Monday, May 28, 2012

DFAT Day 3: The Tale of Samal, Sanghon and Yoghurt

DFAT encourages all its participants to start the day early... and it was a big challenge for me since I'm a night owl - I work 'til sunrise and sleep 'til the afternoon. I took it as a challenge.



The third day of DFAT was even more exciting! We toured the beautiful island of Samal, ate an unusual 'pancit' named Sanghon and got drowned by yoghurt.

Oh, heaven!

TOURING SAMAL ISLAND

After eating a hearty breakfast at TAPS, we made our way to Lanang and boarded a boat for our whole day island-hopping tour c/o Island Banca Cruises Davao. 

First stop: Vanishing Island.

Vanishing Island literally vanishes during high tide but magically (lol magically talaga?) reappears during low tide. After our boat docked near the island, we hurriedly changed our clothes and swam on the cool blue water of Davao Gulf but we were a bit careful as we made our way to the island - there were lots of sea urchins and other marine creatures lurking beneath the water.



One can do numerous activities in this island - snorkeling, swimming, eating... and camwhoring. ;-)


We also visited the Coral Garden near Talikud Island and Babu Santa Resort. All we did was to swim, eat, chika, chill, drink BJ (as in... buko juice), nap and eat again.


Babu Santa Resort, Talikud Island

We also have this sport too! Parasailing!

Thank you Island Banca Cruises Davao and Kuya Orman for the lechon!


CREPELATO GELATO AND YOH FROZ

We ate dinner at Crepelato Gelato located at the ground floor of NCCC Mall. Aside from their crepes and gelato, they offer great tasting food perfect for lunch, merienda or dinner.

We tried their Fish N' Chips, Pork Chop with vegetables and my ultimate favorite, Sanghon. Sanghon is not your ordinary pancit. It's made up of sotanghon noodles with banana blossom and cucumber that served as the meal's garnish. It's so unique that I instantly fell in love with it! Nomnomnom.com!



And for our dessert, we went to YohFroz, one of Davao's famous yoghurt houses.

Quoted from Wikipedia:

Yoghurt is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to make yogurt are known as "yogurt cultures". Fermentation of lactose by these bacteria produces lactic acid, which acts on milk protein to give yogurt its texture and its characteristic tang. 
Worldwide, cow's milk is most commonly used to make yogurt, but milk from water buffalo, goats, ewes, mares, camels, and yaks is also used in various parts of the world. Dairy yogurt is produced using a culture of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus and Streptococcus salivarius subsp. thermophilus bacteria. In addition, other lactobacilli and bifidobacteria are also sometimes added during or after culturing yogurt.

And these are the reasons why Yoghurt is good for one's wellbeing:


There are so many ways to prepare yoghurt! On a stick, on top of a warm belgian waffle, in a fully loaded yohgurt parfait, inside a delectable mochi or just the way it is!


We surely had a long day but we definitely had fun!

39 comments:

  1. Thanks for attending my 25th birthday party. Char! :))

    Revelation talaga yung Sanghon ng Crepelato waaah i miss it!

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    1. Pupunta ako later ng Crepelato! Bwahaha

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  2. hmp. hindi naman nagpasalamat sa GandaEverSoMuch.com para sa lechon!

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    1. Halaaaaa sorry kuya Orman! Ayan, edited na. :D

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  3. Samal Island is one of the beautiful places in Davao City. Although it there are many tourists who come to this place like in Boracay, Samal remained its beauty through pristine aquamarine waters and plain white sand.

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  4. a full day of fun under the sun! I'd love to try sanghon.. pansit you say? is it like short cut of sotanghon?

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  5. I've seen a lot of photos taken by my fellow photographers in Samal Island. I hope I can visit this beautiful island too in the near future.

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  6. Samal Island in Davao is so beautiful with the clear waters and nice sceneries.

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  7. galing... astig talaga ang mga davao bloggers - to the highest level.hehe dito nman kami banda sa cdo - mga cdo bloggers.hihi

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    1. Gawa rin kayo ng event similar to this sa Cagayan de Oro! Would love to meet CDO Bloggers! :D

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  8. Samal is a nice place to visit.

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  9. I love the vanishing island ~ Bet kong gumawa ng short film dyan! :D

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  10. Samal is ♥! the beach, the water activities, the food... Haaaay simply an instant fun!

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  11. My firend told me about samal but didn't realize that it's very pretty. I love to try the pancit there and of course yoghurt i can eat it all day.

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  12. Haaaay... there's nothing better than a lovely view of the sea and enjoying the day with good food and great friends.. Love your group! :)

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  13. want to visit the magical vanishing island too! i thought the sanghon was with squid kasi dark ung sauce...

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  14. OMG ang Ganda! Super Lina's ng water... I want to go there now! ;)

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  15. Like ko ang banner mo! ;) And about the post.. The photos are good! Relaxing kahit tingnan mo lang ;D

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  16. aahh food and travel. two things that are always divine to experience no matter where

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  17. wow, you're here in davao... glad you enjoyed your stay. tagal na rin akong di nkabalik sa vanishing island, glad you shared some pics. nice info about yoghurt, dami pala nyang good bacteria. thanks. Yahweh bless.

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  18. Hello! I love ur blog site! it served as my inspiration in creating my own travel blog. I hope you could visit my blogsite too or even add me on your bloglist. thank u so much and good luck on ur future trips!! - Jan Ashlee, breakawayph.blogspot.com

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    1. Woooooow that's totally unexpected dude! Thank you for your kind words! :)

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  19. Samal Island has so many things to offer. Beautiful and amazing place talaga.

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  20. Wow ang saya naman dito... I just hope na Davao is near manila... :(

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  21. HEY EVERYONE! Thanks for your comments! Really appreciate it.

    Yes, Vanishing Island is really beautiful. :)

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  22. I already heard a lot about Samal way before then and it's one of the destination that I want to stay foot especially when I can have more time to move around. lol

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  23. Great place and yummy foods! It make me think to also visit there one of these days. thanks for the share!

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  24. WOW. Ako na ang naglalaway sa ganitong oras sa lechon at yogurt.
    Ikaw na talaga Kuya Renz! Haha :))
    pero i'm envying the blue-green water. huhu.

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  25. The food!! waaaahhhhh!
    ka gutom naman..
    Maybe I should start planning a trip here..

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  26. I am starting a new travel blog with a friend and your blog is such an inspiration. Yay! I am enjoying your blog right now!

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  27. Wow. You've toured Samal Island. I great up in Davao City [oh.. you're from DC, too!] and yet, I have only been to Paradise Island two or three times. *inggit mode* ... and well, only did swimming and a bit of camwhoring .... haha!

    Parasailing looks awesome as always. Wish to do that one day! kelan kaya ako makakauwi ng Davao. I so miss Davao!

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  28. Dream Desti ko ang Samal Island...hehehe..

    Wow! May Lechon?!!! RAPSA!!!

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  29. i started eating yogurt this year since i got so serious going into the gym and get lean! i eat them 3 times a day with fruit! love the greek yogurt! thx for the info! xx

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  30. I wanna try that parasailing too. Wanted to do it the last time I was in Boracay but never pushed through.

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  31. The photos just show how much and
    your friends enjoy the stay to Samal.
    How I wish I can visit Davao someday.

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  32. I like how the sea is green and blue and so is the sky. ^_^

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  33. wow, here only i see beautiful pictures of samal island ! thanks for sharing and inggit na ko ! pati sa "sweets"

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