Kusina Maria

Food Blog + Food Shop

Ceviche by Park Inn Davao RBG

One of the signature dishes any tourist should try in Davao is Kinilaw and the version served by RBG at Park Inn Davao is a unique must-try.

Ceviche by Park Inn Davao RBG

Ceviche by Park Inn Davao RBG

Ceviche is a popular seafood dish in South America and in the Caribbean. It is made by marinating raw fish (or other seafood) in an acid such as citrus juices. In the Philippines, ceviche is known as Kinilaw also called as Kilawin by Tagalogs. It is traditionally prepared by marinating raw fish in vinegar and mixing in cucumber, ginger, and red onions. Tuna and Malasugue (White Marlin) are two of the most common used fish for Kinilaw in Davao as these are available fresh in the region all year round.
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Taters Le Grand 20 Treat

If you’re following me on my social media accounts, you’d know I am a big fan of Taters, literally and figuratively. Taters chips and Taters popcorn are two of the reasons I love watching movies. And now I am happy to share with you that Taters is celebrating their 20th Taterrific year of business. And they’re doing it in a Le Grand way.

Taters Le Grand 20 Treat

Taters Le Grand 20 Treat

Starting July 19, 2014 Saturday, Taters fans in Davao will be rewarded for every Taters purchase until September 15, 2014.

For every Php20.00 worth of Taters products you purchase from Taters Abreeza or Taters Gaisano Mall of Davao, you get one carnival ticket. Collect these tickets to redeem the premium limited edition items from Taters.

If your bill is Php100, you gets 5 tickets. You may use this immediately to redeem 1 Minor House Fryes. Or you can keep on collecting to redeerm larger items like Taters gift cards, hardbound notebooks, caps, and shirts.

Read the complete Taters Le Grand 20 Treat Mechanics here:

Taters Le Grand 20 Treat Mechanics

Taters Le Grand 20 Treat Mechanics

You may redeem items until November 15, 2014.
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Metro Angeles Food Tour 2014

PAMPANGA, WE ARE COMING TO EAT YOU!

Metro Angeles Food Tour 2014

Metro Angeles Food Tour 2014

I am joining the first ever Metro Angeles Food Tour (MAFT). MAFT is organized by Pinoy Travel bloggers, headed by Ramil delos Reyes of Pinas Muna. The tour will run from July 5 – 8, 2014 around the Metro Angeles area in Pampanga.

This will be my first food tour as a participant. I’ve been part of the famed Davao Food Appreciation Tour for 6 years, but I’ve always been an organizer. I’ve also joined the Mindanao Food Appreciation Tour: Soccsksargen Summer Safari as a co-organizer. I’ve also joined the Soccsksargen Experience (SEx) Tour countless times but that event is equal parts eating and adventure. This time, I will be focused on eating, eating, eating… and it’s going to be in Pampanga. Specifically, in Metro Angeles.

Everybody knows Pampanga has a proud tradition of unique Filipino cooking. They combine local, Malay, Spanish, American, and Chinese influences, techniques, and ingredients to produce a distinct Kapampangan taste. Pampanga has a reputation for being a must-try food destination in the Philippines. Some of the most popular Kapampangan dishes are sisig (grilled pig’s head and liver serving on a sizzling plate), tocino (cured pork), Pampanga Longganisa (pork sausage), and buro (fermented dishes).

The Metro Angeles Food Tour 2014 will be highlighting the best traditional and modern dishes in some of the most popular food establishments in Angeles, Pampanga:

I’ve read some reviews and articles about the places we’re visiting and I can’t contain my excitement. I’m looking forward to lots of eating and lots of fun.
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Cantonese Cuisine by the Lotus Court of Marco Polo Davao

If you want authentic Cantonese Cuisine with a posh luxurious ambiance, there’s no other place to be in but the Lotus Court of the Marco Polo Hotel Davao. I’ve been to the Lotus Court a few times before, and it has never failed to satiate my cravings for delicious, clean-tasting Cantonese dishes.

Cold Cuts / Appetizers Roast Suckling Pig Combination Platter by the Lotus Court of Marco Polo Davao

Roast Suckling Pig Combination Platter by the Lotus Court of Marco Polo Davao

Most Chinese meals begin with a platter of cold cuts. And that from Lotus Court is a cut above the rest. Check out the Roast Suckling Pig Combination Platter. It consists of generous (not to mention, tasty) servings of Century Egg, Jellyfish Strips, Steamed Chicken (Hainanese [white] chicken), and Pork Asado (grilled or braised marinated pork). The centerpiece is slivers of tender and tasty Roast Suckling Pig. It’s the perfect dish to prepare one’s senses for the Cantonese feast they are about to have.

Roast Peking Duck

Roast Peking Duck by the Lotus Court of Marco Polo Davao

Roast Peking Duck by the Lotus Court of Marco Polo Davao

The centerpiece of any Chinese meal is good Peking Duck. It is, after all, considered as the national dish of China. Special bred ducks are slaughtered, seasoned, and dry roasted in a special open. It is traditionally eaten with scallions, cucumber, and sauce wrapped in a special wrap or pancake. And this is exactly how the Lotus Court serves their Peking Duck.
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Ineng’s Special Barbeque

If you’re looking for delicious comfort Filipino food for your family, drop by Ineng’s Special Barbeque at The Peak of Gaisano Mall of Davao.

Ineng's Special BBQ Davao Greatest Hits Pork and Longganisa Set

Ineng’s Special BBQ Davao Greatest Hits Pork and Longganisa Set

Ineng’s specializes in barbeques and are known for their pork barbeque and longganisa (Filipino sweet and spicy sausage) barbeque. Their pork barbeque is tasty and the pork is cooked just right. Not chewy, dry, or tough. It’s not charred or burnt so you don’t have to worry about the carcinogens. I’m not a fan of longganisa but I just had to try Ineng’s Longganisa and I was not disappointed. It was so delicious. It doesn’t seem to have a very high fat content, but it was juicy enough. It had the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and just a hint of saltiness. It’s perfect with their special vinegar.

They offer these sumptuous grilled meats in best-selling set meals called the “Greatest Hits.” For PhP129 – PhP145, enjoy a combination of barbeques, served with atsara (pickled unripe papaya), rice, and iced tea. Some of their Greatest Hits include Ensaladang Talong and Lumpiang Sariwa for a balanced meal.
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Crispy Catfish with Green Mango Salad by Tio Cococ’s

Who doesn’t love crispy catfish? I know I do. Here’s a new way to enjoy it, as an appetizer.

Crispy Catfish with Green Mango Salad by Tio Cococ's Bar and Restaurant

Crispy Catfish with Green Mango Salad by Tio Cococ’s Bar and Restaurant

Tio Cococ’s Bar and Restaurant serves Thai and Filipino dishes, as well fusion Asian dishes.

A great way to start off your Tio Cococ’s meal is with the Crispy Catfish with Green Mango Salad. The catfish is flaked and deep fried until crispy. It is topped with salty fried peanuts for that Thai flavor. The catfish is savory and salty but not greasy at all.
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