Monthly Archives: November 2012

[Event] Java Jive

Davao has been livelier this past few months, with the opening of a new mall and opening of new places to hang-out. Java Jive is a new coffee shop that has opened a few weeks back. Its not your usual coffee place, this place doesn’t just serve you a cup of coffee, they also has bands which plays nightly. They are promoting the OPM (Original Pinoy Music)  and promoting local artist. Its an avenue for pinoy’s who love to sing and perform.


Its a place where you could bond with friends and family while listening to local artist. As for the choices of food, rice meals are available aside from pastries. For the drinks they have coffee, teas, milk teas & frappes.  We were invited to a day of fun, food tasting and music. Here are what we had that day:


Pie’s and pastries- I like the crusty tuna pie and the moist choco cupcakes..


Civet coffee & Salted Caramel Milk Tea

I like the ambience of Java jive, its a simple place to hang-out where you could listen to OPM and Live Acoustic musics nightly. Its a place where you’d want to go to when you want good food plus relaxing music. I had brought friends there and they love the place as well. Its our newest hang-out place.


Pastries @ Java Jive

A group of us bloggers were invited to the event. We had a picture taken with everyone.  Would recoomend the place to more friends.


[Events] Bistro Selera

Bistro Selera had invited us bloggers to attend their exclusive bloggers lunch last Nov 12 at their SM Lanang branch at the 2nd floor  fountain side area. It is a Filipino restaurant that is home grown, their dishes are proudly Davao, they make use of the ingredients that are popular in Davao. It was one of the memorable lunch we had, because we had a feast of something uniquely Davao. To start with, they served us their specialty dishes from the 3 appetizers to their specialty soup and their specialty main course. Here are what we had on the lunch:

 003-8Bacon wrapped Bagaybay (Fish Egg) @ P250

its fish egg wrapped in bacon with garlic bits, I would recommend this to those who love trying out something new.


Dalawang isdang lumpia (2 kinds of fish spring rolls) w/mango cilantro dip P260

its one of my fave during the lunch, its compose of ubod and 2 kinds of fishes which are the bangus (milk fish) & tuyo (dried fish)  that is wrapped here.


Pan-seared tuna with Durian Curry Sauce & Toyo-mansi (Soy Sauce & Calamansi) P288

Fresh tuna pan-seared cooked outside but raw inside in a bed of spinach & tomatoes. Its something uniquely Davao, I like the durian curry sauce, it gives the tuna a more exciting taste.


Selera Curry Soup P310

Mixed seafood with Curry & Durian.. this one is really good..even those who doesn’t like durian would simply love this soup. its a Must Try!


Pork Ribs Inasal @ P320

Grilled Pork Ribs Inasal Style with pickled carrots n raddish is really good..something different than the usual chicken inasal Must Try!


Beef Roulade

caramelized onino wrapped in Tender Davao beef  pan fried w/ veggies & fettucini.. Its one of my fave dish..Must try!


Mangosteen Ice cream w/ sticky rice @ P110

its a unique dessert.. a combination of the sour taste of mangosteen ice cream  with the bit of sweetness of the Suman (sticky rice) Must try!


Mangosteen Mousse @ P138

a unique blend of mangosteen fruit bits made into mousse.. Must Try!

    I had visited their first branch a few months ago,have dined there with my family. Kusina Selera located at the Legaspi Suites located at Pelayo St (formerly Legaspi St). According to the owner of Bistro Selera, some of their food on the menu are not available on their Kusina Selera branch. They are planning to market Bistro Selera as a Bistro restaurant, so they have a few seperate menu items which will be offered weekly or monthy as specials in the next few months. Would like to thank the management of Bistro Selera for hosting the Lunch Event for us Davao Bloggers. To chef Jaypee Landingin for preparing the delicious and unique feast we had. For Sir Michael Trinidad for entertaining us. Really had a fun dining experience here. Will definitely come back to try their other dishes. 🙂

[Events] Canon Opens its Mindanao Regional Office

Last November 8,2012, Canon has inaugurated its Regional Office here in Davao. Bloggers were invited to witness its opening. Canon Marketing Regional office serves as the service center f& showroom for canon users. During the event, there where tribal dances that were presented which represents some of the tribes from Davao. The new office is equipped with a showroom and a service center for the full range of Canon products. It has interactive product displays and friendly customer service.

