Kusina Maria

Food Blog + Food Shop

Special Rosu Katsudon Set by Yabu: House of Katsu

Rosu Special Katsudon Set by Yabu House of Katsu

Rosu Special Katsudon Set by Yabu House of Katsu

My eating buddy Kezia, a certified pork lover, raved about Yabu: House of Katsu. I have to try it, she said. So set up a date with each other and we braved the lunch crowd. She loves pork and I love Japanese cuisine. It was the perfect place for us. We had to wait a bit before we were seated but every minute spent waiting was well worth it.
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Adobong Tuna Buntot by Yellow Fin Seafood Restaurant

Adobong Tuna Buntot by Yellow Fin Seafood Restaurant

Adobong Tuna Buntot by Yellow Fin Seafood Restaurant

Yellow Fin Seafood Restaurant is one of the best known Filipino seafood restaurants in Davao. Their best-sellers include the Kinilaw, the Tuna Laing, the Greaseless Fried Chicken, and various tuna dishes. After all, the restaurant is named after the most popular tuna species, the Yellow Fin Tuna.

One of their unique must-try tuna dishes is the Adobong Tuna Buntot. I usually like my fish raw, fried, grilled, baked, or otherwise prepared dry. Not in a soup or stew, but this one I highly recommend.
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Cacao de Davao

Cacao de Davao Products

Cacao de Davao Products

When you think of Davao, you’ll surely think of the products we’re popular for: Durian, Mangosteen, Pomelo, Bananas, fresh seafood, and orchids like the Waling-Waling. Here’s something you might not know, in USA and Europe, Davao is well-known for our cocoa beans and chocolates.

In recent years, local bean farmers have been exporting cocoa beans to USA and Europe. Davao Cacao beans are considered as some of the best in the world. Local producers have also made these delicious Davao chocolates available locally. One of these producers is the proudly named Cacao de Davao.
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Ceviche by Park Inn Davao RBG

One of the signature dishes any tourist should try in Davao is Kinilaw and the version served by RBG at Park Inn Davao is a unique must-try.

Ceviche by Park Inn Davao RBG

Ceviche by Park Inn Davao RBG

Ceviche is a popular seafood dish in South America and in the Caribbean. It is made by marinating raw fish (or other seafood) in an acid such as citrus juices. In the Philippines, ceviche is known as Kinilaw also called as Kilawin by Tagalogs. It is traditionally prepared by marinating raw fish in vinegar and mixing in cucumber, ginger, and red onions. Tuna and Malasugue (White Marlin) are two of the most common used fish for Kinilaw in Davao as these are available fresh in the region all year round.
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Taters Le Grand 20 Treat

If you’re following me on my social media accounts, you’d know I am a big fan of Taters, literally and figuratively. Taters chips and Taters popcorn are two of the reasons I love watching movies. And now I am happy to share with you that Taters is celebrating their 20th Taterrific year of business. And they’re doing it in a Le Grand way.

Taters Le Grand 20 Treat

Taters Le Grand 20 Treat

Starting July 19, 2014 Saturday, Taters fans in Davao will be rewarded for every Taters purchase until September 15, 2014.

For every Php20.00 worth of Taters products you purchase from Taters Abreeza or Taters Gaisano Mall of Davao, you get one carnival ticket. Collect these tickets to redeem the premium limited edition items from Taters.

If your bill is Php100, you gets 5 tickets. You may use this immediately to redeem 1 Minor House Fryes. Or you can keep on collecting to redeerm larger items like Taters gift cards, hardbound notebooks, caps, and shirts.

Read the complete Taters Le Grand 20 Treat Mechanics here:

Taters Le Grand 20 Treat Mechanics

Taters Le Grand 20 Treat Mechanics

You may redeem items until November 15, 2014.
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Metro Angeles Food Tour 2014

PAMPANGA, WE ARE COMING TO EAT YOU!

Metro Angeles Food Tour 2014

Metro Angeles Food Tour 2014

I am joining the first ever Metro Angeles Food Tour (MAFT). MAFT is organized by Pinoy Travel bloggers, headed by Ramil delos Reyes of Pinas Muna. The tour will run from July 5 – 8, 2014 around the Metro Angeles area in Pampanga.

This will be my first food tour as a participant. I’ve been part of the famed Davao Food Appreciation Tour for 6 years, but I’ve always been an organizer. I’ve also joined the Mindanao Food Appreciation Tour: Soccsksargen Summer Safari as a co-organizer. I’ve also joined the Soccsksargen Experience (SEx) Tour countless times but that event is equal parts eating and adventure. This time, I will be focused on eating, eating, eating… and it’s going to be in Pampanga. Specifically, in Metro Angeles.

Everybody knows Pampanga has a proud tradition of unique Filipino cooking. They combine local, Malay, Spanish, American, and Chinese influences, techniques, and ingredients to produce a distinct Kapampangan taste. Pampanga has a reputation for being a must-try food destination in the Philippines. Some of the most popular Kapampangan dishes are sisig (grilled pig’s head and liver serving on a sizzling plate), tocino (cured pork), Pampanga Longganisa (pork sausage), and buro (fermented dishes).

The Metro Angeles Food Tour 2014 will be highlighting the best traditional and modern dishes in some of the most popular food establishments in Angeles, Pampanga:

I’ve read some reviews and articles about the places we’re visiting and I can’t contain my excitement. I’m looking forward to lots of eating and lots of fun.
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