Tuesday, April 30, 2013


One of CDO’s BEST…MUST Try!   MUST Eat! 
MUST Pasalubong!

         Malunggay from the scientific word Moringa     ( horseradish tree) is a word of mouth for healthy enthusiasts.   Moringa leaves contain SEVEN times the vitamin C in oranges, FOUR times the Calcium in milk, FOUR times the vitamin A in carrots, TWO times the protein in milk and THREE times the Potassium in bananas. It has 90 nutrients and 46 types of antioxidants.
          A Super Health Benefits now in a bread. Malunggay Pastel bun is a mouthwatering bread with sweet savouring taste of creamy and yummy filling (yema- a sweet, soft, milk candy) that really will satisfy your  craving for bread. Healthy bread, so nutritious and with no preservatives added.  It is now  in town just minutes away from the city and minutes away from the airport!  A food one once tried will love to eat it over and over again.  Will look for it and will ask for it.  Available at their bread shop in Pueblo de Oro and also available in various stalls in Lumbia airport and some outlets in the city.   A pasalubong for everyone.

Monday, April 29, 2013

CDO's Best Get One, Crave More: Chicken Proven

Chicken Proven For The Win!

I am not really a big fan of eating and hanging around Pabayo Street where you can find series of street food stalls, but just recently, I was adventurous enough to try this so-called “Chicken Proven” where not even youngsters but elders too got addicted to this food. My friends would usually invite me to eat with them and they will always tell “If you want to try to eat proven, buy it from the stalls near Magic Kan-anan, it’s clean, safe and scrumptious.”

And so I tried to get one stick it has 5 pieces per stick for 5 pesos only, I dipped it into their specially-made sauce, and I didn't even notice that I consumed four sticks already and find myself craving for more. 

Just a quick information about this food, it is made out of the proventriculus of a chicken, coated with flour or sometimes corn starch, deep-fried and dipped in vinegar or most of the time in a specially-made sauce (sweet and sour with a ketchup base mixed with other spices). It also go well with "puso" (rice wrapped in coconut leaves and steamed) and thirst-quenching buko juice.

Having tried it, now I can say I am a certified proven addict. You should try it also and get yourself addicted to this new food craze in town.

Snacking Around XU: Rose Pancit Malabon

It has become a habit lately of mine of snacking at late afternoon. I don't usually have a fixed snack habit but the early evening schedule of my MBA classes this summer has made it necessary for me to do so in order to avoid hunger pangs during lectures. Fortunately, the university has some establishments around the campus that could cater to even an aspiring epicureanist's curious palette.

One of my frequent haunts for afternoon snacks is Rose Pancit Malabon at the Divisoria Arcade. Their specialty of course is the eponymous Pancit Malabon. I usually have the solo serving for 75 pesos, but when I'm especially hungry, I order a double serving for 150 pesos. It is served with a slice of bread to mop up that wonderful sauce on the plate dry and a glass of choice beverage which would be either ice tea or orange juice.

My phone's camera doesn't do it justice, but that pile of noodles has height.

I really like how Rose doesn't skimp on the toppings. Every solo serving has half a boiled egg, a shower of chicharon crumbs and that meaty sauce. Some times one serving isn't enough.

Of course, Rose Pancit Malabon has a lot more than its namesake dish to offer, but their excellent selection of rice meals would have to be a topic for another post.