Eat all you can in Davao

Eat all you can in Davao

There’s plenty of restaurants with a tempting set-up for eat all you can in Davao. Because of the stiff competition, the standard, quality, and value for money are all considered in an attempt to be on a different level from the other restaurants. Most, if not all, boast of eat all you can buffet at it’s finest- promising an experience like fine dining but with unlimited serving.

The price range that buffet restaurants in Davao set in place is somewhere between 120 pesos to 900pesos. It must be noted that prices vary for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Usually, breakfast buffets are given a lower price due to the menu selection for that meal.

There’s more than a couple of dozen restaurants which are offering an all you can eat buffet for customers in Davao. This fact alone makes above par customer service a non-negotiable for any buffet restaurant’s staff. After all, excellent service always sets the tone for a great dining experience.

Aside from great customer service, everyone’s always on the look-out for buffets that offer a wide array of sumptuous food. The expectations from the menu are often high because of the price and the perception of what buffets should be. A variety of food from different countries as well as different food classification may be a tall order, but this is exactly what most customers expect when they dine in a buffet restaurant.

Although, a buffet boasts of many different cuisines, Asian-Filipino cuisines are still a staple in buffet restaurants in Davao and in any other part of our country. After all, familiar dishes from our childhood, the ones cooked by our grandmothers, always
tug not only on our palates but at our hearts as well.

Of course, lechon is a dish that has always been present in most Filipino’s special celebrations. It’s a dish that evokes fond memories of grandeur, of that one day among a lot of ordinary days when your family agreed to be lavish. Including a lechon baboy in a buffet’s menu automatically earns the restaurant a certain merit. For me at least, I would have the impression that the buffet restaurant really aims to please it’s customers.

Most buffet restaurants are very accomodating and fair. Children below three feet are usually free, and most extend a special promo to anyone who’s celebrating his/her birthday. The celebrant usually gets some discount, often at half the price.

The unlimited Lechon in the carvery is definitely screaming value for money. The price of a whole lechon baboy (roasted pig) in the market is as low as 3000 pesos to as much as 8000 pesos. The price varies depending on the pig’s size and weight.

It’s always worth the price. The lechon baboy is a world famous dish for a good reason. It has earned
the approval of respected and award-winning foodies like the late Anthony Bourdain. He recognized that the lechon is not simply roasted pork. He understood that to get the special dish to taste as succulent and crispy at the same time, careful preparation and tremendous efforts are made.

The pig’s entrails are removed, and a various herbs and spices like lemongrass, peppers, garlic, and onions are mixed together to make a stuffing. The pig is skewered and slowly roasted – rotisserie style.

The three hours of continuous slow roasting creates the a succulent and freshly cooked lechon. It’s skin as crisp as it looks with a light sheen from the basking of oil while it was being roasted. It’s aroma alone will pull you for a taste, enticing you to dig deeper and sink your teeth to it’s juicy meat.

Oh and wait, let’s not forget the sauce! The sweet and spicy flavor perfectly compliment the slightly salty flavor of the lechon.

The perfectly roasted pig is not the only star on buffets. Unlimited crabs get almost the same attention, too! As Davao is also known for the best tasting crabs, it only makes sense for this to be given it’s own place at the buffet table.

Buffet restaurants in Davao showcase food that describe the Philippines, and it’s not surprising why this business model has gained traction for the past few years. It’s also one way for Filipinos to experience other culture’s cuisines without travelling. Tasting other flavors different from what we’re so used to make broadens our understanding of just how much more there is to discover. It can spark our imagination and inspire us to move out of our comfort zones.

In line with this, a trip to Davao is always a good idea. It’s where we can experience delectable and unique tastes. The popular sights are something to behold, but if one strays from the usual tourist spots, a whole new discovery is waiting to unravel.

When one receives a smile from a friendly local, a trade of goodwill transpires. The feeling is quite similar to when one tastes a dish like lechon (which is available in all parts of our country), but the version of the dish is different in Davao, but still somehow gives a familiar comforting taste. The similarity and difference are all part of what makes it endearing.

Dabawenyos are known to be down to earth and grounded. They value culture and tradition, and at the same open to innovation and progress. This interesting fusion of tradition and the new influences is evident in something as simple as the array of options one can see on a buffet restaurant.

More than simply looking for an eat all you can or all you can eat restaurant, how about committing  to find a restaurant where you can discover “all you can experience” from food? Maybe it’s possible if we keep our mind open. 

