When in Davao enjoy a luscious lunch or dinner at Coco’s Grill. This dining place does not only serve grilled foods but pizzas as well. But the seafood is a must to try, grilled or fried or cooked. It is located on F Torres St. This is close to the school where I worked before and I remember it was called Regine’s.
A new branch was opened two years ago called Coco’s South Bistro is situated at Victoria Plaza in J.P.Laurel (Bajada). Coco’s on F. Torres has now become Coco’s South Bistro, too. Or just Coco’s for both.
The menu presents food varieties from fish to lobster, baby back ribs to roasted pig. Before, the price ranged from Php 100- Php 500+.
The place where you can see the view of Davao City from atop is at Jack’s Ridge Resort and Restaurant. To be on top of this marvelous place is sure astounding. It’s open day and night for viewing purposes with minimal fee. But if you dine and unwind in the cozy restaurant and café inside, viewing and picture taking are included. Historically, this place was once the headquarter of the Japanese troops in World War II. Now, it’s one of the city’s wonder-places for both tourists and locals.
Not only is the view interesting at Jack’s Ridge but the different amenities as well. You can bring your family to a swimming day at Kool Kat’s Pool or have an enjoyable singing night at the BMW KTV and Piano Bar. Even a simple dinner at Taklobo Restaurant makes the night magical with their sumptuous meals and desserts. Hmm, I missed the Calamares we had one night when we were there.
How about planning your wedding at this Amphitheater and the reception at Penmar Hall. It will be a wonderful experience of a lifetime. Jack’s Ridge Resort and Restaurant has all you need from cozy dining to simple relaxation.
Jack’s Ridge Resort and Restaurant is located at Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City. You may reach the place by a taxi or your own car, or tricycles maybe.
The durian fruit has become synonymous with Davao City, in fact, Davao has been called the Durian capital of the Philipines. Davaoeños enjoy plenty of exotic and tropical fruits all year long like mangoes, mangosteen, pomelos, bananas. But when it comes to the ultimate fruit experience, nothing tops the durian.
Durian is commonly called the “king of fruits” or “fruit of the gods”. Now, someone who don’t know jack about durian might think it a very beautiful, truly unique and almost divine fruit. Unique might be the only word fitting for it. For one thing, the durian is an ugly fruit, with a hard and thorny skin. The internet is full of images of it. See for yourself. Ugly, right?
What makes it truly unparalleled is the odor and taste of its pulp. The smell at first might offend a lot of people not accustomed to it. The meaty pulp ,however, is the real reason why it is called the fruit of the gods. From the words of the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace provides a much-quoted description of the flavour of the durian:
“The five cells are silky-white within, and are filled with a mass of firm, cream-coloured pulp, containing about three seeds each. This pulp is the edible part, and its consistence and flavour are indescribable. A rich custard highly flavoured with almonds gives the best general idea of it, but there are occasional wafts of flavour that call to mind cream-cheese, onion-sauce, sherry-wine, and other incongruous dishes. Then there is a rich glutinous smoothness in the pulp which nothing else possesses, but which adds to its delicacy. It is neither acid nor sweet nor juicy; yet it wants neither of these qualities, for it is in itself perfect. It produces no nausea or other bad effect, and the more you eat of it the less you feel inclined to stop. In fact, to eat Durians is a new sensation worth a voyage to the East to experience. … as producing a food of the most exquisite flavour it is unsurpassed.”
These are among the reasons why durian is among the most exotic and unique fruits in the world, and it grows abundantly here in Davao. So pack your bags, put on your adventure cap and get a taste of heaven on earth.