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Monday, October 5, 2009

Food Trip Monday! Basti's, Mix FM, Bahay

Today, i went on an impromptu food trip. I didn't even plan to eat so much, but they, as long as there is free food, I'm there! woohoo!

So i went to the Press Conference held by Basti's Brew for their 10th anniversary. We were given a little glimpse at the Basti's Brew History. I discovered that they started around october 1999, long before the coffee craze hit the philippines. I also discovered that they were the first coffeeshop in davao to offer free wifi, and a proper smoking area.

They have an extensive menu made up of coffee creations, non-coffee drinks, bottomless iced teas (which most coffeeshops still don't have), pasta dishes and their pizza creations, which are, may I just say, sumptuous to the nth level! woohooo!!

Today however, they were to unveil their new product, available only on October 10 2009: the monster cake! Read on to know more about this truly humongous treat!

Here are the owners, basti's manager and some press people

vanessa and randall ong, two of the owners of basti's brew

i don't know what he was taking pictures of, but i took a photo of him anyway
the glorious monster cake! 4 layers of moist chocolate cake with caramel filling and coated with chocolate syrup. They sell these giant babies for 199 pesos a slice. BUT they only slice the whole cake, four times. I mean, that is one huge slice!
if you are a chocoholic, this just might make you break down
the monster cake with basti's brew's pizza creations. these are all yummy, but i have my favorites.
The spicy sardine pizza was well-balanced and had a juicy topping. it was yum-o! I had three slices. I thought the spicy Hawaiian gambas would be an odd combination but it was surprisingly really good. I had two slices of this even though i was allergic to shrimp. Trust me, it was worth the risk.The sisig pizza was a new experience for me, but it was really yummy. the toppings were mloist and juicy and the sisig was of really good quality. It tasted of really good sisig, and the whole pizza experience just made it more fun. i ate about 3slices of this. i can't remember anymore. The chicken pesto pizza was one of my favorites! it was uberly yummy! i love the delicate flavor of the chicken, the basil and the garlic, all in one bite! Zhaun had 4 slices. Gluttony!
Here is the rest of the spread. the longganisa pizza was delicious but wasnt as exciting as the other flavors so i only had one slice. the teriyaki beef ragu, despite of the nice name (which makes me think that it would taste somehow different), was underwhelming. maybe i expected too much based on the name, but i didnt really like it. it wasnt BAD, but it wasnt good also. i ate only a slice, and even had to force myself to finish it

this was a favorite: garlic chicken pesto. pure pizza perfection
the sisig pizza was also extra-yummy! i appreciate this a lot. try this the next time u head on to basti's
paul, the manager of basti's rew, slicing the monster cake

here it is, in all its chocolate glory
they even gave me free drinks! i had a strawberry shake, because caffeine after lunch does not do me well
the server was extra-nice today. Roan, pretending not to know that i was taking snapshots.
plus, they gave me a diary, a memo pad and a tshirt (not in the picture) and i won a 200 peso gift certificate! coolness!
the people whoa attended the press conference, chatting with the owner after all the hoopla

after i ate all that plus two glasses of iced tea (all for free), our station manager asked us (wacky and I ) to finisht he strawberry cheescake she made. Im telling you, it was soooooooo good! Yum-O!

looks gorge even up close

the last morsel of cheesy cake


And then as i arrived home, i found some moon cake, and everybody loves mooncake, right?!? so i had some.hehe. this was too expensive though. so i ate it slowly, even though mama paid for it. haha

this had munggo (mung beans), salted egg and pumpkin seeds

And that was everything i ate today.oh, plus i had pork bbq for dinner! hahaha

but thats a whole different story! Woohoo! :D

All these pictures were taken with my SOny Cybershot W290. Thank you SonY! W00t!

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