Ate Kaka: The Ultimate Food Tester!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I love to eat, but being a vegetarian limits my food selections. That's why when I got an invitation to the Ultimate Taste Test @ SODERNO 9.0, I immediately asked my sister Ate Kaka to attend the event for me! Kung may foodie lang sa bahay, siya na yun! She even cooks and bakes!

Ate, the food critic for a day:

The ULTIMATE TASTE TEST VERSION 9.0 was held at Soderno Night Food Market in Molito Commercial Center, corners of Madrigal and Commerce (in front of Alabang Town Center), Alabang:

About the Ultimate Taste Test
From its humble beginnings as a ‘taste test’ among friends and neighbors, the Ultimate Taste Test has become a sold-out event drawing in thousands of foodies eager to try the latest food discoveries.

Many home-based cooks and up-and-coming chefs would send me their dishes and asked if I could review their dishes on my blog. But I just eat all of those food samples!” recounts Anton Diaz, the popular food and travel blogger behind

Instead of eating all those samples, I thought not only of sharing these dishes with my readers but also giving them an opportunity to rate these dishes as well. That was how the Ultimate Taste Test was born.”

The top five winners of the latest Ultimate Taste Test will not only be featured in the blog, but they will also be given a free month’s stay in any of the Mercato Centrale-managed food markets which include Soderno in Alabang, Distrito in Makati, Mezza Norte in Quezon City and Mercato Centrale in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

The Feast!
These included innovative and specialty dishes from Margie’s Paella Negra, Frisch’s Liquor Ice Cream, Hizon’s premium flavored sorbets, Nina’s Grill’s fried pork and chicken isaw, Carlo’s Kitchen’s crunchy pork belly, Sober Club’s mocktails, Mama Lout’s Panzarotti, Merry Moo’s bacon chocolate ice cream and more.

Feast your eyes! Here are the food photos from Ate Kaka, infer ha mas maganda pa camera niya sakin hahaha:

Interested with this Fresh Chinese Lumpia:

Homemade Original VIP Chicahron:

Happy Panda Chicken:

Red Velvet Crinkles

Pusit Sisig:

Ate's favorite: CRUNCHY BELLY

Merry Moo!

Interesting flavors, Ate Kaka loves the Chili Bacon Tablea!

 The Food Discoveries

In fact, many of the pioneer vendors of Mercato Centrale – the weekend food market that we organized along with partners RJ and Vanessa Ledesma and Gary and Janice Villanueva – were winners of previous Ultimate Taste Test.” Anton adds. “They include Dulcelin Gourmet specialties, Supreme Brazo, Angus Beef Tapa, Risa Chocolates, and Merry Moo Premium Ice Cream.

The latest edition of the Ultimate Taste Test was recently held at Soderno Food Market in Molito Commercial Center, Alabang much to the delight of Southern-based food enthusiasts. 

Each attendee received a ‘passport’ where they rated the food and drinks samples of all the participating food entrepreneurs.

Ate Kaka's comments-- naks food critic na food critic lang! :)

Good luck to all the participants! :)
For interested chefs, bakers and food entrepreneurs who are interested to participate in the next Ultimate Taste Test, please contact or 09175318949.  

Thank you SODERNO and Geiser Maclang for making my Ate Kaka a happy foodie! :)

Visit Soderno Night Food Market
 Molito Commercial Center
Corners of Madrigal and Commerce 
(in front of Alabang Town Center), Alabang

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Commenter of the Month - July!
Thank you all for the lovely comments these past weeks! I super enjoy blogging and interacting with you guys! :) For this month, I have to pick my super active commenter Arnie Villanueva! I love that her comments are actually relevant to what I said in my posts--in short, she reads everything I blabbed talaga! Haha! Thank you Arnie--you get a MANELS x THE FASHIONISTA COMMUTER Leather Passport Holder! :)



At the heart of Tomas Morato, Il Terrazzo is the home to a variety of restaurants, fitness & beauty centers, supermarket, specialty shops, and an events place. Indeed, it is the only complete lifestyle hub that merges the recreational mall atmosphere with the bustling nightlife entertainment scene unique to Tomas Morato. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Il Terrazzo has it covered.

Craving for sushi? Dine at Omakase @Il Terrazzo.

Perhaps something for your sweet tooth? Indulge at Gong Cha or Banapple @Il Terrazzo.

Yearning for some meditation? Exercise your mind and body at Beyond Yoga @Il Terrazzo.

Call for a beauty makeover? Pamper yourself at Sexy Solutions or The Lash Bar @Il Terrazzo.

Need your techie fix? Splurge at the Digital Hub or Technovox @Il Terrazzo.

Thirsty for your favorite cocktail or beer? Unwind at Jack’s Loft @Il Terrazzo.

Does your pantry need restocking? Shop groceries at Rustan’s Supermarket @Il Terrazzo.

In need of an events place? Book The Ariato Function Center @Il Terrazzo.

Needless to say, Il Terrazzo is indeed the hippest cosmopolitan center for all your lifestyle impulses. So, when someone asks where you at?

Check in @Il Terrazzo!

Il Terrazzo is located at 305 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout MadriƱan St., Quezon City, Philippines. For inquiries, call (02) 374 8378.


SM Accessories has a special treat just for the ladies!
Celebrate ladies’ month with SM ACCESSORIES on August and get a free accessory organizer, for every P1500 minimum single receipt purchase at the Ladies’ Accessories Department.  
Promo period is from August 1 to August 31 only.  


ASENSO PINOY, the country’s enduring magazine TV program showcasing  entrepreneurship, agri-business  , tourism and culture aired every Saturday at 11:30am and Sundays at 12:30pm on PTV-4,  is now 7 years old.

