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[Food] Vikings World Street Food

I love to explore the world not just viewing it through pictures, watching it through the television, but tasting the different food it offers.  As I go out and explore the world through travelling,  aside from seeing their famous sights, knowing a bit of their culture, shopping for some goodies, my first priority as always is to taste its food, especially its street food. But since I don’t get to frequently travel the world, I guess tasting its food through dining in restaurants which offers different dishes and through this World street food would suffice for now.

This August, Vikings SM Lanang Premiere brings you World Street Food. Here are the Menu:

Tacos Al Pastor (Mexico)- Is a dish developed in Central Mexico, an adaptation of the shawarma spit-grilled meat brought by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico. Similar to Turkish Kebab & Greek gyros, but this one is made from thin strips of pork marinated in spices, chilies and stacked onto a long spit called a trompo. This is very flavorful, one of my favorite dish during the food tasting. –MUST TRY!  IMG_20150723_181158 Rou Jia Mo (China)-  means meat burger, is a street food originating from Shaanxi Province and now widely consumed all over China. The meat is most commonly pork, stewed for hours in a soup containing over 20 spices and seasonings. This is somewhat similar to “Cua Pao” or ” Hong Ma Pao”.       IMG_20150723_181441 Espetinho (Brazil)-  A  Portugese word which means “little skewer” and is the word that Brazilian use to describe what is known in English as Kebab. For the food tasting, we had Seafood kebab, which had fish, shrimps, mushrooms and the sauce under the kebab that was sweet n tangy.      IMG_20150723_181516 Pork Satay (Indonesia)- Satay is a dish seasoned , skewered and grilled meat, served with sauce. It may consist of diced or sliced of different meats, the more authentic version uses skewers from the midrib of the coconut palm frond. These are grilled or barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with variety of spicy seasonings. Satay originated in Java, Indonesia. Its the national dish of Indonesia. This  grilled pork satay is dipped in peanut curry sauce, I like the taste of the mixture of the peanut curry dip. –MUST TRY!    IMG_20150723_182029

Suppli (Italy)-  An Italian snacks consisting of rice ball, generally risotto, w/ tomato sauce, and raw egg. This rice balls contains rice, mozzarella cheese, tomato, a bit of meat, something new to my tastebuds.


Jerk Chicken (Jamaica)-  Jerk is a style of cooking native  to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice.  The chicken was flavorful and a bit spicy, the rice was also flavorful, a bit strong taste.. both are my favorite during the food tasting- MUST TRY!

IMG_20150723_183240Durum (Turkey)- A wrap that is usually filled with typical doner kebab ingridients. The wrap is made from lavash or yufka flatbread. This one is somewhat similar to shawarma.       IMG_20150723_185635

Crepe (France)- is a type of very think pancake made from wheat flour or buckwheat flour.  You can put fresh fruits, jams, meats or other sauces for savory crepes. As for this, we were served crepe with banana & nutella topped with ice cream to cap off our World Street Food tour.

Now, we can explore the world through the food of this various countries.

Vikings World Street Food available on Dinner every Weekdays, Lunch/ Dinner on Weekends, for the whole month of August. 


Ground Floor, The Fountain Court, 
SM Lanang Premiere,
 J.P. Laurel Ave, Davao City
Phone: (082) 285 3888

[Food] Vikings Davao Kadayawan Menu

Vikings Davao launches its Kadayawan Menu, in preparation for next week’s Kadayawan Celebration. Kadayawan is a celebration of Fruits harvest in Davao. In line with the celebration, they are featuring a line-up of dishes that has a Taste of Davao. Its a good time to celebrate Kadayawan with Family and Friends by dining at Vikings SM Lanang Premiere Davao.

I was happy that once again I was invited to another round of food tasting by Vikings. Well, I would say it was another first for me, since I get to taste some of the dishes that I don’t really get to try.  Here are what we had during the Food Tasting:


Balut ala Pobre Pate -It was my first time to try this since I really don’t eat Balut. since I really have to try this for this food review, I have to convince myself, and I think Balut Pate wasn’t that bad after all. For Balut lovers, this is something you’ll want to try.


Bagnet Salad (MUST TRY!) – This is one of my favorite during the Food tasting, its Bagnet, a popular Ilocano dish mixed with greens, its like eating Bagnet minus the oiliness or in (Tagalog its called “Umay”) since the salad is a good complement to the bagnet.


