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! ūüôā

You gotta try it now! They also offer a lot of food options and they come in affordable prices! See you at Tita Fannies! ūüôā

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! ūüôā¬†

 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! ūüôā 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! ūüôā

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! ūüôā

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.