John and I have been eating in this diner for almost 2 years now. 🙂 But I have never blogged about it yet because I couldn’t get a good picture, with the busy crowd and all.
Then I realized that if I wait until there’s no more crowd, I may have to wait forever. he he
Seriously, this place is packed with people all the time. When everyone leaves, there’s no more food to take pictures of. 🙂
So yesterday, I just wore the camera and started firing. I fell inline, just like everyone did. And waited for my turn.
The soup incharge asked if I wanted one, I said yes. Food comes with free soup, you see. If you like a spicy soup, I suggest that you order the Halang-halang. That’s spicy and hot in Bisaya. Too bad, it wasn’t ready yet when we were there. So I ordered for the beef soup instead. Yes, it tasted good too! Actually, it’s better than the free beef soup of a famous chicken place in Davao, which tasted like water and a mere beef cube. LOL
John’s favorite is the pork giniling. That’s ground pork with carrots, potato and white beans. He pours it in his rice like a topping. 🙂
While I ordered string beans. I love the way they cook it. It’s sautéed with soy sauce I think. Reminds me of my mama’s home cooking. Then, lechon kawali. I know, I know… I shouldn’t eat pork right? 🙂
Our order consisted of 3 viands, 2 rice and 2 canned sprite. For Php214.00 pesos. That’s what? $ 4 dollars or so? Geee, that’s why I love this place! I get to eat a delicious and authentic Filipino food at a very low price.
They offer several kinds of vegetable dishes – ampalaya with egg, another favorite – pinakbet, salad na langka, ginisa na batong or baguio beans. I tried all those and was never disappointed.
Seafood dishes consist of : sweet and sour lapu lapu, grilled panga or tuna belly, fried tilapia or boneless bangus, adobong pusit, fresh kinilaw na malasugue and lato.
They have chicken dishes as well. See the photo above? That’s chicken liver with egg. Their chicken curry tastes good also.
Your options for pork dishes include : pork humba (sinful) haha… pork adobo, pork binagoongan (you should try this!) , giniling and lechon kawali.
Beef dishes consist of : Nilagang baka, spicy beef soup, beef steak, etc.
For those who like goat meat, you might like Kalderetang Kambing. I’ve never tried it but it looks good. hehe..
Ok, so why Blue Carabao? When Sherry’s father started the business, his specialty was that of carabao meat. They got famous for it. When he retired, Sherry and her husband, Francis (a Canadian citizen) bought the business and continued the legacy of providing for delicious but affordable food.
What I like about this diner is that it is clean. And the staff are trained to serve the clients well.
If you’re expecting a high end place with aircon, go somewhere else. 🙂 But if that doesn’t matter to you, I tell you.. You will love it as much as I do.
Other than John, there are many foreigners that visit and eat. Most of those eventually become friends of Francis. So John jokes that they have a “united nations” meeting there sometimes. ha ha..
Blue Carabao is located at Corner Leon Garcia St. and Monteverde St. It is near Magsaysay Park and Sta. Ana Fire Station. 🙂
If you’re shopping at the Chinese district, then go there for lunch. You won’t regret it!
Yep and they have a letter from Trip Advisor to prove it too! How cool is that? 🙂
Lea C. Walker