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! 🙂
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It’s Time for a Yellow Christmas!

December 1, 2011 – We started the first day of December with a Yellow Christmas at Yellow Cab Pizza Co., Abreeza Mall, Davao City. We ordered the Central Park Treats for Php 1,395 (only Php 279 per person). It’s a group meal which includes the ff:

  • 6 pcs. Sprite in can
  • 2 1/2 pints of chocolate ice cream
  • 14″ four seasons pizza
  • 4 pcs. hot wings
  • baked potato wedges
  • tortilla chips

And just for keepsakes, I brought home with me the ice cream container. Hahahaha!

And oh! By the way, WE means, James, Shenna, Eric and myself! ^^

Koizora

I’ve been watching asian dramas and anime for the past months. Dakara, I’ll be posting some of those here.. ^^, To start with, here’s one:

This movie got stuck in my hard drive for a long time and so today I had the chance to finally watch it.. ^^,

Koizora” – Sky of Love as its English translation, is a  Romance-Drama Film about two young people who found love through mobile phone communication.

I’m not that keen in writing the story so here’s the plot of the movie taken from wikipedia: (gomen! >_<)

Koizora tells the story of Mika, living a simple schoolgirl’s life and the dramatic transformation that it undergoes when she meets Hiro, a student also at her school who is keen to call her his own. In the film, Hiro initiates a game of cat and mouse when Mika loses her cell phone. They converse all throughout the summer, Mika never knowing Hiro’s identity but is disappointed when school opens and she finds out who he is. In the drama, Mika does not remember that she’s met Hiro before but becomes aware of him when he kisses her, unexpectedly without her permission. Hurt by his strange ways Mika comes to lament his interest in her but Hiro, despite having such different lifestyles, is determined to win Mika’s love. In both adaptations, Hiro’s s ex-girlfriend, Saki, is jealous of Hiro’s newfound love and arranges for Mika to get beat up/raped. Hiro is angry about this incident and promises to protect Mika whatever happens. Mika later gets pregnant with Hiro’s baby and together they fight for permission to marry and raise their child. Mika’s father remains unswayed through most of her pregnancy. However,one day Saki, (Hiros ex), still jealous over Mika, ambushes Mika when she is alone and attacks her knocking her to the ground violently. After the attack while walking with Hiro, she collapses, is rushed to the hospital and discovers the baby was lost. They commemorate their baby in a special place and Hiro remains more determined than ever to have the future he desires with Mika in honor of their lost child. Shortly afterwards, Hiro discovers that his health is deteriorating and makes the painful decision to break up with Mika to keep his terminal illness from causing her pain. That Christmas she’s invited to a party, a setup that was orchestrated by her friend to cheer Mika up. There, she meets a college freshman named Yuu and slowly, over time, Mika begins to recover from Hiro’s abandonment. Hiro continues to live vicariously through his highschool friend, Nozumu, and follows her whereabouts through him. Enough times passes that Mika decides to find the courage to move on and to forget Hiro with the help of Yuu the same man she met at the Christmas party. As she vowed with Hiro so many years earlier, Mika returns to the place they chose to remember their baby and meets someone she does not expect. Nozumu cannot stand to be Hiro’s go-between any longer and tells Mika of Hiro’s condition. Angry, and forced to break Yuus heart after he pledged to love her when Hiro could not, Mika runs to Hiro’s bedside and vows that whether he liked it or not, she would make up for lost time and care for him no matter what. Having Mika back, Hiro is determined to fight his disease and begins to improve. But during a routine checkup, Hiro’s condition makes a turn for the worst and he exchanges goodbyes with Mika and his family for the last time. Mika, though forever changed by Hiro’s sudden passing, continues to live on in remembrance of his love.