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    Cecil's Bakeshop: My favorite (40 year old) snack bar

    by sanggano Updated Jan 3, 2012

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    Cecil's Bakeshop is the old kid on the block - it has been around for 40 years and has maintained a loyal customer base. Other than the durian pie, its menu is not exotic.

    It is true to its food and does not cheat on the ingredients. There is a consistent quality - whether it is the pancit lug-lug, moist chocolate cake, eclair, cream puff or the mocha chiffon cake.

    Most of all, I love the feel of unaffected Davao before the invasion of the fastfood chains. (If it serves better coffee the next time around, i will give it "A Great Experience" rating).

    Favorite Dish: Pancit lug-lug /palabok (noodles), durian pie, moist chocolate cake.

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    Papa Ching's: No Frills Fried Chicken

    by sanggano Written Jan 1, 2012

    Papa Ching’s is a takeoff from Molave restaurant, which was famous for its greaseless fried chicken. Not surprisingly, Papa Ching’s specialty is - crispy fried spring chicken (P350 for one whole 800-grams chicken; P175 for one-half). Located at Camus Street, approximately 500 meters from E. Quirino Avenue.

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    Ah Fat Restaurant: Seafood (other than grilled)

    by sanggano Written Dec 31, 2011

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    A 12-person lauriat will cost approximately P6,500. If stuffing yourself silly is not your style, order ala carte (garlic crabs, salt and pepper ribs are recommended). Budget around P350 to 400 per person for a 5-course dinner (hot sour soup, tanguigue kinilaw, garlic crabs, grilled pompano, ribs and fried rice). Since the servings are quite generous, it is best to be in a group of 8 or more if you wish to sample more of the menu offerings.

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    Claude's: Fine Dining in Davao

    by sanggano Updated Dec 31, 2011

    Claude's serves European cuisine in an ancestral home in downtown Rizal Street (parallel to San Pedro Street). Dishes cost from P350 to P1300. You can dine at the second floor or al fresco.

    Favorite Dish: I checked out the menu but did not dine.

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  • Ella Eting Native Chicken BBQ: Best Native Chicken Barbecue and Lechon in Town!

    by cienamae Updated Dec 26, 2011

    They serve Native chicken Barbecue, pork barbecue, grilled seafood. kinilaw (raw fish in vinegar dressing), soup. The place has no airconditioning but is clean. Food is only cooked upon ordering.

    They serve the best Native Chicken Barbecue in Town. Be sure to ask for the marinade sauce when they serve you the chicken. Add soy sauce and kalamansi and dip the chicken in. Yum! eat while its hot. Try the imbao soup & the lato salad (sea weeds).

    Favorite Dish: Native Chicken Lechon and Imbao Soup.

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    Solomon's Den: Fast Local Food at the Airport

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

    located at the departure area of the domestic wing of the Davao City International Airport. The restaurant is small is a Carinderia type of establishment located just before the security check of the domestic departure area and the food here is a combination of filipino and local regional specialties like the Paksiw Na Lechon, Grilled tuna, Pata Tim, Shrimp okoy, pork barbecues, humba and other selections where you just point on what you want at the glass tinged walls and pay at the counter. Typical no frills restaurant where a filling meal is good before going on a flight.

    opens: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm everday

    Favorite Dish: the pata tim at 130 pesos an order, one round heap of grilled tuna at 89 pesos an order, shrimp okoy at 60 pesos an order. rice costs 15 pesos an order and the water is free (bottled).

    eat what to order? inside food hungry
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    Malagos Garden Restaurant: Restaurant in Malagos Garden and Resort

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

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    they serve assorted local and filipino food here at the main dining area of the sprawling Malagos Garden and Resort in davao City. The three restaurants of the Malagos Garden resort are the Koi Restaurant, the View Deck Grill and the Garden Restaurant (where my tip is based). The Malagos Resort is a 12 hectaure mini park paradise with various activities there like bird feeding, koi feeding, butterfly release and more and after a strenous activity in tropical heat, what a better way to refresh and recharge at the huge Garden Restaurant. The tour package of the Malagos Resort includes a mini buffett of Afternoon meals (merienda) included in the package or you can just order ala carte with the average orders at about 150 to 200 pesos per meal. The food here is not that spectacular but the scenery and the ambiance is.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm everday

    Favorite Dish: the pancit canton and the fresh watermelon juice are very refreshing and a way to recharge.

    inside meals pancit watermelon juice outside
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    Vista Restaurant Eden Nature Park: Restaurant Among the Mountains

