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Monday, April 2, 2012

TLC Chowdown: Can You Take the Challenge?



Discovery Channel's TLC invited me for a bloggers' night to re-launch TLC Chowdown, an eating contest inspired by one of the TLC shows (and one of my favorite foodie shows), "Man Vs. Food". If you aren't too familiar with "Man Vs. Food", it's a reality TV series where the host (Adam Richman) explores different cities to try the eating challenge a local restaurant has to offer. Eating challenges may range from huge servings or extremely spicy foods.

The TLC Chowdown started last January 7, 2012 and will end on April 15, 2012, wherein a challenger needs to undergo at least one of the following challenges from these participating restaurants:


SBARRO CHALLENGE: THE GREAT WHITE PIZZA CHALLENGE
- The challenger needs to eat 18 INCHES (4 pounds) White Pizza within 15 minutes or pay Php 551

GERRY'S GRILL CHALLENGE: PLATTER MEAL CHALLENGE
-  The challenger needs to eat Crispy Pata, Rice, Sisig and Pinaputok na Cream Dory in 10 minutes or pay Php 518.50

GONG CHA CHALLENGE: THE MILK TEA WITH PEARL JELLY CHALLENGE
- The challenger needs to drink 1 Liter Milk Tea with Pearl Jelly within 30 seconds or pay Php 120


The bloggers' night took place at one of the participating restaurants, Gerry's Grill Tomas Morato. Aside from the bloggers, media people were invited as well. 10 of the attendees were able to try the Crispy Pata Eating Challenge, where they have to finish a whole plate of Crispy Pata within 5 minutes.


Gerry's Grill Crispy Pata


The Crispy Pata Challengers

Fellow food blogger Berylle's BF (Denby) won the challenge. :)

The challenge winner with Discovery Channel's Mr. Jacque Ruby

Want to take the challenge? Catch it from the following branches:

GONG CHA:
- Robinson's Place Manila
- SM Megamall
- Il Terrazzo
- Araneta - Cubao

SBARRO:
- SM Mall of Asia
- SM Megamall
- Festival Mall
- Market! Market!
- Citibank Square, Eastwood

GERRY'S GRILL:
- Tomas Morato
- Greenbelt 3
- Bluewave, Macapagal
- Ali Mall

Top 3 winners per branch will be officially part of the TLC FINAL CHOWDOWN, on April 22, 2012 at the Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia.

THE FINAL CHOWDOWN CHALLENGER should finish the following within 1 hour:

SBARRO - Half of the 18 inches Great White Pizza
GONG CHA - 500mL Milk Tea with Pearl Jelly
GERRY'S GRILL - Half serving of Crispy Pata

The following prizes await the Top 3 winners of the TLC FINAL CHOWDOWN:

3rd Prize - Php 5000 cash plus GC from the partner resto worth Php 10000
2nd Prize - Php 10000 cash plus GC from the partner resto worth Php 15000
1st Prize - Php 15000 cash plus GC from the partner resto worth Php 25000

Do you think you have the guts (and the appetite) to finish the challenge? JOIN NOW!

25 comments:

  1. Hahaha! OMG! That's a lot of food! :)

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  2. Hope to see you again michy! April 22 perhaps? Hahaha! :)

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  3. WOW! @Berylle, good job sa boyfriend! Hahahahaha! :)) Aww, I hope I got the chance to attend this. Boooohooo :( But thank you Michy, super, for the invite ♥

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    1. Owww. :( Too bad you weren't able to attend, but I hope to see you again soon. ;)

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  4. That would be fun! pero, masi2ra diet ko for sure, haha

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  5. This is so interesting and it sounds like a lot of fun! I think I can drink that 1L of Gong cha pearl milk tea but I wouldn't dare try. Hehehe. Will share this with friends! :D

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    1. Please do. And I hope your friends will try it. :)

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  6. Thanks for the invite Michy! Too bad I wasn't available to witness this. Hopefully I get to watch the finals. Would cheer for Denby of course! XD

    And I actually want to join the Gong Cha challenge since I love Gong Cha! But it would take months to take off the calorie from 1 liter of milk tea, with pearls pa! :))

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  7. lol katakot naman yung Gerry's Grill challenge. haha. dapat may taga kuha ng BP agad.

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  8. grabe parang ang hirap namang magejoy pag ganyan.. hehe bitter lang, alam na di ako mananalo sa pabilisan ^_^

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  9. Grabe, I get traumatized every time I hear about contests like these! XD Sobrang di ko kaya 'to! Galing naman ng bf ni Berylle, hahaha!

    I'd say I'd probably be willing to try the Gong Cha challenge coz I love their milk tea, but if I had to do it in 30 seconds, 'di ko na siya maeenjoy! :(

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    1. Hi Mary! I hope you'll try the Gong Cha Challenge. :) Sayang yung prize.hehe. :)

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  10. Sayang I wasn't able to go.. baka magkulang sila ng Crispy Pata kung dumalaw pa ako hehe

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    1. Too bad. Ikaw pa naman sana bet ko.hahaha. :)

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  11. I wanna try the Gong Cha challenge ... pano kaya?

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  12. Wow, I love Sbarro's white cheese pizza and Gong Cha milk tea pero di kaya ng powers ko ang time limit! I'll pass on the crispy pata. The chowdown factor was actually a reason we couldn't make it also (apart from work getting in the way :P). Natakot kami and our supposed "Bora Bods" :P Hahaha!

    I kinda want to watch someone take on the challenge though.

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    1. I hope you can attend the Final Chowdown. :)

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  13. I saw this challenge in Sbarro Market! Market! and they have photos of those with the best time :) I heard it's extended until April 15, 2012


    http://betterjustkaye.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, it's only until April 15. :) The TLC Final Chowdown will be on April 22. :)

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  14. This reminds me of the 29-year old man who died last holy week when he joined a beer drinking challenge in Puerto Galera. Inatake sa puso patay! Tsk! I hope this restaurants would check on the medical condition first of its contestants. Mahirap na crispy pata pa naman yan! Be safe everyone!

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    1. Maybe he already had a condition but insisted on doing the challenge. Good suggestion though. :) Thanks!

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  15. Waaaaaaahhh!!! Grabe! The Gerry's Grill challenge is a heart attack in the making! hahahah kudos to the winners! I can't imagine myself winning in any of those challenges. hahaha :D Awesome!

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