Tuesday, November 21, 2017

3 more days for the opening of Mykarelli's Grill Lifestyle District

Mykarelli's Grill, Cagayan de Oro's best place for Kagay-an grilled and other family comfort food, will open another "instagramable" branch in the Lifetyle District on the 23rd of November. As we all know, Mykarelli's Grill is one of the pioneers in the Lifestyle District, and yes, this will be a second branch in the area. Bigger, better and still great food and service that we all love about Mykarelli's Grill.

As a treat to their new branch and to us loyal patrons, they will be having a "Buy One Take One" treat Manok Inasal and my all time "the usual order" the Pork BBQ meals. Both meals comes with unli rice too.



This promo is only valid on the opening day (November 23,2017) from 4:30 - 7:00 pm. Kita kits didto mga higala. bring one bring all and enjoy these yummy Buy 1 Take 1 deal.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Mykarelli's Grill Will Open their Newest Branch at Lifestyle District

Mykarelli's Grill, Cagayan de Oro's best place for Kagay-an grilled and other family comfort food, will open another "instagramable" branch in the Lifetyle District on the 23rd of November. As we all know, Mykarelli's Grill is one of the pioneers in the Lifestyle District, and yes, this will be a second branch in the area. Bigger, better and still great food and service that we all love about Mykarelli's Grill.

As a treat to their new branch and to us loyal patrons, they will be having a "Buy One Take One" treat Manok Inasal


and my all time "the usual order" the Pork BBQ meals.


This promo is only valid on the opening day (November 23,2017) from 4:30 - 7:00 pm. Kita kits didto mga higala. bring one bring all and enjoy these yummy Buy 1 Take 1 deal.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Kiosk of Bite Me Up in Centrio

11 November 2017
Centrio Mall

Bite Me Up Corporation, makers of Cagayan de Oro's newest pasalalubong ng Kagay-an sa bayan, opened its new kiosk at the Centrio Mall. Located between the Corrales entrance and BPI.


Bite Me Up started its venture by introducing the Brownie Bites two years ago i think. sorry i lost count. anyways, Brownie Bites is a bite sized fudge brownies, individually packed and boxed of 16s. Perfect anytime specially during afternoon tea or coffee.


Last Kahimunan Trade Fair they introduced to the public the two new variants: the Crispy Brownies; and the Cashew Crunch. It is also individually packed but boxed of 6s. Crispy Brownies is crispy thin version of the Brownie Bites.


and as for the Cashew Crunch is also crispy thins and taste somehow like the meringue of a Sans Rival. A Sans Rival without the buttercream.


I hope to see you there and try some of these yummy treats. as for me, i keep on buying 2 boxes of each variant and send it back home in manila. as for the price, here's the price. enjoy your Bite Me Up treats mga higala. for more photos of the event, see it on my Official Facebook Page.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Seda Centrio's Wine Buffet

09 November 2017
Misto at Seda Centrio

While I am waiting for the "Flavors of Spain" Themed Buffet, the Misto Crew are busy preparing and setting up a wine gallery on my favorite spot in the resto.


I thought that it will be a part of the Themed Buffet, but as the meeting cum party goes on, i learned that Misto at Seda Centrio is having a Wine Buffet everyday, from 5pm to 8pm at 750 pesos net per person.


"Set your evenings free for "Wine Buffet" at the Misto. Indulge in an array of select and premium wines varying from color, taste and aroma for that gratifying experience." as captioned from Seda centrio's Official Facebook Page.

They have a wide variety of wines from red to white, from France to Italy. Aside from the bottomless wines for 3 hours, they will also serve you a round of sidings and canapes.



For inquiries and table reservations, please call (088) 323 8888 or 09175775910. You may also email cdo@sedahotels.com. The Misto is located on the 4th floor of the hotel.

"Flavors of Spain": Seda Centrio's New Themed Buffet

09 November 2017

Starting this day, every Thursdays thereafter, Seda Centrio's Misto Restaurant will have a Spanish Cuisine Themed Dinner Buffet.

Our (Filipino) cuisine is mainly based from Spanish Cuisine, just like our adobo, menudo and caldereta, making this themed buffet a great comfort food for us. on this opening night, i indulged from my comfort Spanish (inspired) dishes. for starters, i had a cup of Garlic Soup, Tapas of Cold Cuts and Albondigas (meatballs stew).

