Longtime residents of Davao are surely familiar with Davao Dencia’s Restaurant, one of the foremost dining destinations in the city. As a kid who grew up in Davao, I am reminded of piping hot Arroz Caldo whenever the rainy season kicks in.
Leah and I recently chanced upon Dencia’s during a heavy downpour. As if by reflex, I ordered my favorites (and Dencia’s staple dishes): Arroz Caldo, Tokwa’t Baboy, and Fried Lumpia.
As I took the first sip off my steaming bowl of Arroz Caldo, memories started to rain down on me. I remember some evenings when Papa would drop by Dencia’s to grab a bag or two of Arroz Caldo for takeout. It was at Dencia’s where I attended a number of wedding receptions. And just last year, we celebrated Ate Toto’s surprise birthday party at the restaurant.
At that particular rainy night, I was able to enjoy one of the best dinners of my life in recent years. Thanks to Dencia’s for a seemingly simple but very satisfying dining experience.
Davao Dencia’s Restaurant
Gen. Luna Street, Davao City
Phone (082) 226-4336