Dencio’s Kamayan : Sooo Pinoy Davao Food Trip

June 25, 2012 – Sooo Pinoy Food Tour Day 1 in Davao City

“Mabuhay! – We just landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport” – an announcement that interruptedmy dreams of having an extended food trip in Malaysia as my adventure continues in Penang Island. We arrived in Manila at around 4:15am and since my next flight will be at around 9am, I decided just to stay at the airport and wait for the Sooo Pinoy team.

best sisig in davao
Pork Sisig

Why am I in Davao every Month? – I was in Davao last June for the Davao Food Appreciation Tour together with Davao Bloggers. I’m now here in Davao for the exciting Sooo Pinoy Food Tour and I will probably be here again for the Kadayawan Festival 2012 next month.

Courtesy Call with Mayor Sara Duterte
Courtesy Call with Mayor Sara Duterte

Upon arrival in Davao City, we dropped by the hotel to leave our things then proceeded to the City Hall to meet the Mayor of Davao City.

best Chicken Barbeque
Chicken Barbeque

Our first stop was at Dencio’s Kamayan located in Lanang, Davao City. Started in 1998, Dencio’s Kamayan is a family owned restaurant and their first branch was at the back of Victoria Carpark. Through word of mouth, the restaurant became popular as one of the local restaurants that serves great Filipino grilled food at affordable prices.

Grilled Pork Spare Ribs
Ribs Espesyal

Their signature food are the grilled items namely Chicken Barbecue, Pork Barbecue, Grilled Spare Ribs, Ribs Espesyal, and Sari-Sari Espesyal. Other favorites are seafood dishes like Grilled Panga, Sizzling Bangus Belly, Grilled Squid, Grilled Tiyan ng Isda, and Pinoy staples such as Kare-kare and Crispy Pata.

Sooo Pinoy Davao Leg
Sooo Pinoy Davao Leg (Photo courtesy of Tere Nierva)

For our food tasting, We tried their famous Chicken Barbecue, Pork Sisig and Ribs Espesyal. I like their chicken barbeque.. Whats the secret? They marinated the chicken overnight and once cooked the chicken is served with a special sweet sauce.

davao transportation
Only in Davao

My favorite is their Ribs Espesyal, its has a little bit of sweetness much like a honey cured ham and the meet is sooo juicy and tender. Their Pork Sisig is served with crispy chicharon… its soooo good!

The restaurant now has 4 branches in Davao, one in Tagum and one in General Santos.

Sooo Pinoy is an advocacy to promote Filipino Cuisine as a key ingredient in our nation’s heritage and identity. Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) recognizes that the diversity in our cuisine is exactly that which makes it Filipino.

TV Interview with GMA Davao Morning Show

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Up Next : Montmartre Cafe of Grand Regal Hotel

  1. Adelle says

    Dencio’s is really a great place for barbecue any time and any day! you should also have tried their buko-mango salad!

  2. Abby says

    I agree with Adelle, Davao has many wonderful BBQ places such as Penong’s and Dencio’s Kamayan. The pics look really inviting and drool-inducing, lol! Thanks for visiting our city 🙂

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