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TITA FANNIES Liempo and Chicken Haus recently launched their new products: The TFC (Tender Fried Chicken) and the Halo-halo sa Buko. Overall, the chicken was tasty, crunchy, savory, and big in size. The Halo-halo is sweet, full of ingredients, and basically, delicious. Just perfect for the summer!
You gotta try it now! They also offer a lot of food options and they come in affordable prices! See you at Tita Fannies!
Photos by: Venus Mabale
If you were able to visit this blog on its first few ‘opening’ days last August 2010, you will know that one of my earliest post was about my favorite restaurant here in Cagayan de Oro. Not only it’s my favorite, going there has also become my addiction. Yes, there came to a point when I visit the resto on a monthly basis, even if I don’t have a company with me. I’m talking about the resto which gives the ultimate local appeTHAIzing experience, the THAI ME UP!
As written on my first blogpost about it, THAI ME UP became my must-visit dining places here in CDOC for the following reasons:
1. Ambience. Who would not love to stay on a very cozy and relaxing environment?
2. Food. I came to love Thai Food because of ‘em.
3. Music. Most importantly, I go there because of the bossa nova/jazz they’re playing. Yes, there’s LIVE BOSSA! at Thai Me Up.
Until now, it’s still my favorite restaurant. Definitely.
Why am I writing about ‘em again?
Because there’s something new at THAI ME UP! If we were THAId Up, then they will also FIL US UP! Ooohh… Yes.
Yesterday (March 10, 2012), we, the CDOBloggers, were invited to the grand opening of FIL ME UP, a haven for Filipino food lovers!
Basically, if THAI ME UP offers thai food, FIL ME UP offers delicious FILIPINO FOOD. Who doesn’t like Humba? Okoy? Crispy Pata? Lumpia? If you’re a sucker for these delightful delicacies, you will surely enjoy all these at FIL ME UP. Plus, they have the Seafood Special wherein a variety of sea food are in one platter. We were also able to taste their Fried Fish Fillet, Pork Spareribs, Spring Rolls, and Crispy Kangkong which I all love.
On the other hand, they also renovated their venue, adding Filipino touches on their interior design. When you get inside the place, you will see a lot of vintage objects in the Phil. So Filipino!
Two cuisines. One Destination. How cool is that? And if you’re a food adventurer, you may try combining the dishes also.
Thai + Filipino = Perfection! Always appetizing!
There is something to look forward to at THAI ME UP and FIL ME UP! I’ll definitely try all their Filipino dishes just like on their Thai cuisines. Excited for my next visit! Wanna come? Tara!
For queries and more info, call them at 738424 or visit their place at Capistrano St., Cagayan de Oro City.
If you have read my previous blogs under ‘FOOD TRIP’ category, you will know that one of my favorite restos here in CDOC is the THAI ME UP! I love the ambience, the bossa nova music, the staff, and most importantly, the food!
Now, there’s something new there! The opening of FIL ME UP! They are now offering filipino cuisines to all filipino food lovers!
…And it’s their GRAND OPENING tomorrow!
… and the CDOBloggers will be there!
Let’s see if I would love their Filipino offerings as much as I love their Thai cuisines.
Thank you FIL ME UP/ THAI ME UP and Chiq Montes for the invitation.
A long journey will always begin with a single step.
True enough. This year, I am going to have a long journey with the CDOBloggers. The first step? The activity yesterday.
Yesterday, we had our first monthly meet-up/get-together for this year and it was also the induction of the new set of officers. Guess what? They made me the Vice-President (External) for the group! And until now, yes, I am still overwhelmed by the opportunity.
Anyway, so this is what happened yesterday. We started off with the “getting-to-know-you” activity and the videoke session.
Then, a mini-program was conducted. The new President gave his talk about the CDOBloggers. (We were so serious listening to his ‘speech’. hehe)
The induction, oath-taking, and signing of the Memorandum of Agreement came after.
…and then the ‘physical’, ‘nerve-wracking’ game which made us laugh so loud. Thanks Vic for this game! hehehe.
…and who would forget the camera whoring session???!!!
Looking forward to a meaningful and fruitful year ahead with these blogging peeps. It will definitely be a busy year for me!
See you all in the next monthly meet-up!!! We hope to meet more bloggers of CDO!
Cheers CDOBloggers 2012!
Venus Mabale (Vice President-Internal), Roxanne Hambre – that’s me! (Vice President-External), Jacques Agbon (Secretary)
Here is the plan of activities for 2012:
For more info, please visit http://cdobloggers.com or visit us on facebook (CDO Bloggers).
Hey oh! Hey oh! There’s something new at PIZZA DE ORO!