Clockwise starting from bottom left: Garlic Soup, Bread, Albondigas and Cold Cuts

Next, of course, my ultimate favorites, Callos and Seafood Paella. I used the bread to get every drip of Callo's rich, yummy sauce.

Clockwise: Bread, Callos and, Paella

if you think that i only got a small portions, well, let's just say, i went back to the buffet table around 4 times making me super stuffed. for more photos of what we had that night, check out my Official Facebook Page Album.

Buffet Starts at 6pm until 10pm. for reservations pls call (088) 323-8888 or 0917-577 5910; or visit Misto at the 4/f of Seda Centrio. photos here is the the menu of the day, the Resto has the right to change the menu without prior notice. Price starts at 650 per head.

Flavors of Spain is Every Thursdays. For Friday nights, the Flame and Grill Themed Buffet is still on going. Also on saturdays' Seafood Frenzy Themed Buffet is still available. Hope to bump on you soon on these themed buffets. Kita Kits mga Higala.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Nic's Pizza Baguettes Opens New Branch

Nic's Pizza Baguettes, a true Kagay-anon pizza chain, who revolutionized a new kind of pizza, opens a new branch. Located on the 2/f of the Limketkai Mall near Cinema 1.



Nic's Pizza Baguettes, made a new style and a new kind of pizza by using baguettes instead of the usual round pizza dough. They also, as to my knowledge, the first pizza store to use white sauce instead of the usual red tomato sauce as base.

for the meantime, the Limketkai branch is offering pizza baguette with fries starting at 65 pesos a serving.


on the other news, their main branch in Dolores street, they are now offering the pizza squares and soon a new "pasta" dish will come out so we are hoping to see you there mga higala.


Nic's Pizza Baguettes, Tatak Lokal, Tatak Kagay-anon!!!

Monday, November 06, 2017

Tapa King CdeO Celebrates 2nd year in the City

4 November 2017
Tapa King CdeO
Divisoria Branch

Tapa King, came to CdeO 2 years ago. Their Divisoria branch was the first here in CdeO, then came Elipe Park Branch in Carmen soon came after. These branches are 2 of 5 here in Mindanao. Tapa King now have a hundred branches worldwide and fast growing in numbers due to its trusted name and easy franchising schemes.


To celeberate its 2nd year here in CdeO, they offered Tapa King Meal which worth around 110 pesos for just 20 pesos for the first 100 customers at lunch time. as expected, the loyal customers came and lined up orderly.


For those who haven't tried Tapa King, this is the best time to check them out, they also service other meals besides Tapsilog. They have great variety of meals to choose from. All day Silogs, snacks and main dishes that defines their slogan "Lutong Bahay, Kain Bahay".


Clockwise starting from the leftmost:
Bulalo, Smoked Bangus, Crispy Liempo, Kare-Kare, Tapa King and, Tapa Queen.

I'm encouraging everyone to try out Tapa King. Here in CdeO, they have two branches: in DVsoria thats between united bookstore and BDO Velez; and the other one is in Elipe Park just infront of SSS Carmen.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thai Me Up: New Face Same Yummy Goodness

23 October 2017
Thai Me Up
Centrio Ayala Mall

Our beloved Thai and Southeast Asian Cuisine restaurant for years now. For the last months,Thai Me Up made some renovations thus it was closed for for a short period. Now the new face of Thai Me Up is finally arrived and now opens it doors to the public. We cant thank you enough Thai Me Up for the privilege that you gave to me and to this blog to have a first dibs on your newly upgraded store.

Facade

The new store's interior is highly inspired to a market scene in Thailand. Where in different stalls and shops all line up for its customers. The (bar) counter looks abit the same but the new decors really captured me.

Interior; Left Side Wall

As for the food, it is still the best as before. If you tried Thai Me Up before for sure you will be familiar with Pad Thai, Tom Yum and the best cake (for me) here in CdeO the Mango Mamboo. For you who haven't tried Thai Me Up, let me share my List of my Favorites in Thai Me Up.

For appetizers, i recommend Crispy Pork Salad. I personaly call this as balanced diet meal. It a combo of green salad and chunks of crispy pork.