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

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    located at an elevation of 2630 feet above sea level in the Mount Apo Mountain Range and the park was formerly a denuded area due to illegal logging but was replanted and restored into a 80 hectare man made local park with many amenities. The Vista restaurant is the main dining area of the Eden nature Park Complex. The Vista Restaurant offers lunch and dinner buffett specials at 550 pesos per person but they also ala carte meals for people not into buffetts and the specials here are local specialties like the Humba (meat stew), fresh garden salads and specialty dressings, sinugba (grilled sea foods and meats) and fresh fruit coolers and green teas. The restaurant can seat up to 150 persons in the main dining hall.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: the local specialties like the assorted salads like the fern salad with assorted dressings, the sinugba (grilled sea foods and meats) and their version of the green tea infused with pandan leaves which were wonderful.

    inside logo food have a green tea infused with pandan drink outside
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    Harana Restaurant: Local and Filipino Dishes (part 2)

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

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    Part two of my Harana Restaurant Tips with more pictures. they serve assorted local specialties.

    Harana Restaurant is one of the more popular restaurant complex in davao City and they offer filipino and regional specialties like the Tuna Panga (jaw), the Bariles (Tuna Belly) the tuna eggs and the tuna kinilaw (ceviche) and other regional specialties like the humba (meat stew) and the assorted sugba (grilled) sea foods and meats. The whole place is like a complex with three restaurants. The veranda type serves grilled food. The second one serves Mongolian dishes and the third one serves the Filipino dishes. You can also choose the sea foods like the tuna or the squid or shrimps and others at the mini wet market of the restaurant and cook it whatever you want (with a cooking charge fee included). The place has a large playground for kids. It is a family restaurant owned by the Lizada clan which still serves the locals and tourists up to this day. The Harana restaurant has long been regarded as one of the pillars of the restaurant industry in Davao and is located at the Food street of F. Torres Street.

    Opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everday

    Favorite Dish: the tuna panga (jaw) and the grilled tuna eggs are my favorite bestsellers of the restaurant. other favorites of mine are the Pork barbecue.

    you would spend about 400 per person for a 5 course meal here!

    Favorite Dish: the tuna panga (jaw) and the grilled tuna eggs are my favorite bestsellers of the restaurant. other favorites of mine are the Pork barbecue.

    you would spend about 400 per person for a 5 course meal here!

    eating inside tuna eggs sea food mini wet market price of sea foods
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    Harana Restaurant: Local and Filipino Dishes (part 1)

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

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    Harana Restaurant is one of the more popular restaurant complex in davao City and they offer filipino and regional specialties like the Tuna Panga (jaw), the Bariles (Tuna Belly) the tuna eggs and the tuna kinilaw (ceviche) and other regional specialties like the humba (meat stew) and the assorted sugba (grilled) sea foods and meats. The whole place is like a complex with three restaurants. The veranda type serves grilled food. The second one serves Mongolian dishes and the third one serves the Filipino dishes. You can also choose the sea foods like the tuna or the squid or shrimps and others at the mini wet market of the restaurant and cook it whatever you want (with a cooking charge fee included). The place has a large playground for kids. It is a family restaurant owned by the Lizada clan which still serves the locals and tourists up to this day. The Harana restaurant has long been regarded as one of the pillars of the restaurant industry in Davao and is located at the Food street of F. Torres Street.

    Opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everday

    Favorite Dish: the tuna panga (jaw) and the grilled tuna eggs are my favorite bestsellers of the restaurant. other favorites of mine are the Pork barbecue.

    you would spend about 400 per person for a 5 course meal here!

    welcome inside tuna panga fried chicken inihaw na baboy
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    Mindanao Function Room Marco Polo Hotel: Marco Polo Function Rooms

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

    one of the big function rooms of Marco Polo Hotel and they serve sumptous buffetts that is why MArco Polo Hotel is a destination in itself. The Marco Polo Hotel has several Big and Small function rooms and since my group had an evening function at the Mindanao Function Room of the Marco Polo Hotel, we had a set buffett dinner here in the spacious function room and the buffett as usual is excellent. When having functions at the function rooms of the Marco Polo Hotel, you can choose to have a group buffett or an ala carte set plates per person and the ala carte plates start at about 500 pesos per person and the buffett meals starts from 700 pesos per person with discounts depending on the number of persons attending the event and if the drinks are included or not.

    function rooms are open from 7:00 am to 12:00 am everday if there are functions.

