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Saturday, October 19, 2013
WE dragged in a new member to the eating gang and from him we got wind of this new place: Jet-G at the back portion of the Jetti gas station along J.P. Cabaguio Avenue (near the entrance to Crown Regency).
Imee and Alex arrived first and she texted, “Mukhang okay dito, parang nasa Binondo.”
To those who have gone on a food trip in Binondo, such an observation will definitely ring very happy bells.
Peter and I arrived next, Deng was at the tailend, not minding that we have already demolished a good portion of the shrimps because she doesn’t eat shrimps anyway.
Jet-G is a Chinese restaurant with a mainland Chinese lady running the kitchen.
It has the non-aircon space in the middle and tiny airconditioned cubicles for those who can’t stand Davao’s heat. We couldn’t and so we were led off to Room No. 3; a tiny room with a big round table and no lazy susan.
We ordered quick-boiled shrimps, crunchy pork intestines, steamed pompano, spicy spare ribs, tofu, mixed seafood in clear soup, and bowls of plain rice. Imee and Alex ordered Coke, while we got bottled water.
By the time all but the pompano were brought in, we realized we have ordered more than enough.
“Naluto na ba ‘tong pompano?” Philip asked.
“Ginalimpyuhan pa, sir,” the waitress replied. Asked if the order can still be cancelled, the waitress left to ask.
A few seconds later, a waiter returns stuttering, “Ipa-cancel ninyo ang pompano? Napatay na baya, ma’am!”
That settled it.
We demolished all. Uh, okay, we left a little, around a fourth of the pompano, maybe three or four shrimps, and some slivers of the pork intestine and that’s because there was no more space left in our collective tummies.
Let’s count that again. There were five of us with two drinking Coke and three going for bottled water. Then we gorged our tummies with five viands and one soup. The big surprise was in the price. The grand sum of P1,750. We just had a feast for P1,750 and we would have been very satisfied with even less. Not bad at all. And yes, it felt like Binondo, except that we were in a quiet space with some plants and the live fish aquariums by the parking lot.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 20, 2013.