Ultimate Taste Test 7.0

My week officially started when I attended the Ultimate Taste Test 7.0 with my cousin Ate Ruffa, Tita Luz, and my Mom. When my cousin sent me a message on Facebook asking if I want to attend the UTT.  I said yes with so much excitement! We made this a Mother-Daughter bonding by bringing our Moms with us — which turned out to be one of the best dates this year 🙂

We had 3 hours to kill before the event after I got off from work. The 1st hour and 30 minutes: We went to Starbucks to grab a drink and talk about whatnot’s :)) I browsed through a travel magazine and oh boy….it made me more eager to travel soon..soon..and SOON! 😀

It was nice to catch up with my cousin. We used to go to the same grade school and University so we had the convenience to talk or hang-out every day. I remember talking to her until the wee hours of the morning or our sleep overs with Ate Rachelle when we were younger.

The 2nd half of our waiting game, we decided to go to S&R. There’s nothing not to love about s&r.  I wanted to buy some ingredients to try at home, but my cousin reminded me that I can’t cause I will leave it sitting in the car for 3 hours or more 🙁

We had a great time at the event! As expected, it was jampacked with a lot of foodies so it took us a while to try everything.

Our Moms were too focused on finding a table for us, while my cousin and I were just too giddy to taste all of the food that we will be eating! 😀

I was not able to attend the previous UTT because it was my Dad’s birthday. I am really glad I made it this time.

Since I am OC like that, I want everything to be organized. My cousin and I strategized our game plan so we can try every stall!

I couldn’t let the night pass without having my picture taken with Mr. OurAwesomePlanet(dot)Com 🙂

Here’s my Top 5 

5. Katsu House / Edible Options

4. CLSU (Tilapia Ice Cream)

3. Sassy Sisig

2.   Chocolety Asrtisan Chocolates

1. Merry Moo <3 <3 <3

11.20.11 – Sunday Family Day

What I love about Sunday morning shifts is I don’t get too tired from work and my family gets to pick me up so we can spend the rest of the day together.

Yesterday, we decided to have a really early dinner at Italianni’s. I asked my siblings to choose between Bulgogi Brothers and Italiannis, but having a boring/unadventurous sister..Italianni’s won! It was a win-win situation for me though, cause Italianni’s is a great restaurant when it comes to service and food, although I would’ve loved to try Bulgogi Brothers for the first time 🙂

I love the “homey” family style feel when you walk in the restaurant. I’ve been to 5 branches already, and I must say this one’s the best 🙂

Every meal starts with freshly baked bread. Definitely one of the reasons why I keep on going back to Italianni’s.

Sicillian Salad 

We all loved this!!! It’s very refreshing ang light.

Grape Shake

This lacks sweetness! The grape shake at their The Fort branch is better 🙁

Bubblegum Malt Shake

Pizza Enorme

We all loved this! My parents and I especially loved the arugula on top! nomnomnom 🙂 <3

Mussels Lombardi + Ribs + Steak + Roasted Veggies 🙂

We decided to order this platter! The steak looks small from this angle but it was pretty big.

Spaghetti and Meatballs 

Lymonada, Calamansi and Dalandan Trio

I really wanted to try this! But my brother seemed to love this so much that he finished his tall glass in just 2 gulps!!! 🙁

Fried Calamari

Deep fried to perfection.

We heard mass after our early dinner which ended at exactly 5:47PM!

“Ang kapatid na mabait,may gantimpala”

I would often hear the word “gantimpala” from my Dad. He would always mention that word to his employees as part of his humorous morning conversations with them

I bought my sister the stuff last night and jokingly said the line above! :))

gantimpala – reward

After a week of hard work, I treated myself to+ a new book! 🙂 Yay!

Indeed.

I love Invitation House!! 

I love stores that sell cute stuff!!! Definitely my weakness.

My low-back top from Forever 21, bandage skirt from Zara, and bag from GirlShoppe 🙂

Keeping the positive vibes..and thoughts until the end of the year! 😀

<3

R

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7 thoughts on “Ultimate Taste Test 7.0

    1. Hi Ms. Trixie! 🙂 I ordered your pork sisig then my Mom ordered your squid so I was able to try both!:) Do you have a Facebook page that I could check? I want my Dad to try both before the year ends 😀 Thank you and Congratulations!! Your sisigs are very delish! 😀

      1. Aww! That’s great! Did your mom like them too? Did you get them with the crowns (cups) or on the plate? I just perfected the recipe for the crowns so next time, I can serve the sisig on the crowns. 🙂 I’m waiting for more reviews and feedback from UTT so I can decide to open a booth in Mercato. I’m 60% decided already. 🙂 For the meantime, you can follow updates on my FB page:

        https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sassy-Sisig/306569139373256

        Thanks again! 🙂

      2. She loved it! Specially the squid sisig 🙂 We were able to try them with the crowns 🙂 Glad to hear that! would love to visit you in Mercato soon! 🙂 God bless! 😀

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