Thankfully, as I would find out when we landed in Davao, our gracious hosts took that into consideration, and arranged for us to dine at one of the City's finest seafood restaurants: Yellow Fin Seafood Restaurant.
More than two decades later, that Steakhouse is long gone, but the Karenderya has morphed into one of the city's most popular seafood restaurants. Soon, as the restaurant began to grow and grow, the "Karenderya" name was no longer appropriate, and was later replaced by Yellow Fin - named after the Tuna that has become the pride of Davao.
Though it is their Seafood dishes that helped Yellow Fin Restaurant become the name it is today, It is the Greaseless Fried Chicken that was an integral part in sustaining that legacy through the years.
This is one of the best fried chicken dishes that I've ever tasted in my life. Yes, it was obviously deep fried, yet it lived true to its name.. It didn't have the oiliness that other fried chicken dishes fall victim to. The chicken was amazingly moist, while the skin had a delicate crunch to it. The creamy gravy was also fantastic.
For Dessert, Rina had the Halo Halo (P92). This was a good incarnation of Pinoy dessert favorite, with the leche flan particularly being the standout.
I didn't think that the Durian Roll would work, but I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it. It's basically a turon with durian replacing the bananas. Fortunately for me, it didn't have the pungent taste that I normally associate with Durian. This would be even more perfect ala mode!
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The Manila contingent visiting Davao, Courtesy of Marco Polo Hotel Davao
Much Thanks to the Father and Son Team of Pao and Ken Angeles,
owners of Yellow Fin Restaurant!
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