Tsuru is an authentic Japanese restaurant that has been existing here in Davao for over a long time. Its one of those who resto which serves good quality Japanese food. It might be a bit pricey compared to other Japanese restos, but I would say that their food is really good. During our 1st day of the DFAT tour, I was looking forward to visit their Abreeza branch.
I have been to Tsuru several times but I haven’t tasted this sushi rolls that were served to us that day.Here is what we had , their best-seller sushi’s which are :
Crazy Maki @ P185- sushi with tempura bits and kani sticks
Volcano Roll @ P250- Sushi wrapped with Salmon, Spring Onions, Chili oil & mayo with Tsuru’s special sauces
Godzilla Roll @ P295– sushi rolled with avocado, salmon & raw tuna..
I am not much of a Japanese food lover, but once in a while I would like to try some new dishes. Though I like the 4 rolls, the Volcano and Godzilla are my personal fave since I like my sushi a bit spicy & godzilla roll because of the different ingredients that was wrapped with it. I had enjoyed my sushi adventure here and would like to bring my family and friends to another sushi adventure here.
Have you tried their sushi’s yet? How do u find it? which of the 4 are your personal favorites? (Don’t forget to drop me a line on the comment box)
Tsuru Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Davao has been a favorite tourist destination not just by the locals but also of foreigners. There have been lots of places to visit, from the beach to nature parks. One of the popular tourist destinations, especially of families aside from the Malls are the parks, among them is Crocodile Park. Aside from the huge crocodiles you see, they also have other different activities that you can enjoy. After a long day, they would like to sit and enjoy a scoop of ice cream from Sweet Spot ice cream.
Sweet Spot Artisan ice creams are made from crocodile eggs instead of chicken eggs as the main ingredients. What makes crocodile ice cream yummy in everyone’s palate are crocodile eggs, which comprises of 80% yolk! A gallon of crocodile ice cream contains at least a dozen of Crocodile eggs. Their ice creams are mainly made of milk, Crocodile Eggs and fruits that are freshly sourced from the Dizon Farms.
Here are some of the flavors that we got to taste during an ice cream tasting we had recently:
From Left to right (Yellow-Mango, Coffee w/ choco chips, Pink-dragon fruit, Cookies & Cream, Durian)
The Artisan Ice creams are available in exciting flavors. Each has its unique taste that would satisfy our summer cold cravings. Among the flavors I had, the ever popular Durian Ice Cream really got attention, the creaminess of the ice cream is also a plus factor to it. Aside from the durian, I also like the unique taste of dragon fruit ice cream and the coffee w/ choco chip ice cream. Each serving cost at around P70 per scoop.
Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream is the only producer of crocodile ice cream around this side of the world. It started out as an experiment, as to produce something extraordinary, since Crocodile Parks is their sister company. The ice cream was further developed by owner & chef Bianca Dizon.
The first batch of crocodile ice cream was made last 2011; word of mouth caused the ice cream to gain favorable response from ice cream lovers and adventurous foodies alike. Today, Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream has a growing market of followers with locals and tourists ordering crocodile ice cream by the tub. The brand also packs surprises every season with lots of flavors. The next time you visit Davao Crocodile Park, don’t forget to drop by Sweet Spot Artistan Ice Cream, truly a Davaono’s Pride.
Get your Sweet Spot fix this summer!
Like Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream at www.facebook.com/sweetspotartisanicecream
For orders, contact (082) 225-0184;
After a long day from the Davao Life is here tour, we had snacks at Zabadani at The Peak Gaisano Mall. It is a Halal Middle-Eastern Cafe that has 2 branches around Davao. Their line-up of food and beverages are from the Islamic world such as Shawarmas, Pitas, Mediteranean meals and Salads, Malaysian Curries and Ayran (yoghurt) drink. Owners who are Muslims wanted a business that could cater both Muslims & non-muslim clients with healthy & Halal foods. It somehow is another food trip for me since I don’t usually eat this kinds of food daily. We were served with this during our visit:
The Downtown Explorers together with the owner of Zabadani.
