Kusina Maria

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Category : Asian Cuisine

Amuse-Bouche at The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge

“Mouth amuser”… this is what “amuse-bouche” literally means. And my mouth was certainly amused by this delectable dish served by The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge.

Amuse-Bouche at the White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge

Amuse-Bouche at the White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge

Amuse-bouche is a French term for a complimentary bite-sized hors d’oeuvre served by a chef to his VIP patrons. This is not offered on the menu and cannot be requested or ordered. It is served by the chef to his selected guests. It serves to showcase the skills and expertise of the chef and whet the appetite of his guest in a single bite.
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Fiesta Sorpresa Favorites

Fiesta Sorpresa played host to participants of the famed Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2013. It was their second time to do so and once again, they didn’t disappoint.

They served old and new favorites, all Filipino dishes, all prepared and served perfectly.

Here are some of my favorites from Fiesta Sorpresa:

Fiesta Sorpresa Lumpia

Fiesta Sorpresa Lumpia

The Fiesta Sorpresa Lumpia is a great way to start your meal. It also goes well with rice or as a side dish to Fiesta Sorpresa’s other dishes. They also serve up a fabulous Lumpiang Sariwa which can be eaten as an appetizer, a snack item, or a healthy wholesome meal.
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Crazy Maki by Tsuru Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Japanese food is not Japanese food without the raw seafood, right? Hmmm… not really. If you want to try some maki without venturing into the “scary” world of raw seafood, give the Crazy Maki a try.

Tsuru Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar Crazy Maki

Crazy Maki by Tsuru Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Maki” is a type of sushi. It is a cylindrical piece composed of rice with meat, vegetables, or fruits, usually wrapped in nori (seaweed) and covered in sesame seeds or fish roe.
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Yakimix Sushi and Smokeless Grill Restaurant at Veranza Mall

I’ve always been an unabashed HEAVY buffet eater. I can eat from a good spread for hoursss. Recently, I had a fantasticly yummy buffet experience at Yakimix Sushi and Smokeless Grill Restaurant at Veranza Mall in General Santos City. I even broke my strict personal rule of not being late to appointments just so I could enjoy the buffet longer. And if I didn’t have that abovementioned appointment, I could have eaten for an even longer period of time. Why wouldn’t I? There was a spread of Asian food that I could eat, eat, eat.

Unlimited Salmon Sashimi at Yakimix Veranza

Unlimited Salmon Sashimi at Yakimix Veranza

I began my Yakimix adventure with a whole lot of Salmon Sashimi and an assortment of other sushi, sashimi, and maki. Let’s just say, the amount of Salmon Sashimi I consumed was more than enough to cover the amount I was going to pay for the entire buffet. LOL!
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Nonki’s Sukiyaki Set

Are you a big fan of Japanese cuisine? I am. Nonki Japanese Restaurant is one of the best in Davao City. And they have a delightful set meal that will surely satiate your craving for Japanese food.

Nonki's Sukiyaki

Nonki’s Sukiyaki

Nonki’s Sukiyaki Set is perfect for sharing for two person. Or for one very hungry diner. It is composed of one full Sukiyaki dish plus this one…

Nonki's Sushi Platter with the Sukiyaki Set

Nonki’s Sushi Platter with the Sukiyaki Set

Yup, that’s an entire platter of assorted sushi: Salmon, Tuna, White Marlin, and Yellowtail Sushi. The Sushi Platter is, of course, served before the Sukiyaki. The fresh, succulent sushi pieces is the perfect way to start the meal.

It is then followed by a delicious, hearty bowl of Sukiyaki full to the brim with tender beef strips, noodles, vegetables, mushrooms, and tofu. All in a tasty soup thickened with raw egg.

The fresh sushi balances well with the salty, sweet Sukiyaki.

Makes you want to eat some Japanese food right now, yes? It makes me salivate.

The best part about this is the price, P450. Delicious meal at an affordable price. Sushi + Sukiyaki for only P450. Got order one for yourself.

Nonki Japanese Restaurant is located along F. Torres Street, Davao City.


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Thai Fish Cakes with Cilantro Brown Rice

Yup, I joined the health craze. And I’m happy that a new restaurant has opened with healthy dining in mind.

Thai Fish Cakes with Cilantro Brown Rice

Thai Fish Cakes with Cilantro Brown Rice

I’ve been to the Sea Green Cafe and Lifestyle Shop several times and it’s currently one of my favorite restaurants. My favorite is their Thai Fish Cakes with Cilantro Brown Rice.

The fish cakes are made of white marlin fillet seasoned with cilantro, chili, and other fresh herbs and spices. The fish cakes are seasoned well without the taste being too overpowering. It is coated lightly with breadcrumbs and fried perfectly with the fish fillet still moist. And it’s not too oily, either. It’s so good you won’t notice you’re eating something healthy.

Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes

The Thai Fish Cakes are served with a sweet dipping sauce which I haven’t quite figured out what it’s made of yet. While the fish cakes are great on its own, the dipping sauce add another flavor to the dish which makes it more interesting. The sauce perfectly complements the herby taste of the fish cakes.

The Thai Fish Cakes comes with a heap of Cilantro Brown Rice.

Cilantro Brown Rice

Cilantro Brown Rice

Sea Green serves its rice meals with organic brown or black rice. Brown Rice makes the Thai Fish Cakes meal more satisfying. The brown rice has a mild nutty flavor and a bit of bite which I like. The brown rice is seasoned with some cilantro which mimics the taste of the fish cakes. Cilantro has a mild taste so the cilantro in the fish cakes and the cilantro in the rice doesn’t overwhelm.

This dish is satisfying, with a great combination of flavors. The Thai Fish Cakes, the dipping sauce, and the Cilantro Brown Rice all complement each other resulting in a meal that would satisfy your appetite, your palate, and your need eat something healthy.

Thinking about this dish makes me excited to go back to Sea Grass right away.

Sea Green Cafe and Lifestyle Shop is located along the Circumferential Road, Dona Vicenta Subdvision in Davao City. You may reach them at +6382-3054765 or at +63939-9361081. They are open Mondays to Saturdays, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. For more information and inquiries, like their page at this link.


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