I absolutely love crabs. (Among other things.) So when I was invited to eat at Arpochi here in Davao, I didn’t hesitate. And I don’t regret it even if I overate.
The first branch of Arpochi is in Marbel, South Cotabato. They also have a branch in General Santos City. And just last year, they extended their seafood expertise to Davao City. Arpochi has a very bare but very delicious menu with only a few items, but all of them prepared first hand by the family that owns and manages the restaurant. All three branches are owned by family members of the original branch. So you are sure to get the same taste and quality at every branch.
When we ate at the Davao branch, I was overwhelmed by the huge crabs they served us. It was prepared with their signature Sweet and Spicy recipe. And it didn’t disappoint at all. The crab was perfectly cooked, the meat was not dry or soggy. It was juicy and sweet, seasoned with a lot of pepper and garlic, drenched in an unforgettable sweet sauce. Not too sweet though.
I rarely touch the food I eat but I happily ate with my hands while eating at Arpochi’s The crabs and the sauce were too tempting so I ate more than my share.
Arpochi’s Sweet & Spicy Crabs is a delight for all seafood aficionados. They also serve prawns, chicken, squid and other dishes but people flock to Arpochi’s for the crabs. So you must absolutely try Arpochi’s Sweet & Spicy Crabs when you’re in Davao City.
The Apochi’s Davao Branch is located along Palma Gil Street, Obrero, Davao City. It might take a while to have your delicious crabs prepared so don’t hesitate to call them up to reserve seats and to order in advance. You may call them at +6382-3058246. They are open Mondays to Sundays from 10 am to 10 pm.