Ensaladang Talong with Malunggay Pesto (MUST TRY!) -Salad made from grilled eggplant, vinegar, tomatoes and onions. this starter is good since the Spicy Malunggay Pesto compliments with the Eggplant salad.


 Piniritong Lumpiang Tinapa at Mangga (MUST TRY!) – If your fond of eating green mangoes, mango n tinapa mix goes well-together, its like having green mango n bagoong in one dish.


Vikings Special Kinilaw – A mix of tuna ceviche, grilled pork, veggies and Davao Pomelo.



Molo Soup – A Filipino soup made from pork dumplings and chicken or pork broth.


Balbacua– its a popular dish that is made of cow/ buffalo skin and meat boiled for hours to make it tender. It was another first for me to try this.



Baked Imbao with Spinach (MUST TRY!) – Imbao is known in Davao, this baked Imbao is really good, reminds me of baked oysters and spinach dip mixed together.


Baby Back Ribs in Durian BBQ Sauce (MUST TRY!)– Grilled Baby back ribs with durian BBQ Sauce, the durian isn’t too strong, you get to taste both the bbq sauce and the durian flavor. Another dish with a twist of Davao flavor.


Rellenong Manok with Mangosteen Sauce– Stuffed chicken something similar to the usual home-made meat loaf with Mangosteen Sauce, the sweet mangosteen sauce gives a twist to the stuffed chicken.


Bihod Pasta (MUST TRY!)–  Bihod, Female tuna Egg is mixed with Olive oil, a unique pasta dish. Its my first time to taste Tuna Egg.


Spicy Baked Calderetang Kambing- another first to try this dish since I don’t eat kambing, this dish is flavorful with a modern twist by adding mozzarella cheese.


Beef Steak Tagalog (MUST TRY!) –  For steak lovers, try this Filipino version of beef steak.. Its juicy & flavorful!


Ginataang Alimango– Fiesta or Lauriats aren’t complete without the King of Seafood.. the crabs! Try Vikings version of crabs in Coconut Milk, spicy yet with a twist of  coconut milk!


Laing at Tinapa- a spicy dish made of gabi leaves and dried fish.


Gising Gising – A Bicolano dish mixed with coconut milk and lots of chili!


Adobong Manok– Fiesta’s in the Philippines won’t be complete without the ever popular Adobo! Try Vikings version of chicken adobo.


Filipino Paella (MUST TRY!)– Filipino version of the popular Spanish dish Paella, Vikings version of Paella is a must try!



Mango Sans Rival – A feast wouldn’t be complete without desserts, as the desserts were served, we were so excited to taste them. One of the desserts that caught my attention is this Mango Sansrival, not too sweet too!



        Leche Flan- topped with mango and strawberry, its not too sweet. Definitely a good meal-ender.


Durian Brazo (MUST TRY!)- mild durian cheesecake with brazo on top.


Cheesecake Sampler – Cheesecake for the night had a mix of banana bits and mango.

Food posted above are only made available for the Kadayawan 2014 Celebration next week! Come celebrate Kadayawan with your family and friends this August 11-17, 2014 at the Largest Buffet Restaurant in Town! Vikings SM Lanang Davao.


Vikings  SM Lanang Davao

Fountain Court Area, SM Lanang Premiere




[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.

For reservations and inquiries, kindly call our hotlines (located on the bottom of our website and the left tab on Facebook) or PM us on Facebook. For more information on other promotions and our current rates, please visit

*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


Vikings Luxury Buffet @ SM Lanang Premiere 1st floor Fountain Area

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Bulgogi Brothers: Beef Bulgogi Platters

Bulgogi Brothers has launched the Beef Bulgogi Platter for this Christmas Season. A fine selection of meats marinated Korean style, the beef is tender and cooked the way you want it. It has 2 platters to choose from, made available all day everyday from December 01,2013 to January 31,2014. Its perfect for a group of 3-4 persons per platter, a perfect way to celebrate this season of giving and celebrating Christmas! 🙂





 Bulgogi Brothers

2nd Level, Fountain Court, SM Lanang Premier


Vikings SM Lanang Luxury Buffet

Davao has been a growing market in terms of retail and restaurant industry. Many are confident to invest here, with the 3 new malls that had opened, many are opening a restaurant branch here in the Durian city. With the cleanliness, less traffic and peaceful environment we have here in Davao, another player on the buffet restaurant industry has newly opened a branch outside Metro Manila. A sign that Davao city is indeed a good place to invest not just on restaurant but also on the retail industry. Davao’s lifestyle has upgraded from just dining at a simple BBQ places around the city,  to dining at different restaurants that before were only found in Metro Manila. With the growing market of people coming in and out of the city, its good to know that a lot of good brands and restaurants had build confidence in opening here in Davao.


