Davao Side Trip


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Baby Steffi with my mom. She just had her baptismal here in the Philippines and it is the sole purpose of our trip!

But since I haven’t been to Davao, it pays to have a short vacation ( but it came out as a food trip). And speaking of food trip, I became acquainted with the “exotic” fruit called Durian.

Durian, the fruit that is stereotipically known to have an unpleasant smell, was the common thing I ate for the past 4 days that I stayed there. Believe me, THEY’RE EVERYWHERE.

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And if you are going to try the fruit in Davao, please be reminded that they have Several types. And it was quite fun to explore the different textures and taste of each!
Here are the types:
Aransillo
The milky/ creamy type of Durian, and has a smooth texture with very small chances of affer tastes.
Puyat
The more yellowish type of Durian that has a stronger after taste than Aransillo.
Native
The “original” taste of Durian
Kobe
Similar to Aransillo ( I cannot explain further because I haven’t tried)
Basketball
According to a local driver, names given to the fruit were derived from the different farms that produced them. Each kilo come for about 25 to 30 pesos.

And another fruit that I have been addicted to is Marang.
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This fruit is like the giant version of Atis! With an even thicker taste ;__; and without the sandy texture…
You should definitely try it! And like Durian, it is also widely available almost everywhere.
My other gastronomic adventures…
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A good restaurant at Jacks Ridge, Taklobo restaurant
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My all-time fave dish from Cafe Laguna @ Abreeza Mall
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Best Guinumis I had in my whole life (no exaggeration)
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Baby Steffi, with Ate Camille and Tito Peter eating Crocodile Durian Ice Cream (made with real crocodile eggs, I have tried and I’m still alive… o.o) at Crocodile Park

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I had a great time eating (more like pigging out) on different dishes and restaurants… and learned to live with Durian. And be addicted with Marang.

Thanks for reading!
Do you have plans on visiting? Well if you don’t, you absolutely need to.

Btw, if you want something closer to nature, try to visit Tinuy-an falls at Surigao. My mom has visited before, and according to her, it was quite awesome and relaxing. That will hopefully be my next target!