Kusina Maria

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Kusina Maria Joins #ShareDavao Day

#ShareDavao Day Twitter Conversation

#ShareDavao Day Twitter Conversation

Happy #ShareDavao Day!

#ShareDavao is part of the #SharePH campaign started by Rappler in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT). The campaign aims to invite Filipinos to use social media to share their photos, stories, and other posts highlighting the beauty of the Philippines. The concept is to unite all Filipino social media netizens as one social media team promoting Philippine tourism. The techy gears behind #SharePH pulls all Twitter posts with hashtag #SharePH and other related hashtags. These posts are then mapped into the #SharePH map at this link. It shows a map with pins pointing to tourism sights, sounds, sites, and features shared with social media netizens.

This is a chance to share with the rest of the world everything that is great, fabulous, and awesome about our locality and about our country, the Philippines. For bloggers, this is a great opportunity to share your blog links and get it plotted on the #SharePH map. Rappler shares more reasons why you should #SharePH at this link.
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Angeles Fried Chicken

Angeles Fried Chicken by Angeles Fried Chicken

Angeles Fried Chicken by Angeles Fried Chicken

It’s a fact that fried chicken makes people happy. Well, it makes me happy. Anytime. All the time. Imagine my happiness when I found out we’re visiting Angeles Fried Chicken (AFC), a restaurant dedicated to fried chicken. And it’s not fastfood. I wasn’t disappointed at all.

Angeles Fried Chicken is the oldest restaurant in Angeles, Pampanga. Over the years, the family that owns the restaurant has added menu items that have pleased the taste buds of their loyal clientele, young and old. They have an extensive menu dominated by Filipino and Chinese dishes. Their dishes have a home-cooked quality that makes anybody feel right at home.
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Angus Beef Stew by Dulce Vida Bakery + Resto

Angus Beef Stew Set by Dulce Vida

Angus Beef Stew Set by Dulce Vida

I love eating. That’s a fact. There’s nothing I love eating more than beef. And I like it best when prepared as a superb beef stew. Be it beef caldereta, boeuf bourguinon, beef pares, or even ox feet or ox tail stew… I love all forms and types of beef stew, for as long as it prepared well. The stew sauce should be thick and rich, the meat tender, the vegetables not limp and not overcooked, and everything cooked and seasoned properly.

The Angus Beef Stew by Dulce Vida Bakery + Resto definitely passes all my criteria for what a great beef stew is.
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Thai Me Up Restaurant in Cagayan de Oro City

Tom Yam Goong Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup by Thai Me UP

Tom Yam Goong (Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup) by Thai Me UP

Craving for Thai food? In Cagayan de Oro City, Thai Me Up is the restaurant that will satisfy your Thai cravings.

Thai Cuisine is one of the most interesting cuisines I have tried. It’s similar to Filipino cuisine but not too similar. Although Filipino cuisine and Thai cuisine mostly uses the same ingredients, Thai cuisine has more heat and spice and uses more herbs. Most Thai dishes are composed of many components, each one providing a different flavor. And all combine to produce a well-balanced and flavorful dish. Like Filipino dishes, Thai dishes are usually served “family style,” with one serving good for 4 or more persons.

There are two Thai dishes that I love Tom Yam Goong and Khao Klug Kappi. I order at least one of the two whenever I eat at a Thai restaurant. Better yet, I order both as they complement each other well.
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Miso Butter Corn Ramen by Ukkokei Ramen Ron

Miso Butter Corn Ramen with Ajitamago by Ukokkei Ramen Ron

Miso Butter Corn Ramen with Ajitamago by Ukokkei Ramen Ron

In the past year or so, everybody in Metro Manila has gone ramen-crazy. And I just had to be part of that. Happily.

Arguably, Ukokkei Ramen Ron is one of the most popular of the many ramen shops around the Metro. It has been consistently serving delicious ramen since 2008, even before the ramen boom.

I finally got to eat at Ukokkei Ramen Ron early this year. As recommended by cousins and friends, I ordered their much hyped Miso Butter Corn Ramen. Why? Why not? Miso… likey. Butter… likey. Corn… likey. All three must definitely be great together. Yes? YES!

Miso Butter Corn Ramen by Ukokkei Ramen Ron

Miso Butter Corn Ramen by Ukokkei Ramen Ron


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Pizzas by the Historic Camalig Restaurant

Armando's Best Pizza by Historic Camalig Restaurant

Armando’s Best Pizza by Historic Camalig Restaurant

The Historic Camalig Restaurant is also known as the “Home of Armando’s Pizza: Ang Pambansang Pizza.” When I read this quip online, I was immediately intrigued by Camalig, the famed Armando’s Pizza, and why it is the Pambansang Pizza (National Pizza).

After skimming their menu, I immediately understood why Armando’s Pizza is the Pambansang Pizza. The Historic Camalig Restaurant uses pizza as a canvass to highlight Filipino flavors and tastes.
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