Vikings, the largest buffet restaurant in the country has opened at the SM Lanang Premiere, with a seating capacity of 500 guests. Vikings Lanang is their first branch outside Metro Manila, as they want to bring luxury buffet to Davao at an reasonable rate and with more choices of food. The Davao lifestyle had somehow grown, as Davaoeno’s are learning to spend their money on good food & on good lifestyle brands. The first of a kind in Davao dining, Vikings features full live kitchen in all the 7 stations they have. Each branch of Vikings has its own interior, therefore its exciting to take time and visit Viking’s other branches across Metro Manila. Vikings Davao has a modern Filipino theme.  They want to bring to Davao


After months of waiting as to when Vikings will open, finally it had its soft opening a few weeks back. We were all wondering as to why people are patiently lining up and willing to wait just to try Vikings. Then finally our turn came, we were all excited to dine. As our family is a foodie bunch, we were told to be there by 5:30pm, to avoid our reservation cancellation. There were various food stations that were found inside, they are the Filipino, American, Japanese, Chinese, Korean & Mediterranean food. They also have the Carving stations, Anti-pasti, pasta station and other food from different parts of the world.

When your inside, its not just your tummy that is feasting, as your eyes are also feasting as everything is displayed right before you. Its indeed a feast fit for a king, a freedom for diners to choose as to what they like and eat like a viking!

Let me take you to a Gastronomic tour:


this are just a few of the food you will find at the Chinese Station

From Top left: Dimsum, pickled veggies, Appetizers & assorted seafood balls

Must Try: Steamed Shrimp suahe, Dimsum & crabs


The Carving & Pasta Station which has steaks, Assorted meats, Pasta & American snacks etc.


Must try: Steaks & the Churrasco station.


Hotpot Station: just had tried their seafood hotpot.


Grilling Station: Here are the choices of seafood to be grilled.

Must try: Grilled Salmon and Grilled Squid



Anti-Past/ Salad Station

Must Try: Assorted cheeses paired w/ a glass of wine, Quesadilla & Kinilaw


 Korean Station: here are some of the Kimbap  (Korean Sushi’s) plus korean dishes


 Japanese Station: Assorted Tempura’s, Assorted sushi, Tuna & Salmon Sashimi’s and many more

Must Try: Salmon sashimi (my fave) Tuna Sashimi & beef teppanyaki




Feels like I am in Dessert heaven…


Crepe Station: Make ur own crepe…


here is my crepe.. my own version of Mango Overload 🙂


All-time Filipino Favorites: Palitaw, Cassava,Sapin2x, Maja, Kutsinta, Ube, Biko


Drink Station: Different flavors of Juices, Lemonade, Sago’t Gulaman & Milo Slush

Must try: Stawberry Lemonde

Price: for now they are on their introductory price.

Place: the restaurant is at the SM Lanang Premiere Mall, its very accessible.

Verdict: The place has a homey ambiance, the chef’s and waiters were friendly, service was really good. The food was great, though there were too many choices. I would love to go back and try more! 😀

I didn’t just only enjoyed the food feast, I also had fun watching the group of waiters who sang and dance as they greet diners who had celebrated their birthdays at Vikings.


If your looking for a wide variety of delicious food plus a great value for your money, Vikings is the place to be.

Here are the rates for Vikings Buffet


Vikings knows that Filipinos love eating, we celebrate almost everything just to find a reason to have a feast. Vikings is having a promo for Birthday celebrants who wants to celebrate their birthday at Vikings.

