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Davao Food Crawl at 1953 Kusina Leticia

1953 Kusina Leticia Davao Food Crawl

1953 Kusina Leticia is one of Davao’s homegrown restaurants located in the south area of the city at Rapaz Building, 10 Juna Avenue, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City.  It is beside Tsuru Japanese resto, near Values School, also in front of PruLife and Kitsune Japanese resto .

1953 Kusina Leticia Davao Food CrawlThe resto ambiance is nice and perfect for a modern Filipino restaurant for people and families to dine in especially on Sundays or for special occasions. 1953 Kusina Leticia Davao Food Crawl I got to visit 1953 Kusina Leticia for the first time last July 2018 where I met the owners brothers Christian and Raymond De La Paz.  The brothers are from the known family in Davao who had a big house right beside the resto in Juna Subdivision. Christian manages the family restaurants including Tsuru and Hanoi, while Raymond manages the Casa Leticia Hotel and Leticia by the Sea resort.  They opened the 1953 Kusina Leticia resto in August 2017 in the location where the swimming pool of the Robillo house used to be.

I still remember their must-try crispy pata kare-kare…

You can view my Facebook page photo album of that visit by clicking this link >>>  1953 Kusina Leticia.

It is nice to be back there once again, this time with another set of foodie friends. This time it is part of the Davao Food Crawl by the Davao Digital Influencers (DDI) to support and promote our local and homegrown restaurants in Davao City.

We were there past lunch time last Sunday afternoon perhaps to avoid the busy Sunday lunch crowd. The few remaining guests during lunch were leaving as my friend mommy Karen and I arrived at their resto. Hence, we have the place almost to ourselves and it was more quiet to enjoy the food they served to us.


We enjoyed their Sisig Nachos, which are made of corn tortilla topped with crispy bits of sisig (makes me think of crispy chopped bagnet) plus chimichurri and cheese sauce for dips… while chatting away on a delightful Sunday afternoon spent with fellow foodies.


Then there’s their crispy pata kare-kare, deconstructed and served with veggies, their creamy kare-kare sauce and delicious bagoong.


They crispy pata was chopped and devoured especially by our friends – the younger ones in particular.


Then, last but not the least, was the sizzling hot Bulalo Steak that they served on our table.  The gravy was still bubbling in the photo. The beef was tenderlicious. Look at that beef bone marrow calling out to us and I could not resist to the temptation. Now how I wished we had that half cup of rice. Even just for me. LOL!


For dessert, we had their Tablea Cake which is one of the most indulgent cakes we’ve tried in the city. It was served with a scoop vanilla ice cream and garnished with mango, grapes and mint leaves.


Regular P1,165 | Mini P495
For orders, you may call them at (082) 225 3716.

Aside from their Tablea Truffle Cake, they also have Durian Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Queso de bola Cheesecake, Chocochip Cheesecake, Oreo Cheesecake, Matcha Almond Cheesecake, and Mango Float. Their famous Durian Pie from Sagay is also a fave… must-try!


By the way, they also serve your favorite Filipino breakfasts which is available all day and all Pamahaw dishes come served with egg and rice. I also would recommend their 1953 Pomelo Salad which is a fave of mine there.

Make memories and level up your family lunch or dinner by dining out with your family and friends at 1953 Kusina Leticia. If you are looking for a local and homegrown Filipino restaurant with a nice ambiance and good food, this modern Filipino restaurant is one good place to dine with your family, friends or even with just your special someone.

They have two functions rooms on the mezzanine floor which can accommodate about 10 – 100 people for small meetings, parties or corporate events.

Facebook & Instagram: @1953KusinaLeticia
Open daily from 11:00AM to 10:00PM.

Misto at Seda Abreeza Makes It To T Dining Best Restaurants 2019

Misto at Seda Abreeza makes it to Philippine Tatler Dining’s Best Restaurants Guide 2019, its third in a row!

Misto is part of Philippine Tatler Dining's Best Restaurants for three years in a row (1)

Seda Abreeza’s all-day dining restaurant remains to be recognized by Philippine Tatler Dining in their Best Restaurants Guide for 2019.

Misto is part of Philippine Tatler Dining's Best Restaurants for three years in a row (2)

Misto is celebrating its recognition in Philippine Tatler Dining’s Best restaurants Guide for 2019, third time in a row. Philippine Tatler Dining features the best restaurants, bars, and dining news for its highly affluent and cosmopolitan readers. The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant feature is found on their Best Restaurants Guide (BRG) – both available on print and online.