    Favorite Dish: a lot and since this is a buffett meeting, the choices are excellent like the Kinilaw tuna, the chicken cordon bleu, the pancit molo soup, some sushi and the beef mechado, such sumptous meals!

    buffett more choices waiting yum kilawin (ceviche)
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    Lotus Court: Buffett Place and Chinese Restaurant

    by machomikemd Updated May 30, 2011

    since the main buffett dining area of the Marco Polo Hotel is under renovation (The cafe marco), the breakfast Buffetts are temporarily here in the Chinese Restaurant called Lotus Court. The lotus court is the showcase cantonese chinese restaurant of the Marco Polo Hotel but since I always eat out during dinner, I havent experienced the fabled cantonese cuisine of the restaurant. As the breakfast buffett joint, the area is huge to accomodate the hotel guests and the food is a serving of local and international favorites and the food is changed every day the wonderful food assortments are endless!

    breakfast buffett for non guest will cost 950 pesos per person

    on regular days, they offer ala carte service but on sundays they have The Sunday Lunch Buffet that is priced at only Php850.00 net per adult and Php425.00 net per child of ages 6 to 12.

    Favorite Dish: a lot of the breakfast items like the fresh samlon sashimi, the smoked salmon, the chinese style congee, the assorted sushis and sashimis, the assorted breads and soups and lots more.

    Hours:

    Breakfast: 7:00 am to 10:00 am
    Lunch: 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
    Dinner: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday.

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    Chippens: Buffets Galore

    by machomikemd Written May 17, 2011

    one of the famous buffett restaurants in the Davao City area epcecailly here in the downtown area of Roxas Avenue and in this restaurant, the price of an average buffett meal consisting of at least 50 assorted dishes from appetizers to soups and entrees and main courses and desserts starts at 350 pesos per person excluding the drinks (the drinks will cost about 40 pesos for a 350 ml aluminum can of Soda (or softdrinks in these parts like coke or sprite).. The area can be quite packed during lunch and dinner since the price of the buffett is realy cheap sicne the average buffett meals in the capital of Metro Manila in Luzon island will cost about 500 pesos or more per person on the restaurants there.

    Favorite Dish: a lot since there are at least 50 assorted appetizers or soups and entrees and main courses and desserts but my favorites will be the hainanese chicken, the tuna kinilaw, the humba, the texas style spare ribs and the beef mechado, all for 350 pesos per person for the buffett.

    Opens 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm everyday

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  • De Bonte Koe (Colorful Cow): Unique in Davao, European Restaurant

    by hennysmits Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The restaurant is truly unique in Davao; it already starts with the name “De Bonte Koe” that by the way is Dutch. When you enter the Restaurant, you receive a warm welcome of the staff they make you feel instant home. The place has a great ambiance, tasteful decorated with picture frames of cows and other European artist. All the way around, a great collection of all kind small items as, Wooden Shoe’s (klompen) & Windmills, etc. They even have a special round table with stuffed animals for the kids or lovers.
    The Service, Menu and Kitchen are outstanding, like the place it self, you can tell they have good taste and eye for the smallest details.
    The Restaurant is located in one of the oldest compounds in town (Mediterranean style) away from the streets, it invites you to dine or just sit outside, without the fumes or loud street noise, instead a nice cool breeze. Wow, so peaceful after a long day in the city. De Bonte Koe is well know among the expats, and often used as a social meeting place according to the owner.

    Favorite Dish: We had several different dishes, for starters Smoked Eel (paling) and Marinated (raw) Salmon, Followed by, Mango Soup, Smoked Eel soup, (Dutch) Onion soup and clear Asparagus soup.

    For the main course we had chosen, Steak Tatar, Kangaroo, Ostrich and a Pepper-steak. They all included site dishes (Potato, FF, Rice and sautéed vegetables). They carry a good selection of wines.
    For Dessert, Apple-pie, Home made ice-cream with fresh fruits and Durian float.

    The finishing touch, Coffee accompanied by a good glass of Remy Martin. Irish coffee (with real Irish whiskey).

    You can tell without any doubt, the chefs in the kitchen, the staff in the dining, know what they are doing. They put heart in their work. Unique!.
    We have to come back; we like to try the other dishes on the menu. For sure, we will not be disappointed. Price quality rate, Absolute worth it, and very reasonable.

    Restaurant sign Salad Home made ice-cream with fresh fruits Chicken fillet in a nice sauce De Bonte Koe restaurant
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    Top of the Apo: Hotel Restaurant with a View

    by yellowbell Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Since I was not able to scale Mt. Apo, I contented myself with viewing it from a distance at the Top of the Apo (restaurant in the uppermost floor of Apo View Hotel, a 5 star hotel).

    The restaurant has unobstructed view of the city and Mt. Apo at a distance. Go and walk near the long glass-panelled windows and experience the sunset or the sunrise there, it's breathtaking.

    Since I had buffet dinner, I was not able to clearly view Mt. Apo. So I suggest you take breakfast there since it opens as early as 5 am and closes at 2 am.

    Favorite Dish: Buffet of international and local dishes
    Expect durian ice cream too

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