Kusina Maria

Food Blog + Food Shop

Missy Bon Bon Is Coming to Davao

Missy Bon Bon

Missy Bon Bon

Missy Bon Bon Breadshop, my absolute favorite place in Cagayan de Oro, is coming to Davao. Missy Bon Bon is primarily a bread shop popular for their specialty breads and Pastel.

Bread by by Missy Bon Bon (Limketkai Branch)

Bread by by Missy Bon Bon (Limketkai Branch)

Pizza Bread by Missy Bon Bon (Limketkai Branch)

Pizza Bread by Missy Bon Bon (Limketkai Branch)

They also serve All-Day Breakfast Meals, pasta, and other comfort food. The Wild Honey Bacon Meal is my favorite thing to order.

Wild Honey Bacon Meal by Missy Bon Bon Limketkai Branch

Wild Honey Bacon Meal by Missy Bon Bon Limketkai Branch


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Mother’s Cake House

Sans Rival by Mother's Cake House

Sans Rival by Mother’s Cake House

There’s nothing like meals from a local bakery to make you feel at home. This is what Mother’s Cake House provides to Pampange├▒os… delicious comfort food. From home-cooked snack items to creamy, rich pastries, Mother’s Cake House will make you feel right at home.

My two favorites from their Snacks Menu are the Tacos and the Baked Macaroni, primarily because both as overloaded with cheese, cheese, and even more cheeeeese. Lookie!

Taco by Mother's Cake House

Taco by Mother’s Cake House

I always crave for Tacos as we don’t have a legit Mexican restaurant in Davao. The Taco by Mother’s Cake House satiated my craving. The filling is savory. The veggies are crunchy. And the amount of cheese is absolutely heavenly. Plus, it comes with a tangy and spicy sauce that ties in everything together perfectly.
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TGIF Tastes of America Menu

Kansas Mashed Potato Cakes by TGIF

Kansas Mashed Potato Cakes by TGIF

TGIF, popular for their American dishes in huge servings, serves up more American goodness with their Tastes of America Menu. The dishes put a new American spin to familiar dishes.

The menu starts off with the Southwest Shrimp Ceasar Salad, a classic Ceasar Salad served with grilled blackened shrimps and tortilla cheese crisps.

Southwest Shrimp Ceasar Salad by TGIF

Southwest Shrimp Ceasar Salad by TGIF

Blackened shrimps is from Cajun cooking prepared by dredging shrimps in a mixture of herbs and spices including cayenne pepper, paprika, and thyme. The result is tender shrimps bursting with flavor. The shrimps contrast nicely with the crisp greens, crunchy croutons, and the creamy, tangy dressing. The tortilla cheese crisps add another layer of interesting texture and flavor. The salad has all the flavors and ingredients to make it the perfect starter or a light meal in itself.
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Claude’s Le Cafe de Ville

Fillet of Beef Tenderloin with Pepper Sauce

Fillet of Beef Tenderloin with Pepper Sauce

Very few restaurants have survived and thrived in the Davao food scene. There are three key ingredients to these restaurants’ success: great food, awesome service, and consistency.

I was in grade school when Claude’s Le Cafe de Ville opened its doors to the public. It was the first restaurant of its kind in Davao City. Known for their high end fine French Cuisine, Claude’s piqued the interest of Davao’s gourmands. On birthdays and other special occasions, celebrations would be spent eating the culinary delights of Claude’s.

More than 20 years after, Claude’s Cafe de Ville continues to serves unforgettable traditional French, Mediterranean, and regional European home cuisine. The quality of their food has improved over the years.

Shrimp Cocktail by Claude's Cafe de Ville

Shrimp Cocktail by Claude’s Cafe de Ville

The Shrimp Cocktail is the perfect way to whet your appetite. The shrimps are cooked perfectly tender and juicy. It is covered in a creamy dressing and served with lettuce, capers, eggs, and avocado. I love the combination of ingredients. The lettuce and the capers provide crunch, while the eggs add a bit of texture, with the shrimps, and the avocado give a pleasant creaminess to the mix. And the flavors are fantastic individually and even better, all together.
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Salpicao by Dulcinea

Salpicao by Dulcinea Greenbelt 1

Salpicao by Dulcinea Greenbelt 1

When I was young, it was always a treat to eat at Dulcinea whenever we traveled to Manila for vacation. My favorite is their Salpicao. Nowadays, I still treat myself to a meal at Dulcinea whenever I’m in Manila. And the Salpicao is still my favorites. I’m glad to say, the Salpicao still taste as good as they did years ago.
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#DavaoFood Featured on #ShareDavao

On October 24, 2014, Rappler’s #SharePH Team, in cooperation with Davao Bloggers Society and Davao’s digital influencers, invited netizens to share the reasons why Life is Here in Davao.

Paella Negra by Tiny Kitchen

Paella Negra by Tiny Kitchen

#ShareDavao is the opening salvo of the #SharePH campaign. The campaign is designed to invite Filipinos to use social media to share their stories about the beauty of the Philippines. Launched, just this October 2014, #SharePH featured Davao in the first month of the campaign.

After a consultation with Davao Bloggers and Davao’s digital influencers, a #ShareDavao Twitter party was planned and set. On October 24, 2014 at 3 pm Davao’s digital ambassadors set Twitter ablaze with all the reasons why Life is in Davao.

Kusina Maria led the discussion on all the delicious reasons why Davao is the place to fulfill your gustatory wishes. Check out some of the scrumptious reasons why Davao is an awesometastic foodie destination.
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