I still get random cravings for Red Corner’s Pacman burger and TK’s red velvet cheesecake.
Which is quite unfortunate because I’m trying, trying, to lose weight. 🙁
Well, anyway, for those of you who can afford to eat burgers and cheesecakes without worrying about their figures (let’s switch lives? no? okay), especially if you’re planning to grace Davao City with your presence, you need to visit both Red Corner and Tiny Kitchen.
Red Corner Burger Cafe
Red Corner is a small ~ actually it’s tiny ~ boxing-themed burger place in downtown Davao. If you’re not careful, you can easily miss it. But it’s worth the trip.
The place is not the only thing that is boxing-themed; their burgers are, too. I don’t know a lot about boxing — heck I don’t even always watch Manny’s fights — so let’s leave that detail out shall we lol. Let’s talk about the food instead.
Sarah and Jona, my work colleagues, including Sarah’s hubby, Xandy, have already been there before and they recommended two burgers to me: Pacman and El Terible. Since I am only one person and can eat just one burger at a time (Yuri was there but cannot eat an entire burger on his own), I opted to buy a Pacman for dine in and order an El Terible, to go.
FOOD IS GOOD. I can still remember the plumpness of the patties and the pillowy-soft buns. Yum yum yum. They didn’t scrimp on ingredients either. There were I think four thick slices of bacon in my Pacman burger, juicy mushrooms, and cheese sauce that dribble down your chin. Huhu help me.
Service is good. I think there were only two servers during that time? Or was it only one? It wasn’t extraordinary but we were served well with a smile. 🙂
I can’t complain with that kind of price! I mean, P160 for a big, delicious burger with premium meat? You can’t go wrong.
You have to consult your map with this one. If you are familiar withMabini Street though, I don’t think you won’t have any trouble locating the place.
After filling ourselves with savoury burger, it was time for some sweet takeaways. Tiny Kitchen, or their dessert counter, which is Dulce Vida, is known all throughout the city for their perfect cheesecakes. Of course, since we were already in the area, we went there.
There was a big selection of cakes and sweets:
I think we spent a good 15 minutes just looking over at the display haha. Ultimately, it was the little boy who decided for me, and we went home with a slice of Oreo Cheesecake and another slice of the famous Red Velvet Cheesecake:
Sorry for the sorry state of cakes. We went grocery-shopping after dropping by Tiny Kitchen and the cake containers tumbled inside the brown bag hehe.
Okay, if you’re in Davao and you love cheesecakes, you know that Dulce Vida is one of the ultimate go-to places. Both Oreo and Red Velvet cheesecakes were 101% perfect!
We didn’t really sit down at their tables. We just bought cheesecakes and went, so I couldn’t really comment on their service during that particular day. Otherwise, their service is always pleasant naman.
Price is steeper now compared to when it first opened several years ago, but that’s expected. At least you’re assured of premium ingredients, right?
Tiny Kitchen is just along Torres Street and is very easy to spot.
I’m actually on a diet now but I’m craaaaving for both the burgers and the cheesecakes. Help!