Monthly Archives: September 2011

When in Davao, can’t resist Luz Kinilaw

Luz Kinilaw in Davao

Luz Kinilaw in Davao

We concluded our recent Mindanao trip with an overnight in Davao City.  With limited time on our hands, the temptation to cram never entered our mind as we took our sweet time shopping for durian candies, malongs and ref magnets at Aldevinco before heading out for dinner to where else but Luz Kinilaw.  We came on a midweek evening but the place is still half-filled with eager diners.  Funny but the times I’ve eaten here, I’ve never ordered their kinilaw (fish or seafood cooked with only vinegar or a similar souring/acidic liquid) as the biggest attraction for me was and is always, the Inihaw na Panga ng Tuna (Grilled Tuna Jaw).

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A Different Kind of Goodness with Jollibee’s Hash Brown Burgers

Unveiling Jollibee's Hash Brown Burger

Unveiling Jollibee's Hash Brown Burger

Two potatoes emitting electricity, a yummy block of cheese every mouse would envy, a toy cow bag and a travel scale? I could understand the travel scale but what’s with the rest of the clues? Well today, Jollibee was able to shed light on the mystery as I dined and found out what new stuff Jollibee was cooking up.   Combining all the clues above and you got one yummy experiment — the new Jollibee Hash Brown Burger.

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Two potatoes, a block of cheese, a toy cow and a travel scale: Jollibee cooks up a surprise mystery

Langhap-sarap wrapper

Langhap-sarap wrapper

It’s not everyday that you get a surprise, mystery box from Jollibee.  Hmmm, the wrapper is emblazoned with the familiar “Langhap Sarap” theme interspersed with “Crispy” and “Baked”.

After the wrapper comes off, the mystery deepens.  Inside I found two large potatoes, a potato-powered clock science experiment, a toy cow, a block of toy cheese complete with a white mouse and a luggage scale.  So add these keywords to the clues:  “Potato”, “Time”, “Beefy”, “Cheesy”, and “Hefty”.

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Casual Japanese Dining at Pasta de Waraku

Smoked Duck with Sweet Chili Sauce

Smoked Duck with Sweet Chili Sauce

I have only a few expectations when it comes to airport food.  But lately, some good restaurants have located their branches in terminals making people in transit  like us have better choices when it comes to food. When we arrived in Changi Airport in Singapore, the group ate at Pasta de Waraku, a Casual Japanese Pasta and Cafe Restaurant. Waraku in Japanese means “Peace and Harmony” and seeing the warm interiors, nicely-decorated walls filled up with patterns of their plated dishes and a welcoming staff, I was already looking forward to enjoy their meals.

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