Like My Davao City has shared their Christmas Gift Ideas 2014. Here’s our list of the best food finds in Davao that are deliciously awesome to serve, to share, and to gift this holiday season.
What’s Christmas in the Philippines without lechon, right? And the best kind of lechon is lechon de leche. My favorite is Beko’s Biik Lechon de Leche.
Lechon de leche is Roast Whole Pork Suckling. Beko’s Biik offers Lechon de Leche in spicy, mild spicy, and regular. I’m not a fan of spicy dishes but the Beko’s Biik Mild Spicy Lechon de Leche has just enough spice to give the lechon more interesting than usual. Lechon Rolls and Mini Lechon Rolls are also available in Spicy, Mild Spicy, and Spicy.
Here’s their price list:
- Extra Small for 6 – 8 persons – PhP1,700
- Small for 10 persons – PhP1,900
- Medium for 15 persons – PhP2,200
- Large for 20 persons – PhP2,800
- Extra Large for 30 persons – PhP3,500
- Boneless Lechon Roll for 3 – 5 persons – PhP1,150
- Mini Boneless Lechon Roll for 1 – 2 persons – PhP650
What’s even more amazing they accept orders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just order 3 hours before pick. Call +6382-227-BIIK (2445) or +6382-2863445 and pick up at Dimsum Diner Guerrero Street, Davao City.
Also perfect for Christmas is the Beko’s Kitchen Dried Lapu-Lapu and Pork Floss.
Beko’s Biik Dried Lapu-Lapu and Pork Floss is slow cooked for several hours with a variety of spices. The result is a unique combination of flavors: salty, spicy, sour, sweet, and earthy. It is loaded with umami. This is a great gift idea for foodies. Or to serve as an appetizer or side dish for Noche Buena.
A 295 mL bottle costs PhP400. This is available at Dimsum Diner Guerrero Street, Davao City.
Whatever you order from Beko’s Biik, make sure you have lots and lots of rice to eat it with.
For inquiries and orders, like their page at https://www.facebook.com/bekos.biik.
SEA GREEN CAFE AND LIFESTYLE SHOP
For your health junkie friend, buy a bottle of homemade Sea Green Cafe Pesto Sauce.
Homemade, wholesome, and utterly delicious. This does not contain any additional chemicals and preservatives. Just pure, unadulterated rich pesto sauce. A bottle sells for PhP200.
Sea Green Cafe and Lifestyle Shop is located at Circumferential Road, Marfori Heights, Davao City. You may contact them at +6382-3054765, +63939-9361081 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, like their FB Page at https://www.facebook.com/seagreencafe or follow them on Instagram @sea_green_cafe.
Two of the rising stars of the Davao food scene are locally made cheese and chocolates. And Malagos Farms has both.
Malagos Cheeses are processed and made in Davao by Ms. Olive Puentespina. I love all their cheese by my top picks from their cheese selection are the Blue Pepato, Blush, and Red Wine Chevre.
One of the best cacao beans in the world is Davao Cacao. It is fast-rising as one of the most prized beans anywhere. We’re lucky that local farms, such as Malagos Farms has made Davao chocolates accessible to the Davao market. For chocolate lovers, give a bar of the Malagos Single-Origin 65% Dark Chocolate Bar. It’s creamy with the right amount of bitterness. The bar is rich but not too rich. A square or two is enough to satisfy any chocoholic’s craving.
In Davao, you can buy these awesome products at the Puentespina Malagos Farmhouse at Bolcan Street, Agdao, Davao City. You may contact them at +6382-2264446, +63917-7001205, and at email@example.com.
In Metro Manila, Malagos products are available at the following stores:
- Le Gourmet Rustans Rockwell, Concourse Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center;
- Le Gourmet Rustans Ayala Avenue, Ground Floor, Rustans Makati, Ayala Avenue, Makati;
- Le Gourmet Rustans, Shangri-la Mall;
- The Market, Tiffany Bldg., 156 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Contact Number: +632-8872993; and
- Wine Depot, Westgate Corporate Center, Commerce Avenue corner Filinvest Avenue, Alabang Muntinlupa City, Contact Number: +632-7719463, Website: www.winewarehouse.com.ph.
Bistro Rosario, formerly Peter Pan Bakery, has been producing their signature cakes for decades. And they have managed to maintain the taste and quality of their products over the years.
Decades before the netizens became obsessed with “Rainbow Cake,” Davao was already lucky to have the pretty Bistro Ribonette Cake. It has a fluffy and sweet cake complemented by rich buttery frosting. It is a crowd pleaser for kids and adults alike.
Make your holidays are more special with a Ribonette Cake. Other picks from Bistro Rosario at their Mango Charlotte Cake and the Mango Cream Pie. And of course, their Classic Butter Roll. Simple, unassuming, but definitely addicting.
Bistro Rosario is located at F. Torres Street, Davao City. You may contact them at +6382-2217780. Bistro Rosario Bakery also has a branch at Tulip Drive, Ecoland, Matina, Davao City. Like their page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bistro-Rosario-Bakeshop/1536953919876206.
LACHI’S SANS RIVAL ATBP
Here’s another homegrown classic, Lachi’s Sans Rival. The Aviles family has been selling pastries in Davao for decades. When they opened the Lachi’s Sans Rival, Atbp Restaurant it instantly became an important foodie destination in Davao.
Their most popular pastry is their Sans Rival. I have written about this several times. Put simply, the meringue layers are perfectly airy and crunchy and their buttercream icing is sinfully rich. Together the combination is heavenly but not too sweet or overwhelming. One whole Sans Rival is just PhP320.