Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Enjoy and Experience the Best of CDO Food Tour

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CDO Bloggers with Best of CDO Food Tour Team

The month of August is quite exciting for the people of Cagayan de Oro City as they prepare the celebration of their feast day every August 28 in honor of their patron saint, St. Augustine.
So expect that beauty pageants are held within this month, major sales events are offered by big stores during the weekends, there will be concerts, parades and firework displays that would take place days before the fiesta and so on and so forth.

And in line with Higalaay Festival 2016, BQFC team launched the Best of CDO Food Tour for the very first time where they invited the CDOBloggers. I joined the tour and it was indeed fun and a huge success as well. I guess I will just let the pictures below do the talking:

1st Food Stop: Bigby’s Cafe and Restaurant
Branch: Centrio Mall

1. Rack-a-Bye-Baby (My personal favorite)
- Finger-licking goodness of premium cut smoky barbecued pork ribs,

2. CDO Sinuglaw - The award winning “sinugbang baboy” and “isdang kilawin” recipe with a twist by adding “dilis” toppings
- It is also an Urban Life nominee as one of the best Filipino dishes

Bigby’s was first introduced in CDO in December 8, 1998 and now has 7 branches across the archipelago. The menu, the interior design and service style were created to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining.

2nd Food Stop: Missy Bon Bon
Branch: Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center (Flagship Store)
Pastel and my share of Gelato

  1. Gelato - Creamier, smoother and silkier than any ordinary ice cream.
  2. Pastel - A sweet filled bun that won the hearts of every Kagay-anons, now with 3 flavors Durian, Yema and Chocolate bun.
- Awarded as the Urban Life - Mindanao Gold Star Daily Award 2016’s Best Delicacy of the Year

Missy Bon Bon Bread shop opened its kiosk in CDO in December 2009 launching its first line of breads and gelato. In April 2010, it opened its flagship store in Limketkai Center. Missy Bon Bon is a hip, cozy, and relaxed world-class bread shop serving healthy, natural, and freshly-made bread onsite with unique fusion interpretations of local bread products, gourmet comfort food and custom gelato mixes.

Third Food Stop: Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya
Branch: Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro

  1. Bandihadong Karne - All your favorite meat in one bandihando Liempo, pork BBQ and the Cheezzy Chorizo
  2. Cheezzy Chorizo - Organic-fed meat stuffed with cheese 
  3. Pancit sa Pulis 
  4.  Dessert: “What’s your plan, Leche Flan?”
Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya opened in Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., CDO in February 8, 2015. It serves the best Kagay-anon home-cooked meals that a city has to offer, but up scaled a bit to create a new dining experience. Boy Zugba boasts an array of grilled food items, as well as meals that we normally see in karenderias or eat at home.

Last Food Stop: The Nest
Address: Corrales Ave. - Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro Brands: Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast
Highlights/Must-try: Maison de Bonbon Cafe and Restaurant

  1. Burger Américaine - U.S beef burger patty on a sesame bun with crisped bacon slices, sautéed Shiitake mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, melted gruyere cheese & fresh green lettuce. Served with seasoned salt French fries.
Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast

2.  Calzone - Folded pizza with spinach, ham, sausage, mushrooms, bell pepper, and black olives.
3. Salsiccia Siciliana - Pizza with tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms and Sicilian sausages.
4. Quattro Formaggi - Pizza with four Italian cheese

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CDO Bloggers at The Nest with the Best of CDO Food Tour

The Nest welcomed its first batch of patrons in June 2016, bringing the best of renowned European culinary masterpieces that won the hearts of every Kagay-anon. The Nest, carrying two brands, Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe, delivers the finest of both French and Italian Sicilian cuisines.
The Nest embodies the best aspects of globalization by bringing the sumptuous food of Europe to the dining tables of the inherently sunny people of Cagayan de Oro, be it the families looking to bond through opulently-served entrees, or the individuals that yearn to unravel from work by being fed food bursting with zest and flavor.
It is a sanctuary in the midst of the noisy, fast-paced, and bustling streets of Cagayan de Oro.

Thank you so much Best of CDO Food Tour Team for the wonderful accommodations you extend to us, the CDO Bloggers. Shout out to the team and the owners of Bigby's, Missy Bonbon, Boy Zugba and The Nest!

*** All pictures were taken (and removed) from my other blog:

1 comment:

kimmyschemy06 said...

seems like someone is busy and having fun in the blogsphere..