Showing posts with label FOOD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FOOD. Show all posts

Jun 2, 2018

SanMig Food Ave. Opens in El Salvador City

SanMig Food Ave. one of the country’s leading retail store opens its first branch in Mindanao last May 18, 2018. The store is located at PSB, El Salvador City, just along the highway near Divine Mercy Shrine. 

SanMig Food Ave. El Salvador is your one-stop-shop for everything you need. You can find almost all kinds of food products from ready-to-eat foods, snacks, chips, biscuits, ice cream, beverages and bread. It is also the only retail store that has its own bakery, therefore breads are really served fresh from the oven. 

A giant Nutella Bun baked for the grand launching.

For Non-food products, you can also find toiletries, batteries,magazines, newspapers, lighters, household stuff and many more. 

Also, SanMig Food Ave. El Salvador has Automated Teller Machine which you can conveniently use if in case you need cash. It also has ECPay Service to help you with your bills payment and cash-in needs. 
A PNB ATM is available inside the store. Chinabank will add one soon. 
If you happen to visit El Salvador City, check out SanMig Food Ave. and share to us your store experience by leaving a comment. Just a tip, don’t ever miss to try their breads.

Apr 26, 2018

McDonald's is Coming to Misamis Oriental!

McDonald’s, the world’s leading food service retailer will open its first store in Misamis Oriental. The store is said to be the biggest McDonald’s retail store in Mindanao.


It is located at PSB, El Salvador City just along the National Highway near Divine Mercy.

McDonald's El Salvador Executives preparing for the opening. 
The store is set to open a month from now. Stay tuned for more updates on their store opening.

Nov 20, 2017

Seda Centrio Invites Diners to Taste the Flavor of Spain at the Misto

Starting November 9, Seda Centrio's signature restaurant, Misto, will cross international borders and pique diners' appetite with a number of Spanish dishes on its evening buffet by Executive Sous Che Robert Ortiz. The newest offering features an extensive spread, combining traditional and contemporary to fine effect and satisfy the Filipono palate --- transforming your regular dinner into time of adventure and discovery.
Paella Marinara - Seafood Paella that showcases the richness of the ocean
Chef Robert has over 6 years culinary experience both locally and in abroad. He has worked as part of the culinary team in a Los Angeles restaurant, exposing him to different cuisines and cultures. He also was a consultant of the well-known, Sans Rival Restaurant in Dumaguete. Coming to Cagayan de Or, he takes inspiration from his experiences and creates his own unique and creative twists on both local favorites and international classics. 

For this food promotion, Chef Robert showcases well- loved dishes hailing from the culinary regions of Spain --- including Gambas al ajillo, Albondigas and Paella Marinera. Despite having an intense influence in a majority of Filipino specialties, Chef Robert promises diners of that authentic Spanish experience.

Albondigas - It originated in Spain and it means a spicy tomato meat ball stew

The menu boasts itself of Asian twists, revisits traditional Castilian flavors and features inventive dishes such as Grilled Eggplant with Tomato Vinaigrette/ Dicerning diners a;ways expect innovation in the menus served them, says Ortiz, and thus, we have planned to come up with different culinary themes for them to try out, Spanish being one of the firsts.
Gambas al ajillo - is a Spanish popular dish found primarily in the south and center of Spain. The primary ingredients consists of shrimp, garlic, and olive oil.
Misto, an Italian word for "mixed", offers dishes to please the palate of global travelers as well as highligthing specialties linked to the local culture. The Flavors of Spain promotion is under the Themed Dinner Buffets happening weekly and allows of infusion of new entrees and other dishes that Kagay-anons would surely enjoy and come to love.


Aug 21, 2017

Krispy Kreme Opens 4th Store in Cagayan de Oro

New store and new look in Cagayan de Oro for a more exciting #KrispyKremeMoment 


Krispy Kreme welcomes another addition to its growing outlets as it unveils its newest store in SM CDO Downtown Premiere. This is the 4th store in Cagayan de Oro, following Centrio Mall, CDO Uptown and the Hot Light store in Limketkai. Krispy Kreme SM CDO Downtown Premiere is set to delight their fans beginning on August 21. 

With the opening of its new store, Krispy Kreme brings a monthlong celebration of everyday moments as it offers a lineup of delightful treats. Krispy Kreme combined forces with the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to create the deliciously satisfying Ultimate Chocolate Chiller. 

