Kusina Maria

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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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The Overloaded Greenwich Experience

I had the pleasure of having one of the best Greenwich experiences one could ever have.

Check out all the yummy delights we were served during the Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2013: Greenwich Ultimate Overloaded Dinner.

Let’s start with some appetizers.

Greenwich Pizza Fries

Greenwich Pizza Fries

Greenwich Onion Rings

Greenwich Onion Rings

And let’s move forward with their Ultimate and Overloaded Pizzas.

Greenwich Ultimate Hawaiian Overload Pizza

Greenwich Ultimate Hawaiian Overload Pizza


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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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La Vetta Restaurant and Wine Bar in Cagayan de Oro City

People would probably think that good food is hard to find in Mindanao. Time and time again, we have proven them wrong. Here’s another restaurant that deliver great food in the south: La Vetta Restaurant and Wine Bar in Cagayan de Oro City. I had the pleasure of eating at La Vetta Restaurant and it was a totally enjoyable experience.

La Vetta Pasta Al Salmone

La Vetta Pasta Al Salmone

My friend Kym and I weren’t even supposed to eat there but the restaurant we had planned to go to had transferred to a different location, so we decided to try out La Vetta. And I am happy that we did.

La Vetta has a cozy, quiet ambiance perfect for intimate meals. They serve French, Italian, Mediterranean, and other European dishes. Their dishes might seem bit pricey but every peso you spend here is definitely worth it.
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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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