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Foodtrip at Steak Ni Juan

Foodtrip at Steak Ni Juan

The Team

Steak Ni Juan is the masterpiece of friends Mon, an IT businessman who migrated from Manila, and Tristan, a Davaoeño. Even though both of them came from different backgrounds, they decided to open a unique, game-changing restaurant focused on an affordable and accessible steak dining experience but with a high quality standards.

The team includes Chef Mike, who also came from Manila, heads the product development. He worked as a sous chef in a well-known cruise ship line before. Eric, a friend of Mon from a previous work, is the Operations Head. With rich experience in the quick service industry, Eric hopes to bring best practices and industry standards to Steak Ni Juan, making it fit and ready for future expansion.

Food Offerings

Steak Ni Juan is a casual dining restaurant, small and no aircon (at the moment) but offers high quality cuts of steaks at a very affordable price. While the food offerings are still limited at the moment, more dishes will be introduced as Steak Ni Juan continues to grow.

The Steaks

The juicy and delicious T-bone steak is priced at 149 pesos which includes a single serving of rice and Steak Ni Juan signature gravy. While the porterhouse steak is differentiated by its marbling and tenderness, it is just priced at 169 pesos. It is also served with single rice and signature gravy.

The gravy is a signature recipe which differentiate Steak Ni Juan from among others. It is specially crafted to compliment the juicy, tender steaks, completing the ultimate Steak Ni Juan experience. Optional side dishes include grilled corn cob and baby potatoes for just 20 pesos each serving.

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Their house blend iced tea is brewed with all the natural ingredients and blended with a hint of citrus from fresh lemon grass. No artificial flavor and just 40 pesos per liter!

Try Steak Ni Juan now and experience the juicy and delicious steak in a very affordable price.

Steak Ni Juan is located at V. Mapa cor. Tionko Avenue, Davao City. You can also visit their Facebook page by clicking here.

 

DRMC Hospital Week 2016 Opens Today

DRMC Hospital Week 2016 Opens Today

The Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is celebrating the Hospital Week 2016 with a theme, “Hospital: Kaagapay para sa Malusog na Isip at Katawan tungo sa Pagbabago”. Today is the opening day that started with a convocation, followed by a mass and a motorcade.

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Food stalls were also opened serving different kinds of food and drinks. Chits were given to all employees and will be used to buy their food or drinks of their choice. It is so festive and everyone is happy roaming around watching the stalls and the bahay-kubo which is also part of the contest.

All contests will be participated by 4 divisions – Medical, Nursing, Admin and Ancillary.

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For Day 2, there will be activities by Public Health Department and Medical Division Services and continuation of sports event.

For Day 3, there will be a Quiz Bowl, a press conference called Kapihan sa DRMC and bloodletting.

For Day 4, there will be again activities by Public Health Department and Medical Division Services and continuation of sports event.

The last day is the culmination day where the Search for Mr. and Ms. DRMC 2016 is one of the highlights. There will also be a Larong Pinoy, dance contest participated by the 4 divisions and awarding of winners.

All winners will represent DRMC in the upcoming CVD Sportsfest 2016, an interhospital event where different hospitals from Davao del Norte, whether private or government, will compete in various events.

It is going to be a fun week-long activity for all of us.

Hair Color and More at Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis

Hair Color and More at Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis

I really wanted to go to a posh salon in Davao City and avail of their services, but hesitations sometimes struck me because one, I do not know the hairstylists and I have trust issues. Two, I have doubts on the products because it might be fake, harmful or too strong, and three, the most important, is the price. Since I am just living in Tagum City, prices are quiet low and I am used to that. So when I plan to have my hair done in Davao City, my basic questions are: Is it affordable? Is it too expensive? Is it value for my money’s worth?

Good thing was that the Davao Bloggers Society members were invited to attend a meet and greet event at Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis, with Jing Monis himself! Of course, we were able to avail services of our choice and we were also given freebies to maintain our hair condition. The products were from Osis and Wella.

I availed the hair cut, full highlights, full hair color and hair treatment during my schedule. Mr. Mario, the senior stylist, was very accommodating and gave advise on what is the best for my hair. Together with Mr. Eric, his junior stylist, they did an amazing job on my hair. The color was toned down and the highlights gave some oomph on my boring and untamed hair.

Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis is a great salon. With my experience, the hair stylists were really good, the products are of the best quality and the price…the price is reasonable.

With my medium-length hair, the prices were: haircut in round layer style – 450 pesos, full highlights in special blonde ash – 2,200 pesos, full hair color in medium blonde cendre copper – 2,400 pesos, and macadamia treatment – 1,500 pesos. Total is 6,550 pesos. Yes, it is expensive but you will not regret it. The products and services were all worth it.

I am very satisfied and will visit Hair Philosophie by Jing Monis again in 2 to 3 months for my maintenance and trim. If you want to visit it too, they are located at the 2nd Floor, Abreeza Corporate Center, every day during mall hours.

Bouldering and More in Activo Fitness

Bouldering and More in Activo Fitness

Activo Fitness is the most sophisticated gym in Tagum City. They have the latest gym equipment to suit your needs. Aside from sweating out through treadmills and lifting weights, they also offer TRX workout, zumba, zumba step and yoga classes.

Although they have been into the business for quiet a while, they never run out of exciting features to offer to gym enthusiasts.

This Saturday, May 28, will be the launching of the Fitness Boulder Wall, the first in the city. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. While it can be done without any equipment whatsoever, most climbers use climbing shoes to help secure footholds, chalk to keep their hands dry, and bouldering mats to prevent injuries from falls (From Google).