This cool quencher is made with unique premium, Ghirardelli chocolate doused with milk and whipped cream, sprinkled lightly with Ghirardelli chocolate chips and drizzled in rich caramel. It’s definitely a crave-worthy flavor experience that chocolate enthusiasts wouldn’t want to miss. Krispy Kreme also highlights a well-loved doughnut flavor when it released the Kit Kat Green Tea doughnut. Their newest doughnut flavor has already made waves for its doughnut fans, now making it a mainstay offering. 

Apart from these sweet treats, August is a special month for Cagayan de Oro as it celebrates the annual Higalaay Festival. Krispy Kreme joins the CDO community in celebration of the feast day of St. Augustine as it throws another delicious treat alongside opening its new store. Krispy Kreme is offering 3 Original Glazed doughnuts and any 3 Cake doughnuts for only P150 in all stores in Cagayan De Oro from August 25 to 28. Doughnut lovers are sure to get excited for more craveable melt-in-your-mouth moments with Krispy Kreme. 

These are just some of the many things to look forward to as Krispy Kreme opens its newest store in SM CDO Downtown Premiere. The brand continues to bring a delightful experience to its customers through its indulgent doughnuts, great-tasting beverages and exciting creations. Discover your own #KrispyKremeMoment and visit their newest store at the Ground Floor, SM CDO Downtown Premiere.

May 26, 2017

Pizzarella Opens 2nd Store in Cagayan de Oro City

Pizzarella, known for their tag line as “The City’s Local Pizza” opened its 2nd store in Cagayan de Oro today (May 26, 2017). The new store is located at Corrales St., (fronting The Nest) Cagayan de Oro City. 
Pizzarella started in Iligan 5 years ago and today they have already 4 stores (2 in Iligan, and 2 in CDO) in Mindanao. Since its beginning, it has never failed to provide finely crafted pizzas, using the freshest ingredients from local vendors. Their pizzas are inspired by Italian and Filipino recipes particularly their own kitchen recipes. 
Pizzarella hopes to expand its mouthwatering pizzas to the rest of the cities in Mindanao and the entire Philippines soon. 

Here are some of their delicious pizzas.


Chicago Deep Dish Pizza - Spinto

The famous Mad Cow Pizza is one of their best selling pizza. They say it "mad cow" because you will surely get mad how it is made deliciously beefy and spicy.
We all enjoyed every bite of pizzas we had. 




Apr 15, 2017

1A Express Hotel Cagayan de Oro: Providing Comfort and Convenience

1A Express Hotel is located at the One Avenue Building (beside Magnum Radyo), CM Recto Sts. CDO. It is conveniently located as it is only a stone’s throw away from major shopping places like Centrio Mall, Gaisano Mall and soon-to-open SM CDO 2 Premier. This hotel caters comfort and convenience to business people and individuals who just wanted to spend a day for business and leisure.


Here are the things that I love in this hotel...

Peaceful Environment 
Although it is situated along the hi-way, you can hardly hear the noise of the busy streets of CM Recto while you are inside your room which makes this hotel an ideal place for rest. I was there last Holy Thursday where I spent my time praying and contemplating. But whatever your reasons are, you can be assured that you will have undisturbed stay at the hotel.

Comfortable and Clean Rooms 
The entire hotel is remarkably clean. It is also well furnished and equipped with modern fixtures. The beds, pillows and blankets are comfortable. Also, the rooms are well lit making it ideal for selfies and photo ops. Moreover, they also have rooms specialized for PWDs which is located at the ground floor.
1A Express Hotel Family Deluxe Room

Fast Internet 
If you are a business traveler you will surely enjoy your stay at this hotel as it has high-speed internet.

Delicious Complimentary Breakfast 
One of the things I look forward in this hotel was the breakfast. They offer two complimentary breakfast per room. Guests can choose from the menu. All breakfast meals comes with a hot beverage either coffee or hot choco plus a glass of orange juice. The pancakes are my favorite!
Beef Tapa my breakfast for Day 1

Yummy Pancakes, my breakfast for Day 2

Convenient Location
One thing that really sets 1A Express Hotel apart from other hotels in CDO is the convenient location. The hotel has convenience store, a salon and a laundry station at the ground floor. It is also a walking distance to affordable food establishments and malls. For travelers, the hotel is a 5-10 minute ride to the bus terminal and sea port.
The soon-to-open SM CDO Premier is just one block away from the hotel.
Centrio Ayala Mall is just around the corner...