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Defying distance: Davao Lechon Baboy Delivery

Defying distance: Davao Lechon Baboy Delivery

Businesses have been built and have flourished from the sale of Lechon baboy alone. To stay
competitive, business owners never run out of ideas in terms of improving the taste and quality of their lechon baboy (pig roast). They also know the power of making it accessible and available for customers. Thus, many businesses in Davao offers lechon baboy delivery. You’d be surprised to know that some lechon shops in Davao even ship to Manila. It’s a very serious trade. Davao lechon shop owners and lechoneros mean business. From the websites of these businesses, one can easily see Davao Lechon Baboy delivery.

Considered as one of the Filipino’s most loved dishes, the Lechon can be traced to it’s Spanish origin. From the Spanish word “leche” which means “milk”, lechon is a suckling pig roasted on hot charcoal. Although it has many variations, the lechon remains the highlight of most special occasions in the Philippines. It’s something you can expect to sample in fiestas, weddings, birthdays, baptisms, and other holiday celebrations. Think of it this way, if there’s a reason to celebrate, the lechon is a must.

It’s a dish one can never miss because most of the time, the lechon is displayed exactly the way it was roasted, traditionally, it even comes with a whole shiny red apple in it’s mouth. In recent years, the lechon belly roll has become a more popular option mainly because of it’s affordability. It’s also said to be the most tender and tasty part of the lechon. The fat is mostly concentrated in the belly which makes it the most flavorful part, and this is where the concoction of herbs and spices are stuffed.

Most shops offering lechon expect good business returns all year round with the holiday seasons being the busiest. The competition can be tough, so shop owners adapt by being more creative be it in marketing or product development. Lechon ice cream is available in some shops in Davao. If that doesn’t speak for creativity, I’m not sure what will!

Lechon ice cream melts in your mouth with a marriage of the salty and sweet taste. The crispy skin is sprinkled in tidbits not just as a topping, but is incorporated in the ice cream itself. This dessert is definitely sinfully delectable with two of it’s ingredients being notoriously tempting.

A shop in London is said to be offering lechon flavored ice cream to the delight of many OFW’s and even locals alike. The fatty taste with a hint of saltiness of the lechon give the ice cream an unexpected twist.

Some shops boast of Lechon that doesn’t need a sauce. While for most, their sauces are highlighted to differentiate and set their lechon product apart from the other competitors. For instance, one shop in Davao is well known as having the best liver sauce. Sometimes, the sauce makes or breaks the dish. So this explains a great deal for the unspoken fight for the title of having the best lechon sauce in town.

Even without any sauce though, a great tasting lechon must have a shiny crispy roasted skin that’s red to golden brown in color, and as one bites over the crispy part, they’ll discover a meat so tender and tasty- the juice oozing from the various herbs and spices (most common ingredients are lemon grass, bell pepper, onions and garlic) that steep into the meat while it was roasting.

There’s an array of options laid out by various lechon houses in the country, but Davao’s lechon has rapidly established a good reputation by offering it’s own distinct version of the lechon. Being the “Land of Promise” Davao does not disappoint when they give a bold claim of providing the country a lechon with it’s own distinct taste.

This delectable dish can be delivered right to your doorstep, and expect this to be fresh, still hot from roasting for over 3 hours over very hot coals. It’s advisable to place your order usually 7 hours before the expected delivery time, but during very busy season like the holidays, any order has to be called at least a day before.

Although, one lechon house in Davao boasts of spearheading the dial-a-lechon fever in the city. It promises to deliver a hot, juicy and tender pig roast in just three hours. This shop even came up with a catchy radio ad that reminds the listeners that they can easily get their hands on the succulent and crispy skinned lechon just by simply calling their hotline.

A lot of shops quickly rode on this trend, and also started to find more convenient ways for customers to satisfy their cravings for this extremely popular dish. Take-out counter became a norm for most lechon houses in the country.

It’s quite obvious that lechon houses are like any other successful businesses that recognize the changes in the market, and they’ve adapted to the fast-paced life-style we now have. Which takes me back to what I’ve mentioned earlier about some popular lechon houses in Davao delivering right to your doorstep – never mind if you are a thousand miles away. If you want it, you can get it.

Davaoenos take their lechon seriously – and for a good reason, too. People from all over the country and even the world flock to Davao and never miss to cross out trying their world famous lechon from their to-do list. Of all the things to discover and enjoy in Davao, sampling a taste of this mouth-watering and scrumptious dish is a must.

Lechoneros in Davao are committed to never disappoint the expectations of travelers and food adventurers. They take pride in what they’re helping to create- another reason for people all over the world to visit Davao.

