Food, Lifestyle, Travel

Davao Food Trip


Hi everyone!

I’ve took a mini hiatus from blogging because of my Davao trip. I just got back and I can’t wait to share the photos I’ve accumulated for you! I really love food and I want this blog to feature other things that I love other than makeup. :) This post will be photo heavy and I’ll be throwing in my comments here and there. It was really hard to take photos of all the food I ate because we were travelling in a group of 18 and I would have run out of food to eat if I stopped to take photos of all the food I ate. ha ha!

tuna from yellow fin restaurant

Tiny Kitchen

The restaurant used to be “tiny” but it becamed a full blown restaurant through the years because of its popularity in the city. The owner of the restaurant cooks the dishes himself! :)

This is supposed to be  penne pasta (they ran out of penne pasta) with tomatoes, chorizo, and a thick cheese sauce. The pasta was a bit too cheesy for me and I couldn’t taste the flavor of the chorizo anymore. It was still enjoyable though! :) 

*I’m a HUGE fan of parmesan cheese and I was disappointed to have been told that they did not have parmesan cheese when I asked for it.

Paella Valenciana. the star of the night. it was packed with meat and the rice was very scrumptious. :)

osso bucco. I wasn’t able to try this out.

Kalderata.  It’s a straight forward home-cooked meal that will remind you of your mother’s cooking.

Canelloni Pasta. This dish was quite a disappointment. It lacked flavor and the sauce was very dry.

They have a wide selection of cakes and pastries! The sight sent me straight to pastry heaven! <3

Caramel Cheesecake. My pick for the night. It was delicious! I loved the crust. :)

My mom’s pick: dulce de leche cheesecake. I wish there was more yema in this….

This was meh. I LOVE anything red velvet so I know my red velvet well. This was a tad bit too dry and it lacked cream cheese icing.

ooey gooey chocolate oatmeal bars! now this was a delight!

What I had for breakfast in one sitting:

We stayed at Marco Polo Hotel by the way and I have to say, my breakfast meals were the best meals I had in Davao! They have such a huuuuuge selection of food to choose from and the service was impeccable.

i made my own waffles!

super duper sweet pineapples. <3

we were able to try out the ice creamery at the crocodile farm! Yes, some of their flavors have actual crocodile meat in them. haha 

I tried the “banana nuts” flavor and it was really good! I wish it was more creamy though! :)

our last dinner was at the Outback Grill (completely different one from the Outback we have here in Manila). The ribs were very good. They were served with unlimited rice. I only had one cup of rice because one cup of their rice is like two cups of rice! I wasn’t able to take photos of the other food because the people I was with attacked the food the moment they were placed on our table. hahaha!

My breakfast on our last day in Davao:

that’s it for now! I’m back in Manila and in dire need of exercise but I found out from my trainer that the gym will be closed tomorrow. <//3 Oh well papel (HAHAHA I LOVE SAYING THIS RIGHT NOW)! Where are you guys going this summer? :)



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  • Reply elaine

    Damn, this is some epic food adventures! That cheesecake looks absolutely divine!

    03/28/2013 at 10:04 PM
    • Reply Maxine Marcelino

      yes it was really good! thanks for dropping by my blogs dear! <3

      03/29/2013 at 4:17 PM
  • Reply nina

    WOW everything look so GOOD!!! lucky you!!! :P made me so hungry now hwhehehehe


    03/29/2013 at 9:22 AM
    • Reply Maxine Marcelino

      thanks so much nina! you should visit Davao! it’s a good place for the adventurous! :)

      03/29/2013 at 4:19 PM
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  • Reply Sammy Encabo

    Hi Maxine,

    Food pics are awesome! Sorry, just read your blogs about Davao and Cebu not all of them but will continue on reading, promise. Well, biased, yes because half of my roots is from Davao (Mom) and half is from Cebu (Dad). You hit the nail on your blog about Cebu (sutukil) yessss!!!. Davao is excellent (yellow fin tuna) yesss!!! but I think you missed one thing which is the infamous Durian. Maybe next time if you happen to detour to Davao in your travels. Your blogs are really good, keep it up and don’t stop writing/pictures/anything. More Power!!!!!

    From your full bloodied bisaya fan.


    03/15/2016 at 11:35 PM
    • Reply Maxine Marcelino

      Hi Sammy!

      So sorry for the late response.. Wow, I’m so delighted to know that you enjoyed these posts. I kind of struggle posting travel blog posts because I often get overwhelmed trying to write about my experiences. But this is a such a huge encouragement, thank you! :)

      Actually, my mom brought home some durian during our last trip but (pls don’t hate me), I’m not a huge fan of it’s acquired smell and taste. hehe

      Thanks so much again for the kind words and I’ll use this encouragement to write more content worth reading. :)

      Much love to you, Sammy!

      Maxie <3

      03/30/2016 at 1:48 PM

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