Mel's Davao Food Tour

Activity Bahay ni Tuding Inn & Resto, San Pedro Street, 8000 Davao City Published on: 13-11-2015

08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Second-time visit
Private/Joined
5.0 hour
Agency Office
Highlight of the city
Activity
Cultural
Family
Food
Must see
Kids
1.05 USD

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Mel's Davao Food Tour is a 5 1/2 hour tour covering Breakfast, Lunch and Ice cream in different neighborhoods that are centrally located with stops in attractions within the city center.

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Why Mel's Davao Food Tour is special ?

Hot native chocolate drink is hand-whisked using the traditional baterol for that creamy rich chocolatey indulgence. Have fun at Mel's Davao Food Tour learning about Davao's unique cuisine by wading into the Bankerohan Public Market and other neighborhoods to discover food & drinks locals enjoy
The 6 stops were chosen tо gіve аn insider's peek оf food eaten by locals аnd prepared іn а distinctly Davao way, thаt is, lightly аnd wіth hardly аny spices аnd techniques. The secret іs tо bring оut the fresh, clean taste оf Davao's produce.
The tour aims tо bring greater depth tо the experience оf the tourist whо wants tо knоw more аbоut Davao thаn јust іts usual attractions аnd sights. Іf the guest dares tо eat durian wіth bare hands then а Php 200 donation wіll be made tо а center fоr the differently-abled іn his/her behalf.

What to explore at Mel's Davao Food Tour?

Learn about the city’s history while sampling its cuisine. This is a 5 1/2 hour tour covering Breakfast, Lunch and Ice cream in different neighborhoods that are centrally located with stops in attractions within the city center. The 1st stop is the market for breakfast . After breakfast, there will be time to drift along the flower stalls to inspect, haggle and buy some local flowers. After all, Davao has a cutflower industry exporting orchids and other ornamentals which is highlighted annually by the Kadayawan Festival. The 6 stops were chosen to give an insider's peek of food eaten by locals and prepared in a distinctly Davao way, that is, lightly and with hardly any spices and techniques. The secret is to bring out the fresh, clean taste of Davao's produce.

RATE

  • 1 pax - Php 2250
  • 2 pax - Php 1500/pax
  • 3 pax - Php 1380/pax
  • 4+ pax - Php 1200/pax

INCLUSIONS:

  • Jeepney ride to Bankerohan Public Market
  • Native bag (bayong) to carry fruits
  • One bottled water
  • Fresh sliced pineapples
  • Breakfast consisting of drink and sticky rice cooked in coconut milk (puto maya)
  • Lunch consisting of rice, grilled Tuna collar (grilled tuna), veggie stew (law-uy) and raw fish (kinilaw) - drinks not included
  • Durian Frappuccino or Local Artisan Ice Cream
  • Cheese tasting - optional, at the Malagos Gardens, for groups of 6 or more Php 300/person extra

  • Source: http://www.coconutinsider.com/davao/tour/mels_foodtour/mels_foodtour.shtml

How to get to Mel's Davao Food Tour?

Meeting place for the tour is at Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto. The hotel is NOT visible from San Pedro Street. There is a driveway beside Mercury Drug. Take that driveway and the hotel is neatly tucked inside a private compound


From the airport by cab - less than P200, 30 mins

From the airport by jeep - take the jeep with the sign "Landmark" and ask to be dropped-off at Rizal St. corner Ponciano St., P15, 45 mins. Walk in the direction of City Hall, turn right on San Pedro St.

From the Ecoland Bus Terminal by jeep - take the jeep with the sign "Magallanes" and ask to be dropped-off at Claveria St. corner San Pedro St., P8, 15 mins. Walk in the direction of Jollibee until you reach Mercury Drug. Take the driveway.

From the pier by cab less than P200, 30 mins

From the city - board a jeep with the signboard "San Pedro" and ask the driver to drop you off at Mercury Drug, ~P8/pax


Source: http://www.coconutinsider.com/davao/tour/mels_foodtour/mels_foodtour.shtml

Selling points

  • Great way to explore Davao
  • A unique gastronomic experience
  • Almost Dabawenyo
  • True Davao Tour
  • Get to know Davao
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
92.39 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
14 places

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Bahay ni Tuding Inn & Resto, San Pedro Street, 8000 Davao City

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Agency Office

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  • So much to see and still so little time, but definitely a food tour to remember
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Whether you are from Davao or just visiting Davao City, Mel's 5+ hours food tour would be a good way to experience the highlights of one of the most livable city in Asia, taste some of its local delicacies, and appreciate what the city has to offer with a very dynamic and knowledgeable Davaowenya tour guide.We started off in a privately hired jeepney who brought us to the biggest public market in town (Bankerohan). Weaving though vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, eggs (we did not go to the wet side of the market selling meat and seafood), we were brought to a small food stand to enjoy a breakfast with hot chocolate laced with palm wine (tuba) and sweet sticky rice (puto maya). After buying some fruits and flowers, we headed to an orchid farm to appreciate the beauty of these exotic plants.....Mel told us that Davao is often called the City of Blooms and is the Orchid Capital of the Philippines. Then there was the visit to the Pasalubong Center, a one stop shop for Davao products and the Bone Collectors Museum, followed by the much anticipated visit to the Durian Park where we enjoyed and savored the durian (yummy). The last stop was at Luz Kinilaw Place to get inihaw na panga (grilled tuna jaw) before heading back to Bahay ni Tuding Inn for a sumptuous lunch with law-oy, grilled tuna, and aligue rice.So much to see and still so little time, but definitely a food tour to remember. Would suggest wearing casual clothes and a comfortable walking shoes/sandals. Bring some loose change in case you want to buy some stuff along the way.Next time we visit Davao, there are still more things we want to visit from historic landmarks, to different parks, and most importantly more food tripping!!!! So we will see you again Mel's Food Tour and thank you for the memorable experience.

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i am always interested in the history of a place i learnt much on this tour and all the food i saw and tasted was great

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Whether you are from Davao or just visiting Davao City, Mel's 5+ hours food tour would be a good way to experience the highlights of one of the most livable city in Asia, taste some of its local delicacies, and appreciate what the city has to offer with a very dynamic and knowledgeable Davaowenya tour guide. We started off in a privately hired jeepney who brought us to the biggest public market in town (Bankerohan). Weaving though vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, eggs (we did not go to the wet side of the market selling meat and seafood), we were brought to a small food stand to enjoy a breakfast with hot chocolate laced with palm wine (tuba) and sweet sticky rice (puto maya). After buying some fruits and flowers, we headed to an orchid farm to appreciate the beauty of these exotic plants.....Mel told us that Davao is often called the City of Blooms and is the Orchid Capital of the Philippines. Then there was the visit to the Pasalubong Center, a one stop shop for Davao products and the Bone Collectors Museum, followed by the much anticipated visit to the Durian Park where we enjoyed and savored the durian (yummy). The last stop was at Luz Kinilaw Place to get inihaw na panga (grilled tuna jaw) before heading back to Bahay ni Tuding Inn for a sumptuous lunch with law-oy, grilled tuna, and aligue rice. So much to see and still so little time, but definitely a food tour to remember. Would suggest wearing casual clothes and a comfortable walking shoes/sandals. Bring some loose change in case you want to buy some stuff along the way. Next time we visit Davao, there are still more things we want to visit from historic landmarks, to different parks, and most importantly more food tripping!!!! So we will see you again Mel's Food Tour and thank you for the memorable experience.

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