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Davao Lechon Baboy: Recipe to be proud of

Davao Lechon Baboy: Recipe to be proud of

Davao Lechon Baboy has been getting nods from serious foodies much recently. This dish is part of the Filipino culture for centuries, but the variations of how it’s prepared and it’s evolution are dynamic. Davao Lechon Baboy recipe is one that redefines the quintessential dish that every Filipino family loves.

From the Spanish word “Leche” which means milk, the Philippines’ Lechon is a suckling pig that’s slowly roasted over extremely hot coals. This favorite dish has evolved to accommodate the Filipino family culture and dynamics.

Lechon has always been a staple dish in fiestas, weddings, baptisms, or any celebration. Nowadays, the Lechon not only refers to a roasted whole suckling pig, but as the celebrations got grander, the size of the lechon also got bigger so much so that what’s roasted is not always a suckling pig, but often a medium-sized adult pig. It’s almost as if there’s an unspoken rule in every celebration that everyone must have a share of the Lechon.

It is, after all, the star of the buffet table. The lechon baboy recipe is one that every Filipino recognizes. 

Somehow, serving lechon to guests on any celebration has a certain effect to the perception of the social status of the family hosting the event. It is not uncommon to see guests react from admiration when they realize that lechon will be served. One can almost always hear “Bongga! May Lechon!” which indirectly means that they’re impressed that the family was able to afford serving this to guests. Because of this, serving Lechon is often considered as a highlight to any special occasion.

The price of a Lechon ranges from 3000 pesos to as much as 8000, with the price varying from the size and weight of the roasted pig. Recently, with the emergence of the regular demand of this dish, the lechon as been made available as a value meal. It can also be bought by the kilo, or just as a whole pork belly roll.

Lechon is not only a term reserved reserved for suckling pig or medium sized adult pig. As creative as Filipinos are, we have also discovered a way to make lechon manok (chicken) and, thanks to Davaoenos ingenuity, even lechon buwaya (crocodile)!

A big market for lechon manok was uncovered that a whole business for lechon manok boomed. Outlets where lechon manok are continously being roasted have mushroomed and can be seen in every corner of the country.

It is a more affordable option for anyone who’s fond of the lechon’s taste and aroma. It’s very common for family’s to share lechon manok for lunch or dinner even without celebrating anything special. It would feel like a special meal though because of the perception the Lechon brings.

The lechon buwaya, however, takes the legendary lechon to another level! It has been notoriously talked about. The public and Philippine media are raving about it. It’s new. It’s inventive. It’s controversial.

Whenever a crocodile is slaughtered for any commercial or food purposes,  the Crocodile Park of Davao secures a special permit from the DENR or Department of Environment and National Resources.

The lechon recipe is quite the same as the one used for pork and chicken. The traditional way of preparing this dish includes removing the entrails, the meat is seasoned with herbs and spices, the whole pig/ chicken/ crocodile is then hoisted to a long bamboo stick (commercially, a long rod is used), and this is then slowly roasted on top of extremely hot coals. The pole or stick is continuously turned to get the meat to evenly cooked perfection. As with most things in life, this masterpiece is achieved with effort and time. This recipe is cooked for at least 3 hours.

The effort given to make a dish this marvelous is not made in vain. After long hours of slow cooking with the herbs and spices simmering, the lechon transforms into a delectable reddish brown almost golden skin outside with the inside being juicy where the meat is cooked just right. The crocodile meat, in particular, is described as a tender and a bit grainy. I guess, it cannot be easily described, but that’s why it begs to be tried. As, Ruth Reichl once said, “Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”

The people of Davao has always been known to take pride in their good qualities like being patient, genuine, and innovative. It’s often overlooked, but these qualities work together as they create a twist to one of the Filipinos most loved dish – the lechon. Davao’s Lechon Baboy recipe and even it’s lechon buwaya are two dishes that invite people with an adventurous palate. 

The lechon has been around and enjoyed for centuries. The recipe has been tweaked, and it’s market availability has been adjusted to meet the demands of the public. It used to only be available during special and grand events, but the changing times have made it possible to make this dish as regular as getting a value meal from a fast-food chain. These changes do not
make the lechon less special. In fact, now, more than ever, it’s more loved.

This dish puts Davao in the map. If one will be dramatic, it symbolizes the evolution of culture, it’s remarkable ability to adapt to the changing demands of the world and humanity. It’s funny how one dish can speak so much about a community, a family, and even man’s the unquenchable search for novelty.

The Davao Lechon recipe will definitely continue to evolve, and this is delightful to know. It’s always going to entice people from all over the world, to see, to try, and most importantly, to taste.

