After an enjoyable photo-journalism workshop at The Farm
Donna Mae Congson treated us to a surprise dinner at Piyesta KTV & Resto Bar
Although it was like binge-eating at the workshop
Piyesta’s food offerings were a delight to see
We simply couldn’t resist the delectable aroma in the air
First to be served was their version of corn soup with quail eggs
The cold weather brought about by the brief rainfall in Koronadal
Made us all devour our corn soup notwithstanding it being hot!
For appetizers, Donna waved her magic wand
Lo and behold, my favorite kura-sticks were right in front of me
Kura-sticks are actually green chili stuffed with ground meat
To hold them together, Piyesta used their homemade lumpia wrap
It’s not too spicy but it’s hot enough for the untrained palate
As if the kura-sticks were not enough appetizer
The waiters served Piyesta’s best-seller, their tuna kinilaw na chada
Jojie was in appetizer heaven! Well, we all were!
Their kinilaw mixture is really one for the books…
I just miss the lemon slices straight from Cagayan de Oro!
Brown rice, steaming hot and ready to be eaten, came next
This is popularly known as dinorado and had to be “imported” from Davao
One cup-full of dinorado should be enough if you’re on a diet
But with the kind of food Piyesta is serving us, our diet immediately went on vacation!
As main course, the night’s surprise meal was this delicious spicy pork adobo
Even with just a few slices of the meat and generous servings of its sauce
A cup of rice will not be enough because it was so delectable.
I had to control myself as there were other viands yet to come.
And when the piece-de-resistance was finally served
Our mouths were agape and just got ready for more food
This duo of delicious viands is good for five persons
The sweet and sour pork balances the pinoy chopsuey
Making it a perfect combination for anybody
We ended dinner with bloated tummies
Happy to be fed by our beautiful friend Donna Mae
Our Davao guests, Jojie, Joyce and Bogs could only agree
It was the best dinner fiesta ever
Go try and experience your own fiesta at Piyesta
It’s definitely worth the visit!