New Max’s Rice Bowls Your Real Food For Every Mood


Just like how your choice of music can set your day on the right track. Max’s Restaurant also lots you groove to the tune of your appetite with its wide selection of Rice Bowls are sure to satisfy your cravings for delicious and filling Filipino food starting at P149.


To put you in a good mood, try Max’s newest offerings, the Seafood Kare-Kare Rice Bowl made with a combination of shrimp, squid, and fish slow cooked in creamy peanut sauce; the Max’s Spicy Tofu headlined by deep fried tofu cubes tossed in a special spicy mayo base and served with a side of fried egg; the Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet Rice Bowl made with breaded cream dory doused in a combination of sweet and tangy sauce; and the Chopsuey Rice Bowl which features a symphony of sautéed fresh vegetables, pork, shrimp, and chicken liver and gizzard.


The Spicy Tofu with special spicy mayo sauce has become our fave.

Those looking to reward themselves can order a Rice Bowl that will make them feel like a winner in every bite like the Sizzling Chicken made with coarsely chopped fried chicken and chicken liver, spiced up with white onion, celery, and chili; the Beef Caldereta with fork-tender beef chunks in thick sauce topped with fried potatoes and carrots; and the Adobo Ribs which offers a unique twist on the classic taste of the well-loved adobo.

Speaking of classic, in the mood for one? Max’s Restaurant also pays tribute to Pinoy food loved by many for generations with the Crispy Pata, deep fried pig knuckles sewed with banana slices and atchara. and the Kare-Kare Rice Bowl made the traditional way by .slow braising ox tripe and beef shanks in thick peanut sauce and vegetables There is also the Bangus Belly Paksiw Rice Bowl cooked using premium milkfIsh belly fillet and the Fish Fillet In Black Bean Sauce with lightly breaded cream dory fillet slathered with red bell pepper strips, spring onions, ginger strips, and black bean sauce.

“We understand our customers when they say that their mood affects the food they want to eat,” said Max’s Restaurant Chief Operating Officer, Paolo Serrano. ‘That’s why we want to make sure that whatever mood they are in, they can always come to Max’s Restaurant and enjoy a bowl of rice topped with their all-time Pinoy favorites.”

With Max’s Rice Bowls, customers can now enjoy real food fit for their every mood. And with over ten flavors to choose from, Max’s has once again given its diners a reason to celebrate Every Day to the Max!

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Ana Banana Davao Banana Loaf at Faregrounds Food Hall + Mart


Ana Banana Davao Banana Loaf at Faregrounds Food Hall + Mart

Now Ana Banana’s banana loaf – in plain and in chocolate chips flavor – are available in the newly opened Faregrounds Food Hall + Mart at Door 3 Coral Quay Building in V. Mapa Street, Davao City.  It is just right across Davao Christian High School Mapa Campus.


As of yesterday, they are also available per slice at P25. You can eat it inside. As courtesy, order drinks inside as there are milk teas, and even sundae as well. Try the bubble tea sundae while you are there.

The banana loaf is best consumed within three (3) days. Best eaten when freshly from the ref.  The thing with us most of the time is that once we open it, it does not reach even 3 days.  Often in a day or less, depending on mine or my boys’ appetite, the loaf is all gone.  Consumed… eaten… enjoyed!  We used buy the banana loaf at a known local bakeshop. It has been quite awhile since I bought one until I tasted and started buying from now on from @AnaBanana.Davao.

Introductory prices are as follows till March 31, 2019 only:

Plain banana loaf – P150
Banana loaf with chocolate chips – P150
Banana loaf with oatmeal & raisins – P170
Banana loaf with  walnuts – P170

March Special flavor: Banana loaf with peanut butter &
roasted cashews – P200

There is another new special flavor for April and you will know what  is new in the banana loaf for next month.

Regular prices for the Banana Loaf will start on April 01, 2019.

As a customer, we just need to earn and save more, to buy more. Hoarding good for a month’s supply even crossed my mind.  But since the product is best consumed within 3 days, ideally that’s not a good thing to do. Plus my hubby seriously told me to diet as I was slicing the choco chip banana loaf after dinner last night.  Tears welled up in both my eyes.  He thinks it’s funny. I am not kidding. 🙂


My little guy and I have their choco chip variety as our fave so far.

Anyway… for inquiries and orders:

You can send them a private message to @AnaBanana.Davao on Instagram and Facebook.

You can contact them also through mobile phone numbers:
0933 451 7617   or   0905 557 7002.

You can email them too at

#supportlocal #trylocal #womenentrepreneurs


Davao Food Crawl at Cuencos Rice and Noodle Bar


My last stop with the Davao Food Crawl was at Cuencos Rice and Noodle Bar located at Tulip Drive in Matina, Davao City. It is in the building right across the entrance gate of Fuente de Villa-Abrille Subdivision.IMG_20190317_180146

It is a clean and cozy homegrown resto which for me is one ideal option good for Sunday dinner with your family. It’s your go to restaurant in the neighborhood when you crave for Asian rice and noodle dishes served in a bowl.

The word CUENCOS is Spanish for earthenware bowls. The idea behind Cuencos is to bring a certain comfort in serving familiar and flavorful food in bowls. Perhaps this has to do with how we learned to eat in a bowl or when we sip warm soup to make us feel better that serving food in “cuencos” just brings it right at home.


I spotted a family of three who dined in when we were there. A nice place to spend dinner and quiet time as we are about to end the weekend.


We had the whole resto to ourselves for awhile when I took this photo shortly before dinner time that Sunday.


Spotted a foodpanda rider or delivery guy. Actually spotted three different riders who picked up food orders when we were there.

I actually like sometimes dining in a resto where there are no other customers. Just me and my boys enjoying our food without any noise from other diners. Especially on a Sunday night when you just wanna relax for the last few hours of the weekend before another week of hustle and bustle especially during school weekdays.


The vibe perhaps may be a little different during weekdays especially going to the weekend when there are more people dining in.

We were able to rest while waiting as they cooked the dishes they served us.

For their Noodle Bowls, this bowl of Pad Thai (P170) was the first dish they served. It partly satisfied my craving for one which I have in mind for quite sometime now.


It can good for one if you are really craving for one or good for sharing with a friend who wants a taste of Thailand as a friend would joke me with. *wink* Pad Thai is a stir-fried noodle dish and a known street food or resto food in Thailand.

For their Rice Bowls, they served us this bowl of Nasi Lemak (P185), a Malaysian inspired rice dish cooked in coconut milk


Bistek Tagalog (P195) served with rice and egg topped with chopped spring onion leaves and a few onion rings.


We wish to try to visit them again with my boys and try their other rice and noodle bowl dishes. Also wanna try their specials the mee goreng of fried egg noodles with sambal. Plus the desserts – leche flan with sago, and that fried suman with mango slices and latik that I saw on Instagram way before. Till our next visit.

They are with foodpanda, by the way, if ever you prefer to dine at the comfort of your home or when in your office.


Hoping though that they become included in our list of restos in the foodpanda app. I actually sent an email to the foodpanda support but got no reply yet until now for a request to have them stretch out the list to those as far as Cuencos since I have one resto listed in MTS The Good Food Co which is actually beyond the standard distance range under the app.

Cuencos is open from 11AM – 2PM and 5PM – 10PM DAILY.

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