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Davao Lechon Baboy Price: Is it worth it?

Davao Lechon Baboy Price: Is it worth it?

The lechon has defined the Philippines in an interesting way. It reflected the Filipino culture for centuries, and since it has been a mainstay cuisine, family businesses have thrived with just the lechon as the main product. The pricing of the whole lechon baboy increased steadily. Still, in the City of Davao, the Lechon baboy price gives value for money.

In any Filipino celebration, the lechon has always been the star in the buffet table. The term lechon originally referred to a roasted suckling pig, but the size of the lechon got bigger in grand occasions. To accommodate the guests, medium sized adult pig is often the top choice, and not always a suckling pig. Most of the time, on special occasions or grand celebrations a budget is always allotted for a lechon.

In any Filipino celebration, the lechon has always been the star in the buffet table. The term lechon originally referred to a roasted suckling pig, but the size of the lechon got bigger in grand occasions. To accommodate the guests, medium sized adult pig is often the top choice, and not always a suckling pig. Most of the time, on special occasions or grand celebrations a budget is always allotted for a lechon.

This popular delicacy is available in spicy and original flavor with a small price difference. For those who like their lechon to be spicy, paying a few pesos more is not a problem. Just to give you an idea, if the usual lechon is priced at 2000 pesos, expect it’s spicy variety to cost around 2,400.

Looking at most lechon houses, they price their product based on size. For a small lechon, the price ranges from 7,800 to 8,800.

The price range of 9,800 – 11,800 is for a medium sized one. For large, 12,800 – 14,800 pesos, and extra large can be around 15,800.

For those who are budget conscious, the lechon belly roll can be a good alternative. Without paying for the entire lechon baboy, one can still get a lechon to make their celebrations more special. Besides, it’s been said that the lechon belly is the best part because that’s the part where the herbs and spices are stuffed.

The lechon is a delicacy not limited to pork alone. Over the years, the art of making lechon has dynamically transformed. The popularity of the lechon manok emerged. Chicken rotisseries have mushroomed in almost every corner, and for a good reason too- this type of lechon is a more affordable option for everyone. Price starts from 245 for 1 whole lechon manok. It’s also available in halves, and even in parts. Fast food chains have been put up with just this humble dish as it’s main offering.

Hands-down, the lechon manok is as popular as the lechon baboy because of it’s affordability and it’s ease of preparation. It’s just marinated chicken stuffed with lemongrass and other herbs. It doesn’t have to be roasted over hot charcoal, it can also be oven-baked.

If the lechon manok is one of the most affordable forms of lechon, the pricey Lechon Baka (Calf) costs around 48,000 pesos – enough for 150-200 people to enjoy. Some say that the lechon baka is healthier than that of the lechon baboy. It is definitely tasty in it’s own right. It is tedious to prepare and cook it since cow’s meat is more dense than that of pork. It’s outer portion is sliced off as it’s roasted so that the meat underneath can be cooked. This is why, most of the time, the meat of the lechon baka is served in slices. Also, the spice and herbs are injected in the calf’s meat, not stuffed the way the lechon baboy is prepared.

The lechon sauce is pretty standard for all types of lechon. The recipe is composed of mostly fresh pork liver, brown sugar, ground pepper, and breadcrumbs. Some also add star anise to this concoction.

Davao’s ingenuity is illustrated as the Dabawenyos developed a new cuisine that’s truly one of a kind. Back on 2011, the city created a buzz when they announced the birth of a celebration that’s unheard of then- the Croctoberfest. Fresh-water saltwater crocodiles that are farm-bred were roasted like the traditional way of roasting a lechon baboy.

A special permit from the DENR or Department of Environment and National Resources whenever a crocodile is slaughtered for any commercial or food purposes has to be secured. The Crocodile Park of Davao secures that permit from DENR every time. The lechon buwaya can cost around 2,000 per kilo or even more and this is for a good reason. It’s not as available as the other types of lechon.

The preparation of a crocodile lechon is not too different from the traditional way of preparing lechon. Overnight, the crocodile is marinated in beer coco syrup, pineapple juice and other spices. It’s roasted for 3 hours over hot coals. The flavor and texture of this dish either makes you a raving fan or an extreme hater. There’s only one way to find out. It’s always worth a try.

The city of Davao is indeed a melting pot of different cultures. Needless to say, it offers an array of different experiences and cuisines. It’s always astonishing and delightful to see simple dishes that are creatively prepared. The lechoneros in Davao exhibit these traits as they continue making the best lechon available for everyone. This is why it’s always worth what you for.

