Category Archives: Food

Tapa King CDO celebrates its 2ndyear’s anniversary with its LutongBahay Meals

November 4, 2017, Cagayan De Oro City. Tapa King Inc. celebrated its 2nd year anniversaryas the restaurant of choice for home-cooked meals.

Since it’s opening in 2015, Tapa King continues to advance its presence in Cagayan De Oro – This time to be the top-of-mind choice for home-cooked meals offering not only the best premium tapa meal in the country but a variety of old timePinoyfavorites such as Kare-Kare, Bulalo, Pinakbet, Smoked Bangus, Crispy Liempo and a lot more at a very affordable price.

Said Tapa King Marketing Manager, Rich Rabina, “Celebrating our 2nd year anniversary is just perfect timing to re-introduce Tapa King to the growing millennial foodie market of Cagayan De Oro: Our store is now Instagram worthy; we now offer Free Wifi Access; we are open 24 hours every Friday to Sunday and 6:00AM to 1:00AM from Monday to Thursday and a true blooded Mindanaon,Baste Dutertenow represents Tapa King”

Sebastin “Baste”Duterte the New Tapa King Endorser

In today’s overly-staged, filtered, and curated world, Tapa King stands out by being one of the few remaining places where people can just be themselves, and eat as if they were home.

“Baste has authentic Filipino grit, the kind who eats without pretenses. What you see is what you get with him, which is essentially what we are.” said Ms. Rabina.

Home-cooked Legacy

Tapa King’s original tapa recipe has been around for years. What began in 1987as a humble intent to provide classic home-style Pinoy favorites along Gallardo

Street in Makati, Tapa King has now grown into a well-known provider of pure meal goodness with over one hundred branches from Luzon to Mindanao, four of which are located abroad (Three in Dubai and one in Singapore).

Tapa King prides itself in serving meals from a menu of delectable Pinoy favorites. Whether you’re up for a Bulalo as a recovery food in the middle of the night, a classic Tapa King for breakfast, pork sinigang for lunch or Tapacanton for merienda, Tapa King can bring you what you crave for and more anytime, any day.

Gringo Ph Opened Its 9th Branch at SM Cdo Downtown Premier

Gringo: Chicken*Ribs*Friends opened their 9th branch last October 11, 2017 at SM CDO Downtown Premier, Cagayan de Oro City. This was their first branch to open outside Metro Manila.

Gringo, a homegrown restaurant specializes in Latin-Mexican food like chicken, ribs, tacos, and burritos including Catfish. So if you’re craving for some Latino food, then this place is definitely for you.

The grand opening was very well attended by CDOBloggers, Manila Bloggers, Social Media Influencers, Lifestyle Bloggers and Vloggers.


Celebrity Lifestyle bloggers/vloggers Dani Barretto and Verne Enciso were present that night and made Gringo’s grand opening more exciting! And so nice of them to accommodate us with some photo ops 🙂


Celebrity twins Joj and Jai were also there and joined the games. And yes, that’s me and the sweet Dani girl 😀


One of Gringo’s bestseller foods is their Baby back ribs. They also served original or spicy chicken (see right pic).


Above left pic was their fried Catfish, another bestseller. Picture on the right was my plate. It has a little bit of everything: Chicken, Baby back ribs, catfish, Mexican rice complete with side dish (corn and carrots)


Mexican food won’t be complete if there is no taco. Dessert served was composed of sweetened sticky rice topped with ice cream. It was my first time to try such dessert but the taste was good.

If you have’t visited Gringo yet, you can locate them at 2/F SM CDO Downtown Premier and get to experience the Mexican vibe.

Pizzarella CDO Opens New Branch in Corrales

Pizzarella, Iligan’s best pizza-makers and home of the famous Madcow, opened their newest branch at Corrales St., Cagayan de Oro on May 26, 2017.

Owned by the Portado family, Pizzarella opened their business in 2012 at the heart of Iligan City. It provides diners with finely crafted pizzas, using the freshest ingredients from able local vendors. The ambience of their place is rustic-inspired yet with contemporary cozy sensitivity.

Their savory pizzas are actually inspired by Italian and Filipino recipes as well as their own kitchen recipes. To know more about their pizzas, please see below some pictures I took during their soft opening:

Deliciouso and healthy, too!

Their Chicago Deep Dish Pizza SPINTO is my new favorite. So Yummy!

Buon Giorno!

To date, Pizzarella have 4 stores opened, 2 in Iligan City and 2 stores in Cagayan de Oro. And they wish to open more in the near future.

Visit the place now and experience their mouthwatering pizza products! I’m sure you will keep coming back for more!

Contact Numbers:
*Pizzarella Corrales Pick up: 09751099013
*Pizzarella GC Pick Up:    09751099012