Kusina Maria

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Category : Restaurants

Callos by Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp

Callos by Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp DFAT 2015

Callos by Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp

Among the numerous restaurants, cafes, diners, bistros, and other food establishments I have tried and have come to love, my heart still belongs to my all-time most favorite restaurant, Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp. There are numerous reasons why I love Lachi’s. Primary of which is how their evokes a feeling of being at home.

Lachi’s serves comfort food. Simple food that is familiar to all and will remind you of fond memories with family and friends. Every year, they add more menu items to delight the tongue and fill the tummy with even more reasons to love Lachi’s. One such dish is Callos.

Callos is a dish from Spain that has been part of Filipino celebrations since the colonization of the Spaniards. Callos is a tomato-based stew made with beef tripe (tuwalya), garbanzo beans, Chorizo Bilbao (Bilbao sausages), and bell peppers. It may also contain beef or pork. It is traditionally served only on special occasions since it takes a long time to to prepare and cook this dish. But you don’t have to wait for those special occasions anymore.
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Salt Breakfast Buffet at Widus Clark

Breakfast Buffet by Salt at Widus Hotel and Casino Clark

Breakfast Buffet by Salt at Widus Hotel and Casino Clark

One of the best things about staying in a hotel is enjoying the hotel’s breakfast offerings. It’s even more enjoyable when it’s in the form of a sumptuous breakfast buffet.

A relaxing stay at Widus Hotel and Casino Clark is more complete with breakfast buffet at Salt Resto. Salt Resto is an all-day casual dining restaurant that serves various international cuisines.

Their breakfast buffet features breakfast fare from American, Filipino, Continental, Chinese, Japanese, and other cuisines. My favorite picks are bacon, waffles, and their made to order eggs. You can choose to have your eggs fried, scrambled, or in an omelette. Everything, especially breakfast crowd-pleaser bacon, is served meticulously and perfectly. The bacons are crisp and the grease is drained off. The waffles are perfectly sweet and crisp. And the eggs are cooked perfectly, whatever the cooking style.
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Prism Lounge at Widus Clark Hotel and Casino

LED Cocktails Red Riding Hood and Blue Lagoon by the Prism Lounge at Widus Clark Hotel and Casino

LED Cocktails Red Riding Hood and Blue Lagoon by the Prism Lounge at Widus Hotel and Casino Clark

Whether you’re in Clark, Angeles, Pampanga for business or for pleasure, make sure to reserve a night for chillaxing at Prism Lounge at Widus Hotel and Casino Clark.

To start your night of drinks and bonding with friends and colleagues, have a sip of their Signature LED Cocktail Drinks. Look!

LED Cocktails RedLED Cocktails Red Riding Hood, Blood Orange, Bahama-mama, Aloe Vera, Blue Lagoon, Purple Planet, and Indiana Jones by the Prism Lounge at Widus Clark Hotel and Casino Riding Hood and Blue Lagoon by the Prism Lounge at Widus Clark Hotel and Casino

LED Cocktails Red Riding Hood, Blood Orange, Bahama-mama, Aloe Vera, Blue Lagoon, Purple Planet, and Indiana Jones by the Prism Lounge at Widus Hotel and Casino Clark

These pretty glasses of alcohol infused drinks are not just pretty to look at but also quaffable to drink. Whether you’re a seasoned drinker or only drink occasionally, there’s a Prism LED Cocktail for you. Taste one and you’ll surely want to try the LED Cocktails.

For those who want something stronger, you can ask the bartender for a double shot in your cocktail or you can order your hard liquor or wine of choice. They also have a selection of local and imported beers for beer aficionados.

And to complete your night out, order one of their appetizers and pizzas which are perfectly savory, the right complement to their cocktail drinks.

Nachos by the Prism Lounge

Nachos by the Prism Lounge

I highly recommend their generous heap of Nachos topped with veggies, ground meat, and velvety melted cheese, and served with creamy guacamole, tangy salsa, and a crowd-pleasing cheese sauce.
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Have Sam Thai

Set Meal #1 Beef Red Curry and Chicken Khao Pad

Have Sam Thai’s Set Meal #1 Beef Red Curry and Chicken Khao Pad


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Tiongson Arcade in General Santos City is known for its dampa style restaurants which serve fresh seafood at affordable prices. Who would have thought that in the midst of the popular dampa restaurants in Tiongson Arcade one would stand out for its unique offering: authentic Thai cuisine.

