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Saturday, September 7, 2013
WE HAD dinner date earlier that we usually do as schedules have always been at odds. But this time, we had a big group, thanks to Trish and Deng who dragged in Razelle, Beling, Ida, and Kim, all from ABS-CBN, while I invited Miggy to tag along.
The meeting place, Tindabaw across Zoofari. I’ve always known that Tindabaw and Zoofari are along Bacaca Road, except that Tuesday was conviction day, and brain was not working right.
Thus, as Deng texted that they already ordered and I told them that we were already on the way and that they should not touch the food until I arrive to take photos, Miggy and I drove off to… Mamay Road.
Don’t ask me why, but Mamay was what my brain said.
It was only when we were about to make the turn to Mamay when I realized, the road looks different. Of course, because it’s not Bacaca.
You can imagine the hungry looks on the six faces as we finally arrived at Tindabaw in Bacaca Road.
But we had sininglay, crispy pata, pinakbet, chicken and pork barbecue, and bagaybay. We’re happy. But only after the photos were taken.
The crispy pata need no critique. Any pork that crackles will automatically raise my thumbs. The chicken and pork barbecue taste like the chicken and pork barbecue Dabawenyos know so well, so that’s another thumb up. The bagaybay too. You can hardly go wrong with grilled food for as long as you have the “main ingredient”: freshness.
The sinanglay, which is fish wrapped in a leaf and cooked in coconut milk and topped with several chili fingers, tasted really good. But one big B-U-T. It wasn’t cooked through and through, meaning, spinal parts in pink and red. Oh dear…
We were happy with the pinakbet though. You can dribble the sauce generously on your rice and have a happy meal.
It’s small, it’s intimate. It’s a place to hang around in with friends. If you want more space, they have more space at the back. But don’t expect more, I did just say space, right?
So, where’s Tindabaw again? It’s along Bacaca Road across Zoofari right beside the entrance gate of Ladislawa Village. You won’t get lost except if like me, you just got convicted. Cheers!
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 08, 2013.