Zabadani Halal Middle-Eastern Resto
4th floor, The Peak, Gaisano Mall of Davao.
Lachi’s is a popular dessert place here in Davao. They are known for their yummy Sans Rival. Its a highly recommended place to try out, especially for the tourist. After the morning tour around the city, we had lunch here. Its a cozy place where you get good food and good desserts under one roof. here are what we had for lunch.
Among the meals served, my personal favorite is the laing, though a bit spicy, it really is a must-try. The Sweet & spicy chicken and the oriental chicken is also recommended. For the desserts, here are what we had: their popular Sans Rival(in Classic & Durian) flavors , Creme Brulee, & Cheese Cake. We also had their French Macaroons.
Lachis is located at Ruby Street, Marfori Heights Davao City
You can call them for reservations at (082) 224 5552.
The pasalubong center is the recent addition to the places of must-visit here in Davao. It was primarily established by Mayor Inday Sara Duterte to promote and sell Davao products to local and foreign tourist who visits our beloved city.This two-storey center is divided by sections: fruits, flowers, processed foods, and housewares.It is located at Palma Gil St. (formerly DepEd Bldg.) its just a block away from Peoples Park.
Here are some of the products they are selling. Its somehow a one-stop shop for tourist who wants to buy local pasalubongs, they also sell pomelos and other local fruits outside.
The Philippine Cinematheque is a vital part of the Sineng Pambansa or National Cinema program of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), whose mission is to “bring Filipino films to Filipinos”.
Cinematheque was inaugurated last June 29, 2012 in time for the film festival. It is located at Palma Gil street in a building donated by the city government of Davao. They have this statue of the late National Artist for Film Lino Brocka, to pay tribute to Brocka’s cinematic achievements. It has a 120 seating capacity. Usually they show classical film and film festivals will be held on this venue.
- The Cinematheque was designed, and is destined to be, an alternative and accessible venue
- For classic and contemporary Filipino films, both mainstream and independent
- for state-of-the-art foreign films sourced through the FDCP’s Film Cultural Exchange Program with other countries, and
for workshops and symposiums on directing, scriptwriting, editing, cinematography, and all other aspects of filmmaking
Credits to: www.fdcp.ph
Davao Bloggers together with the City Tourism Office and SMART had brought us bloggers and photographers to several tourist spots around the downtown area.Taking a break from my usual saturday work last July 14,2012, we visited the places we usually would pass by around downtown. Our group was called the “Downtown Explorers” We went around the Davao City hall, Osmena Park, Rizal Park & the Davao Museum.
City hall and places near by are the first few stops we had as the “downtown explorers” starts the city tour. Since I was born and raised here in Davao. I’ve never had taken a city tour seriously simply because I would always think that its just around the corner. It was last year when some of my friends from other places came for a visit, that I got to tour them around this places. After a second visit to this parks, it makes me feel that I am once again a kid who is enjoying our field trip.
The Commemorative Monument of Peace and Unity & the Sangguniang Panglungsod at the back.. is dedicated to the different people of Davao, from the different tribes to the Muslims who came and settled here.
As we visited the Davao Museum, I just thought it was a boring places seeing those old stuffs, I was surprised that it was quite interesting to visit this places and know what Davao was way back. The places or buildings it had before, the people who lead the place and the 10 indeginous tribe that Davao has, their history, how they lived and the kind of houses they have. Visiting the Davao Museum, you will gain more knowledge which is unknown even to us who rarely visits this kind of places.
Peoples Park– is often visited by people from all walks of life.
Museo Dabawenyo Viewing Schedule:
Credits to: Angel Deiparine for the pic
It is indeed a wonderful experience visiting this familiar places around Davao. It makes me appreciate more of what our city has to offer and what more it could offer. With the booming city, there are more and more investors here and abroad who are invitesting in Davao, in terms of new malls opening, and new restaurants.The laid-back life, the friendly people, the clean environment. Indeed, Davao…Life is here.
Credits to: Fra Diavolo Jamir & Gian Carlo Tancotian for the pictures