Growing up in Davao, I vividly remember Yummy Chicken and Burger Haus along C.M. Recto Street, and their other branch in F. Torres Street. While the original store has closed shop long ago, their Torres branch is still very much alive.
The place has been recently given a facelift, through the installation of its upscale sister restaurant — Alor’s: A Home Kitchen. This new restaurant sits right beside the Yummy branch.
We recently dined at Alor’s with my sister and Wifey’s mother. Upon opening the restaurant’s doors, we were greeted with a modern bistro-style interior and cream-colored walls bathed in light. Judging by the interiors, I already imagined a great dining experience.
Here are some of their drool-worthy dishes:
Potato Shrimp Balls. This delectable appetizer is lighter than it looks, but it packs a wallop of flavors! It has a crisp and flaky coating, and a soft mixture of mashed potato and shrimp inside. Definitely a staple.
Fish Florentine. This is the first time that I’ve tasted dory fish cooked in cream. It looks sinful, but it’s actually healthy because of the spinach. Popeye’s favorite, for sure!
Pork Knuckles. Speaking of sinful… This dish consists of mouth-watering pork knuckles cooked Filipino Adobo style. All I can say is “Wow!”.
Forty Clove Chicken. As the sister restaurant to a famous chicken house, Alor’s made sure that its chicken dishes were up to par. This one wins my vote, hands down! I absolutely loved the spices and flavors infused into this dish, which was cooked in generous amounts of olive oil. I even ate the browned garlic, because it just tasted oh-so-good.
Their food prices are somewhat on the high end, but it’s really worth the extra cost. Alor’s brings its A-game into the already-crowded upscale restaurant market, by serving home-cooked creations worth your while.
Alor’s: A Home Kitchen
F. Torres Street, Davao City
Phone: (082) 222-5577