Monthly Archives: May 2013

[Food Tasting] Tea’Amo Bistro

Just this Monday May 20, 2013, Tea’Amo has just re-opened not just as a Milk Tea place but now a Bistro. They have undergone renovations due to its too cute and too girly place, they had decided to repaint their place into a neutral color to fit not just female customers but also the males who are visiting the place. I have been to the opening of Tea’Amo Soiree last year. I could still remember how girly and really nice the place was. Now, the place is in neutral colors, at least it would fit both the male n female market. They invited us bloggers to have a taste of whats new on their Menu.

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According to the sisters April & Chiara, what’s on their menu are comfort foods, which they loved.

Here are the food we had that night:
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Mamita’s Chicken Parmigiana @ P165  (Must Try!) – Breaded Chicken breast topped with tomato sauce, parmesan cheese & mozzarella.

(can be served either with Java Rice or Plain Rice). The chicken parmigiana is really good, reminds me of eating pizza since it has tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

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Caldereta Bordeaux @ P185 – Slow-cooked beef bathed in special sauce with a hint of wine topped with cheese. The beef is tender and the sauce is flavorful.
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Adobo Festival @ P165 – A classic homegrown recipe by the owner.

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Spicy Pork Cracklings (Must Try! ) @ P155 – Pork slices fried until its crunchy, served spicy with tangy sauce on the side. You may find it guilty to try this, but its something u can’t resist trying out.
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Curry Tilapia w/ Mango Cilantro Salsa @ P155 – Fried Snapper/ Tilapia infused in a uniwure marriage of Middle Eastern & Asian Flavors. For the health-concious. Its a good meal composed of fish and fruits.

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Creamy Chicken @ P155-(Must Try! ) Tender cooked chicken with a veil of cream, topped with fried kangkong leaves. I love the creaminess of the chicken, its perfectly paired with the fried Kangkong.

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Coconut & Pesto Braised Pork @ P165 – Slow braised pork blanketed in a mixture of coconut cream and pesto sauce.

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Home Sweet Ribs @ P175 – Soft ribs with corn & carrots.

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The taste test ended with desserts of Oreo Crinkles and Oatmeal bars & a cup of Cranberry Yogurt with Pearl Sinkers.  Together with Davao Bloggers, we really had a great time dining at Tea’Amo.

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Tea’Amo -Sanny Sweets Building, Tionko Street, Davao City

APO VIEW HOTEL’s BRUNCH WITH MOM AT ENTRÉE

BRUNCH WITH MOM AT ENTRÉE

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Apo View Hotel has something special prepared for moms this coming Sunday. Entrée, the hotel’s renowned buffet restaurant, presents an indulgent menu featuring classic brunch favourites such as Eggs Benedict, fresh oysters from Roxas, Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and more on May 12, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Brunch combines the best of breakfast, lunch and cocktails into one leisurely meal. No need to rush out of bed to prepare breakfast or worry about lunch, which will surely be a welcome break for mom… Just a relaxing and memorable day with the family, taking time to enjoy each other’s company while savouring great food at Entrée.

To start of mom’s special day, Apo View Hotel’s Executive Chef Pablito Villanda whips up an assembly of iconic brunch staples such as French Toast, BLTs, an assortment of savory quiches, fish dishes, and more. A selection of fresh salads and seafood are also available, including the freshest oysters imported from Roxas City, the seafood capital of the Philippines. These dishes, paired with a glass of Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or fresh fruit juice, will surely make your mom feel like a queen.

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Eggs Benedict

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French Toast

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Fresh Oysters from Roxas

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Mimosas

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Bloody Mary
Entrée is located at the ground floor of Apo View Hotel, the city’s first and the country’s second longest-running hotel. Now on its 65th year, the Apo View Hotel continues to be one of the leading hotels in the city.

For more information, please contact (082) 221-6430 or visit www.apoview.com.

Meet Toffee Alpo’s #1 Fan

Hey there! Meet TOFFEE! The cutest, smartest, and most adorable dog there is!

ALPO Philippines launches one of the cutest webisodes to date, which will introduce its newest little ambassador, TOFFEE! 🙂

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TOFFEE is ALPO’s #1 Fan!

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He is a young Jack Russell Terrier who spontaneously tries to come up with the bestest plans to get the real meaty goodness he absolutely deserves. What’s a good tasting meal for TOFFEE? It has to be MEATY! It has to be TASTY! And Toffee wants exactly just that.

TOFFEE also enjoys the cuddles and the huggies from his Mama. Mama is his favorite person in the entire world. Each time TOFFEE gets his bowl of delicious ALPO along with Mama’s furry tickles, he can’t help but sigh and say: “Ahhh! This is the good life!”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kL49jluQtA]

Say “Hi” to him on ALPO Philippines’ Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ALPOPhilippines and allow him to show you how you can give your beloved pet dogs a bite out of the good life!

[Event] Davao Bloggers Acquaintance Party 2013

Its been a year since I became a member of Davao Bloggers Society. I had joined the Davao Bloggers group last year and met new friends, attended events and meet different personalities from Davao and from around the Philippines. At first, I was hesitant to join, since being a newbie in the blogging world means lots of adjustments. But luckily, upon joining the group, I was somehow at home being with the group. Aside from attending events, at times we get to hang-out together with bloggers to develop friendship with them. Since we all share the love for food, watching movies and hanging-out.

