Davao City Street Food

We arrived in Roxas at around 3PM. So it’s a little bit early for the real Roxas street food show. Apart from the food lining up in one side of the street, there is also a turo-turo carenderia which also offered street food, like the kinilaw, chicken barbecue, pork barbecue, chorizo, isaw (grilled chicken intestine),…

Confessions of a Dabawenyo Chauvinist

(This piece was written in 2012. I was in Davao when an intuition struck me from ruminating) For months I’ve been musing about this due to wistfulness of having to miss the people I used to get along with. Sometimes I think about the qualities they have that I keep on looking for them. At…

Eat All You Can At Crabs Buffet, Davao

I’m not too excited when I hear the phrase ‘eat all you can’ or ‘buffet’ which means you serve yourself at a restaurant to eat, with no limit. Here at the Crabs Buffet or Glamor Resto N Caterer Restaurant, Padre Gomez St, just around Roxas avenue. But I’m not a fan of crabs, really. Because…

Vietnam Pho In Davao At Little Nam

I went to this Vietnamese restaurant due to my curiosity. I heard they also offer Pho, so as to my own intrigue I came. What do they have that other Vietnamese restaurants don’t. What is it they can offer? I arrived at around twelve noon. I remember about it was very humid weather when I…

Vietnamese-inspired Chaolong: Pho, Pinoy Version (Anthony Bourdain Tribute)

Just imagine we are in the 60’s and Vietnam is still at war with the Americans in Saigon. Imagine too what the Philippines was like at those times. A little bit scary, maybe. But also maybe, it’s a beautiful world to live in with some beautiful food to eat, especially when this has to do…