Monday, April 28, 2014

Siomai and Dumplings Workshop in Monster Kitchen Academy

27 April 2014
Monster Kitchen Academy
San Agustin cor Rizal Sts.,
Cagayan de Oro City

I was so lucky to be picked as one of the winners in an online contest of Monster Kitchen Academy. The prize is a slot for the Siomai and Dumplings Workshop held last April 27, 2014 in their Cathedral Branch.

Our chef-instructor is chef Albert Chiu.

He taught us to make Japanese Siomai, Kikiam, Wanton Triangles, and Pork Dumplings.

Japanese Siomai


Wanton Triangles

Pork Dumplings

Chef Albert was a good instructor. He gave out both entrepreneurial and kitchen pointers, recipe for the sauce and chili oil, and answered all questions with full expertise. Since our batch was full packed he gave us some 'additional perks' by asking his staff to make one more batch of siomai (sorry I have no clear photo for this due to steam) and this wanton noodle soup.

Since this was a workshop. He asked us to group ourselves into five. Each group was assigned to do one recipe. I was part of the group who made the kikiam. Our kikiam made me recall my childhood days when my mom bring home after work some of this every friday. Now I know what that yummy kikiam wrapper, more than that, I can now make one!

After the workshop and the steaming and the frying. He gave out our certificates. Now I am a certified Monster in the Kitchen :lol:

Of course, I will not share to this post the recipes and the pointers because I want you to experience it for yourself. To know more about Monster Kitchen Academy's Courses, workshop, fees and schedules visit their:

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Island Souvenirs is again in CDO

REPOST from Facebook official page

Island Souvenirs is now open in Limketkai (LKK) Mall. Located in East Concourse inside the pasalubong center in front of shopwise

Photo taken from Limketkai Official Facebook Page

Personal Note:

When I first came here in CDO, I thought that Island Souvenirs shirts are readily available. but my GF (then) said that they stopped their operations. So I settled for a not so good souvenir shirts. Now that Island Souvenir is back I can now have better souvenir shirts that I can be proud of not only in wearing but also in recommending "must buy" here in CDO.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lifestyle District : Cagayan de Oro's hippest go to place

Its been month since Lifestyle District open its doors to all diners and party goers. Located in Corrales Extension at the back of Gaisano City Mall near Budgetel in front of Capitol University.

here are SOME of the tenants as of now.

Sweet Leaf Bubble Tea Cafe : +63 917-711-3438
2GO Express: (088) 856-8708
Amorvida Spa : +63 943-313-7617
Microphone Hero : +63 916-513-3902
Balbacue : +63 916-513-3902
Tree House : (088) 856-4200 Or 4300, +63 917-794-1010
Budgetel : (088) 856-4200 Or 4300, +63 917-794-1010
Bpo : +63 917-301-0626
Poly Clinic Lab : +69 917-707-7897
Dakak Resort & Properties :+63 917-382-1595
Zuellig Pharma :
Jabagat Dental Care :
Kate Salon Of Divas: +691-611-01124
Dunkin Donuts :
Mykarelli’s Grill
Uncle Daddy’s Bar n Grill
Isla Bonita
Mango Mania

So come one come all come to Lifestyle District for unwind, fun, pampering , music and good food.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Tonkatsu by Terazawa comes to Cagayan de Oro

Centrio Mall announced just now that Tonkatsu by Terazawa of the Bistro Group will open its doors on April 08, 2014 on the ground floor of Centrio Mall.

Bistro Group is the same company that brought us Italiannis and TGIFridays here in Centrio Mall.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Monster Kitchen Academy's Graduation Ceremony

30 March 2014
Limketkai Luxe Hotel

Monster Kitchen Academy takes pride to present their new breed of chefs: 9 chefs from Fundamentals in Baking and Pastry Arts Batch 14 and; 8 chefs from Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Batch 4.

Before the ceremony started, the graduated gave us a sample of their specialties:

from Culinary Arts Graduates

from Baking and Pastry Arts Graduates

Their Graduation Speaker is also one of their chef instructor chef Geni Labadan. Her speech is very inspiring to the point that I can see my future self in her past.

I'll surely enroll to their workshops and demo classes - also known as Lifestyle Courses. Do you wan too? Visit their facebook page - -  for the schedules and other details. A friendly reminder, their lifestyle courses are selling like ice cream in a hot summer thus we need to go to their branches in Cathedral or Cogon to reserve.


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Kefir Life

28 March 2014
Sports Zone Compound
Tomas Saco st., Nazareth
Cagayan de Oro City

I was here for the grand opening of the CGY Fit, its a fully loaded fitness gym for all. While waiting for the event to start, I found this bottles in the fridge that looks like yummy milk drink.

Our host told us that this drink is a meal in itself. It can nourish our body before and after (intense) workout or activities. She gave us a sample before and after our boxing basic session. I can really feel it works, I don't have this dizzy or sleepy feeling after work out unlike before.

It comes in four flavors : Original / unflavored; Mango; Double Chocolate and; Buko Pandan. I like the Buko Pandan and Double Chocolate flavors. It's sour (which is natural in a fermented drink or food right) and yogurt-like taste. For more info go to CGY Fit so that you'll see for yourself how it work for you.