A journey begins with one small step without trepidation. Armed with the desire to take on a new adventure, inexperience is blocked with enthusiasm for exploration. Every step guided with a glittering path towards a resplendent break. This is what expedition is all about. What defines traveling is the thirst for exciting activity be it food sampling, trekking, culture adaptation or simply rest and recreation. This is what I aim for to impart to people who shares the same aspirations.
Most of the time, these unplanned
gatherings are the one that comes off. Spontaneity is the key to this food spree.
What serves as the driving force is the desire to come together, share good
food and great laughs.
A very good friend is said to be
overly fond of this restaurant which happened to be located on an exclusive
village in Talamban, Cebu City. She has been raving over this eating place for
so long now that she has been bringing friends and families to enjoy the food. It
has been awhile that she is looking for a place selling gourmet sandwiches that are
authentic and will surely satisfy her craving. Suffice it to say, she found it!
10 Dove Restaurant is named after the owner's house street no. The place has a homely atmosphere
despite its limited space and area. This however did not stop riveted patrons
from coming over. It is best though to call them for a reservation before going
there to save time and of course to ensure that you have a table to sit on
once you enter their cafe.
For P200 you have the option to
choose from their menus that include house specials which is divided into 3 categories
of sandwiches (a choice of wheat and white bread), 2 categories of salads plus soups and cakes. The drink though is
If you want a no-nonsense
tummy-filled gourmet sandwich dining experience, head to this restaurant. Surely
you will come back for more.
Extra Ordinary Carrot
Mango Ube Cake
Fruit Medley (cake topped with chunks of kiwi fruit, strawberries, mango and cherries
French Onion Soup
Chicken and Asparagus
Crab and Corn
German Potato Salad (potato, onion, bacon medley, lettuce strips, cooked in light vinegar dressing)
Crab Salad Louie (lettuce, crab kani, cucumber, tomato and creamy French Dressing)
Shrimp Salad (pasta, shrimps, diced cucumber, pineapple chunks in honey mustard mayo dressing)
Awesome Burger Steak (choice of toasted wheat/white bread or rice)
Roast Beef Dylan (tender roast beef with sauteed onions and mushrooms topped with melted cheese)
Sausage and Slaw (Hungarian sausage with coleslaw and choices of rice or bread)
How to get there:
No problem for those with own
transportation because you can always ask the guard for the direction in going
there. Besides, the restaurant is named after the owner’s house street no. so
definitely it is not that hard to find.
If you will ride a taxi from the downtown
area, approximate fare is P170 to P180. If you hail from Ayala Center Cebu, the
taxi fare is P80 to P100.
But you can also go there via
jeepney, just take the jeep bound for talamban and tell the driver to drop you
off at Sto. Nino Village and then ask the guards for direction. It may take a while
before you reach the place but the neighboring houses will surely not bore you
while walking towards the restaurant because of their beautiful designs inherent to a rich owner.
10 DOVE RESTAURANT
10 Dove Street, Sto. Nino Village
Talamban, Cebu City 6000
Mobile Nos.: 09223323793, 09167185082
Schedule: Open Daily Except
Sundays 11:00am to 9:30pm
Viet Thai Dining Experience at Little Saigon, Big Bangkok
I admit. I am a food addict. But with this addiction, I certainly
was able to nourish the hungry state of my senses, satisfy the palate longing
and fill an empty stomach on a periodic basis.
We all love to travel because we want to have a taste of the
world literally by eating the food of other countries. This is the so-called
food trips by embarking on a gastronomic adventure. But why travel far when you can have a taste of the world locally. Subsequently, we all have
our preferences. Some are into spicy food, others into sweet and tangy. Sometimes
we even consider these cuisines as our comfort food, something that makes us
happy in the process.
A good friend of mine told me about this new restaurant in
Andres Abellana Ext. Guadalupe, Cebu City which is called Little Saigon Big Bangkok.
