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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Crocodile Ice Cream @Sweet Spot Artisan Ice cream

After watching the crocodiles, raptors, monkeys, bearcats, snakes, birds and various reptiles, you definitely should cool down at just located outside the Crocodile Park. 

What is Ice Cream?

Ice cream is a frozen dessert usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours. 

Did you know...?

The only producer of crocodile ice cream in this world got inspiration from sister company Crocodile Park. 

Instead of regular cream and chicken egg, they use milk which is mixed with crocodile egg which comprise 80% yolk!

 The Fruit flavors are also made more delicious with ripe and fresh picks sourced from their Dizon Farms.  

The ice cream was further developed with a good command of culinary expertise of Chef Bianca Dizon.

About Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream

Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream is the only producer of crocodile ice cream in this side of the world. First artisan ice cream in the country made with crocodile eggs.

The first batch of crocodile ice cream slowly made it to Sweet Spot freezers in 2011; word of mouth caused the ice cream to gain favorable response from ice cream lovers and adventurous foodies alike.

Today, Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream is growing its own cult following with locals and tourists ordering crocodile ice cream by the tub. The brand also packs surprises every season with myriad flavors of regular ice cream.

Go get yourself a treat of new flavors of Crocodile ice cream:  DragonFruit , Pandan, Strawberry Kiss, Chocoloco, Mangomazing, Durian Dynamite and Cookie Monster.

 Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream should always be a treat worth traveling for. Discover Davao! Discover Sweet Spot!

DavaoBloggers with Chef Bianca Dizon

(Get your Sweet Spot fix this summer! Like Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream in . For orders, contact (082) 225-0184; or email sweetspotdvo@gmail.com. )
Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream is located at the Crocodile Park Complex, Maa, Diversion Road.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hot summer heat deserves a treat of Aling Foping's Halo-halo Atbp.!

No. 1 popular Filipino dessert. It is very saleable during summer, on outing and getaways. And since summer, it's the best time to look for desserts and drinks that can satisfy our thirst during the hot 
season. In demand are ice cream, mais con yelo, fruit shakes and many other type of cold dessert.

Aling Foping's Halo-halo at Matina Town Square will never be out of season because people will really find ways to search & find this famous specialty. Perhaps almost all types of customers who went to try their halo-halo are old, married, singles, young man, lovers, politicians and ordinary people who wanted to have a taste of this well-known Aling Foping's Halo-halo atbp. at MTS.

One first glimpse of how Aling Foping's started. Mrs. Fe Ayala, the owner & mother of Mike Ayala found a scribble of Aling Foping in Mike's old stuff while searching for an idea of the logo and name of her store. 
Actually, the name Aling Foping is a store in Tagum (of the same name) that was the Ayala family's favorite pit stop during the old days, whenever they returned from Hijo Plantation. 

It's been eleven (11) years serving Dabawenyos, travellers and ice cream lovers. Who should not be caught still unaware of Aling Foping's special halo-halo? 

Aling Foping's serve special halo-halo that has a mixture of shaved MINERAL ICE and evaporated milk to which are added with the choices of 6 out of 14 ingredients. My heavenly treat with avalance of flavors are langka, leche flan, macapuno, pinipig, red mongo and white beans and top with Ube Ice Cream. This cup will cost you only P105.

Oopsss, don't miss their mouth-watering Special Bibingka, served with grated coconut meat and topped with salted egg and white cheese- an ideal comfort food like no other. 
Savor the boost flavor with salted egg and rich butter as you sink your teeth in this all-time favorite delicacy. Best eaten when hot. Ideal gift to friends and loved ones. Large size will cost you only P80 while small at P50.

We also tasted the Chili Con Carne and bread, an order of this can kick off your personal fiesta. For me, the best sauce for Tacos. A large size serving is P105.

Truly mouth-watering foods are serve, and you'll surely forget your problems once you tasted their offerings. 
Davao Bloggers with M' Connie Concepcion, M' Tina Huab, and Red Agreda. (Photo credit: Julz Tolentino)

Great also to share with Filipino friends and family from abroad who’ve come home for a summer visit and long for Filipino delicacies

Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday 2PM-12MN; Friday-Saturday 1PM-1AM; Sunday 4PM-12MN; Telephone No.: (082-299-2992) Location: Matina Town Square 

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

5 days / 4 nights Manila Trip [DAY 1]

For the foodies like us who love to travel and save, the best way to try the interesting foods in Metro Manila is to check first the current online deals and food reviews before you buy discount vouchers. Check out sites like, ,
This story is not a paid post and purely straight from my opinion including my photos during the trip.

