Crocodile ice cream

After months of seeing photos and reading about the crocodile ice cream from local, national and international publications, I finally had the chance to try this classic dessert with a unique (spelled scary) dessert a while back at the Crocodile Park, one of the most popular attractions in Davao City. I was looking forward to try this crocodile ice cream whose popularity has already spread far and wide, but when I saw the…

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Mango sweet sticky rice

IT was not a case of love at first bite for me with this street food delicacy called Kow Neuw Ma Muang, or mango on sticky rice, but when I finally tried it, I wished I tried it earlier. This dessert is a serving of steamed sticky rice topped with slices of ripe mangoes, doused with hot coconut milk and others sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top for more flavor. This is a…

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Sunshine Café: Dream desserts destination

Bring sunshine into your palates and visit the island’s newest destination to satisfy your cravings for smacking goodness desserts, coffee, organic beverages and healthy food options in hangout you might call your second home.

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Refreshing Bingsu

Next to the Philippine's most popular dessert halo-halo, here is one of my most favorite all-time refresher when the craving hits, which could be anytime. Bingsu is a Korean popular dessert made with shaved ice and topped with different flavors. My favorite at the Zoom Cafe in Susupe is the Coffee Bingsu. The Coffee Bingsu is served with a scoop of ice cream on top with swirls of caramel which makes every bite heavenly delicious. On top of the shaved…

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Refreshing Island Shave Ice

  HERE’S a new and refreshing way to beat the heat — a cool cup of island shave ice at the newly opened Island Shave Ice in Garapan. Stop by the place just beside ABC Store across from DFS Galleria and you will find a former police outpost converted into a stall providing refreshments at very affordable prices. I ordered Signature Shave Ice — a heavenly concoction of specialty flavors including ice cream,…

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Coffee, croissants and tarts at The Coffee Room N-106

ENTERING the Coffee Room N-106 was like stepping into a fabulous private room adorned with exquisite decorations. While a group of Russians was having coffee and a lively conversation at one of the tables, a friendly food staffer guided me and my companion to the table near the counter and handed each of us a one-page menu. I ordered cappuccino and quickly scanned the sheet hoping to see croissants. I was not disappointed.…

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Coffee, crepes and more at The Shack

WELCOME to The Shack, the newest rave in the island where ‘hunters, fishermen, politicians and other liars are welcome.’ Although it’s still on a soft opening phase, The Shack has become a trending household word as the satisfied diners try their unique dishes and go back for more. It was my second time to visit The Shack for lunch yesterday, and was looking forward to something new. A friend and I had The…

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