Have Sam Thai is an awesome mus-try foodie haven in General Santos City. The food is authentic, meticulously prepared and spiced properly. Not to mention, everything is cheap.

Check out the Have Sam Thai’s Set Meal #2.

Beef Red Curry by Have Sam Thai

Beef Red Curry by Have Sam Thai

Chicken Khao Pad by Have Sam Thai

Chicken Khao Pad by Have Sam Thai

Have Sam Thai's Brewed Red Iced Tea

Have Sam Thai’s Brewed Red Iced Tea

That’s a serving of Beef Red Curry, a plate of Chicken Khao Pad (Thai Fried Rice), and a glass of Have Sam Thai’s Brewed Red Iced Tea for just P170. Great deal, right? And everything is superb. The beef is tender. The red curry sauce is deliciously rich and spicy with a hint of sweet and and sour.
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Hillbilly Cube Toast by Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant

Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant has brought back some of their best-sellers. And it has made me sooo happy because one of my favorites desserts (ever!) is back.

My cousins and I used to go to Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant just for this…

Hillbilly Cube Toast by Bigby's Cafe and Restaurant

Hillbilly Cube Toast by Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant

The Hillbilly Cube Toast is a comforting yet exciting dessert treat perfect for any time of the day. It consists of a stack of cubes of French Toast dusted with Cinnamon Sugar. These are drizzled with rich and thick Native Hot Chocolate. And it’s topped with a dollop of whipped cream. The textures and flavors meld together perfectly creating a decadent dessert that is more enjoyable with every bite.

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Hillbilly Cube Toast by Bigby's Cafe and Restaurant

Hillbilly Cube Toast by Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant


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Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2015

Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2015

Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2015

Every year, food and travel bloggers from all over the Philippines travel to Davao for the biggest food adventure in the Philippines, the Davao Food Appreciation Tour (DFAT). From a simple food tour aimed to encourage bloggers and tourists to visit Davao City, DFAT has grown bigger and better every year. With the support of Davao’s food establishments, various national brands and companies, and government agencies, DFAT has become the most anticipated food and travel blogging event in the Philippines.

Since 2008, DFAT has helped local restaurants share to Filipino bloggers and tourists the best food finds and foodie experiences in Davao Region.

This 2015, DFAT is set to deliver another memorable food adventure. Here are the food establishments set to tickle the palates and fill the tummies of the DFAT 2015 Team.

ALOR’S: A HOME KITCHEN & YUMMY

Alor's: A Home Kitchen

Alor’s: A Home Kitchen

Since 1988, Yummy has been a staple in the Davao food scene. Mama Alor Lim-Despabiladeras and her siblings shared a passion for preparing good food which inspired them to share their yummy creations with other people. In the early 2000s, Mama Alor’s, James Despabiladeras and Diana D. Chua Chui Hian, opened Alor’s: A Home Kitchen as homage to their mother’s passion for cooking and good food. Just a few months ago, the Despabiladeras siblings re-launched the Yummy brand through a homey restaurant that serves unforgettable savory meals and sweet desserts.

Yummy

Yummy

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/alors.kitchen
#YummyDavao #AlorsAHomeKitchen

BASTI’S BREW

Basti's Brew

Basti’s Brew

Not so long ago, Davao City was known as the city where cafes and restaurants offers free WiFi. We have to thank Basti’s Brew for that. Basti’s Brew opened in 1999 as a specialty coffee shop that serves freshly brewed coffee blends from breakfast until past midnight. Through the years, Basti’s Brew has served not just coffee, but also a variety of sandwiches, Pinoy pizzas, pasta, and full meals that is sure to satisfy anybody’s appetite.

