2/F SM Lanang Premier, JP Laurel Ave., Lanang, Davao City, Davao del Sur
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This is my second time here because of the PAELLA NEGRA, but this time around am a bit disappointed coz it's under-seasoned.
Ordered Pinakbet - good-tasting but the veggies are overcooked.
Kind of disappointed with the Gambas as well, i expect it to be a little bit cleaner in taste and the shrimps are really small!
Liempo is just perfectly cooked but the meat is hard to bite.
I hope they'll check the consistency of the food regularly. :(
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MADAYAW NA KADAYAWAN!
It is fiesta mode here, and the city is just full of excitement and activity. Banderitas, flowers, and fruits are everywhere. There's eating, drinking, dancing, singing, and all sorts of merrymaking!
And when you're a |ooloo user, a great way to join in on the festivities is to gather and eat at a Filipino restaurant! (And review the restaurant, of course! )
And the lucky restaurant we chose to go to was Archipelago 7107.
Archipelago 7107 offers an array of traditional Filipino dishes from all over the Philippines, hence the name. The interiors and ambiance of the place remind me of colonial times and Old World charm. (Unlike the native feel of the Barrio Fiesta Group.)
Their setup caters mostly to groups and families, so the place is perfect for large gatherings. During weeknights, they turn the place into an Open Bar after dinnertime, which is usually after 10 PM.
While I was kind of impressed with the interiors and furniture and all, I was not at all impressed with their menu "book" a.k.a pages of hard, fancy, glossy paper held together by a binder ring. Haha, kind of low, but... still. I wish they invested in some photo albums, or just had those pages softbound. It would have been much more presentable. And they wouldn't get tattered so easily too!
But I digress. Their food is another story.
• Crispy Buntot ng Bariles (PHP350)
Specialty dish inspired from none other than... Davao City! Woot!
I'm really glad that they did justice to the fish. It wasn't overcooked, wasn't oily, and didn't have any fishy stench! The fish was tender and not dry at all.
• Ilocano Rice (PHP215)
I dislike fatty food. This was so high in calories and cholesterol, but so good! (Though I feel quite guilty!) Crispy pork belly (bagnet), Vigan longganisa, salted eggs, tomatoes, and onions served on top of yellow-colored rice (like Java rice). It was a meal in itself. The serving was good enough for 4-5 persons. Great value for money!
• Bicol Express (PHP195)
Pork strips simmered in coconut milk and chili. Sounds good and fairly simple right? But I must say that this dish is not for the weak. It has a kick of heat that coats your tongue. The creamy coconut milk does tame the heat down a bit though. While I personally loved it and thought the spice level was ok (spicy food lover here), those who aren't fond of spicy food might not appreciate it so much!
• Suam na Mais (PHP185)
Even though one can easily make this dish at home, I still enjoyed it. How can one go wrong with a creamy soup filled with freshly grated corn, sili leaves, and fresh shrimps?
• Tortang Talong (PHP180)
This was the only one I didn't like. Way too salty. Sad.
Our bill totaled up to PHP1215. Not bad at all, considering the servings were all so huge!
Except for a few things, Archipelago 7107 did not disappoint. Their food is reasonably priced, and their service was good as well.
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I thought it was OK.
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