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Opening Celebrations in Davao

Inaugurations are most festive occasions. So far the Davao August calendar was marked with celebrations of flowers, food, fashion and beauty. Here’s a round-up of what transpired on Week 2.   Kadayawan official opening at Magsaysay Park The council promised a grander, bigger and more colorful Kadayawan festival this year and the opening ceremony proved that they meant business.     It was a beautiful...

The Kadayawan chickens flap for the win

Kadayawan season means bountiful harvest This year though, the fruits are arriving late, but the rest of the “festival ingredients” is flowing, like the food. Pretty much like December, August is one of the months on the Davao calendar that should bear the “No Diet Month” sub-title. In my case, it’s breaking away from the no-meat diet “because I have to”. There will always be a dish you’d be tempted to try and say,...

Why you should be dining at Seda Abreeza’s Misto on Kadayawan week

  If I’m to be concise, I will give you two reasons why you should be dining at Misto on Kadayawan week—the food and art. But no, I will be detailed and give your five because each entry deserves its own praises.   The Chocnut Banana Turon     The Pinoy favorite kakanin has seen different interpretations: topped with ice cream, mixed with other fruits, the caramel coating sprinkled with sesame...

Wisdom, a plate a time with Chef Sharwin Tee

A plate for wisdom. By law of relativity, Chef Sharwin Tee feeds the mind and empowers people via his culinary expertise. With every exciting dish the toqued man creates and recreates to make the palates of many rejoice, he puts a book on a shelf. It’s a win-win situation—Sharwin educates the palates of foodies and enriches the minds of the less fortunate. He’s making the tools for learning accessible to the less...

July 2017 musings: Filipino & Indonesian cuisines

Oh, that you-gained-weight look from everyone I meet. “Parang lumaki ka.” It’s the line I have been getting a lot lately, either delivered in a straightforward manner or the trying-to-be-polite way. I do get it believe me. I have an entire wardrobe to remind me of that everyday. Why am I slowly transforming into the large version of me? It’s the absence of exercise and the onslaught of good food. The latter, a...
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