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Monday, November 23, 2015

Dine Philippines Goes to Legazpi, Albay

Dine Philippines goes to Legazpi! Join us as the country's only food business and tourism caravan presents business and learning opportunities, profitable and gastronomic ventures or simply just break bread and appreciate what our country's natural resources have to offer. Together let's explore our agricultural produce and culinary innovations in Legazpi on December 3, 2015, 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Albay Astrodome.

 Seminar Investment Fee:
Trade and Professional P750 per person, Group 10 + 1
Academic Rate P500, Group 25 + 1

Register now at 

For inquiries, registration and payments please contact Sheila Basbas/Sam Brown on Facebook
Email: sheilabasbas424@gmail.com

"DINE Philippines brings four (4) top-notch speakers to Legazpi City in the field of Food Business and Tourism, who will be sharing with you the latest trends, best practices and trade secrets of the industry. 
Mr. Adolf Aran Jr., President and CEO of Courage Asia will talk about “Tourism Trends Breaking New Ground for Resto Menu Trends”. 
Junior Masterchef Louise Mabulo, Chef and Owner of Culinary Lounge will share “Competitive Spirit, Youthful Perspective: Winning with Fresh Ideas”. 
Chef Doy Sto. Domingo, Executive Chef and Owner, Grissini Café & Chef Doy’s Gourmet Café will talk on “Farm To Table: Restaurant Best Practices on Sustainability” 
Mr. Gerardo Jimenez, Farmer and Owner of Malipayon Farms will discuss “Changing the Supply Game for the Food & Beverage Industry: The Malipayon Farm Case Study”. 
Learn and be inspired with the country’s best and finest!  
This event is endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Tourism; and is co-presented by Del Monte and NutriAsia. Dine Philippines – Legazpi, Albay is powered by Courage Asia. " http://www.foodfindsasia.com/dine2015-legazpialbay/

New Drinks and Waffles at Don Rodolfo's Cafe

Naga City - There's a saying that sometimes we have to slow down, but I think this is not the case here in our city when we talk about cafes. When more cafes open, here comes the healthy competition between the brands but but lies the excitement on our end as customers. 

Last July, Don Rodolfo's Cafe (DRC), opened its doors to Nagueños offering art and unique food like the Black Burger, best sellers Sisig Pasta, S'mores and a whole lot more. (CLICK HERE for the first review of DRC). Roughly after four months, DRC has new offerings perfect for the holidays and your after school or work coffee.


Frappe from P119 to P149
From left: Green Tea Kitkat, Cookies and Cream, Salted Caramel, Choco Overload and Banana Caramel
Photo by Kookai of Black and White Scribbles
Iced Tea for only P69: Lemon Peppermint, Lemon Cherry, Lychee Raspberry
New hot teas for only P49 are Zesty Lemon and Lychee
Photo by Kookai of Black and White Scribbles
I personally like the Lemon Peppermint and the hot Lychee tea. 

Waffle Sandwich for P149
Served with chicken, lettuce, tomato and your choice of sauce - maple syrup, chocolate or cheese. Requesting for extra sauce is an added cost of P29 only.

If I will be ranking the sauces it would be the maple syrup as my top choice, second is the cheese and last is the chocolate. Not that the chocolate is the last option but it pays to consider your drinks when choosing your sauce so that they would complement each other. As for me, I wouldn't want my food to be as sweet as my drink.
And oh btw, the cheese sauce is the same good old sauce used in DRC's best seller burger.

Apologies for the multiple photos of the waffles below, I just can't get enough of them. Choose from strawberry, chocolate for P119 or bacon P129. . 
I have a sweet tooth, so these are all in my favor. In Manila, prices of waffles ranges from P180 and up. DRC never fails to amaze us with new offerings, the source of something new in the metro. 

My personal favorites are the Green Tea Kitkat Frappe and Salted Caramel
Unlike any other coffee shops both from local and international brands I find DRC's Green Tea Kitkat Frappe and Salted Caramel just right for my sweet tooth. Not too sweet but definitely not too bland. The Salted Caramel Frappe is perhaps the most photogenic Frappe in DRC next to the Choco Overload.

Photo by Kookai of Black and White Scribbles

There goes my tea and my waffles.

Just to sum up the new offerings of DRC they have:

Waffle Sandwich - P149
Waffles with Strawberry / Chocolate P119 / Bacon P129
New Frappes from P119 to P149
Hot Tea for P49
Cold Tea for P69

Related Posts:

Rodolfo's Black Burger - The one and only in Naga City
First review of Don Rodolfo's Cafe

Don Rodolfo's Cafe
M.T. Villanueva Avenue Former Liboton Street
Naga City
Facebook Page: Rodolfo's Cafe
Instagram: @rodolfoscafe
Contact No.: 0999 994 4042

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NcDEcoBlog: Pasacao Fish Sanctuary

Pasacao, CamSur - Located in Barangay Caranan and Dalupaon is a fish sanctuary covering around 32 hectares as stated by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. Little do we know that Pasacao, being the summer capital of Camarines Sur also has this fish sanctuary. Since this is is a sanctuary, it's not for us to enjoy it like the usual. Awareness about this sanctuary can perhaps encourage us to keep the other areas of Pasacao clean since it belongs to one body of water.

