Desserts by Lachis Sans Rival Atbp

If you’re planning to cheat on your diet with sinful and saccharine desserts, there’s no better place to go than Lachis Sans Rival Atbp. From Cheesecakes, to Chocolate Mousse Cakes, to their ever-famous Sans Rival, there sure is one (or three) sugary treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Lachi’s Sans Rival was our 3rd stop during the 2nd day of the Davao Food Appreciation Tour. My first post about Lachis featured some of the restaurant’s best-selling and signature dishes (know more about it here). This time, allow me to tease your palate with these delectable desserts.
Assorted Chocolate Cakes
Creme Brulee
I figuratively died and went to desserts heaven when I saw these yummies laid on our banquet. I had a little bit of everything and I honestly could no longer remember the distinct taste of each of them. Well except for the Nutella Muffin and Blueberry Cheesecake, which I devoured like crazy.

Key Lime Tart and Nutella Muffin
Assorted Cheesecakes
The muffin is fluffy and overflowing with Nutella goodness in every bite. The Blueberry Cheesecake, on the other hand, is nothing short of creamy and cheesy with a dose of generous Blueberry bits and syrup. The cream cheese is baked to perfection, leaving it slightly dense, just the way I like it. I also like how it’s not too sweet, although it can be overwhelming when you eat too much because of the cream cheese base.
So there you go. Never miss dining at Lachis when you visit Davao City! =)
Must Try: Nutella Muffin, Blueberry Cheesecake and Sans Rival 
Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp.
Door 1-H VAL Learning Village
Ruby Street, Marfori Heights
Davao City

Greenwich Introduces Their New and Improved Pizza and Pasta

When I think of comfort food, I think of pizza. And when I think of pizza, I look no further than our well-loved Filipino pizza joints and one of them is Greenwich. There was a time during my High School years when I was crazy over their lasagna. At that time, I thought it was the best-ever lasagna that I had and would ever have in my lifetime. I was wrong! Who would have thought that their lasagna, as good as it is, could still have an improved and better version?
Our 3rd and final stop for the first day of DFAT 2013 was a pizza and pasta blowout courtesy of Greenwich. The team introduced the new and improved version of their well-loved Lasagna Supreme, Hawaiian Pizza, and Special Overload.

Lasagna Supreme – The Greenwich Lasagna Supreme makes its way to Greenwich stores to delight the Filipino palate anew with its best tasting and best value offering in the market today. It now has thicker noodles and a chunkier meat sauce, complemented by three types of cheese and topped with a rich and creamy white sauce. Served with 1pc. Garlic Stix. Greenwich Lasagna Supreme is tagged at only P79 for its snack size and P99 for a full size.

Greenwich Ultimate Hawaiian Overload – The new Greenwich Ultimate Hawaiian Overload levels up the pizza experience with glazed pineapples, two kinds of premium ham and bacon and two types of cheese toppings to complete that delicious pizza goodness.

Ultimate Special Overload Pizza –  Packed with 13 mouth-watering toppings loaded to perfection, the lip-smacking experience begins with sumptuous slices of beef, bacon, pepperoni and salami. Complementing the overload of meaty goodness is a sprinkle of fresh veggies which includes mushroom, olives, red and green bell pepper, onion and minced garlic.Chunks of glazed pineapple add a dash of sweetness while a generous serving of mozzarella and cheddar cheese provides a truly appetizing finish.

Thank you, Greenwich, for the pizza and pasta party! It was the best meal to cap off our sinful DFAT day! =)

Tsuru: Davao’s First Authentic Japanese Restaurant

Whenever I dine at a Japanese restaurant, there’s only one person that I almost always wish were with me; my boyfriend. After he came back from Kagoshima (circa 2009, I think?), Japanese cuisine has become his ultimate comfort food. And since I’m an awesome girlfriend, I’ve agreed to welcome a few Japanese restaurants on the list of food places we frequently visit. Tsuru is not one of them, at least not just yet. That’s why I was thrilled when I learned that Tsuru is included in our DFAT 2013 itinerary.

Tsuru Japanese Restuarant and Sushi Bar is known and proud to be the first and longest running authentic Japanese restaurant in Davao. Opened in 1990 in the still quiet street of Legazpi, it was a gathering place for old davaoeno families.  

After our orientation at Mam Bebs, we headed to Tsuru at Abreeza Mall where we were treated to an afternoon of sushi food tasting. But before I go on mumbling about the food, I thought I’d let you know that, I’m not good  in describing Japanese dishes. I fear that when I try, I might not give justice to how they really taste. One thing that I could tell you though,Tsuru’s Sushi Rolls are by far, the best I’ve ever tried. Since I can’t spoil you with words, let me just feed you with these appetizing photos courtesy of Kulay Potograpiya.

Crazy Maki
Volcano Roll
Godzilla Roll
My favorite! I love the idea of incorporating fruits into the sushi.
Tsuru Roll
I enjoyed everything that was served on our table. I usually am wary about anything with raw fish, but surprisingly, I found myself devouring these rolls in the same way I eat burgers; big bites, full mouth! Plus, they’re quite filling, too. I only had four rolls, but my stomach already felt full. It was indeed a great meal, and yes, a return visit is definitely in order.
  • J. Camus St./ (In front of People’s Park)
  • Damosa Gateway
  • Ground Floor Abreeza Mall, Davao City

Mam Bebs: Not Just Your Ordinary Bakeshop

Our first pitstop for the DFAT 2013 was at Mam Bebs Bakeshop (formerly La Suerte Bakeshop) . It’s located just outside the university where I attended college. It has been around for so many years already and yet I never seemed to notice it during my college days. That, or I never really had the time to go outside the school to take my lunch. Anyway, Mam Bebs is not just your typical bakeshop where all you can see on the menu are cakes and pastries. They actually offer rice meals and pinoy merienda at reasonable prices.
Mam Bebs Palabok
Since I knew that my day would be all about food tasting, I decided to order Palabok for a light lunch. I was really delighted when my plate came with generous amount of sauce. I also liked that the color is bright orange with lots of toppings. Yes, presentation matters to me. The sauce was rather too garlic-y for me though, but it was savory enough to satisfy my palate.
Some other dishes you must try at Mam Bebs:

(photo credits: Kulay Potograpiya)
Fish Fillet
Korean Chicken
Custard Cake
Egg Pie 
Mam Bebs Bakeshop is located at 1/F CVA Building, CM Recto Street, 8000 Davao City