Monthly Archives: May 2012

[Food Trip] Yabu: House of Katsu

A few weeks back, I went to Manila again for an event. Went to SM Megamall for some window shopping together with my brother n my sis-in-law. We had our late lunch at Yabu: House of Katsu, its located at the 2nd floor Atrium in Megamall. A few months back, I had seen a friend’s picture as he was dining at this resto. I was curious about what this Japanese Restaurant’s food is about.  As we entered the resto, the ambience was good and there are lots of people dining. As I was browsing the menu, I had found out that their specialty is more of the TONKATSU, with a choice of either the Pork Loin (ROSU) or the Pork Tenderloin (HIRE). Aside from that they also offer the Katsu sets which are composed of Jumbo Prawn, Dory Fish, Salmon & Jumbo Oyster. I ordered the Tonkatsu meal which is composed of a piece of Rosu, unlimited Japanese Rice, Miso Soup, Cabbage unlimited w/ japanese dressing & a cup of Fresh fruits. Here are what the 3 of us ordered for our late Lunch:

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A set of the Rosu Meal, A set of Tonkatsu Meal and a set of the Curry Tonkatsu meal. My favorite meal is the Curry Meal since I love the spicy sauce that comes with the katsu and rice. It comes with the sauces on top picture the black pepper n sesame seeds which are to be grind plus a sauce (not in the picture) will be mixed for the Rosu Tonkatsu. While the picture on the bottom is the sauce for the cabbage. I would say that I had enjoyed a sumptuos lunch at Yabu although I find their meals quite pricey. But will definitely comeback to try their Seafood Tonkatsus on my next Manila visit. They also offer kiddie meals.

RATING: 4/5
Budget: around 300-500 per person. U can also share since the servings are quite big 🙂

Yabu: House of Katsu

2nd floor Mega Atrium, Manila.

Summer Soiree@ Tea’Amo

Milk tea is one of the newest drink that had started last year. It had started to sprout on the local market, in Davao, many milk tea places had also opened. One of the newest who had just recently opened last March was Tea’Amo, a milk tea place owned by sisters who planned to open another coffee shop but decided to open a milk tea place instead since its the popular drink around town. 015-5

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Davao Bloggers members were invited to join their Sweet Summer Soiree. The place was cozy, very colorful and looks so girly! Before they had decided to open this tea & coffee shop, they started to sell their milk teas by joining a tiangge at Garden Oases last December to know if there is a market for milk teas here in Davao. Aside from milkteas, Tea’amo also serves desserts, meals and pastas to go with their milk teas. Upon entering the place, we were told to order a cup of milktea, but since once again, I am not so fond of drinking anything sweet, I decided to try their Yakult series, I ordered their Strawberry Yakult w/ 50% sweetness w/ Pearls. It was good with the right sweetness for me.

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Desserts were also served to us. Here are what we had awhile ago. My fave is the chocolate cupcake and the cheesecake. As for their meals, we hadn’t had the chance to try it. Would be back to try their pastas and pica-pica foods soon.

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Tea’Amo is located @ Sanny Sweets Building, Tionko Avenue, Davao City

DFAT Bloggers meet-up

I had attended the DFAT bloggers meet up last May 04,2012, had the chance to meet the bloggers who had joined the DFAT or (Davao Food Appreciation Tour). It is composed of food bloggers from around the Philippines who are invited to tour around Davao and taste the food around the best Resto’s and Desserts around town. On the first day of the Food tour, we joined the bloggers to taste the desserts of Lachi’s. Among the desserts that they serve, their specialty is the Sans Rival which has 3 varieties which are the Plain, Coffee and Durian. I wasn’t aware that they had 3 flavors and I had just tasted their plain Sans Rival.

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I am not fond of deserts since I am on a dessert “diet”. But that night had my mind feel so  confused, I can’t resist all the desserts that was served, so I decided to just had a spoon of everything, just for me to taste. Here are what they had served us that night. Among the table of desserts served, my favorite was their blueberry/strawberry cheesecake, Durian cheesecake, triple chocolate and not to forget their sans rival.

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Lachis Sanrival atbp  is a fave dessert place in Davao. Their specialty is the Sans Rival. Aside from their desserts their meals are also popular. A personal fave of mine would be their Pork Marinara and their Laing Pasta.

Lachis Sansrival Atbp is Located @ Ruby Street, Marfori Heights, Davao City

Lachi’s is open Mondays thru Saturdays, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. contact number (82) 2245552

[Food Trip] The Bagnetian Kitchen

I had a few attempts of dining here, it was just tonight that me and my friends had agreed to give it a try.The first few attempts wasn’t successful . Upon seeing the place in some pictures, I wanted to give it a try since my brothers love Lechon Kawali.. but our family hadn’t had the chance since my parents are trying to avoid pork. My 2nd attempt was when my blogger friends invited me to join them for lunch, I was busy then. It was just tonight that me and my friends had the time before going to play badminton.

Bagnet is a delicacy from Ilocos. It was also called the Filipino-Ilocano Chicharon (Pork Cracklings, made of pork skin).

Upon entering the place, you will see a simple but nice interiors. A few tables where put inside and outside. We decided to try only 2 varieties of Bagnet. We ordered the Classic Bagnet w/ tomatoes mixed in “guinamos” or what they called fermented little fry, and the Bicol Express Bagnet. We also tried their Bagoong Rice which is good for 2-3 persons. The resto also serve other dishes aside from Bagnet.

Here are what we ordered:

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My fave from the two is the Bicol Express Bagnet.. Wold love to visit them again to try their other bagnet viands and other dishes that they serve. I went home happy today! 😀

The Bagnetian Kitchen

Brick Lane Bldg. Near Starr and Autoshop.