Pizzas by Basti's Brew

Pizzas by Basti’s Brew

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bastis-Brew/271286574620

CHIPPENS CAFE

Davao is known for our affordable buffet restaurants. Foremost of which is home grown Chippens owned by the San Joses. Now, comes a new dining outlet from the San Jose family, Chippens Cafe. It is a quaint restaurant that serves multi-course meals all delicately prepared by Chef Chino San Jose.

COFFEE @ YELLOW HAUZ

Also a homegrown coffeeshop, Yellow Hauz serves as home of Davao Bloggers, playing host to many Davao Bloggers Tete a Tetes and Workshops. Yellow Hauz serves freshly brewed coffee, filling savory dishes, and delectable desserts.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/yellowhauz

LACHI’S SANS RIVAL ATBP.

Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp.

Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp.

Since DFAT’s inception in 2008, Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp. has been a staple in the event’s list of featured restaurants. And it is always, the most anticipated and highly rated stop. The reasons? A plethora of mouth-watering dishes and a to die for dessert buffet.

Cheesecakes by Lachi's

Cheesecakes by Lachi’s

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lachisdavao
#LachisDavao

MAM BEBS BAKESHOP

Mam Bebs Bakeshop

Mam Bebs Bakeshop

Another staple of DFAT is Davao’s homegrown bakery, Mam Bebs Bakeshop which served meals, bread and pastries to generations of Davaoeños. From the simple Lug-Lug and Mami to unique Patato Rolls and Mango Squares, Mam Bebs has captured the hearts and filled the tummies of Davaoeños who are looking for wholesome, homemade treats.

Mini rolls made of potato flour and topped with cheese, butter, and sugar

It’s not ensaymada. It’s Potato Rolls.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mambebsbakeshop

MARGIE’S BAKESHOP

Margie's Bakeshop

Margie’s Bakeshop

An import from Butuan, Margie’s Bakeshop has 4 outlets in Davao City. They are known for their best-selling pasalubong items, Brownie Thins and Oatmeal thins. Margie’s Bakeshop also serves various of cakes and pastries, all made from high-quality ingredients.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Margies-Bakeshop/62774312837
Instagram: @Margies_Davao
#margiesdavao #margiesbakeshop

MISSY BON BON BREADSHOP

Missy Bon Bon

Missy Bon Bon

Missy Bon Bon, one of Cagayan de Oro’s most famous food establishment’s has just opened a branch in Davao. Popular for their signature Pastel and luscious gelato, Missy Bon Bon is one of Mindanao’s must-try foodie spots.

Gelato by Missy Bon Bon

Gelato by Missy Bon Bon

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MissyBonBonBreadshop
Twitter: @MissyBonBon
Instagram: @ILoveMissyBonBon
#missybonbondavao

POLO BISTRO BY MARCO POLO HOTEL DAVAO

Dubbed as the #HeartofDavao, Marco Polo Hotel Davao prides itself as the home of several food and beverage outlets that offer distinct gastronomic experiences. Both Polo Bistro and the Lotus Court have been a part of DFAT in the past years, giving the DFAT Bloggers a unique sensory experience that remain with them for years.

Prawns Thermidore by Polo Bistro of Marco Polo Davao

Prawns Thermidore by Polo Bistro of Marco Polo Davao

Website: http://www.marcopolohotels.com/en/marco_polo/hotels/philippines/davao/marco_polo_davao/index.html
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/marcopolodavaohotel
Twitter: @MarcoPoloDavao
Instagram: @MarcoPoloDavao
#MarcoPoloDavao #HeartofDavao

VIKING’S LUXURY BUFFET

Viking's Luxury Buffet

Viking’s Luxury Buffet

The biggest player in Davao’s buffet scene is Viking’s Luxury Buffet. From a wide selection of salads and appetizers to their expansive dessert spread, Viking’s serves up a wide array of dishes (and drinks) representing cuisines from all around the world.

Sushi at Vikings SM Lanang Premier Davao

Sushi at Vikings SM Lanang Premier Davao

Website: http://vikings.ph
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/VikingsLanang
Twitter: @vikingsbuffet
#VikingsDavao #EatLikeaViking
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