According to Ms. Karen Joie Cabonce, regional operations head for the Mindanao region ” To continue to bring canon products close to consumers not only here in Davao, but the whole Mindanao Region.  The heart of our business  lies on our technology & reliability as well as our after-sales service. This new office is a testament of our continues improvement and commitment to our customers,”



Top execttives from Canon in Japan also joined the ribbon cutting ceremony.


Canon Mindanao Regional Office

333 Sunbright Building, Monteverde St., Davao City, adjacent to the DTI Regional office.
Customer Care Center is open from Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

Contact # (082) 227-8929

[Events] Royal Breadhaus Opening

Royal Breadhaus, Inc was established in January 1985, It started as a small bakery that serves pan de sal n loaf breads. Today, it has 4 retail outlets around the city that serves delicious breads & pastries. It has recently opened its 10th branch at the Phoenix Gasoline station located at Lanang. Bloggers were invited to experience the delicious breads and pastries they serve.

They also have a line of specialty breads that are sold on their store. They are Davao’s biggest bread supplier, since they supply for various food chains around Mindanao & they have branches on malls around Davao.

048-3Pastries to desserts


Specualty breads & Croissants

They are located at this branches:

Royal Breadhaus -SM City Davao

SM Supermarket: Ecoland St. Davao City

Royal Breadhaus – Makro

Supermarket Area- Bangkal, Davao City

Royal Breadhaus – Torres Branch

Jacinto cor. Torres St. Davao City
Tel No: (082)221-08-63

Royal Breadhaus – Felcris

Felcris (Chimes) Sales St. Davao City
Tel No: (082)301-72-33

Gourmet Bread

2nd Floor SM City Davao
Ecoland St. Davao City

Tricel’s House of Ensaimada

Ground Flr. Gaisano Mall of Davao, Bajada, Davao City
Ground Flr. SM City Davao, Ecoland St. Davao City

Ibby’s Cakes & Pastries

Ground Floor. SM City Davao, Ecoland St. Davao City

[Events] A Royal Christmas 2012 @ SM Lanang Premiere

SM Lanang celebrates Christmas the Royal way, media & bloggers alike where invited to experience this wonderful unveiling of  the 40 feet christmas tree last saturday November 10,2012.


The  Manila String Machine and the Davao City National High School choir serenaded the guest with christmas songs.


The Christmas tree lighting Ceremony was unveiled by Ms Margie Moran-Florendo together with the ballerinas.

076Christmas isn’t complete without Santa’s visit…


Christmas won’t be complete without gift giving to the kids.. 🙂

Gingerbreads and Hot Choco’ where served to guest who had attended..


102-1Got a big hug from Santa… Ho! Ho! Ho!

its truly a Royal Christmas at SM Lanang Premiere!

[Food Trip] Ka Lui Palawan

After our 5-days stay at Sheridan for the CCOWEF camp, we went back to the city & had our city tour before going back to Manila. We headed to Ka Lui for lunch. It took us almost an hour to get a table since we just had reserved on the spot. Upon entering the resto, you are asked to remove your shoes/ sandals inside the resto.


PhotobucketWe were starving upon having a table, we immediately ordered their shakes. Their choices of shakes are quite unique. Here are what we had for lunch:



Tubataha Salad (a mix of fresh tuna strips, bits of fruits in Season w/ Palawan dressing) @ P180 The mix of the fresh tuna, slice of mangoes & the Palawan dressing is really good. A must  try!

PhotobucketFish Roll in coco cream- its included on the Ka Lui Special Set ( Fish steak,Prawns, Fish roll in coco cream, veggies & rice) @ P435

586Crispy Fish Tail @ P385- this is good, especially if you like tuna deep fried with banana fries and papaya pickles.

Our lunch was really a feast of seafoods, not to mention the fellowship we had with friends is something worth the one hour wait. I would recommend this restos to the tourist who are to visit Palawan.