With its theme “Asenso Pinoy: Pitong Taong Kaagapay sa Negosyo at Pag-ASENSO”, the program’s 7th Anniversary event  will be held on July 31, 2012 at the Skydome, SM North EDSA, Quezon City  from 10:00am to 8:00pm. It will be highlighted by Entrepreneurs’ Assembly – a gathering of  successful entrepreneurs – who were featured in the show  for the past seven years.  This was disclosed by Mr.Francis Cardona, the show’s creator and host.

“This would be an opportune time for participants, especially start-up entrepreneurs and business  students,  to interact with successful businessmen and learn secrets of their success.  There would be trade booths showcasing various products, services and business concepts which would  provide attendees gainful knowledge on entrepreneurship. It would be a day of fun and learning, freebies and entertainment” Cardona averred.

The past seven years saw Asenso Pinoy’s growing advocacy of promoting entrepreneurship and positive values among our fellow Filipinos (kaPinoy).  The show’s efforts in producing quality and relevant features has earned the nod of revered  award giving bodies such as the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) , KBP Golden Dove Awards and others. It has recently been nominated to the PMPC Star Awards for Television.  Asenso Pinoy is a television project  of Radio Corporation of the Philippines, headed by its President  Mr. Fel B. Billones, in cooperation with its production partner Spotlite Media Services, Inc.

Asenso Pinoy’s 7th anniversary celebration is presented by Radio Corporation of the Philippines and sponsored by  SM Supermalls, Skydome of SM North Edsa, Asenso Ka Pinoy Foundation, Inc.,  San Miguel Corporation, Petron, Ginebra San Miguel, SMFI / B-MEG, Red Horse Beer, Villar Foundation, Calata Corporation, PLDT Ka-Asenso, Green Circle Realty Sales, Inc., Hungry Juan, JAPI/AXA Global, Duty Free Philippines, TIEZA, Edmark International, Rockavilla Realty and Development Corp., Zerona Laser Slimming and Aesthetics, Sundance, Decisive Moments, Saint Nicholas Catering Services, Laguna Water Hyacinth Handicraft Producers Association, Inc.,  Walter Bread, Daily Apple, Walter Sounds & Stage Light, Kaila Bags & Scramble Ramble, Graphics Bay, Gandour, Tony Galvez Salon, Chrysanthemum Flowers and Balloons, Giga Ventures, Waters Philippines, Microsoft/JRS Computer House, Oryspa, Binalot Fiesta Foods, Inc., Teceruma Spa & Salon, Traders Hotel Manila, Sweet Blooms, Globe, Fine Nutrition Trading Int’l, Nichols Airport Hotel, Philippine Franchise Association, Exlink Corporation,  Hapi House Donuts,  Red Cross, Happy Cream Puff, Rite Med, KCAS Balloon and Party Needs, Wood Inspirations. This event is supported by its media partners Energy FM 106.7, RMN DZXL 558 Khz, People`s Monitor, Journal Group and Spotlite Media Services, Inc.

For more info and updates:


Something to look forward to this month!
Bloggers United partners with ETC Channel for the FASHION FLEA MARKET! Expect chosen brands and bloggers in this bazaar! This will happen on August 25 to 26 pa, may time pa mag ipon guys! More on this soon! :) 


New Favorite Store in Town!
Founded early in 2010, Charlie is looking to expand extensively  in the next years. A contemporary local fashion brand Which will be branded with an international look. Charlie aims to cater to men and women who need easy to wear every day clothes. It specializes in casual clothing,maintaining modern fit, cut and style in all of its products. Alongside its reasonable pricing is the assurance of quality. 

SM North Edsa,The Block. SM San Lazaro. SM Fairview. Robinsons Place Manila. Robinsons Galleria

For more info and updates, like them on Facebook:



As a regular user of Jockey® Shapewear, Xandra knows exactly what to look for in a good body shaper. “Make sure it fits you like a second skin!” she advises. “It should be snug, but not constricting. On the contrary, if it’s too loose, then it defeats the purpose of wearing it in the first place.” As for the color, Xandra suggests buying one that blends well with your clothes. “Choose between nude and black,” she adds. “You can wear nude under pretty much any color.”


StyleBible.PH Feature:
More on this outfitey here: Feeling 21
Thank you Style Bible!

I love you, Charlie!

Monday, July 30, 2012

How do I love thee, Charlie? Let me count the ways...

I love thee: For holding a blockbuster launch last Sunday, in your new branch in Robinsons Galleria!

I love thee: For your variety of clothing and accessories selection:

I love thee: For your awesome flats collection! 

Kids can have their precious heels, but no one can ever replace my flats! 

 I love thee: For your Charlie Things line of cute satchels, bags, long wallets, belts, shades, and travel essentials:

I love thee: For providing neat women's clothing--from trendy to basics:

 And I love thee: For your too-cool-for-school tees for men!

And even though the counter line got too long, and everyone went crazy for you...
 ...I shall but love thee better for your affordable price tags!

I love you Charlie! 
Thank you for making three girls happy! :) (Ayun rhyming! Lol)
 With Dani Barretto and Lissa Kahayon

Here are my new pretty things from Charlie during our first date:

Polka Dots Travel Case - P499

Tan Long Wallet (which I will give to my mom) - P299

Buckled Leopard Loafers - P799

Tan Buckled Satchel - P599

Polka Dots Sleeveless with Peter Pan Collar - P399

Basic White Boyfriend Polo - P999

Striped Tank Top - P469

Look for CHARLIE in the following malls:
SM North Edsa, The Block
SM San Lazaro

SM Fairview 
Robinsons Place Manila
Robinsons Galleria

Or visit his online pages:

Thank you CHARLIE!