All posts tagged: Davao

Aling Foping’s Halo-Halo

Halo-halo is the Philippine’s ultimate summer dessert.  It’s the perfect treat as soon as the weather heat’s up. I remember consuming at least 2-4 glasses of Razon’s halo-halo weekly when I was pregnant with Kuya V. Aling Foping’s is a well-known outdoor eatery in Davao located at Matina Town Square (MTS), famous for it’s halo-halo, bibingka and chili con carne. It still remains to be one of our pit stop when we’re visiting Mama in Davao, it’s her favorite place to get this cold treat.


The kids and I survived a total of 12 hrs of flight and 6 hrs of waiting in the airport. We are finally in Davao spending time with my side of the family. LittleMan V introduced ‘taho’ to LittleMiss. Taho is a sweet snack made from soft silken tofu, arnibal (sugar syrup), and sago (tapioca pearls). I grew up eating taho (and still remains a favorite), it’s nice to see that my kids are enjoying every spoonfuls. We have limited so slow internet access. So far loving the freedom of not constantly checking my mobile for notifications.

Boodle Fight at Blackbeard’s Seafood Island Grill

Few days before we left for Davao, Mama treated us to a boodle fight style of dining at Blackbeards Seafood Island located at Abreeza Mall. Boodle Fight is a military style of eating where long tables are prepared and food are on top of the banana leaves. Viands and rice ready to eat using your bare hands, jugs of water are prepared on the side to wash hands before the “eating combat”. With the signal to start the boodle fight, everyone aims for his/her position. – Urban Dictionary

Ensaladang Lato (Seaweed Salad)

Along with my craving for salty food I also miss some fresh salad’s from back home. Growing up in Davao we were spoiled with good quality seafood. You should see my Aunt’s house it’s garden path was once covered with oyster shells, oh yes we had a bountiful of grilled fish, seashells and seaweeds every weekend that we enjoy by the beach.   One of the seaweed that I enjoy eating and truly miss is called Lato. My sister sent me a photo of what they had for lunch paired with some grilled liempo.   I can just taste the sea with each pop of the seaweed’s tiny bulb. If only I can find some here in Dubai.   Ensaladang Lato -a bunch of Lato (about 250 to 300 grams) -2 tomatoes -3 small onions Carefully clean the lato with water. Cut tomatoes and onion in wedges. Arrange it on the plate. For the dressing our familly enjoy it with a tablespoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of soy sauce. Or just eat it that …