BANOKS

We meandered down the street looking for a nice restaurant. Imagine my surprise when we arrived at Banoks Ihaw Ihaw Restaurant, which is one of Davao City's leading restaurant chains. I was quite amazed at the popularity of this place. It was busy, crowded and tables were filled to their capacity. Since we had to wait a long time for a table, we left and went to try their smaller branch which is just across the street.


Banoks by the way is short for Barbecue Manok (chicken). This restaurant has an informal open-air structure with electric fans. However, the hot and stuffy area made me bathe in a shimmer of sweat. Phew!



We tried to order a few dishes but we were told that that it was not available for some unknown reason. So we had to settle for their house specialty - the marinated and barbecued chicken, which I think is another favorite among diners.

barbecue chicken


We also had sisig and sinigang na baboy (pork in a soured broth) served in traditional palayok (clay pot).

sisig
sinigang na baboy

What's good about this eatery, they serve unlimited rice. Overall, the food was fine but the service was a bit slow.

This Banoks branch is near People's Park and surrounded by other busy restaurants. If I'm not mistaken, this eatery has 11 outlets in Davao City.


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9 comments:

  1. Looking at those photos makes me wanna hop on a plane and go home to satisfy my craving! Yummy!

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  2. there! now i know why it's called banoks! funny how they got the name. unlimited rice!!! yihaa!

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  3. I like the look of the BBQ chicken

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  4. Jane,

    The dishes look nice especially the BBQ chicken. The pot with sinigang na baboy look antic and very cool! I'm hungry now :D

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  5. Now I learn a word of Tagalog, Manok = chicken. Shall be useful when I visit The Philippines one day.

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  6. Those photos made me hungry!

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  7. What a wonderful report and great pics of delicious food. I can tell it was hot in a lot of meaning of the word :-)

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  8. i have been there once and it's just beside davao people's park kasi, nice place actually, but i have not really indulged into their foods as we were there late night. you have nice experiences with davao, you should come to gensan next...

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