  • The Birthday celebrant can eat  for free as long as accompanied by one full paying adult & an ID for proof of birthdate.
  • Groups with a minimum of 10 guests will entitle to more guest of the said group to eat for free
  • Senior Citizens privelege is  20% discount for age 60-74 yrs old
  • 75 years old and above is entitled for 50% off


Vikings Luxury Buffet

1st Level, Fountain Court area, SM Lanang Premiere

Lanang, Davao City

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Bulgogi Brothers P295 set meals

Yesterday Bulgogi Brothers launched its newest line of affordable P295  Korean set meals. This is an affordable offer for the Davaoenos who are into Korean food. Among the 8 sets of choices, actually all of it are good but here are my personal fave: the Bibimbap set, Spicy Boneless chicken, Beef Bulgogi, korean belly pork & the Claypot bulgogi set.

There are 8 sets that are available which are the

  • Claypot Bulgogi set                                             – Korean Pork belly set
  • Spicy boneless chicken set                                – Seafood Soybean set
  • Boneless Pork Rib  BBQ set                              – Bulgogi Bibimbap set
  • Pork Bulgogi set                                                  – Beef Bulgogi set


     Korean Pork Belly


       Seafood Soybean stew





          Beef Bulgogi set


Claypot Bulgogi Set


Boneless Pork rib set




*each set comes with a plate of green salad/sweet potatoes, a bowl of soup and refillable chilled Korean tea.

*it is available all day every

*available at SM Lanang Premiere Davao branch only


Bulgogi Brothers

2L SM Lanang Premiere, Lanang Davao City



Starbucks launches New Sandwiches & Starbucks Card

During the Kadayawan week last August 13,2013 Starbucks had invited us bloggers, to a night of Coffee tasting/latest Lunch Sandwiches launch & Starbucks Card launch at their SM Lanang Premiere branch. It was a night of fun, prizes, surprises & food tasting for us. I was excited to attend this as it was the 1st Starbucks event in Davao. I’m not much of a coffee lover but I love hanging out on coffee shops with friends and try their non-coffee drink/ food.

The healthy eaters, food lovers and  starbucks regulars would be raving as Starbucks presents their 5 new Lunch sandwiches that would definitely satisfy not just the health-conscious foodies but also everyone who loves to try out something new every once in a while. Here are the latest on their menu:

Salami & Cheese on Marbled Rye Bread @ P165– Soft & Chewy bread with a sliced of salami, provolone and cheddar cheese. This combination is really good. Definitely one of my fave.


Spinach Artichoke and Mushroom on Herbed Multi-grain bread (MUST TRY!) @ P160– A vegetarian sandwich with a delicious blend of cheese, spinach, artichoke, mushrooms, garlic n onions. Its a healthy sandwich that is not just healthy but also tasty.



Bacon & Cheese on Herbed Ciabatta Bread (MUST TRY!) @ P165- Grilled cheese sandwich coupled with 6 types of cheeses and crispy bacon strips w/ seasoned creamy pesto sauce on Herbed Ciabatta bread. Its the ultimate comfort food that is sinfully delicious. Its the first sandwich I tasted during the food tasting that got me the “love at first bite” vote. Definitely a must-try.


Classic Tuna & Cheese on Dark Ciabatta Bread @ P175– Healthy classic tuna dill salad, slices of hard-boiled egg & creamy melted cheese  on a toasted Ciabatta bread. It may look like a chocolate bread, but its ciabatta bread. Its one classic sandwich which is healthy and a meal on its own.



Roasted Chicken Pesto and Shitake  Mushroom on Flat bread @ P165–  Juicy roasted chicken breast fillet tossed with pesto mayo sauce and Shitake mushrooms with 2 types of cheeses on grilled flat bread. It somehow taste oriental due to the shitake mushrooms. Its something unique to try.

I usually visit Starbucks, order a drink or a slice of dessert, haven’t tried any of their sandwiches. It was just a few weeks back that I get to taste and appreciate the sandwiches that are in their menu.

Aside from the 5 new sandwiches,  they also presented the Starbucks VIA ready Brew that are made from responsibly grown and ethically sourced high quality Arabica beans. Roasted and brewed according to Starbucks standards.









 3 variants:

Colombia – Enjoy the rich, smooth taste, w/ that signature walnut-like taste found in great Colombian coffees. 3-Pack @ P130 & 12-pack @ P450

Italian Roast – Genuine, dark-roasted Starbucks coffee.  3-Pack @ P130 & 12-pack @ P450

Decaf Italian Roast – high-quality , 100% Arabica, naturally decaffeinated ready brew Coffee. 12-pack @ P470


 Starbucks Limited Edition Kadayawan Tumbler 2013– Inspired by the scenery, rich culture and bountiful feast of Davao City, Starbucks features a limited edition Kadayawan Tumbler.