Crispy Pork Salad

 Let's warm up our tummy by having this best seller, the Tom Yum Goong.

Tom Yum Goong

but if you like something lighter, try this Beef Noodle Soup. For me, this is better than Pho.

Beef Noodle Soup

For the Main Entries, let me recommend Grilled Cut Squid. I love squid and Thai Me Up made it better.

Grilled Cut Squid

Of course, Thai dish will never be complete without Chicken Satay.

Chicken Satay
and this, Garlic Sesame Spareribs (pork),

Garlic Sesame Pork Spareribs

oh, and of course, the feast is not complete without rice and i love Thai Bagoong Rice

Thai Bagoong Rice

Pair this feast with their coolers (no photo available; sorry i forgot) and end it with this ultimate cake. Just a warning thou, this cake is sweet tooth's heaven but a nightmare to sensitive teeth. Meringue + choco ice cream + mangoes equals the Mango Mamboo


Thai Me Up is still the best in Thai Cuisine inspired resto here in CdeO. The store had a major facelift but it is still under the same management and of course, the same Thai Goodness that you'll surely love. For more photos , i made an photo album on my Facebookpage. Please give it a try.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Cucina Higala Lauches New Set of Heirloom Dishes

18 October 2017
Cucina Higala
Capistrano Street, CdeO

Cucina Higala, one of CdeO's finest Filipino themed restaurant now offers new variety of dishes and snacks. As always, they cooked it they way we loved it and even more special (in my own taste). The launch was attended by our friends both from the media and us bloggers. They have nearly 20 new dishes and about 7 unique shakes. please visit my facebook page for the complete photo album. for this post i'll only feature that for me is the best recommendation i can give. surely, you and your loved ones will definitely love these:

Lumpiang Shanghai

Lumpia is my ultimate comfort food, be it shanghai, fresh or mung sprouts. Cucina Higala offers both Lumpiang Shanghai (photo above) and Fresh Lumpia. What's good about Cucina Higala's Lumpiang Shanghai is, it is stays crispy for a longer period of time plus, its more meat than wrapper.


Tinolang Manok is the comfort soup. The gingery chicken broth is a good feast kick starter thats warms up the appetite and the big servings of chicken pieces will fill you up.


This is the BEST kaldereta i had in years, trust me, its really the best.


of course! meal time is not complete without rice. I recommend this Beef Fried Rice than the usual plain steamed rice. its a good complement to all of their dishes.



Im a Cola / Soda person thus shakes for drinks is not my kind of drink BUT since here in Mindanao we have mangoes all year round so I am giving this Green Mango Shake an exemption. I really love green mangoes.

So on your next barkada blowout or family gathering, check out Cucina Higala, you will definitely love the great food and the great place they have. See you there mga higala!!!


Friday, October 20, 2017

Ola Gringo! Welcome to CdeO

11 October 2017

Hey there Tex-Mex fans of CdeO, Gringo, is now open at the 2/f of the SM CDO Downtown Premier. Her sister company, Tokyo Bubble Tea, is also now open at the ground floor, details of it will be on the next blog post.


This branch is Gringo's first store outside metro manila. their specialties are ribs and chicken in a tex-mex way. They also have seafood dishes. i like their fried catfish complimented by their signature sauce.

Nachos, Ribs and Chicken (showcase only, not the usual serving)

The opening was attended by us the CDO Bloggers, friends from the media and v/blogging royalties like Ms. Vern Enciso, Ms. Vina Guerero, the wonder twins Joi and Jai to name a few. sorry i really forgot their names. ill just make some editing here as soon as i got their names right.

Its an awesome opening party with friends, food and booze. they gave as a sample of their signature dishes. all i can say about the (sample) food is that i really need to go back to Gringo.


clockwise starting from the bottled sauce: Original roast chicken, fried catfish, southern spiced chicken, ribs, mexican rice, corn, pork belly.

as i said awhile ago, i like the fried catfish, its crispy and well seasoned. the spiced chicken comes next. as for the ribs and pork belly, hmmm???? i think i need to go back and have some more to make a comment and for me to experience their ambiance and service a bit more. so i hope to see you there mga higala.