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    Colasa's: Cheap but Delicious!

    by monina_c Written Aug 9, 2006

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    Colasa's in San Pedro St. specializes in grilled food. It is an unpretensious turo-turo where you can get cheap, filling food. There is the endless supply of red chilies and all the rice you can eat!!! Be prepared for the noise, the waitpersons are wont to shout out your additional orders. The dinner for 3 pax complete with softdrinks cost P286 (US$5.40)

    Favorite Dish: I sampled a little of everything and they're all good! I liked the grilled chicken breast, chicken liver, the isaw, gizzard, pork barbecue. BTW, their seaweed salad was a perfect partner to all that grilled food! Of course I ate with my bare hands. B)

    Seaweed Salad Isaw!!! Todo na 'toh!
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    Penong's: Penong's

    by joysweet Written Aug 27, 2006

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    The ambiance is an open-air restaurant, thank God for the no smoking policy of the city. Eat all you can rice at P25 (no sharing), bottomless iced tea at P30. It was fun that when you have to call the attention of the waiter is by clapping your hands! It was awkward at first, but then again the locals are doing it!

    Favorite Dish: We ordered:
    Grilled Squid (P50 per 100 gram, min of 150 grams)
    Sinigang na Ulo ng Salmon (P250)

    Penong's - Bottomless Iced Tea Penongs - Grilled Squid. Yum yum! Penong's Sinigang Penong's - Eat all You can Rice Penong's - mum :)

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    PROBINSYA: Genuine Filpino Food

    by maple_air Updated Jan 23, 2007

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    For a real taste of a variety of Filipino cuisine, you can come to this place. The food is laid out buffet style, so you can easily choose whatever you wanted to try, without the discomfort of not knowing what the food looks like (specially for those not familiar). They offer breakfast buffet. Here you can sample what Filipinos typically have for breakfast. As for those who do not know, we don't usually eat cereals or toast in the morning. Oh no!, as early as this first meal in the morning, we have rice!, oh yes, it'd be better if its Sinangag ( fried rice),together with breakfast viand like tuyo(fried fish),itlog( egg..scrambled or sunny side up), tocino etc...and of course,it wouldn't be complete without hot sikwate (chocolate made from cacao seeds).The lunch and dinner buffet offers more sumptuous Filipino food.

    Favorite Dish: Hmmm, i love the bbq, sinugbang panga ( grilled fish),pancit canton ( chow mein Filipino style), bistek ( beef steak Filipino style), leche flan ( Filipino dessert)....i could go on and on and on............................

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    Kanaway Seafood Restaurant: Dining by the sea

    by asianbelle Updated Jul 28, 2005

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    Whenever I am in Davao, I never fail to have at least one dinner at Kanaway. Although it has a branch in downtown, I prefer to go to the one near the beach.

    The restaurant is made of native materials like bamboo, wood and nipa. It's non-aircon and relies on the breeze from the sea for ventilation. Its second floor balcony that overlooks the sea is the most-preferred location of diners.... but not me.

    I like to have my dinner al fresco-style. Down there where tables and benches are arranged underneath the trees with the sand under your feet and you can hear the lapping of the waves.

    Favorite Dish: And as always, I ask for my favorite dishes: grilled squid and lechon kawali (deep fried pork belly).

    Kanaway Seafood Restaurant
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    Jo's Chicken Inato: Davao's Inato

    by asianbelle Updated Jul 5, 2006

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    If Bacolod has chicken inasal, Davao has chicken inato.

    This restaurant is relatively new but already making a name for itself. The "house-like" structure looks homey and the big, open windows let the air flows inside (although with the street nearby, I can't guarantee that the air is fresh).

    What's more, you could eat with your hands or "kamayan-style". There are wash basins available where you can wash/clean your hands before and after eating.

    Favorite Dish: As the restaurant name implies, their specialty is grilled or barbecue chicken. It is served with achara made from papaya and a dash of sauteed garlic.

    Jo's Chicken Inato
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    Vista Kiosk: View from the top

    by asianbelle Updated Jul 29, 2005

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    Situated on the slope of a mountain, Vista Kiosk really provides a good vista of the city of Davao and Samal island. It is divided into 3 areas - a covered court with a stage for live performances; a semi-indoor dining area; and an indoor dining area enclosed by big glass windows.

    The restaurant is made from indigenous materials and combined with the fresh mountain air could give you a hearty appetite. It was a pity that I just had my lunch so I didn't do justice to the food served me. Besides, I was awed by the views around me.

    Favorite Dish: The plate-in snack is part of the entrance fee that I paid for. Or the other way around - the entrance fee I paid is intended to cover my snack. Whichever is the case, I had to choose a snack.

    There were 2 choices: spaghetti with garlic bread, brownie and turon; and a platter of local delicacies. I opted for the Italian-style spaghetti which was delicious, but I wasn't able to finish the bread and pastries.

