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Wish You Were Here – in Iligan City


My beautiful Leia's 27th BD last tues @ #wishyouwerehere #wshyouwrhr #wishyouwerehereiligan #iligancity #canon50mm #sunset #ayosaoiiligan

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#wishyouwerehereiligan #wshyouwrhr #tokina1116 #tokinaph #ayosaoiiligan

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#sunset #wshyouwrhr #wishyouwerehereiligan #iligancity #philippines #tokina1116 #tokinaph #tokina #ayosaoiiligan

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I love her!! #reiakhu #sunset #wishyouwerehereiligan #canon50mm #ayosaoiiligan

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RJP and Gina came to chill with us. #wishyouwerehereiligan #wshyouwrhr #lightbulbs #chill #tokina1116 #ayosaoiiligan

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Address: Circumferential Rd 3, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
Hours:

Open today · 3PM–12AM
p.s. They have a new branch within the city at the former cinema theatre Plaza Cinema (just above FK Mart) – Address: Aguinaldo Ext, Iligan City
I will be posting Instagram photos on their city branch sometime.
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Simple Joys in CDO


#greenteagelato #gelato #simplejoyscdo #canon50mm #ayosaoicdo #5thyear

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#chocolateavocadocake #avocado #simplejoyscdo #canon50mm #ayosaoicdo #5thyear

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#ubefrappe #ube #simplejoyscdo #canon50mm #ayosaoicdo #5thyear

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#simplejoyscdo #tokina1116 #cropped #ayosaoicdo #5thyear

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#cupcakes #bunnies #couplebunnies #pastelcolors #simplejoyscdo #canon50mm #ayosaoicdo #5thyear

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My beautiful and lovely Pengpeng 😘😍💞💜💕 #simplejoyscdo #cagayandeoro #canon #canon50mm #ayosaoicdo #5thyear

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#selfportrait #behindthelens #simplejoyscdo #canon50mm #ayosaoicdo #5thyear

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Payag Restaurant – Tagbilaran City


More about Payag Restaurant here from Leia’s blog:
Address: 18, Alturas Mall, C. P. G. North Ave. Cor. B. Inting St., Tagbilaran City, 6300 Bohol
Phone:(038) 501 7852

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Gerarda’s


Gerarda’s Family Restaurant is one of Bohol’s well known restaurant that serve really good Filipino cuisine. When we went there, it was almost jam-packed with people. I can imagine it is a great place to bring your family for a dinner or with your fellow officemates for some satisfying lunch on a weekends. This is where we decided to take our small dinner (I’m trying to lose weight lol) for the night and we ordered one of their popular best sellers which is the Dinakdakan, a grilled and chopped pork belly with spices and coconut milk. We paired it with the always appetizing chicken chicharon (deep fried chicken skin cracklings) for a simply perfect Pinoy combo dish.

Address: 30 J.S Torralba Street, Tagbilaran City, 6300, Bohol, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Phone:(038) 412 3044

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Bohol Bee Farm


The first on our list of places to see is Bohol Bee Farm at Island City Mall because it was the nearest from where we were staying. We did visit the Bohol Bee Farm in Panglao a few days later but only the Buzzz Cafe in Alona beach (which I’ll be posting a blog too).

Anyway, Bohol Bee Farm prides itself as a restaurant that serves organic food. Their products mostly comes from their very own organic farm which also provides jobs  and livelihood projects for the Boholanos. Their also famous for their honey (of course) and pesto spreads. Me I personally loved the honeyspread.

Honey Bee Farm at Island Fiesta Mall, Tagbilaran City:

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Organic Ice Cream with a host of flavours to fancy your sweet tooth.

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Yep, those are all organic. Not the organic hype, but real organic stuff.

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Bohol Bee Farm’s The Buzzz Cafe.

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They actually sell a lot of great stuff not just food but also soap to tea. My personal favourite is the honey spread. It’s just delicious on its own or with bread, crackers, etc!

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The food and drinks!!!

I totally forgot.. this was some sort of Honey Laced Iced Coffee.

I totally forgot.. this was some sort honey laced white mocha coffee.

Organic Garden Salad with flowers such as Bougainvillea, Gumamela, Cosmos, Ternati, etc...

Organic Garden Salad with flowers such as Bougainvillea, Gumamela, Cosmos, Ternati, etc…

Fresh Herb Pasta!

Fresh Herb Pasta!

Their own homemade bread with honey and pesto spreads. This is on the house.

Their own homemade bread with honey and pesto spreads. This is on the house.

