Wings & Dips

After a quick fix-up-some-things at school, me and rhea went to the mall to fill our empty stomachs. It was a Tuesday afternoon then but a lot of people were inside the mall  buying stuffs (akala ko ba crisis ngayon..?). Anyways, we went looking for a not-so-crowded place to eat and luckily we found one – Wings & Dips Avenue. 🙂 

Wings & Dips Avenue is a newly opened food establishment located at The Peak, Gaisano Mall, Bajada Davao City. The place is clean with black and white interiors, a few decorations and some wall paints (see the upper photo). Aside from the plain white chairs, there’s also orange-cushioned sofas for the customers.

As for the food, of course its main course is the chicken or wings as they say. They also serve varieties of pasta, burgers, seafoods, and mexican delights such as tacos. Their drinks vary from hot and iced teas, soft drinks, fresh and bottled juices, light beers and coffee. For a complete list of their menu, check out their facebook page.

Aside from the individual choices in the menu, they also serve combos. Each combo comes with a 4-pc. wings, a choice of pasta and a side dish. One good thing of this food chain is that you can choose your own sauce for the chicken wings and dip for the side dish. If you want it plain, they have the original wings or the classic western. If you want it spicy, they have the classic wings in hot and inferno, spicy que and Asian-inspired sauces from Thailand, Korea, Shanghai and Malaysia. If you have a sweet tooth, you can also try their honey bbq and Japanese teriyaki sauces. For the dips (for potato fries side dish), they have bleu cheese, lemon mayo, honey mustard and wasabi mayo.

After checking out their menu, we selected the Combo C, which has 4-pc. wings, bolognese pasta and potato fries for the side dish. Rhea tried the spicy que wings and potato fries dipped in lemon mayo (weird taste, mayo with a zest of lemon). Mine’s the japanese teriyaki (really sweet) wings and potato fries dipped in bleu cheese.  The food served to us had made our empty stomachs full. Imma try their other wing sauce the next time I drop by here :). Their chicken wings is a must-try for chicken lovers.

Check out also their other branch located at Door 7A Mabini Commercial Complex. Mabini Street., 8000 Davao City, Philippines.

Chillin’ @ Banana Berry

After a soothing massage at Urban Zen Spa, me and Rhea went on looking for a place to eat dinner. After a few meters walk through F.Torres st., we stumbled upon a cute-looking logo of a certain food establishment -The Banana Berry. The place was not air-conditioned yet you can still have a good time relaxing in the shop’s cozy atmosphere. What’s more is that the shop is open 24/7 (as seen on the photo below – it says 24/7 chill-out house) :).

Without further ado, we checked out their menu which was already visible on their counter (at the top), though they also have their small menu (that is, if you do not want to raise your head up high) :). It’s more of a sweets shop actually. It has a wide variety of cold and hot beverages, fruit and creamy milk blends, yogurts, and unique presentation of pastries (you’ll understand later on) :). Aside from their sweets specialties, they also serve rice meals courtesy of Krua Thai and also some liquors (as you can see, there’s a margarita blend on the menu) :). However, liquors in the shop are served until 2 o’clock in the morning only (liquor ban, duh!).

Okay, so I mentioned earlier that the shop has a unique presentation of pastries. It’s mainly because that was the first time I have seen and heard of those foods. But before that, we had our rice meals first. We tried their crispy squid and chicken pandan both in garlic rice meals. After which, we tried out their oreo fried cake and crispy mango sticks. The fried cake was actually made of crepe which covered the oreo cookies and was deep-fried for a few seconds I guess (just about time for the oreo cookies to soften). For its presentation, the cookies were placed at the edge of the plate (making it look like a flower) then topped with a vanilla ice cream. Yum! yum! 🙂

I tell you, it’s really good! ^^

The next dessert was the crispy mango sticks. While waiting for it, we were a bit curious, like we were thinking over and over how would they make the fresh mango be crispy (same as well with the fried cake, how are they going to fry the cake…?). Anyways, when we saw the food, we just said to ourselves “ah, kaya pala crispy, ginawa palang lumpia“. hehehe..

Moving on, when I had a bite of the mango stick, I felt something was not right. “AiBakit ganito? Parang saging, akala ko ba mangga to“. Though there was a hint of mango, the strong taste of the banana prevailed. And that’s when we realized that it was really a steamed banana stick covered with a lumpia wrapper, deep fried again and topped with a mango sauce. Nevertheless, it was still a delicious sweet. 🙂

Of course, we didn’t forgot to try their drinks. Rhea tried out their Apple Milk Tea…

I didn’t order any though.. just a plain water for me that time because I was sick then.. 😦

Maybe next time, I will be able to try out their drinks. I can’t wait to try out their creamy milk blends! 🙂

Photo (first photo) credits from foursquare. Domo! 🙂