This is the first ever Yummy Magazine's YUMMY COOK-OFF held last September 30, 2007 at Shangri-La Plaza Mall Activity area. The event was graced by guests and spectators from the mall.
The event was hosted by Ruby Rodriguez and Chef Jun Jun De Guzman. The Yummy Cook-Off was divided into 3 Categories. Mom vs. Mom, Blogger vs. Blogger and Chef vs. Chef. The one-on-one competition per category took place on stage with kitchen facilities. The contestants cooked their yummiest dishes in front of a huge crowd. A lot of pressure!
I was invited to compete by Melanie Montemayor of SUMMIT Media. I gladly joined the Blogger vs. Blogger category. Jun of Dalanghita.com was my opponent.
I helped my opponent to pre-cut his ingredients before going on stage so that it wouldn't consume his time. Mine was pre-cut already so I think it would have been unfair if his ingredients were not pre-cut because we only had 30 minutes to cook everything onstage.
I cooked my specialties like Chicken Kebabs with Capsicum and Garlic Yoghurt Sauce, Wine Scampi Linguine, Lettuce-Grape-Calamari Salad and my version of Piña Colada.