On the left is camote fries and Leia also got a lemongrass juice (the green colored drink).

On the left is camote fries and Leia also got a lemongrass juice (the green colored drink).

Malunggay (Moringa) Flavored Ice Cream which I think is sweetened by honey.

Malunggay (Moringa) Flavored Ice Cream which I think is sweetened by honey.

Some hefty organic almost vegan like dinner.

Some hefty organic almost vegan like dinner.

It’s not hard to find Bohol Bee Farm in Island City Mall. It’s just in the ground floor going right from the main entrance. The Mall itself is not really large so you won’t get lost finding those bees. However, if you’re planning to visit Bohol just for a vacation (I went here for a wedding cinematography workshop), check out Bohol Bee Farm in Panglao Island instead which 30-45 minutes drive. You can even book for a stay there because they do have beautiful rooms with a nice rustic tough to it, they also have a wonderful buffet and their dining area has a great view of the beach plus a store too and a herb garden heaven for organic lovers.

Peace!!

 

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Dinner at Centrio’s Italiannis


This is a super duper short blog. We had dinner at Centrio’s Italiannis resto in CDO just less than hr before watching Allison Harvard’s Style Origin show (or so i think). It was a good day to unwind the stressful week.

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Gina’s BBQ Xpress


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Gina’s BBQ Xpress in my opinion is now the king (or rather queen) of BBQ in Iligan City. Well, for me their BBQ is the best in town and last night (yep, last night Sept 18, 2013), me and Leia got invited for a taste test because they offered a number of new dishes on the menu. They also transferred to a new place which is just right in front of their old location (right across the street) and last night was their 2nd night opening.

Oh yeah, their pork barbeque is really super good plus their liempo (pork belly), pork chorizo, chicken pecho and grilled bangus is also a must try. Last night though was kind of a special night because they introduced two of the most favorite pinoy dishes that are especially good with beer (though I rarely drink even just a bottle these days) – Pork Sisig and Lechon Kawali. Yup these two are the new dishes on the menu plus the GBX fried chicken (fried chickens are everywhere) also.

Basically the three dishes were still on the testing stage so our (and other close friends) feedbacks were particularly important to improve their dishes. Oh, did I mention that Gina (the owner, hence the name) is actually a cousin of Leia? I guess not, so without further ado, here are the goods that filled my stomach to new width:

(btw, don’t mind my watermark – I’ll explain at the bottom of this post why it’s yobzleia 2012)

Gina's BBQ Express Food

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The Classic Pork Barbeque and Gina’s Barbeque is perhaps the best in town.

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Grilled Bangus – if you want to get a break from pork and chicken

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Pork Chorizo – Nomnom!!!

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Atchara – pickled unriped papaya which is my fave side dish for grilled dishes

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GBX Fried Chicken – A bit more salt then this one is a winner too.

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Lechon Kawali (Deep Fried Pork Belly) – best paired with Mang Tomas Sauce

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Lechon Kawali – up close and personal

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Fried Chicken – Everybody’s party staple

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Pork Steak – with creamy gravy

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Sizzling Pork Sisig – a Pinoy delicacy!!!

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Isaw – grilled chicken intestine, our fave too! Yum!

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Chop Suey – to balance the meaty diet, I love it!

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Imagine all the food we had in that table… miracle!!!

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from left to right – Mary (Gina’s younger sis), me, Leia, LJ and Gina

Gina's BBQ Express Deco

The subtle deco you’ll find in milky tea shops here surprisingly seems to compliment well with the overall interior design.

So there you have it, if you’re looking for some grilled dishes or barbeque to go with your beer or dinner then Gina’s BBQ Express would be the first place I would recommend you to check out. Oh and one more thing, I also enjoyed the cooler which is an orange juice with apple and mango tidbits.

You won’t miss Gina’s BBQ Xpress along Quezon Avenue Extension (road going to the Strip, City hall, City Hospital and Vmart) besides DTI.

For more information, you could Like their FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/GINASBBQXPRESS

P.S.

This post is not a backlog, but because it’s been like a year that I posted a blog about food/food joint, I totally FORGOT that I used my outdated watermark (yobzleia2012). Somehow it didn’t register, and I just realized my mistake when I was about to finish this blog. I thought of changing the watermarks, but it seems easier for me to write a note instead than take down all the photo uploads to change all the watermarks on each photos. Yup, I almost slapped my face. Argghhhhh! Oh well, I hope you enjoy my first food blogpost in a long time!

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