Kusina Maria

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Posts Tagged ‘davao food’

Vikings Luxury Buffet Kadayawan Specials

Vikings Special Davao Kinilaw by Vikings Luxury Buffet Davao

Vikings Special Davao Kinilaw by Vikings Luxury Buffet Davao

Davao is a melting pot of cultures. There are Christians, Muslims, and various groups of Indigenous Peoples. People speak Tagalog, Bisaya, English, Hiligaynon, Waray, and various other dialects and languages. The cuisine is also a melting pot of cuisines, using local fresh ingredients in a variety of techniques and cuisines. All in living in harmony in one perfect spot. The Kadayawan Festival is celebrated each year to celebrate Davao’s unique diversity and the bountiful harvest of fruits, vegetables, seafood, and other products.

Vikings Luxury Buffet captures the Kadayawan spirit and presents it in a deliciously unique culinary experience through their Kadayawan Special Menu.

APPETIZERS

The Kadayawan Menu starts with some unique Filipino appetizers served with a unique Davao twist. One of my favorites is the Vikings Special Davao Kinilaw.

Vikings Special Davao Kinilaw by Vikings Luxury Buffet Davao

Vikings Special Davao Kinilaw by Vikings Luxury Buffet Davao

This Special Kinilaw (Filipino ceviche) is prepared with a mix of tuna, salmon, lechon (Roast Pig), and pomelo. The dish produces a refreshing mix of flavors and textures that refreshes and excites the palate. It is the excellent way to begin a sumptuous feast.
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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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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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Chloe’s Cheesecake

Chloe’s Cheesecake made their mark as the first homebased bakery in Davao to produce yummy cheesecakes in bite sized pieces. Who knew you can pack so much sweet yummy goodness in one bite?

Strawberry and Blueberry Cheesecake Bites by Chloe's Cheesecakes

Strawberry and Blueberry Cheesecake Bites by Chloe’s Cheesecake

Each cheesecake bite is only 1 ounce, which makes it the perfect pop of cheesecake goodness. The cheesecakes have a delicious graham crust with a smooth, creamy cheesecake topped with fruits or cream to complete the perfect bite.
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YuYu Cafe and Dessert Shop in Tagum City

YuYu Cafe and Dessert Shop is definitely a must-go-to destination for any foodie visiting Tagum City.

Yuyu Cafe's Chocolate Praline

Yuyu Cafe’s Chocolate Praline

YuYu Cafe is a homegrown establishment that is best know for their desserts. That Chocolate Praline looks yummy, yes? It tastes even better than it looks. Believe me.

But wait… before you try out their desserts, order from their menu of salads, pasta, pizza, and rice meals. For a light meal or snack option, try the Caprese Salad.
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Thai Fish Cakes with Cilantro Brown Rice

Yup, I joined the health craze. And I’m happy that a new restaurant has opened with healthy dining in mind.

Thai Fish Cakes with Cilantro Brown Rice

Thai Fish Cakes with Cilantro Brown Rice

I’ve been to the Sea Green Cafe and Lifestyle Shop several times and it’s currently one of my favorite restaurants. My favorite is their Thai Fish Cakes with Cilantro Brown Rice.

The fish cakes are made of white marlin fillet seasoned with cilantro, chili, and other fresh herbs and spices. The fish cakes are seasoned well without the taste being too overpowering. It is coated lightly with breadcrumbs and fried perfectly with the fish fillet still moist. And it’s not too oily, either. It’s so good you won’t notice you’re eating something healthy.

Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes

The Thai Fish Cakes are served with a sweet dipping sauce which I haven’t quite figured out what it’s made of yet. While the fish cakes are great on its own, the dipping sauce add another flavor to the dish which makes it more interesting. The sauce perfectly complements the herby taste of the fish cakes.

The Thai Fish Cakes comes with a heap of Cilantro Brown Rice.

Cilantro Brown Rice

Cilantro Brown Rice

Sea Green serves its rice meals with organic brown or black rice. Brown Rice makes the Thai Fish Cakes meal more satisfying. The brown rice has a mild nutty flavor and a bit of bite which I like. The brown rice is seasoned with some cilantro which mimics the taste of the fish cakes. Cilantro has a mild taste so the cilantro in the fish cakes and the cilantro in the rice doesn’t overwhelm.

This dish is satisfying, with a great combination of flavors. The Thai Fish Cakes, the dipping sauce, and the Cilantro Brown Rice all complement each other resulting in a meal that would satisfy your appetite, your palate, and your need eat something healthy.

Thinking about this dish makes me excited to go back to Sea Grass right away.

Sea Green Cafe and Lifestyle Shop is located along the Circumferential Road, Dona Vicenta Subdvision in Davao City. You may reach them at +6382-3054765 or at +63939-9361081. They are open Mondays to Saturdays, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. For more information and inquiries, like their page at this link.


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