The First Best of CDO Food Tour

In line of the Higalaay Festival 2016, Bigby’s Quality Food Corporation held The Best of CDO Food Tour which aims to showcase the best of Cagayan de Oro Foods, the very first in Cagayan de Oro! The fun and gastronomic food tour were participated by members of the CDOBloggers Network – Cagayan de Oro’s network of bloggers who also aims to promote the city.

best of cdo food tour

best of cdo food tour

First Stop – Bigby’s Centrio Ayala Mall

Bigby’s was first introduced in CDO in December 8, 1998 and now has 7 branches across the archipelago. The menu, the interior design and service style were created to position the concept midway between fine dining and fast-casual dining.

Guests were served Bigby’s signature dishes, the CDO Sinuglaw – a certified Bigby’s favorite! An award winning “sinugbang baboy” and “isdang kilawin” recipe with a twist by adding “dilis” toppings.

bigbys sinuglaw

And there’s another all time favorite, the Rack-a-Bye-Baby, a finger-licking goodness of premium cut smoky barbecued pork ribs.

bigbys baby back ribs

Is it certainly great to Come Home to Bigby’s!

Off to the next destination via Cagayan de Oro’s signature motorela! Check this out! This gave the tour more Cagayan de Oro feel.

cdo motorela

2nd Food Stop: Missy Bon Bon

The group’s next stop was at Missy Bonbon‘s flagship store along Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center.

Missy Bon Bon Bread shop opened its kiosk in CDO in December 2009 launching its first line of breads and gelato. In April 2010, it opened its flagship store in Limketkai Center. Missy Bon Bon is a hip, cozy, and relaxed world-class bread shop serving healthy, natural, and freshly-made bread onsite with unique fusion interpretations of local bread products, gourmet comfort food and custom gelato mixes.

Missy Bonbon CDO

No other place in Cagayan de Oro serves the creamiest, smoothiest, and silkiest GELATO than Missy Bonbon. You can choose from their array of Gelato flavors!

Another signature product of Missy Bonbon is the Pastel. A sweet filled bun that won the hearts of every Kagay-anons, now with 3 flavors Durian, Yema and Chocolate bun. It is awarded as the Urban Life – Mindanao Gold Star Daily Award 2016’s Best Delicacy of the Year.

**Before heading to the next food stop, the group was supposed to visit some of Cagayan de Oro’s historical spots but due to the not so good weather, the group only made a quick stopover to Gaston Park and proceeded to Boy Zugba**

Third Food Stop: Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya

Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya opened in Corrales Ave. – Ramon Chavez St., CDO in February 8, 2015. It serves the best Kagay-anon home-cooked meals that a city has to offer, but up scaled a bit to create a new dining experience. Boy Zugba boasts an array of grilled food items, as well as meals that we normally see in karenderias or eat at home. The cheesy and funny pick-up lines both in bisaya and tagalog adds appeal to Boy Zugba! Definitely no other place like it!

Boy Zugba Boodle Fight

On Tuesdays, 7PM is the Trivia Night (hosted by James Tubeo) and Fridays, 7PM is the TGIB or Tara Go It’s Beernes” with stand up comedians and a guest band.

Signature Dishes: Shown in the special Bloggers Boodle Fight above;

Bandihadong Karne– All your favorite meat in one bandihando Liempo, pork BBQ and the Cheesy Chorizo
*Cheezzy Chorizo – Organic-fed meat stuffed with cheese. This is a MUST try!
Pancit sa Pulis
Dessert: “What’s your plan, Leche Flan?”

Last Food Stop: The Nest

Located along Corrales Ave. – Ramon Chavez St., Cagayan de Oro, The Nest is the house of two posh restaurants recently launched giving Kagay-anons a whole new dining and lifestyle experience.

the nest cdo

The Nest welcomed its first batch of patrons in June 2016, bringing the best of renowned European culinary masterpieces that won the hearts of every Kagay-anon. The Nest, carrying two brands, Maison de Bonbon and Giuseppe, delivers the finest of both French and Italian Sicilian cuisines.

The Nest embodies the best aspects of globalization by bringing the sumptuous food of Europe to the dining tables of the inherently sunny people of Cagayan de Oro, be it the families looking to bond through opulently-served entrees, or the individuals that yearn to unravel from work by being fed food bursting with zest and flavor.

It is a sanctuary in the midst of the noisy, fast-paced, and bustling streets of Cagayan de Oro.

Highlights/Must-try:

Maison de Bonbon Cafe and Restaurant

Burger Américaine

Burger Américaine

U.S beef burger patty on a sesame bun with crisped bacon slices, sautéed Shiitake mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, melted gruyere cheese & fresh green lettuce. It’s also paired with seasoned salt French fries, pickle, and tomato catsup.

Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast

Salsiccia Siciliana – Pizza with tomato, mozzarella, mushrooms and Sicilian sausages.

Salsiccia Siciliana

Quattro Formaggi – Pizza with four Italian cheeses

Quattro FormaggiPhoto Credits: CDOPlaces.com
Calzone– Folded pizza with spinach, ham, sausage, mushrooms, bell pepper, and black olives.
Folded pizzaPhoto Credits: AroundCDO.com

Cagayan de Oro is truly is among the country’s leading cities who can boast of its delightful and Mouthwatering foods! Come to CDO and experience it yourself! 🙂

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