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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!

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/maxsrestaurant.

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.


The 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, birthdays, baptismal, family gatherings, intimate wedding receptions, seminars, workshops or corporate events.

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

Mommy Gaya Restaurant by Eden’s at LaVerna Hills Subdivision


Mommy Gaya Restaurant by Eden’s is a nice and cozy new restaurant located at San Francisco Street in LaVerna Hills Subdivision, Buhangin, Davao City.


This new resto which opened last September 12, 2018 is a great choice for those living in and around Buhangin area in the city. Perfect for family gatherings and special occasions. It is a perfect choice if you don’t want to go far, avoid traffic or don’t want to go to the malls or downtown area just to dine out with family or friends.


It is nice to find a cozy and beautiful place to dine with the family in this part of the city. I wish we have a place like this in our neighborhood too.



Last September 22, I visited the newly opened resto for the first time.  I was the first one to arrive at Eden’s by Mommy Gaya for an early lunch. I met Maam Joy or Maam Ligaya Roque who’s family owns Eden’s Lechon which has branches in Victoria Plaza Mall, Gaisano Mall and Robinson’s Supermarket in Abreeza Ayala Mall.


Eden’s Lechon which started in late 2000 is now called 4R’s Lechon ATBP as of 2016. Eden is Maam Joy’s sister Eden Guira, a known meat broker in Bankerohan Public Market and supplier of meat in supermarkets in Davao. They have another sister, Charito Bersabal.


Maam Joy was very accommodating and friendly. I enjoyed listening to her story of how she came about with the recipe of their popular puto bumbong that I loved to order in their stall in Robinson’s Abreeza.

While listening to her, I was also enjoying finishing this healthy bowl of quinoa with slices of fresh banana and mango. This is very filling for breakfast when you happen to be at Mommy Gaya’s.


Now going back to their puto bumbong… it is available all year round here in Davao and not just during Christmas season as you might expect it to be. Yes we get to enjoy Eden’s puto bumbong anytime of the year when the craving for it strikes.

At Mommy Gaya, they have their new version of serving the puto bumbong. It is being served along with slices of ripe mango and delicious macapuno.


Maam Joy said that this is best eaten as soon as it is served and that you should have each all three for each bite to enjoy the flavors combined in your mouth.  Well, take note of that when you order this. Just take one quick snap for Instagram and enjoy the puto bumbong immediately.

She also shared and showed to us an old video clip of her guesting at Luwag ni Ian with no less than the talented host Ian Ray Garcia. They were cooking puto taktak in this video, one of their popular kakanin product.

Here below was a quick photo snap of Maam Joy before we went on to enjoy lunch at Mommy Gaya’s as she was telling us to enjoy the food while it is still warm.



They serve not only plain rice at Mommy Gaya’s. They have pastil rice for only P25. Or have it served with fried egg all for P40.


Yes you can say, rice pa lang ulam na! Honestly, I can just have this for lunch. It is delicious and very filling already. Not to mention I finished the bowl of quinoa earlier.

Kare-kare is a specialty in Mommy Gaya’s. I like their kare-kare especially the sauce. They  serve it with bagoong, separately.


They also have this hearty serving of chop suey for those who love veggie dishes.  It can be good for 3-4 persons.  An order costs only P110.00.

Many of their customers who live in the neighborhood would drop by to order this dish for take out. My elder sister would love to order this dish if ever she will get to bring us here for our family gatherings. She loves chop suey and other veggie dishes.

The pancit is a fave Filipino dish for most families during gatherings for special occasions. This reminds me well of a fave pancit we used to order during Sunday family gatherings in our parents’ house.


My mom will love their sweet and sour fish. This is what she usually requests and orders when we have family gatherings on Sunday.


For chicken lovers, they have a few dishes to choose from including this delicious Chicken Inasal.



They also have pork sisig.


Indulge in tempura perhaps…


And of course, my fave dish during that lunch is Mommy Gaya’s really flavorful laing! One of the best laing in the city for me.


They served this very refreshing drink of fresh lemon, pineapple and cucumber. IMG_20180922_113627

I wish all restos who serve powdered drinks will serve this kind of real fresh fruit juices instead.

For dessert, they also serve cakes such as this red velvet cake and chocolate moist cake.


You can enjoy these with tea or coffee. They serve cafe amerciano, cafe latte, cafe mocha and cappuccino.


They also sell bread from their bakery just outside the resto.

So if you are looking for a new resto in Davao City to dine with the whole family especially when you have family gatherings or for special occasions, please do visit Mommy Gaya Restaurant by Eden’s at Block 10 Lot 17 Phase 3 San Francisco Street, Laverna Hills Subdivision, Buhangin, Davao City. It is near the St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

They are open from 8:00AM to 8:00PM.

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