Lachi’s Sans Rival ATBP
In Davao City, one of the places I always eat at when I visit is Lachi’s. It’s their Unforgettable Grilled Pork Ribs that got me hooked at first. A friend brought me there and I remember thinking, “What’s so special about this place?” It was cramped, dark, and unappealing. My friend ordered the Pork Ribs for me and I hogged it down like a pig. Every time I eat there, it’s a dish I’ll always have on my plate. I also love their Laing. They say the best Laing is in Bicol. Well fuck that. It’s in Davao, bitches. For you foreigners out there, Laing is a dish Bicol natives introduced. Its main ingredient is Taro leaves. I’m not sure what else they put in there.
Anyway, back to Lachi’s. They used to be known for their Sans Rival and other desserts. Now, they’re a full blown restaurant. I’m not sure about their history, but Lachi is the name of the owner. She loves to cook and has made an enterprise of it. Back when I was introduced to the place, I mentioned it used to be dark and cramped. Apparently, they’ve had a lot of success and they’ve expanded and renovated the place a bit. It’s bright and welcoming now.
During lunch and dinner time, the place is always packed. A lot of people go there. It’s best if you call ahead. They’ll hold a reservation for you for 15 minutes. If you don’t make it on time, you’re fucked.
Here’s my experience this time around.
I called ahead. I got there. I noticed the new look. I took a picture. I sat down. I ordered the Ribs and Laing as usual. I added the Elsie’s Melt-in-your-mouth Roast Pork. The meat was tender and everything was good in the world. Then came the desserts. I don’t know what I was eating because I just pointed. You see, they keep all the desserts in a refrigerated area on the wall of the left side of the restaurant. You pick out what looks good to you and they’ll serve it to your table. So ate 2 desserts. Two words: Heavy and Heavenly.
Two thumbs up for Lachi’s. If you go to Davao, you should definitely check this place out. If you read this, go to Davao, and you don’t make the least bit effort to check them out, I hope you die alone and cold — in the dark.