Try their chicken sandwich

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

IT WAS going to be a quick snack in between a lot of work, Christmas events, and just goofing around with friends. Lunch was out because it was a time to explore Oyanguren at its Christmassy bustle. Dinner was out because there’s a party. That means afternoon snacks, except that the Oyanguren exploration came with a very filling Chinese lunch.

Ian G. to the rescue. There’s this healthy food stall at the Healthy Lifestyle building he said where Banana Berry used to be.

The name is Fruitie Master and it served sandwiches and some quick meals. Ian recommended the chicken sandwich.

I got a handy buddy in Peter, when all others are busy because of Christmas, and Peter dragged in Edgar and we plotted again for the universe. Hehe.

We ate. Obviously. But made sure we got the small orders – a tuna sandwich for me (upgrade at P99 goes with a glass of iced tea) and a chicken sandwich for Peter (same price). There’s a bigger order of the same for P149, which the attendant said is a triple decker. We were still burping lunch’s pansit and pusit, we were not feeling adventurous.

Peter got the chicken sandwich for Edgar, who came in later. Yes, we were not adventurous, I only needed to eat to be able to write.

The counter attendant sounded apologetic when she said that their tuna in the tuna sandwich is canned. I found that cool, because just about everybody who runs something and offers tuna sandwich will find no reason to explain that.

We split both for us to taste what the other got.

The sandwich filling is thick with lots of lettuce and a few bits of tomato and they use whole wheat bread. Between the two, yes, Ian is right. I’d go for their chicken sandwich hands down. I could barely taste the tuna in the tuna sandwich, but maybe that was what the counter attendant was trying to explain. It’s canned, so you can’t get much flavor from it. Their iced tea is worth a mention, it wasn’t very sweet as normal iced tea served in such places are.

Aside from the whole wheat bread sandwiches, Fruitie Master also served burgers, shawarma, rice meals, fresh salads, and as its name connotes – fresh juices and shakes.

It’s the stall at the roadside corner of Metrolifestyle (corner Jacinto Street and F. Torres) behind California Diner. It’s open air so don’t expect any aircon coolness. But if we have any complaint, it’s that it can use an electric fan or two. Otherwise, their chicken sandwich is worth a visit. Ian said the burgers are good, too. We didn’t have the tummy space for them. Maybe next time.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 22, 2013.


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