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Paolo Santos Live in Naga City!

Naga City - Singer-songwriter and known as Mr. Acoustic of the Philippines, Paolo Santos will be here in our city LIVE on December 12, 2015 at WOODSTONE KITCHEN to serenade us with his classic acoustic hits. Known to have lead the acoustic storm back in the early 2000, who could ever forget the songs Close and Moonlight Over Paris?  Since this is not actually a huge crowd concert, we can get to see and listen to Paolo Santos up close just like an ordinary gig in a bar or restaurant Tickets are only for P500 inclusive of dinner. 

Tickets for Paolo Santos live now available at Woodstone Kitchen located along Basilic Road, in front of radio station DWLV. For inquiries call 4732015 / 09106778811

Here's a throwback of Paolo Santos' Close and Moonlight Over Paris

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bicol Bloggers Goes to Albay for the #AlbayOnlineFest2015

Legazpi City - After the success of the first every Bicol Instagram Festival #BiGFest2015 last Penafrancia Festival, this online movement to promote responsible use of digital media to the rest of Bicolanos is now in Albay now dubbed as #AlbayOnlineFest2015

Here's a glimpse of what took place during the festival, courtesy of www.nagayon.com

In partnership with the Provincial Government of Albay and Team Albay Youth Organizations (TAYO), a culminating meet-up event with online sellers' bazaar, interactive games, meet and greet with Dani Barreto a lifestyle and travel blogger, photography talk by Mark Esplana of Philippine Daily Inquirer, inspiring story of Nagayon.com plus raffles and surprises from our sponsors commenced last November 14, 2015 from 1:00 - 5:00PM at the Albay Astrodome. 

Dios mabalos to our sponsors! Bigg's Diner, O+USA, Bigg's Diner, Graceland, Pinoy Tech Blog, AMA, Que Pasa Naga, Havainas, Casa Blanca Suites, Small Talk Cafe, Bicol Shirts City, P. Aldana Cellphones, CaLee Shoppe, Camote Creations, Totie Shoppe, Witty Wears, Chocolate House, IHearPaperDolls, RxA.ph, iBeauty, Balay Cena Una, Searchlight Artist Management and Productions

Thank you very much Pinoy Tech Blog for the support! Bicolano Tech Blog para sa kapwa Bicolano!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Anselmo's Restaurant

Naga City - More and more buffet restaurants are opening its doors to Nagueños. Prices differ from among the existing restaurants with a variety of dishes offered. One Wednesday night, I was invited by a friend to have dinner at this secluded buffet restaurant. Why did I say secluded? While yes it's near the Central Business District II, Anselmo's is actually located in a subdivision, inside Naga City Subdivision to be specific and it's just one tricycle ride away from the city center. Upon entering the main road of the subdivision, turn on the first left then turn right on the second street, Dahlia Street. 

Since it is inside a subdivision, technically speaking it's a residence turned restaurant. Anselmo's is not only a restaurant but also offers catering services to various events. The restaurants facade will instantly give you a homey feeling. 

On the left is the glass door to the restaurant and on the right is the restroom. 

CLICK HERE for a list of other Eat All You Can Restaurants in Naga City

Most affordable buffet to date. Anselmo's offers the most affordable buffet which only costs P145. But this however does not include the dessert. Considering the price, the number of dishes is just right. This allows you to at least have a taste of every dish they offer. 

They serve soup as starter.Your choice of stir fried? or plain rice or perhaps take the pancit as an alternative. 

Bicol dishes like Katnga / Laing is also served. I also liked their kare-kare. 

Presentation might not be that appealing, maybe because I was used to seeing buffets with trays always half full or another option would be for the staff to always see to it that the dishes look presentable. Random people take random photos on any random day. Just like my visit to this restaurant. But don't you worry, I only write about restaurants for one main reason, it means that I liked the food and the service and I would recommend it for my readers.

Another Bicol favorite, kinunot is also served and beside it is the fish fillet. 
CLICK HERE for a list of other Eat All You Can Restaurants in Naga City

The portraits of Anselmo's are iconic.

They also have couch-type seats on one side of the restaurant, I just couldn't take photos because there were families enjoying their food. 

The desserts are excluded from the buffet. I loved their leche flan, smooth and perfect. Surprisingly the blueberry cheesecake was also delicious, even though at first I said that it does not look appealing to me haha. So yeah I take back what I said. 

Over all experience, I would rate it as 4 out 5. 
Dear Anselmo's, if you are reading this please message me  on my Facebook Page.
 I just have one comment.

Daily Lunch Buffet 10 AM to 2 PM
Dinner Buffet 6 PM to 11 PM
Dahlia St. Naga City Subdivision
Tel No. (054) 881 6229
Facebook Page: Anselmo's
Email: anselmos.restaurant@gmail.com