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It will be a big day because there will be a bouldering challenge with different categories to choose from. If you do not have any idea about bouldering but want to try, explore and experience fun and adventure, you can join in the NOVICE Category.
Kids can also join the competition in the JUNIORS Category. Who knows, kids might discover their potential in boulder climbing. There is also an OPEN Category where the experienced and bouldering fanatics can join.

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Climbing may look simple, but if you experience it there, you can really say that it’s not. It is so hard to carry your whole body and rely on the strength that comes from your arms and legs.

Difficult it is, but the prizes of the challenge awaits the one that can endure the pain and surpass the challenges.

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So if you want to have some adventure, try climbing the boulder wall. It is not just fun and exciting, but a great exercise for those who want to skip the gym equipment.

Be part of a one of a kind adventure. Head on to Activo Fitness and register now.

On Healthy Diet: Calorie Counted Meals

On Healthy Diet: Calorie Counted Meals

I have been into many weight loss attempts like having protein shake as a meal substitute or doing back-to-back yoga and zumba exercises with a little running when there is ample time. Although there is really some pounds off my weight, but I feel like I need a healthy yet effective weight loss regimen to suit my busy schedule. I am quiet busy with so many things that I do not have time to do exercise.

Then a friend told me to try the calorie counted meals by I am Sexy Chef. They offer lunch and dinner delivered at your doorstep from Mondays to Fridays. Lunch and dinner has a total of 700-750 calories.

I was hesitant at first. The food is not as tasty as what I usually eat. The sight of tofu makes me want to quit. But when I finished a week of these low calorie meals, I felt great and I continued. I am now on my 2nd month of eating these healthy meals. I now enjoy vegetables, oats, gluten-free pasta, quinoa grains, brown rice, wheat bread and…tofu!

Since I want to lose weight because I am getting old, my daily activities don’t require much movement and I just want to be healthy, having these calorie counted meals made me more disciplined in terms of food choices. I stopped eating pork since November of 2015 and today, I avoid sweets, too starchy food, coffee, cola and fast foods. Although my other reason for avoiding these food is that I cannot afford to buy them anymore, because I am spending 1,300 pesos a week for these lunch and dinner.

Of course, there was a tremendous change in almost 2 months. I lost 4 kilos. It may seem small, but people really noticed the change in me. I am happy with the results because I am losing weight yet eating healthy.

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Try these calorie counted meals and see if it work for you. Check out I am Sexy Chef  on Facebook for their photos, testimonies and contacts.

Great Food, Great Place At Batu Café

Great Food, Great Place At Batu Café

Obrero is now a booming area in Davao City where you can find lots of restos, bars and cafés.

In Loyola Street, specifically on the first floor of Las Casitas de Angela Inn II, has a small but comfy and chill café that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks and desserts in between!

Batu Café serves food inspired by different countries and culture. And what’s more exciting is that their food is really affordable with big serving.

These are the food we have tasted and believe me, everything tastes good. I will be visiting Batu Café again.

Taco Salad (139 pesos, serves 2-3) – tacos, lettuce, chili con carne and fresh salsa with cheesy dressing.
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Aligue Pasta (189 pesos) – cooked with aligue or crabfat, topped with shrimps.
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Brownie Ala Mode (109 pesos) – warm brownie topped with homemade vanilla ice cream and crispy brownie thins.
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Ham and Cheese French Toast (139 pesos) – ham and cheese sandwiched in thick slices of freshly baked homemade tasty bread, dipped in butter and pan-grilled. Drizzled with maple syrup and served with orange marmalade butter.
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Korean Pork Spareribs and Chagio (198 pesos) – chagio consists of Vietnamese spring rolls with pork and vermicelli, served with nuoc cham sauce.
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Three Cheese Lasagna (169 pesos) – made using homemade lasagna pasta.
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Chicago Style Hungarian Sausage Sandwich (198 pesos, with Parmesan Fries +49) – big, spicy Hungarian sausage topped with onions, tomatoes, pickles, drizzled with Mayo and Dijon mustard on homemade freshly baked bun.
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Basil Malunggay Pesto Fettucine (139 pesos, with Grilled Rosemary Chicken +60) – paired with 1 piece homemade garlic French bread.
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Vietnamese Chicken and Basil Fried Rice (169 pesos) – spicy, saucy sautéed chicken in lemongrass and Asian spices, served with Basil fried rice.
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Nachos (189 pesos, serves 2-3) – in 3 different dips.
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Pandan Chicken with Thai Bagoong Fried Rice (269 pesos) – pandan-wrapped chicken served with shrimp paste fried rice with 7 kinds of sidings.
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Indian Chicken Curry with Samosas (259 pesos) – nutty curried chicken with assorted spices served with 2 pieces Samosas and mango chutney.
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Bulalo Steak (280-380 pesos, serves 2-3) – soft beef shanks and beef bone marrow in bones, with creamy mushroom sauce.
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The food served to us were all delicious. It was also more appetizing to eat because the staff were accomodating, the interior was great, with decors and paintings soothing to the eyes that created a homey and cozy feel.
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Of course, they also serve other desserts like cakes (from Margie’s Bakeshop) and homemade ice cream where the chocolate mint flavor is my favorite. I forgot to take pictures though.
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What’s also great in Batu Café is that they have standby generator set incase of brownout, and a WiFi for browsing the internet. They are open from 6AM to 9PM.

So if you want to try something new aside from the usual mall cafés and restos, head on to Batu Café for some great food that’s great to share with great people.

Find Batu Café here.