Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pop Rock rocks Cagayan de Oro

15 May 2014

Pop Rock
Tiano-Borja sts.,
Cagayan de Oro City

Pop Rock, a famous cafe in Iligan City opened its Cagayan de Oro City branch last 8th of March 2014. Since then it captured the Kagayan-on craving for breads, pastries and Italian inspired dishes.

Pop Rock humbly began in Iligan City for nearly 25 years ago. It started as a bakeshop for breads, then  it becomes a cafe that serves coffee, pastries and Italian dishes after 10 years from its opening. Pop Rock got its name from the owner's children's endearment "daddy rocks!" they just changed the word daddy to pop to make it more "cooler" :D

Are you ready for a flood? Photo flood that is. Here's just some of my favorites in Pop Rock Cafe snacks line (arranged in any order)

1) The glass! Yes, they are using a Mason Jar for their drinks of Iced Tea and Lemonade.

2) Chicken Fettuccine. Its a mildly hot and spicy cream sauce fettuccine with chicken chunks.

3) Beefy Lasagna wakes up the Garfield in me. Beefy, Cheesy and Tomato-y.

3) Crab Salad Sandwich is the bread version of California Maki.

4) Piadina is their Iligan branch's bestseller. Piadina is to Italian and Quesadilla is to Mexican. Inside that bread is lots of chunks of meat. It's a meal in itself.

5) Chicken BBQ Salad is a tossed greens in Chicken BBQ chunks, shoestring fries, corn kernels and a lot more that I can even recall. The salad is simple but the dressing is so yummy that many had requested it to be bottled as spread or home salad dressing.

But wait there's more! It's just the snack line, on the next entry it will be the bread and pastry line. While you are waiting like their Facebook Page, they update their "specials and promotions" every month.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Pepper Lunch Pinoy Fiesta is now available in Centrio

A reliable source in Pepper Lunch Centrio branch just sent me a personal message in facebook that the Pinoy Fiesta Menu will  be available in the said branch starting June 1, 2014.

Come one come all to Pepper Lunch's Pinoy Fiesta!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ororama Fun Run : Run for Rewards Year 3

In celebration of Ororama chain of stores' 45th year, they will have a fun run this first of June dubbed as"Fun for Rewards". May 30, 2014 will be the last day of registration so hurry up mga higala.

This will be an exciting event for me for this will be my first ever to attend a fun run. Should I run or should I have fun? Ohh! Well, I'll just have fun and Run Fashionably :D

Don't Forget the date mga higala: Registration ends on May 30, 2014 and the Fun Run is on June 1, 2014. Starting line is in Ororama Cogon Branch at 4am. Lets all have fun and run fashionably.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hotcarz Extreme : 6th Cagayan de Oro International Motor Show

There will be a carshow here in Cagayan de Oro dubbed as "Hotcarz Extreme". This will be the 6th Cagayan de Oro International Motor Show. This will be held in Centrio Ayala Mall's Activity Center during mall hours on the 4th and 5th day of October 2014.

Rules, details and other announcements will surely come as the event nears, so stay tuned, better yet like their facebook page

Monday, May 26, 2014

Kataste Inferno

19 May 2014
Cafe Bonita
Cagayan de Oro City

The maker of Kataste has made another interesting variant - the hot and spicy variant made more hotter and spicier - and it is called "Inferno", the 1st appetizing Hot Sauce in the market today.

Many people says that any kind of chili pepper that makes your tongue to hell fire is idiomatically called "sili ng demonyo" (devil's chili pepper). This new variant was made from siling bisaya, one of the hottest chili here . Soon they will use sili ng demonyo from Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte as soon as they harvest .

Kaste treat us with  burger and pizza for its the best way to taste test how fiery it is. First in line is pizza made from greenwich.

We all agreed that this sauce is really the best for all meat pizza and pasta. Next in line is Cafe Bonita's Famous Giant Burgers. These burgers have lettuce, cucumbers, caramelized onion and Kataste Original Sauce. Served with chips in a football field themed plates. Locals labeled it as "giants" because only Cafe Bonita serve 6 inch and 8 inch diameter burgers with a patty weight of more than 300 grams or 0.6 pounds here in Cagayan de Oro.

Top left = 6 inch Burger ; Bottom right = 8 inch Burger

It's confirmed, Kataste Inferno loves meat like us taste testers. I found myself wiping off my sweat in heat. What I do love in Kataste is that even though its hot - fiery hot - it doesn't burn your mouth and throat to dry that causes cough. It also don't taste hot vinegar like commercial hot sauce do.

Cafe Bonita Burgers are both man's best friend. To top it off, Cafe Bonita is inviting us to visit them on wedenesdays for an eating contest. Eating the burger(s) in two minutes or less will reap some rewards and braging rights. Visit Cafe Bonita for more details and contest rules.

Monday, May 19, 2014

#MYOHCDO2014 at the Spruce Limketkai

15 May 2014
G/f East Concourse
Limketkai Mall

The "make your own havaianas" 2014 here in CDO is a blast! Rio Festival was all over the mall. Kids and kids at heart rush to the Spruce Store to make their own Havaianas.

At the entrance of the store, their courteous staff hands over a leaflet that serves as a checklist and instructions on how we can customize our Havaianas. To help us visualize the outcome, they have a roulette of all parts; to pins, sole and, straps.

Soles and Straps

After choosing your desired design, we handed it over to the friendly staff to assemble it for us.

While I mix and match, I spotted co-bloggers in the event: James of Chubby Buddy is part of the crew and Germz of is one of the satisfied customers.

The #MYOHCDO2014 is ongoing until the 20th of May in Spruce Limketkai. Check out also the "Champagne Crystal" pin, its the best pin for your Havaianas to shout out the Kagay-anon in you.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Make Your Own Havaianas Cagayan de Oro Leg

Our friend in Spruce Cagayan de Oro is inviting us to the #MYOHCDO2014 at the Spruce Store G/f of East Concourse in Limketkai Mall on May 15-20, 2014. In line with this, they are giving away a limited edition Cagayan de Oro pin for the First Dibs on May 14.

Visit the Spruce Store in Limketkai Mall and in Centrio Mall for more details. See you there!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

New Jollibee Creamy Shakes and New Combo Meals

01 May 2014
Jollibee Xavier
Corrales street
Cagayan de Oro City

It was a pleasant news from my sisters that Jollibee will offer new creamy shakes and it will be available (today) 1st of May. When I went to my suking Jollibee branch - Jollibee Xavier - I was amaze that it's also available here in Cagayan de Oro. What's more amazing its that it has also has other combo options.

I'll definitely try that one later before going home. Right now ill accompany my wife in her office with this another great combo meals.

I ordered spag-hotdog combo on the go for our snacks in the office. As her nieces always say "sharing is loving".

Head now to Jollibee stores near you and grab these new meals. My heart felt gratitude to Jollibee Xavier Crew for always accommodating me the jolly way. Iba talaga ang notorious na suki :lol:

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