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Saturday, February 9, 2013
I’VE seen it but never gave it a second look simply because I thought it was closed.
Its name is Bleu Chili and has a sign at this building along Mabini Street just before reaching F. Torres Street above a space that looks like a tiny restaurant that is obviously abandoned.
So when Miggy asked if I have already tried the place, all I could ask was, “Wasn’t that the one that’s closed?”
It isn’t and never has been. Except that it’s not that abandoned tiny space that you see along Mabini Street. Rather, it’s by the side of the same building but along the length of Avancena Street. Dabawenyos being Dabawenyos are not particular (and can hardly remember street names), and so I go on to add, it’s opposite Badminton World.
We entered to find Yvette Sunga, who apparently spent same time on the badminton court. Hubby Daniel and friends are still playing, she said. The place obviously has a following among the badminton players.
What took my fancy first were the Sliders – described as mini-burgers, that come in threes.
It was out of stock. Ooooohhhkaaay.
I opted for the Aligue Pasta and the Crispy Pork Chop in curry. Miggy got the shrimp wrap.
They have stuff like churros and chimichanga and quesadilla, they have burritos too plus some other Tex-Mex stuff, but I wanted to try what was not so usual, and so the crispy pork chop in curry was it – given that sliders was out of stock.
The aligue pasta tasted like aligue, all right; although it’s too red, the pasta that is.
The pork chop was crispy and the curry was more coconut milk with a hint of curry.
Both are okay, it’s something you can eat again.
The wrap was too sweet. Yes, sweet. Very sweet. (Majority of the Pinoys may like it that way, I don’t.) I simply gave up eating it.
Otherwise, there are still more viands you can try like pork binagoongan and beef caldereta and fish and chips. They have several sets meals that you can choose from, too, with the staples of pork, beef, and chicken. I still wish they had that sliders, though.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 10, 2013.