The Outback Grill and its Goliath Burger Challenge!

Our friends arranged a dinner date with our family when we got to Davao City.  I was so pleasantly surprised with the many developments of Davao its definitely one of my favorite cities in the Philippines!

So they took us to the Outback Grill.  All of them have not gone there yet, but have heard of so many feedbacks from friends so we all decided to check it out.

The moment we sat down, the management asked our group if someone would like to try the Goliath Challenge.  Curious, we got the owner of the restaurant talking.  Well, the challenger is to eat the Goliath burger, a basket of fries and a glass of Coke.  The catch here is that if he would be able to consume everything in an hour, he would not pay for the 900+PHP meal but if he fails the challenge, he will pay.Sounds easy, our friend said yes without thinking twice.

The Goliath burger

The challenger, Gen with wifey, Rej

While Gen was busy eating (haha!) we had a great time catching up while enjoying our meal.

Sorry this is the only dish I was able to take a photo of the rest were gone before I could even pull out my camera :)

After almost an hour, Gen finally decided to give up much to our delight since we have been wanting to eat those fries and yes, we were curious about how the burger tastes like! LOL! :p

His photo would be posted here those who dared to slay Goliath but failed

Another highlight of our dining experience there was the dancing part these people danced first and then they invited us to dance the Chicken dance

I so enjoyed the Chicken dance it was hilarious!  I really think  that could have been the cause of the heavy downpour! Haha!  Opps, guilty!  I greatly enjoyed the restaurants ambiance.  The music, the country/ vintage theme, and yes, the dancing!

The Outback Grill is located in Bacaca Road, Garcia Heights, Davao City.  For more information about the restaurant, you can like their facebook page here.

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Why Brown Rice?

It is a given that most Asian families consider rice to be their staple food.  Every meal would have rice in it.  Our family has decided to shift to brown rice this year.  Although the polished white rice looks a lot more delicious, brown rice has more health benefits which we think are needed by our growing family.

Brown rice still has the rice hull and bran, which means that very important nutrients like proteins, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium are still present.  These nutrients may be gotten rid of from the polishing process.

Here are some important facts why brown rice is a good choice for your family:
1.  Rich in Selenium-  this nutrient reduces the risk of developing diseases such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis.

 

2.  High in Manganese and Natural Oils- This nutrient is needed by our nervous and reproductive organs.  It is needed by our bodies to synthesize fats.  A cup of brown rice provides 80% of our daily manganese requirements.  As for the natural oils, they are necessary to neutralize cholesterol levels.

 

3.  Promotes Weight Loss- now this, I like!  Since brown rice is considered wholegrain, you would feel full even with small portions. Most importantly, brown rice keeps normal bowel function.  If you are one with regular bowel movements, brown rice should be good for you.

 

4.  Rich in Antioxidants-   Blueberries and strawberries are most popular for their anti-oxidants but now we know that brown rice has rich anti-oxidants as these two.

 

5. High in Fiber, Stabilizes Sugar- Foods that are high in fiber are known to prevent colon cancer.  Brown rice eliminates toxins from attaching to the colon walls.  Furthermore, brown rice stabilizes the bodys sugar level.  If you are one who has problems with high sugar level or diabetes is one illness that runs in your family, its best that you shift to brown rice the earliest time possible.  Here is an interesting fact:  1/2 cup of brown rice reduces the risk of diabetes by 60%, while those who consume white rice can have 100% risk of the disease.

Perhaps the main struggle about shifting to brown rice is that it may taste different.  I am just grateful that the kids have no problem with that.  As to the price, it may cost a little bit more than white rice but its health benefits outweigh the price difference.  Mind you, there is always a price to pay when we choose to be healthy!

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Cebu Pacific Meals

Those who are travelling via Cebu Pacific would know that the tickets you pay dont include meals you have to pay for it.  When we went home to the Philippines last month, we took the day flight. Normally we would take the night flight which is at 12:00 midnight Bangkok time and would land Manila 4:00 a.m. Philippine time (there is a time difference between Thailand and the Philippines, the latter being an hour advanced).

Since our flight was at 9:00 in the morning, you can imagine how early we woke up (not to mention that we barely slept the night before) we had to head for the airport at 7 in the morning.  We did not have a proper breakfast so we did not have a choice but to buy from the Cebu Pacific meals when the kids told us they were hungry.  Good thing we had 1,500 PHP courtesy of our visiting friends months ago.

The meals at Cebu Pacific were unbelievably expensive, but we have to admit that the sandwich was so good!

Sandwich at 100 PHP (2.50 USD)

Pepsi in can at 100 PHP, instant noodles at the same price

 

Lesson learned:  have a proper breakfast before a flight if not, be at the airport early so that at least we can buy these at 1/4 the price.  But thats always easier said than done when you have two kids in tow, right?  So I guess I am just happy I have at least experienced what its like to eat a Cebu Pacific meal.  LOL! :D

 

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