I won 2 tickets to Maxima Aquafun during the twitter raffle.

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Davao Bloggers Society Members & Officers during the event:

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Big thanks TO our Davao Bloggers Society Acquaintance Party 2013 Sponsors:

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Joining this group had not just gain me more friends, but also had me realize that it opens me to a world of endless possibilities.

[Food Trip] Ah Phets Noodle House & Rice Topping

Last month when I went to Cebu to attend a baptismal. Went around Cebu for some food trip with my friends, was curious about this new resto that serves good noodles and rice meals. Since our flight was delayed from Davao to Cebu, we had a late lunch at Ah Phets Noodle House, located at the Green Orkid Commercial Complex on Escario Street Cebu City.  Upon arriving from the airport we directly went there as me, my sis and my friends where all hungry then.

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Here are what we had during our late lunch :

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Beef Brisket Noodles (Regular) @ P95

The beef was tender and the noodles was just light, the broth is not too salty. Its my kind of beef brisket noodle.

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Tender Ribs Chinese Style @ P180 (Must Try!)

The ribs was marinated well, in every bite you would love the taste of sweet and salty. though a plate is not enough for a group.

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Fried Spring Chicken (half) w/ rice @ P99 (Must Try!) 

I am such a chicken lover, whenever I go visit a new resto, I always make sure to taste their chicken, whether it be fried, or soy chicken or even steam chicken. This Fried Spring chicken is good, with the right spices, reminds me of the spring chicken I usually get to have whenever we visit Ongpin.

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Ma-Ki Regular @ P85

This ma-ki mi is good, same with the ma-ki mi I get to have whenever I visit Ice Castle in Cebu. Ma-ki is a chinese style soup from pork broth in a sticky soup. Its also good if mixed with egg noodles.

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Wanton Noodle Soup Regular @ P95 … The Wanton Noodle Soup was good,  🙂

As we were dining, I had a quick interview with the owner. She shared that this new resto has just opened a few months ago. They are also the same owner who owns Ice Castle, the popular Halo-halo place in Cebu. With its delicious food and affordable prices, I would recommend everyone to give this resto a try.

Ah Phets Noodle House & Rice Toppings

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Green Orkid Commercial Complex on Escario Street Cebu City.

You can like their page at  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ah-Phets-Noodle-Haus-and-Rice-Toppings/434485919962972?fref=ts

[Event] Blackberry Z10 Launch

Blackberry invited a few of us bloggers and press to its launch of  their latest unit the Blackberry z10 smartphone in the Philippines. It was held at the Marco Polo Hotel last March 08, 2013.  During the launch, we got to experience the greatness of this new Blackberry Z10 via demonstration done by Blackberry officers. I was really amazed by the features this new phone has. Its something most of the well known phone has not had for now. The lightweight phone is not just slim, but also powerful, packed with lots of useful features. I know most of us don’t consider buying a Blackberry since its a bit more expensive than others and its hard to find some of the apps we want since most of us are using Android phones. But Blackberry has an answer to this android apps. They also are producing more apps to fit our lifestyle.
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The Blackberry Z10 an all touch smartphone is the first smartphone powered by Blackberry, the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented smartphone phone creates a new and unique mobile experience.

Blackberry’s country director of the Philippines Cameron Vernst said that 2013 is the 10th year since Blackberry smartphone were first officially introduced in the Philippines. And Mr. Vernst is excited to announce that the Blackberry Z10 is now in the Philippines. Blackberry Z10 offers a faster and smarter experience that continuously adapts you its user. Every feature, every gesture and every detail is designed to keep the user moving. It is available in 2 colors, Black and White. The Blackberry Z10 phone is elegant and distinctive, and its the most advanced smartphone yet.

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Here are some of its specs:

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-1.5GHz dual core processor

– 2GB RAM

– 16 GB of internal storage

Expandable memory card slot that supports up to 64 GBcards.

Blackberry Hub – a single place to manage all your conversations whether personal or work email.

Blackberry Flow – enables features and apps to flow seamlessly together, helping you complete the task at hand effortlessly and efficiently.

Keyboard that understands and adapts to you- it learns what words you use and how you use them, so you can type faster and more accurately.

BBM Messenger – allows you to share things w/ people that matter to you. BBM in Blackberry z10 includes voice calling and video chat, and introduces the ability to share your screen with another Blackberry z10 contact.

Blackberry Balance- Elegantly seperates and secures work applications and data from personal content on Blackberry devices.

Time Shifts- astonishing camera feature that lets you capture a group shot where everyone is smiling with their eyes wide open. Story maker, which lets you bring a collection of photos and videos together.

Blackberry 10 browser – faster browsing, scrolling and zooming

Blackberry Remember– combines memos, task, and much more into single experience.

Blackberry Safeguard technology that protects what is important to you and the business you work for.

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Cameron Vernst w/ Davao Bloggers 🙂