Pizza de Oro is one of the famous pizza places in town because of their WHITE PIZZA. They are the only ones offering this unique kind of pizza having crispy crust and yummy fillings. Available in different flavors, customers will surely love their home-made pizzas!
The following are my favorites in PIZZA DE ORO. I would definitely recommend them. Go try!
De Oro Overload
Hawaiian Ham and Cheese
Since its humble beginnings, Pizza De Oro continues to improve as they address the needs of their customers. They recently transferred to a more bigger and accessible area in the city. Not only that, it has also become a must-visit place in Cagayan de Oro as they already have the ACOUSTIC NIGHTS wherein customers will be serenaded by acoustic renditions while having fun with their pizzas and booze.
PIZZA DE ORO is indeed no longer an ordinary pizza house. It’s a perfect place to chill and bond with friends! You might be able to get a chance to sing-out too! Plus, PIZZA DE ORO is coming up with new ideas! What’s that? It will be a surprise you will surely enjoy!
Me, my fellow bloggers, and the people behind PIZZA DE ORO
For queries, you may contact PIZZA DE ORO through:
Hotline #: 310-8331
Cellphone #: 0917-719-9792
Location: Dolores-Coralles St. 2nd floor sabihon bldg. Left side of ficco Main
OPEN HOURS: 2:00 pm to 2:00 am (Weekdays, Sunday); 2:00 pm to 4:00 am (Friday, Saturday)
Photo credits: Rosanna Lim, Pizza de Oro
Recently, we were invited by the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro to their Open House which includes a cooking demo by Chef Hasset Go. Read the blogpost here.
The Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro, opened on May 8, 2010, is the very first truly-professional Culinary School in Northern Mindanao registered legitimately under TESDA and the SEC. Since then, CIC provided and continues to provide globally competitive education to their students. Students enrolled in CIC definitely are able to create savoury and aesthetic food creations. Not only that, CIC seriously do not compromise the nutritional value of their products, thus integrating Holistic Nutrition to their programs.
To provide their students the opportunity to have a meaningful learning experience, CIC is providing a variety of programs suited to every individual interested in the Culinary Arts. Here are the list of their programs and short courses:
DIPLOMA AND/OR CERTIFICATE IN CULINARY ARTS WITH HOLISTIC NUTRITION
In this program, the student prepare food not only delicious but also nutritious. It includes training in sanitation, nutrition, menu planning, cost control, and management. Students are also able to receive hands-on education.
8 month Culinary Arts with Holistic Nutrition
4-month Culinary Arts with Holistic Nutrition (Intensive Course)
5-month Certificate/Diploma of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry Arts
12-month Associate in Culinary and Pastry Arts
Fast-track Culinary Arts “tailor-made for Balikbayans and OFWs”
5-day Baking Workshop
5-day Fondant and Gumpaste Workshop
5-day International Cuisine Workshop
4-day Kiddie Chefs Workshop
4-day Teen Chefs Workshop
7-day Fundamentals in Culinary Arts
For queries and further details of the different programs and short courses, please contact the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro through the following
Contact numbers: (088)8521808; 09175039786
Location: 3rd Floor Legacy Building, Antonio Luna St., Cagayan de Oro City, 9000
We, the CDOBloggers, were invited again by the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro to cover for one of their yearly events. Yesterday, February 19, 2012, was their Open House which includes the “My Favorite Cakes” cooking demo of celebrity Chef Hasset Go.
Just like what happened in the “All The Bars” workshop we attended last year, Chef Hasset taught all of the participants how to bake some of the best-selling cakes they have.
We also learned some terms and techniques in baking to produce quality and delicious cakes and pastries.
Not only that, some of the participants were also given a chance to try some of the tasks in baking such as folding the mixture and decorating the cake.
Here are the two products after the session: the Chocolate Truffle Cake and the Caramel Custard Cake which we were able to try and love instantly!
We were so glad to be given this chance to learn baking once again! Thanks to CIC! Thanks Chef Hasset!
For queries on CIC’s different courses and programs, you may call them at 8521808 or 09266765989.
Photo credit: 8th and 9th photo in this blog by Vincent Udasco
Donate Blood. Save lives.
GMA Network Inc. will hold their KAPUSO BLOODLETTING DAYon February 17, 2012 (Friday), from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Liceo de Cagayan University Civic Center. We invite everyone to join this good cause. See you!
For further information, contact088.857.7933 or mobile number 0915. 41 961.
Aw. I missed the first 3 runs this year. Bad. Got so busy with work and school, I did not have time to train and join the runs.
Good thing is that there’s another run coming up this month and I certainly don’t want to miss this. I’m gonna prepare myself for this.
Photos by ABS-CBN CDOC