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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto: A Haven in the City

San Pedro Street in Davao City is considered by many as the heart of the city. Why, because it is more or less geographically at the center of the city and it is where famous Davao city landmarks such as San Pedro Cathedral, Rizal Park, Sangguniang Panglungsod and the City Hall are located. It is one of the busiest part of the city thus it came as a surprise to discover that this street holds a secret haven, a quiet little hotel located at the back of Mercury Drug Store called Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto
Photo Grabbed from Bahay ni Tuding FB Page


We just walked a few steps from the main street of San Pedro to get to the place but it seems that we were transported to another place and... time. The hotel despite being located in a busy street exudes a homely atmosphere and the quaint historic pieces that adorns the place gives one a glimpse of the past. 

Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto is owned by an old family in the city and they converted their old house into an Inn and named it after their ancestor, Gertrudiz “Tuding” Verano Ortiz. It has 12 comfortable rooms with affordable rates which gives the guest the luxury of customized service. Have we mentioned already that they offer great food?

We and a couple of bloggers were invited by the energetic Manager and Owner Miss Mel to get to know more about what the place has to offer. We had such fun because we had a trivia game about the history of Davao City, of the hotel and some fun facts  and then we were treated to an excellent meal.

We started off with Garden Salad with Tinapa.  It is a typical garden salad served with strawberry vinaigrette sauce but with a twist! It is topped with Tinapa which seemed unusual to have on your salad but it was a surprisingly great combo. We savored every bit of it.


Next we had Humba which is perfectly cooked and seasoned.

Then we had Buco Sorbet to cleanse our palate for more food offerings. We really love the Sorbet because it is so simple yet extraordinarily delicious. It is not overly sweet and you can just taste the very essence of Buco. 

Then we had their Fried Chicken and Aligue (Crab fat) rice. Fried chicken is one of the most common food fare when eating at home and at fast food joints. But let us tell you that eating Bahay ni Tuding version of fried chicken paired with Aligue rice is a must try! The tasty Aligue rice perfectly complements the  chicken that you don't need any sauce. The chicken itself is very tasty.

Lastly, we had the Banana Tchuron for dessert. It is simply Turon but with chocolate dip made from the local Tablea.


All of the sumptuous food we enjoyed were prepared by Chef Nice and used the family's secret recipe passed down from generation to generation. 

Bahay ni Tuding is highly recommended for tourist and fellow Dabawenyos alike who need a place to stay or  simply have a great dining experience. It is simply a haven for weary travelers and hungry tummies.


Their Room Rates as of July 2013 are:
Single Standard - P775.00
Single Deluxe - P875.00
Double Standard - P1,160.00
Double Superior - P1,288.00
Family for 3 - P1,650.00
Family for 4 - P1,854.00
*Room rates include FREE Continental Breakfast, WIFI, Cable TV and Hot/Cold Shower


Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto

Location: 160 San Pedro Street, Davao City
Telephone Number: +63 82 295 2487 Mobile Number: +63 947 361 3544 Fax Number: +63 82 295 2487
Facebook: Bahay ni Tuding

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