Nanay Bebeng Restaurant
Mabini St., Doña Vicenta Village, Davao City, Davao del Sur
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A local Davao resident recommended 'Nanay Bebeng's Restaurant' for lunch before our group left for Tagum City. The compound had this rich, illustrious pre-war feel. With the capiz lamps and capiz chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Upon entering the restaurant, a small nook greets the diner with an introduction to 'Nanay Bebeng' a prominent Davao resident, who had a high standing in the local philantropic scene. She sadly passed away last 2013 at the age of 99.
For 395pesos (all in) one is treated to a wide buffet spread of local Filipino specialties. Here is a quick rundown of what we had. For appetizers there is Chicharon Bulaklak, an assortment of fresh greens and blanched okra, talbos ng kamote, eggplant with a side of bagoong balayan, pako (seaweed), green mangoes, itlog na pula (salted egg), tomatoes, tuna sashimi, and ceviche cut (in case you want to make kilawin).
For soup - Tinolang Native na Manok. Plain white rice. Garlic Rice. For the noodles - Sotanghon Guisado. For the mains - Beef Salpicao, Pork Teriyaki, Kare Kareng Baka, Halabos na Hipon, Fried Fish Fillet, Inihaw na Tuna.
For dessert - fresh fruits with Pomelo as their centerpiece! Leche Flan, Chocolate Brownies, Pritong Kamote. For drinks - Melon Juice.
I had 'almost' a kilo of shrimps among the other dishes which i think is enough for what i've paid for. It is so nice to dine in such a pleasant foodie destination. A lot of seniors were dining and you can feel the love the residents have for 'Nanay Bebeng'. Service is OK. Food was top notch. Will be back if i'm in Davao again. Recommended.
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Oh wow. Loved their food!
Sinigang, leche flan, melon juice! Simply fantastic
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It was my brother's birthday, and this time, it was my mother who was treating him for lunch! She decided that we eat at Nanay Bebeng, since it was a buffet-type restaurant. My brother has a voracious appetite (he's an athlete), and he hadn't been there before. So we hit two birds with one stone in this visit!
Even after doing workouts in the morning, I was still full from our dinner at Entrée the night before, so I just headed straight for the appetizer and dessert section.
• Fried anchovies (dilis) with salted eggs and tomatoes on the side
Just some typical fried anchovies. Nothing out of the ordinary. But the salted eggs were good. They weren't too salty, and there were some spices tossed into them.
• Chicharon Bulaklak
Yes, I know, this is usually accompanied with liquor. (But I don't drink! ) But it tastes good all the same! Very crunchy and not oily at all.
This one really was intended for the kids. Typical sweet-sour spaghetti that kids like!
I kept on going back to the dessert table for this! The suman wasn't too sweet even though it had a little chocolate in it. The rice was nice, smooth, and not overly sticky. There were a little hard grains at the ends though. Tastes great when paired with ripe mangoes!
• Fresh jackfruit (langka)
The goodness of langka, what else? I still like minatamis na langka better.
In my previous review for this place, I had said that their food was on the salty side. Good thing that this time, their food wasn't very salty. Maybe their chef caught the flu that time! Haha.
Their service needs improvement though. We had to ask for our glasses to be refilled. THREE times. It takes them quite a while to buss up the tables too.
As for my brother, I think he really enjoyed this visit. He went back and forth to the buffet a number of times. He would bring a plate full of food, and when he was done, the waiter would take it away, clean and empty.
It only costs PHP350 per head here, so it was indeed worth my mother's money! The birthday boy was full and happy.
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Nanay Bebeng offers traditional Filipino dishes, buffet style. In their other branch in Shrine Hills, they offer a la carte dining. The restaurant is named after the famous matriarch cook here in DC.
Compared to other buffet restaurants, their price is reasonable enough. For PHP300, you get to savor Filipino favorites like kare-kare, adobo, ihaw-ihaw, suha, manggang hilaw, and leche flan among others. And they do change their menu every day.
The ambiance is also very Pinoy, because the interiors are decorated with native wooden carvings and capiz shells.
Despite that though, lunch here yesterday was so-so.
Slow-cooked to goodness! The meat just fell off the bones. Plus the simmering of the bones gave the soup a rich flavor.
Inihaw na panga ng bariles
Malansa! It was also a bit tough to chew on.
This one had a sweet and smoky sauce that came with it. The sauce was was a little bit sweeter than smoky, but not to the point that it was overpowering. Tasted fine but the meat was also tough!
I had just one small bite because it was soooo salty!
Crispy chicken skin
Definitely crispy! Thank God this one wasn't icky salty!
Just the right amount of sweetness and stickiness! There were some "hard" grains at the ends though.
While it did taste like your usual leche flan, it had a lot of holes, and the caramel at the bottom was burnt.
The cake's consistency was fluffy, and it was indeed milky without being overly sweet.
My favorite part of the buffet has to be the fresh fruits they had at the dessert station. Unlimited high quality fruit! Suha, hilaw at hinog na mangga, watermelon, and make-your-own halo-halo! I especially liked their melon punch since it had strips of melon in it, and the sweetness was just right. It wasn't artificial too.
There were indeed hits and misses, so it's no surprise that I wouldn't be back here anytime soon.
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Tried their branch at KCC Mall Gensan, probably the only local food shop (and native-looking outlet) in this mall.
At 645 PM most of what's on the menu are already off for serving. Ubos na daw! I ended up with sinigang na baboy, chicken shots and leche flan. I liked the sinigang, the soup was thick and the liempo was cooked just right. Chicken and leche flan were ok. Their house iced tea was good too.
Total bill per person is only 165. Not bad!
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