    Vista Nook
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    Loring's: Loring's

    by joysweet Written Aug 26, 2006

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    Famous for their Lechon (Roasted Sucking Pig). We tried Loring's on our first day lunch at SM City Davao.

    Favorite Dish: Budget meal consist of: 1 viand (lechon/suckling pig), rice and choice of either Chopseuy (mixed Veggie) or Bami (local noodle dish) - about P75

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    Dusk till Dawn: Davao's best kept secret!

    by tsokoholic Updated Feb 17, 2012

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    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.

    Favorite Dish: 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).

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    Jack's Ridge: Overlooking the city

    by asianbelle Updated Nov 15, 2005

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    The restaurant has a sweeping view of Davao City as it is located on the slope of a hill. The most ideal time to be there is at dusk when you can witness the changing colors of the sky - from blue to amber to black.

    I remember having dinner and drinks there some years back and really enjoyed the experience. Though in my last visit for my friend's wedding reception, I was a bit disappointed with the service. The waiters were quite slow to react to a situation, most of the time they were nowhere to be seen.

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    Toryano: Local Food

    by monina_c Updated Mar 16, 2009

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    This is touted to be one of the best in local cuisine.
    They are reputed to serve the best grilled native chicken in the city so I just had to try it.
    Toryano's is located in front of the Apo View Hotel and next door to D'Counter Executive Dormitory. The place is clean and the food crew neat. They have all-rice-you-can-eat promo. They have a crew who walks around the resto with a rice basket ready to top your plate as often as you want. :)

    Favorite Dish: The grilled native chicken was a little tougher than the broiler but it was more flavorful. the marinade was nothing fancy so the natural flavors of the meat dominated the food. I ordered their grilled pork which was also served simply. The imbao (mangrove clam, Anodontia edentula) soup was interesting (the restaurant orders it from General Santos everyday). They also serve beers and other alcoholic drinks.

    All the food served in Toryano's can be shared by two persons so the price isn't so bad... in fact it is dang reasonable. I had a hard time finishing everything I ordered since I went to dinner alone... BTW, the resto is safe for lone women travelers. Most patrons are yuppies and family units out to have a good, filling meal or maybe a couple of bottles of ice cold beer before heading home from work.

    imbao soup
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    Aling Foping's: Refreshingly Sweet

    by tsokoholic Written Sep 11, 2006

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    This Halo-halo stand is in a relaxing area in the garden of Matina Town Square.

    Favorite Dish: They have the most addictive Halo-halo (shaved ice with milk, sugar and different sweetened fruits, beans, etc.)! The best thing is, you get to choose the ingredients that go in to your Halo-halo. Be sure to include the ube jam in your list. It really melts in your mouth. Of course, your Halo-halo will not be the same without the ube ice cream on top. Careful though, once you've tasted it... you can't help but go back for more!

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    Roadhouse cafe: Zizzling Pochero

    by olitrac Written Jul 25, 2007

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    Located at the ground floor of SM mall in front of National Bookstore, the food? they have everything! from seafoods to pork, beef and vegetables. and their staff are very accomodating and always ready to serve you.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite is their specialty the "Zizzling Pochero" pochero is the cebuano word for bulalo, the cost is affordable and its good for 4 persons. their mix vegetables is also superb. and don't forget the tropical fruit for desert.

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    SM City Davao Food Court: SM City Davao Food Court

    by joysweet Written Aug 26, 2006

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    If you are unsure on what you like to eat and you're at SM City, just check out their food court. Food options from local to Chinese, beer to salad

    Favorite Dish: We ate at the stall of Loring's Lechon and had salad from the vegetarian shop (forgot the name)

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    Top of the Apo: View of Mt. Apo

    by asianbelle Updated Jul 5, 2006

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    Having your breakfast at the Top of the Apo is surely a right step to start your day. They have a sumptous selection to choose from - from local delicacies to continental. Even the restaurant's interior is a blend of indigenous products from Mindanao and modern furnitures.

    And to enjoy your meal more, choose a seat by the window where you'll have a view of Mt. Apo. I was told that you can only have a clear view of the Philippines' highest mountain between 6-9am. After this, fog starts to set in.

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    Maranao Restaurant: Filipino and International Cuisine

    by maple_air Updated Jan 18, 2007

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    Here you can enjoy sumptous foods in a relax atmosphere. You can sample Filipino foods, as well as different international cuisine. I was feeling fussy that day, and all I wanted to eat was pasta. To my surprise and glee... they have a really good pasta bar!

    Favorite Dish: I could have all the paella, adobo, prawns, chicken that time , but the only thing that I wanted to eat then was Spaghetti Bolognese! The fruit salad was to die for!!

    Buffet feast Dessert galore! veni, vidi, i ate PASTA!
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