Starbucks Card

Starbucks Coffee Company launched the Starbucks card to give us coffee loving customers turn our visits into rewards. It has been their mission to continiously uplift the Starbucks Experience and exceed customer expectations. Its a more safer and convenient way to  enjoy your cup of Starbucks coffee using the card plus you earn stars with every purchase of any handcrafted beverage, 250g of whole bean coffee and 12-pack of Starbucks VIA ready brew from Starbucks. The stored value loyalty card offers customers rewards when making purchases at over 210 Starbucks stores in the country.  Starbucks customers can activate a Starbucks Card for a minimum amount of P300. It can be reloaded with money from P100 up to a maximum amount of P10,000 – it gives customers the convenience of enjoying their favorite drinks/food without their wallet. Customers who also register online can protect their balance anytime their card is lost or stolen. Register your card and get a free Grande drink from Starbucks.


Customers can use their Stars to redeem:

  • any Grande handcrafted beverage for every 12 Beverage Stars
  • Any 250g whole bean coffee for every 10 whole bean stars
  • Any 12-pack Starbucks VIA Ready Brew for every 10 Starbucks VIA Stars.

For more information you can visit




Archipelago 7107 by Barrio Fiesta

Through the years, Davao has been booming. With the opening of 3 malls during the last few years, I can say that restaurants from Manila, Cebu and other places around the Philippines are confident in opening their branch here in Davao. With a number of new restaurants here, we would not need to go places just to dine on our favorite restaurants outside of the city. One of the new restaurant which just had opened here is Archipelago 7107 by Barrio Fiesta. Last July 31,2013 Archipelago has its grand opening.

How Archipelago 7107 started:

For years, most Filipino restaurants in the country serves only their perspective regional recipes. The north has the Kampampangan recipes which gave us Sisig & Pinakbet, the south has given us Inasal na Manok and Kanin sa Puso, but not many Filipino restaurants have given us all of these recipes under one roof. Thus the idea of Archipelago 7107 by Barrio Fiesta was born. The concept of serving authentic recipes from anywhere in between the 7107 islands under one menu, therefore giving the customer a wider range of choices than your normal Filipino restaurants. Aside from the loved Barrio Fiesta recipes, such as the Crispy Pata, Kare-kare and Pinakbet, our chef will offer rare delicacies once in a while.

The ambience of the resto is casual and chic, not the traditional bamboo decor most Filipino restaurants are known for. As for the prices of the food it goes from around P120-695 per dish which is good for 2-4 persons.

Archipelago 7107 by Barrio Fiesta is a brainchild of young entrepreneurs Antero Sison III, Carlo Lorenzana, Alberto Bacani and Alan Bangco who teamed up with the 3rd generation restauranteur Tyrone Ongpauco from the Barrio Fiesta chain of restaurants.  The restuarant will cater to families for celebrations and gatherings, young professionals wanting to unwind with friends. After dinner, Archipelago 7107 transforms into a full blown lounge bar, eager to please the discerning partyphile.

During the blessing and opening of Archipelago:


During the opening, members of the Davao Bloggers were invited to another night of Filipino feast. Here are what we had that night. Their ever famous Kare-Kare, Crispy Pata,

Barrio Fiesta’s Kare-Kare-  Tender oxtail tripe stewed in creamy peanut sauce. Regular @ P230 Family @ P350


Crispy Pata -Barrio Fiesta’s ever famous Crispy Pata is crunchy outside and juicy inside.. A must try..


Chicharon Bulaklak


Ilocano Rice– Rice with salted eggs, tomatoes and Bagnet. One of my fave dish


Sinalab Special-(Good for 4-5 persons)- Combination of seafoods & assorted meats served in Kawayan tray @ P640


Mama Chit’s Special– a bilao of fried catfish, spring rolls, calamares, veggies and seafood in a basket. Must Try!

Dining at Archipelago was such a good experience, with good food, affordable price and good friends to dine with, it is indeed a new place to try out!


Archipelago 7107 by Barrio Fiesta

2/F Fountain Court, SM Lanang Premiere

Lanang, Davao City