We received an invitation months ahead to attend the wedding of Edward Layson the cousin of Lyndon (husband) at Santuario de San Antonio Parish Church at Forbes Park, Makati City on Sept. 7, 2012. So we booked our flights and hotel accommodation earlier to avail promo seat sale at andlower hotel rates.

Our itinerary lasted 5 days starting September 5 to 9. 

Day 1 -For the Foodies [Septermber 5, 2012 Wednesday]

9:55AM - Lyndon and I decided to booked a flight that Sept.5 to do a leisurely trip and adventure at Metro Manila. We arrived an hour before our flight and proceed to check-in area of flight 5J960 from Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao) bound for Manila at 10:55 am. We paid a terminal fee of P200. If you have no check-in luggage, better do web check-in to avoid a long queue for check-in baggage.

12:50 PM- We arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) Terminal 3 and waited for our bag to be claimed at the baggage area. 

1:00 PM- Since already past 12:00 noon and hungry, we head on the way in the end of the hall at the right side of NAIA 3 straight to . Their BBQ Chicken is so enticing so we ordered 2 value meal BBQ Chick worth P288 with drinks and fries. The good thing about Burger King is you can ask for a free massage at the back. Although, service still needs improvement because staff aren't focused on taking orders and it takes time to arrive.

1:50 pm- Take a NAIA yellow metered taxi going to at Edsa.

2:15 pm- Check-in at Go Hotels (Robinsons Cybergate Plaza in Edsa) Note: Check-in time is 2pm.

3:00 pm -At Forum Robinsons Supermarket on the way to MRT Boni Avenue Station.

3:20 pm- At MRT Boni Avenue Station, never miss the food cart, the best tasted siomai.
 Then fall in line at the MRT Boni Avenue ticketing area and pay for a stored card value ticket that will only cost P100 for a convenient travel using the multiple journey ticket.

3:40 pm - Arrived at MRT Ortigas Station and walk straight to 5th Floor, SM Megamall Bldg. B. to that serve crisp and deliciously appetizing Mexican Flavors of Taco Bulilit and Taco Gusto. Tasty tacos made of maize tortilla shells deep fried to a crisp, seasoned ground beef, delectable creamy cheese sause and yummy yellow cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce and zesty salsa. We ordered 10 pcs of Taco Bulilit (P28) and 4 pieces of Taco Gusto (P55).  Total value is P500 but we paid using our voucher value of P300 only.

4:30 pm -Take the MRT Station going to MRT Taft Avenue station and ride a taxi bound for SM Mall of Asia.

4:41 pm - Arrive at Ibayo by Barrio Fiesta at the seaside bay of SM MOA. Ibayo by Barrio Fiesta offered Unlimited Chicken-All-You-Can. From Mondays to Sundays starting 4pm until 10PM only. 
FOOD: We enjoyed their heavenly delicious & mouthwatering chicken paired with Pepsi Max & 7Up beverage for our voucher to be valid worth P900.
SERVICE: Staff really needs customer service improvement especially if you're using vouchers.
PLACE: Needs a bit of an effort to tidy up the place. Best for swinging by after a shopping or a busy day at the office, this place is ideal for family bonding or hanging out with friends by the bay.Redeem the Unlimited Chicken-All-You-Can and ordered softdrinks for voucher worth P900 to be valid.

7:57 pm - Take out 3 cones of piping hot flavored nuts at ( Ground Floor, near SM Ice Skating Ring SM Mall of Asia Pasay City; Tel: 0932-846-3198/254-6944; Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, Mall Hours) Our favorite snack is nuts and so we need to try this deliciously healthy flavored  fresh roasted nuts w/out using any oil. To satisfy our cravings, we ordered a cone of these piping hot Cinnamon Glazed Almonds, Cinnamon Glazed Cashews and Cinnamon Glazed Peanuts for a total voucher value of P400.

is successfully operating in 15 countries, parts of USA and more than 30 stores in JAPAN. Now, they bring it here in the PHILIPPINES.

9:21 pm - Take a taxi to proceed at Pioneer Centre, Pioneer Ave., Bo. Kapitolyo, Pasig City to redeem our 90 minutes Foot Pampering with Foot Spa, Scrub, Pedicure and Massage at after a long and tiring day of strolling and eating. Totally 100% natural therapy with healing benefits for the long day walk and 1st day adventure in Manila. My feet feel softer and healthier than before. We enjoyed the calm, relaxing and accommodating staff of. They even served us with a hot tea. Best suitable for men and women after a busy day at the office or after a whole day shopping.

11:30 pm - Take a walk heading to Robinsons Cybergate Plaza and dropped by Forum, the first and the original overnight food fiesta that's open every Wednesday & Thursday Night from 8:30 pm- 6:00 am

12:00 Midnight - Arrive at Go Hotels and take a rest for the day.