Asst. F&B Manager Jules Melencion and Executive Sous Chef Giovanna Sibala

Asst. F&B Manager Jules Melencion and Executive Sous Chef Giovanna “Bang” Sibala

The launch was held last January 28, 2019 at Shangri-la the Fort and was attended by Communications Officer Faith Dimaano, Asst. F&B Manager Jules Melencion, Executive Sous Chef Giovanna “Bang” Sibala and General Manager Ken Kapulong. Misto is one of the four restaurants to have made it on the list from Davao Region.

“We are proud to be part of this for three years now. We owe it to our supportive diners and of course, our talented culinary and restaurant teams in Misto. Being a part of this since 2017 has challenged us to make more delectable dishes that highlight our region’s best products,” said General Manager Ken Kapulong.

Some of the dishes that were featured on the guide were Seda Abreeza Tuna Kinilaw, Misto Sisig Samosa, Chili Prawns, Malagos Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, and Durian Panna Cotta.

Asst. F&B Manager Jules Melencion shares, “We’d like to impart this achievement with our diners through a promo starting February. It’s called ‘Triple Treat’ and shall include set menus of our award-winning dishes from 2017 to 2019.”

Rediscover Your Old Favorites at SM Davao Food Court


Mr. Green at SM City Davao Food Court

SM City Davao is ready to satisfy your cravings this February 8! Rediscover your favorites with SM City Davao Foodcourt’s fresh new look, improved stalls, structure, and overall interior that will absolutely give not just a feast for your eyes, but also a feast for your bellies.

Relive and get ready to have new experiences at SM City Davao Foodcourt!

First on the list is Fiesta Dabaw, well known for serving popular local favorites such as the Paksiw na Tuna Buntot, Kinilaw na Malasugue, and Crab Relleno to name a few.

Get into the Korean craze and savor a filling bowl of Korean Bibimbob from Mr. Kimbob topped with their signature Seoul Spice. Dive into a variety of Mr. Kimbob’s hot plates, noodles and Korean BBQ rice meals.

Inspired by Visayan roots, Taste a wide range of classic Filipino dishes from all-time favorites by Kamay Kainan. As Filipino cuisine continues to surprise the world of food, experience comfort food at its finest at Kamay Kainan.

Smokin’ Toppings and Steaks offers delicious rice toppings served in a hot plate. Have a taste of their delectable sizzling beef, pork, chicken or seafood anytime of the day.

A definite must try is Gracia‘s Lechon Belly atbp, a redeveloped concept of “Kusina ni Gracia” known for their signature dish “Lechon Belly” and other Filipino comfort food dishes that are best enjoyed with family and loved ones.

Brother Bryan’s Chicken and Ribs (from the makers of Pritong Manok). Their signature dish is the Fried Chicken with classic sauce, but they’ve also added crispy versions of beloved Western dishes such as Crispy Ribs, Crispy Chops, and Crispy Bacon Cheesy Fries.

Enjoy your all-time favorite sharwarmaj from Turks. Satisfy your craving for a Kebab Wrap or Beef/Chicken Doner on Rice and make it a Turks Day for your loved ones!

Island Grill Express brings the homecooked dining experience to a whole new level. Enjoy your grilled favorites without having to grill them yourselves! Allow Island Grill Express to serve you great grilled meals! Fan favorites are their Grilled Pork Belly, Batchoy, Chicharon Bulaklak, and Grilled Squid Meal.

Coming soon at SM Foodcourt Davao is local based concept Zen Sushi – home of delicious Sushi, fresh Sashimi, steaming hot Ramen, and hearty Donburi that can satisfy any rumbling tummy and will makes you want to come back to more Japanese goodness.

Potato Giant serves mouth-watering homemade potato snacks. They offer bite-sized, ready to go munchies such as their definite must-try, Potpots, a potato snack thicker than chips which comes in different flavors.

Joining the fun is Tokyo Tempura, who offers a wide variety of tempura flavors – shrimp, crab stick, vegetables, squid and chili cheese coated in their secret batter mix fried to perfection. Grab a bite of Tokyo Tempura today!

A tweak on the popular childhood snack, Kettle Korn adds up to the mix. They currently have a variety of crunchy, yummy, and fun flavors that you can choose from. You can never go wrong with a poppin’ fun snack.

We also have Mr. Green that offers a variety 100% natural fruit juices and salads that you will surely enjoy.

After every meal, you deserve a dessert that will fulfill your sweet tooth craving. House of Frappe serves high quality gourmet shakes that will surely give you the ultimate Frappe experience.

Dine, celebrate, indulge and rediscover your favorites with your colleagues, friends and family a wide variety of flavors at SM City Davao Foodcourt!

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