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My Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2015 (DFAT) Memoirs

Last May 1 to 4, 2015, I had my first experience of joining Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2015 or DFAT organized by a solid team of Davao Bloggers (long time friends too). It's one thing I can't forget as I travel places in this archipelago in the quest for good yummilicious edibles! Let me share with you my momentous journey all for the love of food.



It's my 2nd time in the safest city of the Philippines and I'm still overwhelmed to be back again. And of course, meeting old and new bloggers from different parts of the Philippines is definitely an icing on the cake!

Day 1

Upon arrival in the airport of Davao with my co-bloggers in Cebu (Sinjin of the libotero.com and Ethelbert of nindotkaayo.com), we headed for some sweet pastries and other yummy snacks at Mam Bebs.

Here are some snapshots I took to satiate my hungry tummy. Let me tell you in advance, their mango squares and potato rolls (both secret recipes of the Abellas) left me in awe! Very divine in taste and subtle to my palate. I hope they ship some boxes of it to Cebu!

Mam Bebs' Apple Pie, Potato Rolls and Mango Squares

Mam Bebs' Potato Rolls (YUMMY!!!!)


I definitely had desserts before the gang heads for a gastronomic dinner buffet at Vikings (SM Lanang, Davao), but that doesn't mean I shouldn't be on beast-mode to feast!



We arrived early at the luxury buffet but when the clock hits 6 pm, all plates are up and the food exploration has begun. Hopping from one corner to another to partake in what I call, a banquet!

Here's what I've lavished that made me so full of a very sumptuous dinner:



Day 2

Me and two fellow Cebu bloggers booked our short stay at Microtel. By the time we woke up, we are already set for the 2nd leg of our food tour.

Brunch at Polo Bistro at Marco Polo Davao is considered a bull's eye! I managed to have so much room for all their delicious menu served before my eyes. I couldn't thank God more enough for the bountiful grace He showered me on that day. The best tasting dishes of Polo Bistro at Marco Polo Davao is not just a sniff away, it's a bite away for me! You know how it ends, full tummy!

Snapshots of what I devoured:

Sirloin Steak

Before the bright sun could set, we explored the picturesque city of Davao, trying their zipline and visiting the Crocodile Park. A good "getaway" (where you don't actually go that far away) within the city, just to breathe fresh air or be with nature. More photos when I visited these places below.


At around 5:30 pm, we head to Missy Bon Bon Breadshop for some cool gelato treats! What a nice way to lick some cold ice cream after what I call a long day of the tour! I love the place where it hits on a lot of pastel colors. Makes me wanna go "cray-cray" and get sentimental with an old flame. *cheesy*

Here's what I took:

Now, with a lot of verified testimonials from the locals and tourists who visited this famous place in Davao, I'm too is excited for dinner! And yes, I finally set foot on the notorious Lachi's for a hearty meal! And personally, I can attest all what they say about the food haven. This is one of my checklist when I get to visit Davao again.

All sweet treats for the Sweets are incredibly divine. It's like you've visited Heaven not just in your dream but in sync with reality. So salivate on these captured delights!



The best way to end a very sumptuous dinner is a good doze of alcohol at The Brewery Obrero. It's the Bloggers' Night Out and we all got free beer courtesy of San Miguel Brewery. And let me share you this little secret, the owner of The Brewery Obrero is a pretty, good-looking man! My nerve endings are definitely tingling just staring at those pieces of biceps. I guess, I'm drunk!


Day 3

With only 3 hours of sleep from last night's trip loaded with high alcohol, good laughs and secret discoveries worth to be kept, our next target is hugging the pristine waters of Costa Marina beach in the serene Samal island. We opted for a swim to celebrate Summer in Davao and the beach didn't disappoint us. Look at these smiles (below).

One of my fave place with good finds of delicious food and beautiful interiors is no other than Alor's: A Home Kitchen! I just love everything in it with all those captivating pastel wall colors, catchy frame arts, artsy and stylish tables and chairs, and of course, the food they served is yummy beyond compare!

Shabby Chic Interiors of Alor's


Before we head up for dinner, we had a good time to chill at Yellow Hauz where we had both silent group detachment (we need a "me" time for updating our social media accounts) and outrageous fun-filled spur of the moment together. Can't forget our "dugtongan" game with the bloggers.

Late dinner is at Basti's Brew. Food with big serving is enough to fill our pining tummies!

And another great time to end the day is eating halo2x at Aling Foping's in Matina.

Day 4

It is our last day of the DFAT 2015! I know everyone will be very emotional as we will have to separate ways! But let me talk about food first! Brunch is at Annipie! I love their cinnamon rolls! Their cakes are adorable. And their food specialties are worth a repeat next time!

Last stop before we get back to Cebu is a visit to Margies Bakeshop. I instantly liked their thin crispy brownies! And the team also lavished on their desserts and hearty shakes. Their pork ribs is to die for!

Krispy Kreme's 78th Birthday


Name of Business: Krispy Kreme
Type of Food: Doughnuts
Rating: 5 out of 5
Website: http://krispykreme.com.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChloeKrispyKremePH
Twitter: @hotlightgirl
Instagram: @krispykremeph



No doubt, it's Krispy Kreme's 78th Birthday this July 13, 2015! And it offers a good promo to all their patrons (including me). Thought of more sweet tooth peeps lining up very soon!

Head now to any Krispy Kreme branches in the country and avail their promo! Their half dozen Original Glazed doughnuts is sold at Php 78.00 only. So if you get a dozen you will only need to pay Php 156.00 definitely. Now, I'm doing the math for you! Note, it's only valid from 7 AM to 8 PM at any branch nationwide (July 13, 2015)

What's the PROMO Mechanics?


* Download and Register in the Krispy Kreme Mobile Application and show digital coupon to redeem Box of 6 Original Glazed. The app is available on Google Playstore and iPhone Apps. Or download here.
Note: App coupons will be distributed beginning Sunday evening but valid only on Monday from 12am to 11:50pm. Coupons will be automatically distributed every 5 minutes to newly registered users until Monday, 11:50pm.

*OR Print or screen grab the 78th Birthday Celebration voucher from Krispy Kreme Official Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Page and present to the cashier to enjoy this offer.

* Present the voucher in your nearest Krispy Kreme store. The voucher may be to purchase up to two (2) boxes of 6 Original Glazed doughnuts.

* In the event that a store ran out of doughnuts, a 78th Birthday voucher will be given to the customers who make it to the 8pm cut off. The voucher can be used in all participating stores only up to July 17, 2015.

* Valid for dine-in, take-out or drive-thru only Promo period is on July 13, 2015, from 7am to 8pm.

Cebu Participating Stores:

Cebu IT Park
Ayala Mall Cebu
SM City Cebu


We (Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc.) are so grateful as invited guests of Krispy Kreme Cebu (Asia Town, IT Park  branch) to partake in their sweet, delightful Krispy Kreme doughnuts and other treats buffet prepared before us.

And here are some snapshot takes during the birthday celebration.


Our fun activity officially started this time...

Yummy Kruffins

original glazed doughnuts with candles

The Cebu Bloggers in action...

Krispy Kreme buffet! 
The time we (Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc.) conquered the photo booth... SMILES filled KK!


Sharing my warmest message to the rest of the Krispy Kreme family all over the world:

I made this... :) 

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