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Davao Food Crawl at Cuencos Rice and Noodle Bar

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My last stop with the Davao Food Crawl was at Cuencos Rice and Noodle Bar located at Tulip Drive in Matina, Davao City. It is in the building right across the entrance gate of Fuente de Villa-Abrille Subdivision.IMG_20190317_180146

It is a clean and cozy homegrown resto which for me is one ideal option good for Sunday dinner with your family. It’s your go to restaurant in the neighborhood when you crave for Asian rice and noodle dishes served in a bowl.

The word CUENCOS is Spanish for earthenware bowls. The idea behind Cuencos is to bring a certain comfort in serving familiar and flavorful food in bowls. Perhaps this has to do with how we learned to eat in a bowl or when we sip warm soup to make us feel better that serving food in “cuencos” just brings it right at home.

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I spotted a family of three who dined in when we were there. A nice place to spend dinner and quiet time as we are about to end the weekend.

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We had the whole resto to ourselves for awhile when I took this photo shortly before dinner time that Sunday.

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Spotted a foodpanda rider or delivery guy. Actually spotted three different riders who picked up food orders when we were there.

I actually like sometimes dining in a resto where there are no other customers. Just me and my boys enjoying our food without any noise from other diners. Especially on a Sunday night when you just wanna relax for the last few hours of the weekend before another week of hustle and bustle especially during school weekdays.

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The vibe perhaps may be a little different during weekdays especially going to the weekend when there are more people dining in.

We were able to rest while waiting as they cooked the dishes they served us.
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For their Noodle Bowls, this bowl of Pad Thai (P170) was the first dish they served. It partly satisfied my craving for one which I have in mind for quite sometime now.

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It can good for one if you are really craving for one or good for sharing with a friend who wants a taste of Thailand as a friend would joke me with. *wink* Pad Thai is a stir-fried noodle dish and a known street food or resto food in Thailand.

For their Rice Bowls, they served us this bowl of Nasi Lemak (P185), a Malaysian inspired rice dish cooked in coconut milk

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Bistek Tagalog (P195) served with rice and egg topped with chopped spring onion leaves and a few onion rings.

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We wish to try to visit them again with my boys and try their other rice and noodle bowl dishes. Also wanna try their specials the mee goreng of fried egg noodles with sambal. Plus the desserts – leche flan with sago, and that fried suman with mango slices and latik that I saw on Instagram way before. Till our next visit.

They are with foodpanda, by the way, if ever you prefer to dine at the comfort of your home or when in your office.

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Hoping though that they become included in our list of restos in the foodpanda app. I actually sent an email to the foodpanda support but got no reply yet until now for a request to have them stretch out the list to those as far as Cuencos since I have one resto listed in MTS The Good Food Co which is actually beyond the standard distance range under the app.

Cuencos is open from 11AM – 2PM and 5PM – 10PM DAILY.

Davao Food Crawl at Blah Blah Blah by The Good Food Co

On my second weekend with the Davao Food Crawl, I was able to join the team at the Blah Blah Blah by the Good Food Co located at the JJ Commune Compound along Loyola Street in Bo. Obrero here in Davao City.

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Blah Blah Blah by The Good Food Co. is one homegrown resto that we often pass by but have not really dined in yet with my boys.  Since a few months ago, I would see this resto’s name through the foodpanda app when I would search for new restos to order from and I saw that The Good Food Co has taken over.

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Only last  Saturday, March 16 was I able to try them for the first time and here’s what we had at @Blah3xPH!

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Appetizer Greatest Hits – a chorus of TGFC’s fave appetizers: chicken tenders, chicken quesadilla, buffalo wings and fish fingers in mayo garlic and aioli sauce for dips. Said to be good for sharing for 4 people.

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Shrimps in Gochujang Sandwich is one unique sandwich that you wanna try if you are a seafood person. Served with house made crispy potato chips and house salad.

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Poutine in Curry Cream Sauce – Crispy fries covered in a creamy curry sauce then topped with red onions and your choice of meat floss (chicken, pork, beef, fish)

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French Onion Soup is something that I wanna have when I don’t feel well inside and need some warm soup for comfort. That’s slowly simmered onion in butter and beef stock topped with Gruyere cheese

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Greek Pizza is a combination of tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese (a staple in Greek cuisine), and olive oil. Enjoy it while it’s still warm.

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Ribs in Malt Vinegar & Tamarind with Sauteed Mushrooms is a hearty dish to enjoy when at Blah3x!
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Deep fried premium pork ribs cut marinated in malt vinegar and tamarind topped with mushrooms and oyster sauce.

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Seafood Pasta in Tomatoes and and Coconut Milk that has a hint of spicy kick for those pasta lovers out there. Fettucine pasta with squid, shrimps and tuna sauteed in tomatoes and garlic in coconut milk.  A chef’s special and a must-try!

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Shrimps in Chili and Coconut Sauce in Cajun Rice is a nice combination of seafood and flavored rice for comfort meal any day for me.

For desserts, we tried two of TGFC’s bestsellers!

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Chocolate Nibbler with creme de Chantilly – an old Ledesma family recipe made from native chocolate, grahams and milk topped with creme chantilly!

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Their Apple Crumble was a delightful dessert to enjoy for sharing or for your own indulgence. Warm stewed apples topped with butter crumbles and their home made vanilla ice cream. I guess this became everyone’s instant fave!

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Blah Blah Blah by The Good Food Co is your place to go when you looking for good comfort food with good company. They are with foodpanda by the way, in case you want their food delivered instead at home or in your work place.

Signature Dishes Introduced by Marco Polo Davao

Marco Polo Davao is introducing new signature dishes for Café Marco, Polo Bolo Bistro and Lotus Court.

“We are delighted to unveil Marco Polo Davao’s signature dishes for our three restaurants as we continue to be a destination for culinary adventure” said Executive Chef Alex Destriza.

Café Marco, the hotel’s all-day Western, Filipino and Asian dining, introduces Gambas al Ajillo as its new signature dish which will be served its buffet spread. Gambas al Ajillo, a popular Spanish prawn dish, is served with baby prawn, Italian chorizo, olive oi, garlic, chili, paprika powder and dried chili finger.

The chili fingers on this dish gives it a kick of spiciness that lingers as you enjoy this dish. To be honest, I can’t help but take more of their serving. Since Cafe Marco is a buffet style resto of the hotel, might as well enjoy your unli gambas in the city!

Lotus Court, the most celebrated Cantonese Restaurant in town, will take you to another level of oriental gastronomic experience as it introduces its signature item the Dimsum Trio – Spinach Dumpling, Xiao Long Bao and Century Egg Siomai. Family and friends can share this signature item for Php 500.00.

The spinach dumpling was a popular pick among our table. I think all three were almost equally flavorful with a distinct taste of their own. The xiao long bao is one of the best I’ve tried here in the city.

Marco Polo Davao’s outdoor restaurant Polo Bistro introduces Baby Back Ribs as its signature item.

This mouthwatering dish is served with truffle mushed, pomelo salad, buttered French beans and sweet potato chips, and can be shared for Php 610.00.

Marco Polo Davao has been considered as the hub of gastronomic journeys in the city, as its culinary team has continued to showcase the various local and international cuisines.

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