Kusina Maria

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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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Osso Buco by Perch Modern Kitchen + Bar

Osso Buco with Turmeric Risotto by Perch Modern Kitchen + Bar in Felcris Centrale, Davao

Osso Buco with Turmeric Risotto by Perch Modern Kitchen + Bar

Osso Buco is a traditional Italian dish from Milan. Osso Buco translates to “bone with a hole.” Osso means bone and buco means hole. It is prepared by braising cross-cut veal shanks (bulalo in Filipino) with vegetables and wine. Modern Osso Buco is prepared with tomatoes or tomato sauce. It is usually served with risotto, pasta, or mashed potatoes.

Perch Modern Kitchen + Bar serves a delightful, unctuous, umami-filled Osso Bucco with Turmeric Risotto. The beef is braised in a tomato sauce until tender and flavorful. It is complemented by earthy black olives that adds bite and a layer of flavor that contrasts with the tender beef and the rich sauce well. The sauce is also flavored by minced chorizo. The marrow is prepared and cooked separately from the braised beef. The Turmeric Risotto is made with Arborio Rice, a short-grained Italian rice variety. It is firm but creamy. Bread is also served with the dish.
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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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Black Garlic Tonkotsu by Sunahama Noodle Bar

Black Garlic Ramen with Nori by Sunahama Noodle Bar

Black Garlic Ramen with Nori by Sunahama Noodle Bar

I, along with many Davaoeños, have been eagerly for the ramen fever to arrive in Davao. It took a lot of time but when it did arrive via our homegrown Sunahama Noodle Bar, I was not disappointed at all.

On my first trip to Sunahama Noodle Bar, I tried their Black Garlic Tonkotsu. It is one of Sunahama’s best-selling ramen and it is my favorite item on their menu.

Tonkotsu is pork bone broth which is one of the most common soup bases for ramen. Sunahama’s best-seller, Black Garlic Tonkotsu, infuses Black Garlic (Mayu) to their savory Tonkotsu soup. Mayu is blackened garlic oil which is prepared by cooking garlic with oil over low heat until it caramelizes and turns completely black. This gives the resulting oil an intense flavor, spicy and bitter, with a hint of umami. Black Garlic Oil gives the Tonkotsu depth of flavor which makes it intriguing and complex.

Sunahama’s Black Garlic Tonkotsu is served with a slice of tender braised pork belly, nori (seaweed), bean sprouts, scallions, and a tamago (seasoned soft boiled egg). The tamago gives more umami flavor and adds more layers of interesting textures to the dish.
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