Thursday, March 26, 2015

Punta Isla Lake Resort's Lake Cruise Buffet

The newest addition to Punta Isla Lake Resort's activities, Lake Cruise  Buffet. For only Php265.00 one get to experience an hour of lake cruise in the famed lake of Lake Sebu. Included is a buffet with a selection of Tilapia dishes and fruits.

During our visit, we decided to make additional order of Tilapura and Garlic Chicken. The lake cruise, is so informative courtesy of our very well versed pure T'boli guide. She tells a lot of funny and factual stories of the lake. Within the lake, there are 12 islets, all privately owned. And during heavy rains, the lake's water level never rises.

The lake cruise lets you hit two must dos when visiting Lake Sebu, the lake cruise and tilapia dishes to try. The one hour cruise showcases the T'boli culture, through dance and music.
Bumped with good friend and former colleague in Sarangani Province 

Cebu City: Frontgate

The last stop of my Cebu City gastronomic adventure, Frontgate. It is a homegrown burger joint, that has developed their very own burger patties.

When in Cebu City, do visit hole-in a wall food places, it will surely make your trip more exciting. Frontgate is located Baseline Residence, Juana Osmena, Cebu City.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cebu City: Pepper Lunch

Cebu City is one big gastronomic adventure. And my Cebu City visit will always be centered in trying out new food place that is not yet establish in either Davao City or General Santos City. For Sissy’s birthday dinner, this time courtesy of Mama Nette, she wants to lavish on steaks, off she chooses Pepper Lunch.
Beef Pepper Rice Php 205, Double Hamburg Steak w/ Egg Php 335, Tokusen "Big" Ribeye Steak Php 635 and Hamburg Steak & BBQ Beef Php 305
Our Pepper Lunch dinner is a fun experience for the whole family. As we all get excited, waiting for our steaks to cook before our very eyes on their iron plates.It is the patented Iron Plate, which is heated up to 250 degrees Celsius and remains heated for more than 20 minutes, ensuring the food remains warm up to the last bite. 

Pepper Lunch is located at the 4th Level of Ayala Center Cebu. It was started in Japan in 1994 by a Japanese inventor and chef, Kunio Ichinose. His goal was to provide a fast and quality food without a trained chef. 
Pepper Lunch is a must try, wherever you find it!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mama Be original Ube Cake

Mama Be's Ube Cake becomes Aurora's Kitchen signature cake. 3 years ago, she surprised me with the biggest Ube Cake, not knowing it will be the last birthday cake she will ever baked for me.
On the day of my birthday, I feel like baking something, something that my palette been missing for a time, the UBE CAKE.
It's my Birthday and I want Ube Baby Cake
It is the first time I am making it from the recipe I asked from her a day after my birthday, good thing that I wrote it on the my good old recipe notebook.

I baked two round pans and six 2 oz. cupcakes. I knew right then I HIT it BIG! Browie did not stop until he finished all six cupcakes.
During my birthday dinner, we were left with a small slice of it. And the day after, I baked again for Aurora's Kitchen, and it was SOLD OUT before the day ends. 

The rest is history with my Mama Be's ube cake, since my birthday, every week I get orders for Ube Cake. 

Koronadal City: Popoy's Batchoy

Popoy's is the place to go for Dameans, it was located back then at Notre Dame Siena Complex. For years it closed, until recently, it opens a new "batchoyan" inside KCC Mall Koronadal City.

It is the new favorite after grocery place of my little Browie. He orders the Popoy's Special batchoy with hard boiled egg. Lately I finally got to have a taste of it again with the 'rents.
And YES it is the same POPOY'S Batchoy we had back then.

Cebu City: Alejandro's and Chewy Junior

We're at Cebu's Best Crispy Pata for Sissy's birthday lunch, Alejandro's. From Dumaguete City we went straight to have lunch at Alejandro's as requested by the birthday girl.
 Lunch is of course Alejandro's Crispy Pata, Sizzling Pochero, Special Pochero and Sinigang na Isda. 

Alejandro's is located at Century Plaza Commercial Complex, Juana Osmena St, Cebu City.
We were so full after that big lunch. So me and Sissy decided to walk to buy some desserts at Chewy Junior in Robinsons Cybergate.

Chewy Junior offers a variety of cream puffs. Cream puffs is a crispy pastry on the outside with chewy and creamy filling inside.