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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

TLC Final Chowdown: Who Won the Challenge?

I was again invited by TLC-Discovery Channel to witness the TLC Final Chowdown last April 22, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. The event was hosted by Ramon Bautista and Erika Liporo. Mike Chan (of Sabado Boys) kept us entertained with his live performance.

Mike Chan

Before the actual chowdown, the audience were asked to participate in 4 mini-challenges from the partner restos: Gong Cha (500 mL Milk Tea with Pearls), Sbarro (2 slices of Great White Pizza), Napa Bar and Restaurant (Salad and Buffalo Wings) and Gerry's Grill (Tuna Sisig and Rice). There were no time limits for the mini-challenges. Awesome prizes like GCs and other items were given to the mini-challenge winners. :)

the mini-challenge winners with the representatives from sponsor restaurants

The Final Challenge

More than 30 challengers who won from the TLC Chowdown from the participating branches of Sbarro, Gerry's Grill and Gong Cha took the TLC Final Chowdown Challenge. The challenger should finish half of the 18 inches Great White Pizza, 500mL Milk Tea with Pearls and half serving of Crispy Pata within an hour.

the TLC Final Chowdown Challengers

And the winners for the TLC FINAL CHOWDOWN are the following:

3rd place: Perry Asporin (6 minutes, 59 seconds)
Php 5000 cash plus GC from the partner resto worth Php 10000

2nd place: Rafael Antonio Suing (6 minutes, 58 seconds)
Php 10000 cash plus GC from the partner resto worth Php 15000

1st place: Justin Cardano (5 minutes, 7 seconds)
Php 15000 cash plus GC from the partner resto worth Php 25000

I had a great time watching the whole event, though I'd never attempt on doing even the mini-challenge. The challengers just enjoyed the whole experience (and the free food!).

More photos here:
Making faces while eating :)

Ramon Bautista with the guys from Sbarro

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to Alfred of TLC-Discovery Channel for inviting me. :)


  1. I can do that! pero walang time limit hahaha


  2. Thank you for covering our event, Michy! :)

    1. Thanks for the invite, Alfred. See you again soon! ;)

  3. wow naman ^_^ kainan dito, kainan do'n. kainan everywhere ^_^

  4. congrats to the winners! It was nice to see you again michy!:)

    Wow! that was a close fight between the 2nd and 3rd winners. :)

  5. FIVE MINUTES?????????????? HUWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Grabe!!! I'm super amazed!!!! Hahahaha how did he do that? AMAZING!!!

    1. I'm not really sure, but I wouldn't try it.haha. :)

    2. Heheh... may technique po ako at training na rin po...
      -Justin Cardano https://www.facebook.com/ShadowDeath7

    3. Paki inform po ako if ever na meron ulit na eating competition dito sa pinas... Tnx! :)

    4. Hi Justin! Congratulations! Will add you on fb. :)

  6. That's too fast! He was probably raised all his life in the kitchen. Kidding aside, I thought you participated in one of the mini-challenges, michy. Perhaps for fun, I would go for one. It is free food, after all! :)


    1. Nah, I don't think I could finish even half of the food. :)

  7. OMG!! I think I know one of the participants!

    Incredible! 5mins ubos lahat yun?? Galing!!

  8. haha hindi ko kaya ang five mins, matagal akong kumain eh! it takes an hour bago ko maubos

  9. Wow! That's alot! I mean.. i can't even do that! Hahaha i adore them. And I am so glad that no one had, an heart-attack or something. lol :)

    1. The contestants were asked to sign a waiver before they do the challenge. :)


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