Courteous and Friendly Hotel Staff 
Hotel staff are very accommodating making sure that all the things you need are met. Not only that, they greet guests with sincerity even if you are just walking around the hotel corridors.


If you are new in CDO, you might want to check out 1A Express Hotel. For bookings you may contact 09176701239 or you can email 1aexpresshotel@yahoo.com. You may also visit 1A Express Hotel Cagayan de Oro Facebook Page to check the latest promos and best deals.

Aug 17, 2016

Best of CDO Food Tour - A Must Try!

Best of CDO Food Tour – A Must Try! In line with the Higalaay Festival 2016, BQFC Marketing team invited CDO Bloggers for the first ever Best of CDO Food tour. The tour was aimed to showcase the best of Cagayan de Oro food and enjoy famous landmarks while riding the legendary motorela of Cagayan de Oro City.

First Food Stop: Bigby’s Café and Restaurant 
Branch: Centrio Mall Branch

Bigby’s was first introduced in CDO in December 8, 1998 and how has 7 branches across the archipelago. Once inside the restaurant, you will find their interior design and service style very interesting because everything was created to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining. 

First on my plate was my Bigby’s favorite, the Rack-a-Bye-Baby, a finger-licking goodness of premium cut smoky barbecued pork ribs.
I also had CDO Sinuglaw, a certifified Bigby’s favorite. It’s “sinugbang baboy” and “isdang kilawin” recipe with a twist of dilis as toppings. Not to mention, this dish is one of Urban Life’s nominee as one of the best Filipino dishes.

2nd Food Stop: Missy Bon Bon
Branch: Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center (Flagship Store)

Missy Bon Bon Bread shop opened its kiosk in CDO in December 2009 launching its first line of breads and gelato.


In April 2010, it opened its flagship store in Limketkai Center. Missy Bon Bon is a hip, cozy, and relaxed world-class bread shop serving healthy, natural, and freshly-made bread onsite with unique fusion interpretations of local bread products, gourmet comfort food and custom gelato mixes. Missy Bonbon’s creamy gelato is everyone's favorite. 

Because there were so many varieties to choose from, I opted to try the strawberry gelato. I like it coz, it’s not too sweet just right for my taste buds. 
We also tried their famous Pastel, a sweet filled bun that has been awarded by Urban Life-Mindanao Gold Star Daily as the 2016 Best Delicacy of the Year.



We had a little bit of a side trip at Gaston Park but it was cut short because of the rain.


Third Food Stop: Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya 
Branch: Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro


Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya opened in Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., CDO in February 8, 2015. It serves the best Kagay-anon home-cooked meals that a city has to offer, but up scaled a bit to create a new dining experience. Boy Zugba boasts an array of grilled food items, as well as meals that we normally see in karenderias or eat at home.

On Tuesdays, 7PM is the Trivia Night (hosted by James Tubeo) and Fridays, 7PM is the TGIB or Tara Go It’s Beernes” with stand up comedians and a guest band.


Boy Zugba’s signature dishes includes, Bandihadong Karne (meat in one bandihado), Liempo, pork BBQ and the Cheezzy Chorizo (an organic-fed meat stuffed with cheese), Pancit sa Pulis and the best leche flan I’ve tasted, “what’s your plan, Leche Flan?”

Last Food Stop: The Nest 
Address: Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro
Brands: Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast
The Nest welcomed its first batch of patrons in June 2016, bringing the best of renowned European culinary masterpieces that won the hearts of every Kagay-anon.

The Nest, carrying two brands, Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe, delivers the finest of both French and Italian Sicilian cuisines. The Nest embodies the best aspects of globalization by bringing the sumptuous food of Europe to the dining tables of the inherently sunny people of Cagayan de Oro, be it the families looking to bond through opulently-served entrees, or the individuals that yearn to unravel from work by being fed food bursting with zest and flavor. 

It is a sanctuary in the midst of the noisy, fast-paced, and bustling streets of Cagayan de Oro. 

One of the must try dishes are  Maison de Bonbon Cafe and Restaurant Burger Américaine U.S beef burger patty on a sesame bun with crisped bacon slices, sautéed Shiitake mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, melted gruyere cheese & fresh green lettuce. Served with seasoned salt French fries.

You might want to try this food adventure too! You can visit the Best of CDO Food Tour FB Page or send an email to bestofcdofoodtour@gmail.com for more details.