Archive for the ‘The Kagayanon Food Trip’ Category

Tita Fannies’ TFC and Halo-halo sa Buko

March 23, 2012 2 comments

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









Fil Us Up at FIL ME UP!

March 11, 2012 Leave a comment

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.


March 9, 2012 1 comment

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.

See you!

Thank you FIL ME UP/ THAI ME UP and Chiq Montes for the invitation.

Acoustic Nights at Pizza De Oro

February 20, 2012 1 comment

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!

Supreme Overload

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!

See yah!

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

Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro

February 20, 2012 6 comments

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:


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”

Short Courses:

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



“My Favorite Cakes” by Chef Hasset Go

February 20, 2012 1 comment

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 

Missy Bon Bon Breadshop’s New Pasalubong Products

February 11, 2012 7 comments

Cagayan de Oro’s premier breadshop Missy Bon Bon has become a must-visit place for locals and tourists since its opening two years ago.  Since then, It has become a haven for dessert and pastry lovers as they offer a wide variety of cakes, breads, and other delicious goodies. From time to time, they add more and more products to satisfy the sweet cravings of their customers.

Now, there is something new at Missy Bon Bon! In addition the to old favorites, they came up with new pasalubong products everybody, especially tourists, would love. Their ensaimada, sweet potato bread, and cheesy sponge are among the best-sellers. And who would not look for the famous Pastel? Yes, Missy Bon Bon got ‘em too! :)

For Kagay-anons and visitors, visit Missy Bon Bon Breadshop located in Rosario Drive, Lim Ket Kai Center. They also have stalls at the G/F of Robinson’s and Gaisano Mall. Visit their website and facebook page for more details.


November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Cakes. Cupcakes. Breads. Cookies. Bars. Coffee. Tea. Juice.


Brought to you by the Monster Kitchen Fundamentals in Baking and Pastry Arts students (Batch 3), a variety of delectable and sweet food will be showcased on December 3, 2011, from 2:30 pm until 7:00pm at Thai Me Up Restaurant (located at Capistrano-Mabini Sts., CDOC).

What are you waiting for? For only P250.00, you will surely satisfy your sweet cravings with these unlimited, yummy treats!  Not only that, it will also be a good bonding with families and friends so don’t forget to invite them as well!

See you on the 3rd! :)

For details and ticket queries, please call Monster Kitchen at 71-4349/ 09177172468/ 09177074583 or visit their event page here.

Chef Hasset Go and the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro

October 2, 2011 7 comments

White and Dark Chocolate Loaded Brownies. Chocolate Revel Bars. Macapuno-Graham Bars. Cashew Butterscotch Bars. Food for the Gods. Lemon Squares.

(More photos of the yummy pastries here.)

Sounds yummy right?

That’s what we learned from Chef Hasset Go‘s ALL THE BARS Workshop at the Culinary Institute of  Cagayan De Oro earlier.

As one of the instructors in the CIC, Chef Hasset Go has a remarkable track record in terms of baking and pastry arts. He has been featured in many TV shows and magazines as the youngest pastry chef at the age of 18. He also experienced working in many restaurants all over the country and is seen as a celebrity chef.

At 25, he now owns MedChef in Manila and together with Ms. Maribel Pineda and Mr. Rey Sumania, contrived the concept of Dessert Strip in Cagayan de Oro City.

For 3 hours of learning from Chef Hasset Go, we are now inspired to bake our own delicious pastries. The finish products are just irresistible!

If you wish to learn baking and pastry arts, the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro, the first of its kind in Northern Mindanao, is offering baking programs with reputable chefs  as instructors. Not only that, there are other courses as well such as the Culinary Arts with Holistic Nutrition and other short courses offered throughout the year.

What’s good about the CIC is that they are very flexible in terms of schedule as they held classes on the days students prefer. Even the working group can go for culinary arts on weekends.

It’s mission of providing globally competitive education, CIC provides for extensive courses with world-class facilities, ingredients, and programs that would provide the best culinary experience for their students.

Since May 2010, they prove to be one of the best culinary schools in the country.

There are upcoming short courses in the next weeks to come such as Basic Cordon Bleu, Chocolate Truffle Makin, and Cookies and More.

For more queries, please call 852-1808, 309-3319, 09266765989, 09233027395, visit their website, or email them at You may also visit their facebook page.

Get your best culinary experience at CIC! :)

Pinoy Caesar Salad at Honeybaked Cafe and Restaurant

I’ve never been a fan of vegetable salads. One time, I just tried a dare and ordered  Pinoy Caesar Salad at Honeybaked Cafe and Restaurant and yeah, I instantly love it!

I think I’ll be going back to Honeybaked more often and try out their other salads. :)

Going green. :)

The Pinoy Caesar Salad I love.

It’s made up of cabbage, egg, chicharon, and other ingredients I could not identify. Oh, their “dip” is yummy!

Plus, the place got a nice and comfy ambience. A perfect place to savor a salad. hehehe. :)

Wifi is available. Plus points!


(Fettuccini Alfredo is also good. But I was not in the mood for Pasta that time.)

Honeybaked Cafe and Restaurant is located along Velez St., in front of City Central School, CDOC. :)


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