Finally, I was able sit down and started my long overdue posts about Davao Food Appreciation Tour that happened more than a couple of months ago.
Davao Food Appreciation Tour’s 3-day activity started with an afternoon snack at Ranchero. I’ve been a fan of Ranchero since I and hubby had a dinner in their old location in Tionko Ave. but never tried their merienda menu. Hubby celebrated his 33rd birthday in that restaurant so you could say we’re fond of Ranchero’s style of cooking. So I was looking forward to try their native merienda with the DFAT 2012 participants.
I and Mommy Arlene (fellow participant) had brunch that day but before we reached the place I am already hungry. I was expecting for the restaurant to just serve whatever they want but we are given menu instead so we could pick our choice.
It didn’t take me long to choose because the moment I saw Bihon Guisado in the menu, Ms. Bihon (yes, that’s what my former colleagues call me) is silently grinning from ear to ear. So….I and Mommy Arlene had a yummy Bihon Guisado. Ranchero’s dish is my kind of Bihon Guisado because it has lots of veggies – like how I cook mine.
Aside from the rice noodles, we also had fried lumpia. This lumpia is made of ubod and veggies with vinaigrette for the dip. Unlike others, Ranchero’s fried lumpia is not that oily and the vinaigrette tastes just right for me.
Mommy Arlene had this Fresh Lumpia. I am not a fan of this so she had this all for herself.
Fellow bloggers had native merienda such as Biko and other native delicacies. This Biko topped with latik looks delish but haven’t tried it. I was full with my share of Bihon Guisado and Fried Lumpia…but I should have tried it just to satisfy my curiosity. I’ll try it next time we visit the Ranchero, anyway.
It was such a sumptuous merienda! Thanks Ranchero for having us!
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