She told me that she and her husband went to this restaurant with an empty
stomach and went home completely with a stuffed tummy.
So off I went with my cousin and a great friend who share my
regard on great food and best ambiance. Once we were parked, we all notice
right away a homey atmosphere especially with the wooden tables and stools
setting. You are also welcomed with the smoky whiff of grilled farm produce
like chicken and pork upon entering the residence-like restaurant.
As soon as we were seated, we all can’t help but notice the ridiculously
large menu held by the staff. It was explain to us that they have a unique way
of giving their menus because they have a different set of food choices on a
Since it was our first time on that restaurant, I asked
their specialty or the restaurant’s best seller. We were introduced to BUN CHA
which is a platter of rice noodles, spring rolls, beef strips and meat balls
with lettuce and 2 dip sauces. We also tried their Penang Curry which is a
spicy beef viand inherent to a Malaysian dish. You can request to have this not
too spicy like put in mild spice since some of their food can be overly spicy
or mildly spicy depending on the request of the paying patrons. We also tried
their Gai Yang, a grilled chicken dish and Seafood Rice which is flavorful (you
can even eat this rice without any viand anymore). For the drink, we choose to
try their herbal ice tea which is a concoction of ginger, lemon grass, lime and
other herbs. A pitcher will do for 3 to 4 persons.
While eating, a staff even shared to us a little info about
their Cooks; most of their cooks came from Spice Fusion.
For desserts, we tried their delicious homemade ice cream –
mango peppermint with kaffir lime ice cream.
Ridiculously Large Menu
Seafood Rice @ P250 (mildly spicy)
Gai Yang (Grilled Chicken) @ P250
Penang Curry @ P250
Bun Cha @ P275
Bun Cha (a platter of rice noodle, beef strips, spring rolls, meatballs and lettuce with 2 choices of dip sauces)
Homemade Ice Cream (Mango Peppermint with Kaffir Lime) @ P75
How to get there:
If you are from Manila and would like to go there from the
airport, you may ride a taxi and approximate fare is around P250 – P280. If
within Cebu City, like the downtown area taxi fare may be around P80 –P100. If
you are in Uptown area (Fuente Osmena), taxi fare is around P70-P80.
You can also go there through riding a jeepney. You just
have to ride a jeepney bound for Guadalupe. Just tell the driver to drop you at
the Guadalupe Brgy. Hall. The restaurant is beside a Japanese school.
For reservations and other inquiries, you may call
them through (032) 4150228.
Little Saigon Big Bangkok Owner: Carmel Therese D. Almadrones 2175 Villaon Subd., Andres Abellana Ext. Guadalupe Cebu City Contact No.: (032) 415 0228
Food therapy is one of the best
stress busters. There is something about food that soothes one angry state and
helps relax the body senses. Once the stomach is full it carries to the brain
the happiness in the form of nutrients.
The market is already saturated
with resto bars, bbq grill houses, fastfoods and even carenderia. But despite
these collective eating places, we seek the best dining experience flavored
with the best menu offered, spiced up with the best staff and peppered with a
Alternately, the best way to
enjoy the food is to share it with someone you hold dear in your heart like a
cherished friend, a valued colleague, a favorite relative and the best family
you will ever have.
While we were at Davao City, my
Aunt and I opted to eat at Penong’s Barbecue Seafood and Grill. They claimed to have the
best tasting barbecue. So off we go to try their BarBestCue, the reason that
makes Penong’s a household name in Davao City.
According to their facebook
account, Penong is dominating the Mindanao locality and will soon invade other
parts of the country. They will soon be invading the Visayas region
particularly in Cebu City along Escario St. cor. Juana Osmena Ext.
Penong's BarBestCue (Inato Meal)
Minojong Talong (Eggplant Mojos)
This is their very own version of mojos but unlike the mojo's they are using eggplant.
Who could go wrong with calamare dipped in a thousand island dressing? Yum yum yum...
So when you are in Davao, head out to one of their branches and sample their BarBestCue in town.