Hubby here, tag-teaming with my wife for posting in DavaoBase. Moving on…
Here in Davao, greaseless chicken is usually associated with one landmark destination: Molave Restaurant.
As the prime example of a classy Filipino restaurant back in the day, Molave was well-known for serving signature Filipino dishes and catering to various family gatherings and celebrations. I remember attending countless wedding receptions in Molave when I was a kid, and even up to early 2000.
My first memory of Molave was tasting the greaseless chicken for the first time. I thought to myself, “this is delicious!” (of course, what you hear from me is “munch, munch, munch…”).
What struck me next is its Filipino-style setting, especially its Matina branch. When I see the facade, I always remember Spanish-era Philippine houses, where everything is made of wood. After all, the term “molave” is the name of a popular hardwood in the country.
At present, Molave Restaurant continues to serve great food along Jacinto Street, and it’s nestled right beside Ateneo de Davao University.
I guess it’s high time to revisit Molave, and rediscover the juicy memories of their famous greaseless chicken.
(Beside Ateneo de Davao University)
Jacinto Street, Davao City
Tel: (+6382) 227-6522