Monthly Archives: July 2014

[Food] The Stairwell

A few weeks back,  I had the chance to try another new restaurant at Matina Town Square (MTS) area. I rarely go to that area since I live downtown. We would prefer to dine on the downtown or Lanang area. I got to taste new dishes from The Stairwell as we were invited for a food tasting event held at their restaurant. The owner of the resto is a  dentist who just took the Dental Board exam, who also had planned to have her own restaurant, with the help of some friends and relatives, her dream of having a restaurant has came true. Her dental clinic is just a few stores away from the restaurant.

Gastropubs have been one of the latest “in” thing since some restobars are more into drinks and pulutans, Gastropubs usually offer bar drinks, beer matches (pulutans) and good meals for diners who prefer to have lunch/dinner and chill at the same place. It somehow is a 2 in 1 place for diners.

The place is quite small at first glance, but resto has its 2nd floor dining area and you can opt to either dine inside their aircon area or outside for al-fresco feel while chillin’ with friends over good food and live music via MTS Taboan. The resto serves different dishes but with a touch of Filipino. During the event, here are what we had during our gastronomic adventure at the Stairwell:


Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup this was the crowds fave soup as it was light and flavorful. MUST TRY!


Imbao Chowder – this hearty bowl of chowder has a mix of local clams. MUST TRY!


Gambas al Ajillo @ P288 –  Sauteed shrimps in Garlic & olive oil


Camaron Rellenado – shrimp coated w/ special pork filling, breaded and fried to crisp.


Salpicao @ P278 – beef tenderloin chunks sauteed in garlic & olive oil w/ a hint of Jalapeno kick. Its an ideal match for beer and other drinks MUST TRY!


Croquetas de Jamon– Creamy filling with bits of ham & encased on crisp crust. MUST TRY!


Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Lumpia)– Mix of Pork & Veggies wrapped in delicate soft crepe. MUST TRY!


Dinakdakan -An Ilocano dish made of fried Pork & entrails in our secret blend of spicy white sauce


Spiced Beef & Cheese Roll-ups – Perfect beer match for people who likes something spicy. MUST TRY!


Nachos Supreme- a mound of Tortilla chips w/ Salsa cruda, seasoned beef and cheese.


Grilled Chicken & Salsa on Pita Crisps – Grilled chicken,slices, freshly made salsa on fried Pita Crisps


Twice-Baked Oriental Chicken – flavorful tender sweet0-salty chicken. This is also one of my fave MUST TRY! Good for sharing..


Chicken Pepper Steak – seasoned chicken boneless steak grilled.  this one is good.. but the twice baked chicken got me hooked! Good for sharing


Salisbury Steak – Pan-seared beef patties served on sizzling plate with gravy. The patty was made of pure beef, its juicy! MUST TRY!

Our food tasting didn’t just stop there, we were surprised to have the finale dish which you should not want to miss!


Durian Crepe was the star for the night! It really had won my heart! 🙂 MUST TRY!

My Stairwell dining experience was great! Happy eating everyone!

Tell me about your Stairwell dining experience… Drop me a line soon! 🙂


The Stairwell..

Stall No. 1, Row of Restaurants,
Matina Town Square,
MacArthur Highway,
Davao City


[Food] Vikings 4th of July Menu

As we all know, 4th of July is a well-celebrated holiday, as it is the Independence Day in America. Vikings has prepared some featured dishes in celebration of the  U.S. Independence Day. I was privileged to be invited to the food tasting yesterday on their SM Lanang Premiere Davao.

These dishes are available on SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Only!

As the featured food was served, we were happy to feast on some interesting new dsihes that were created by Chef Anton & his crew, here are the featured dishes:

First off, we started with soup


Pier 39 Clam Chowder

this hearty bowl of clam chowder is really good, with fresh clams and with mozzarella cheese is a MUST TRY!  for me.. my new Favorite!


 Barbeque Chicken Salad is real good, ideal for people who wants to stay fit but still want to have something good to eat! MUST TRY!


Buffalo Wings w/ Bleu cheese dip


Shrimp Popcorn w/ Ranch dip


 Southwestern Fried Chicken w/ Pan Gravy the chicken should be dip on the Pan Gravy to make it taste good. I would say its not tasty. but worth a try!


New Orleans Seafood Gumbo- I love this combination of fresh seafood in Gumbo Sauce  MUST TRY!


 Root Beer Cajun Steak -on my first bite I find this something unique, its like u get to eat root beer marinated steak which is a bit sweet with a kick of cajun spice. One of my fave during the food tasting MUST TRY!


Mac & Cheese


Louisiana Crab Creole


Texas Baby Back Ribs & Hickory Chicken BBQ


Cheese Stick



New York Cheesecake – among the dishes that was served, this was the one who stole my heart! I love the creamy goodness of this melt in your mouth cheesecake MUST TRY!


Apple Pie

Peach Cobbler – this one is also a MUST TRY!





Is your birthday coming up? Get ready to feast for FREE for ONE WHOLE MONTH! Here are the following mechanics:

1) Birthday celebrant of all ages can avail the birthday promo on the day itself and on their birthday month.

2) Celebrants can eat for free ON THE DAY of their birthday on both lunch and dinner, as long as accompanied by ONE FULL PAYING ADULT.

3) Celebrants can eat for free for ONE MONTH on both lunch and dinner per day, as long as it is within the month of his/her birthday and accompanied by FOUR FULL PAYING ADULT.

4) One full paying adult are adult guests who will be paying full rate without any discounts.

5) Requirements for Celebrants: Celebrant must bring an ORIGINAL and VALID government issued picture I.D. with the birthdate imprinted on it, both local and foreign I.D.s are accepted, for proof (such as S.S.S., N.B.I., Driver’s License, Pag-Ibig, P.R.C., Barangay, Unified, Police Clearance I.D. and Passport) In the case that the celebrant doesn’t have a government issued picture I.D., he/she may bring his/her birth certificate supported by any picture I.D. (school I.D., parent’s I.D., company I.D.).

6) This promo can’t be used in conjunction with our current promotions or discounts.

7) Gift certificates to avail this promo is not honored.

8) This promo is available across all branches.

9) This promo is available until December 31, 2014.

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*Price and promotions are subject to change without prior notice.

— with Avain Drilon and Lean Nazario.


Rates for SM Lanang
Adults P588 P788
Kids 4ft – 4ft 6’ P388 P588
Kids 3ft – 4ft P188 P288
Kids Below 3ft FREE
75 years old and above 50% discountWeekends & Holidays LUNCH &DINNER
Adults P788
Kids 4ft – 4ft 6′ P588
Kids 3ft – 4ft P288
Kids Below 3ft FREE
75 years old and above 50% discount*All prices are subject to 5% service charge.**All prices and promotions are subject to change without prior notice


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