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Davao Lechon is worth the Price

Davao Lechon is worth the Price

The lechon has definitely placed the Philippines on the map. It has helped define the Filipino culture for centuries despite the fact that each area of the country most likely has it’s own version of the lechon. With the pricing not being as standard as one would expect. In Davao, the Lechon price is considered affordable considering the quality and the flavors of the city’s well-known lechon.

Lechon has always been the “special guest” in any Filipino celebration. The word lechon used to only refer to a roasted suckling pig, but as the occasions got grander, the size of the lechon also got bigger to a point where what’s often roasted is a medium sized adult pig, and not always a suckling pig. In most celebrations, the success of the event is reflected when each guest gets to have a taste of the Lechon. It’s truly the highlight of the buffet table. It’s easily the dish that every Filipino recognizes. 

Despite it’s popularity, this dish is still quite expensive. The price of a Lechon baboy ranges from 3000 pesos to as much a whopping 16,000 pesos. The pricing is based on the size of the pig (small, medium, large) or its weight. The value meals are made available for as low as 100g per serving. It can also be bought by the kilo. For most events, the lechon is bought as a whole or as a pork belly roll. There are various options that would fit any type of celebration and budget.

Despite it’s popularity, this dish is still quite expensive. The price of a Lechon baboy ranges from 3000 pesos to as much a whopping 16,000 pesos. The pricing is based on the size of the pig (small, medium, large) or its weight. The value meals are made available for as low as 100g per serving. It can also be bought by the kilo. For most events, the lechon is bought as a whole or as a pork belly roll. There are various options that would fit any type of celebration and budget.

Another reason for the price variation is flavor. Some like their lechon to be spicy, and this is available for a few pesos more than the original flavor. For example, 1 whole small lechon belly is prized at around 2,200 pesos, but you’ll pay 2,400 for it’s spicy variation.

The lechon baboy’s size will determine it’s price. For a small lechon, the price ranges from 7,800 to 8,800.

The price range for a medium sized lechon is from 9,800 – 11,800. For large, 12,800 – 14,800 pesos, and extra large can be around 15,800.

Lechon belly roll is a more affordable option for those who are budget conscious. Without purchasing the entire lechon baboy, one can still enjoy the juicy goodness of a lechon and share this with guests. Besides, the best part of the lechon is said to be the belly because that’s the part where the herbs and spices are stuffed. The pork’s flavor is also highly concentrated in the belly due to the fat composition in that area. 

The lechon is a dish not limited to pork. Over the years, the art of making lechon has evolved, much to everyone’s delight, the variations of the lechon manok was developed. This is a more affordable option for everyone. Price starting from 245 for 1 whole lechon manok. It’s available in halves, and even in parts. Business have been built with lechon manok being their main product. Value meals for this dish are extremely popular in fast food chains.

The lechon manok is as popular as the lechon baboy. It’s much easier to prepare as well. The most common way of preparing this dish is by using a marinated chicken stuffed with lemongrass stalks. This can be oven-baked or roasted over hot charcoals. This delicacy interestingly defines specific areas in the Philippines because there are unique ways on how it’s prepared depending on the place.

The lechon manok is as popular as the lechon baboy. It’s much easier to prepare as well. The most common way of preparing this dish is by using a marinated chicken stuffed with lemongrass stalks. This can be oven-baked or roasted over hot charcoals. This delicacy interestingly defines specific areas in the Philippines because there are unique ways on how it’s prepared depending on the place.

Davao developed a new cuisine that’s truly unique and much talked-about. Back on 2011, the city shocked everyone as they announced the celebration unlike any other – the Croctoberfest. Saltwater crocodiles that are farm-bred were roasted like the traditional way of roasting a lechon baboy.

The Crocodile Park of Davao secures a special permit from the DENR or Department of Environment and National Resources whenever a crocodile is slaughtered for any commercial or food purposes. Because of it’s limited availability, the lechon buwaya can cost around 2,000 per kilo or even more.

The Crocodile Park of Davao secures a special permit from the DENR or Department of Environment and National Resources whenever a crocodile is slaughtered for any commercial or food purposes. Because of it’s limited availability, the lechon buwaya can cost around 2,000 per kilo or even more.

The flavor and texture of this dish divides people to either be a fan who swears by it’s goodness or be like the ones who express extreme disgust. However, everyone will agree, this is a unique dish which you simply have to try at least once in your lifetime.

The flavor and texture of this dish divides people to either be a fan who swears by it’s goodness or be like the ones who express extreme disgust. However, everyone will agree, this is a unique dish which you simply have to try at least once in your lifetime.

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