent was full and still brimming with foodies for ROCKWELL'S 3RD ULTIMATE TASTE TEST!




I was getting too full for my own good that I was starting to act up and do my favorite Posh Spice pose!

Check out the guy at my 8 O'clock getting weirded out by me!







This was my GOODBYE picture before we left! 

Check out my husband at the back -- jumping and photobombing!!!! So cute!





Had a wee but fun chat with Ms. Len de Guzman - Altea (THE MOMMIST) who gave me a lot of tips to better spread the word about my silly little foodie blog! Looking forward to chatting up with her more in the future!!!



photo grabbed from FOOD REVIEWS MANILA


Of course the ROCKWELL'S 3RD ULTIMATE TASTE TEST was made more enjoyable by the company of my favorite bloggers!!!!

(l-r) Mr. Anton Diaz (OUR AWESOME PLANET), Michelle Melo (I AM DEKAPHOBIC), 
Richard Co (TALES FROM THE TUMMY), Guia Bautista - Obsum (FOOD REVIEWS MANILA), Irene Co (wife of TALES FROM THE TUMMY), dear SPANKY ENRIQUEZ, MEH AND EREK, Rina Zamora ( RINA'S RAINBOW),  Jane Chua, and, Gerry San Miguel!





Thank you to the top blogger of the country, Mr. Awesome Guy himself, Mr. ANTON DIAZ for organizing and having ERICJAZ FOODIES to this ultimo supremo event!!!





... and special thanks of course to THE GUY himself Dear SPANKY ENRIQUEZ (JUICE.PH) for inviting ERICJAZ FOODIES!!! You rock these events like a boss!! Wohoo!!!


Had such fun with ROCKWELL'S 3RD ULTIMATE TASTE TEST!

Is it too early to say we cannot wait for the 4th one to come up real soon?

NOT!

We just CANNOT wait for next year!!!

LET'S EAT!!!


By the way, all you foodies would be glad to know that besides stuffing ourselves silly with all that delicious food, we also made a donation for Rockwell's Typhoon Maring Beneficiaries via the ULTIMATE TASTE TEST tickets!!!!

BURP! Yes, so we SHARED because we CARED too!!!   





2 comments:

  1. Why can't they hold these events on a Sunday? WHY, WHY, WHY?

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    1. Because they know you might be there and be pissed at foodies who don't like Nomama! But I'm sure the foodies there are smart so there is no fear of THAT! HA HA HA HA! Kidding Bap2!!! Next year, take an advanced LOA!

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