DFAT 2012: Comfort Food at Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp

Callos at Lachi's
Callos – PHP 170

I have many blogger friends who have been to Lachi’s and all I could hear from them is that their food is really good. The nearest thing that I was able to taste was only their best selling Sans Rival. Finally, I was able to actually go to their restaurant at Marfori Heights and sampled a lot of dishes and desserts on our first day of the Davao Food Appreciation Tour (DFAT). Our table was filled with plates of their dishes. I think they served us almost half of their entire menu. This was the start of gluttony in DFAT.

Lechon Kawali at Lachi's
Crispy Lechon Kawali – PHP 120

Lachi’s is nothing fancy. They are mostly easily cooked meals (not fast food ones of course) but you will feel comfort in every bite. It started out as a small restaurant and eventually expanded to a bigger space because demand has grown ever since they opened. Lachi’s is owned by twin brothers named Mike and Melvin Aviles.

Fish fillet at Lachi's

Fish Fillet with Tartar Sauce – PHP 120

It would be difficult to describe to you each and every dish that we tried but I will let you know my favorites. The unforgettable pork ribs lived up to its name. Pork is very tender and very easy to separate. This is a must for first timers of the resto.

Unforgettable Ribs at Lachi's
Unforgettable Pork Ribs – PHP 148

Kaldereta at Lachi's
Ultimate Caldereta – PHP 195

The caldereta was also good, a bit of spicy, just the way I like it. It is recommendable to pair with plain white rice.

Pork Marinara at Lachi's
Pork Marinara – PHP 105

I also loved the Pork Marinara. Spaghetti has real tomatoes and it doesn’t taste that it just came from the can.

Beef Tapa at Lachi's
Home Style Beef Tapa – PHP 108

Laing at Lachi's

Asian Crispy Chicken at Lachi's
Asian Spicy Chicken – PHP 130

Chinese pork belly at Lachi's
Chinese Pork Belly in Red Sauce – PHP 160

Luncheon meat at Lachi's
Home Style Meatloaf – PHP 125

Home Style Meatloaf was my favorite. The meatloaf was very tasty and the mustard dressing really brought out a unique taste. I usually see people pouring catsup in meatloaf (like a typical embutido) but for this one, using mustard as dressing was a first!

Laing pasta at Lachi's
Laing Pasta

Desserts and Pastries

And of course, for the grand finale, they presented a table filled with Lachi’s desserts, where they are most famous for. My sweet tooth couldn’t resist this heavenly sight. I immediately ran to the dessert table and took small slices of yummy desserts. Of course, the first dessert in my plate was their famous Sansrival and then I muttered the words “Oh, I miss you so much Lachi’s Sans Rival!” For documentation sake, below are the heavenly desserts that we graciously ate:

Regal Choco Torte
Five Choco Torte
symphony Torte
Durian Cheesecake
Sour Cream Cheeecake
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
Choco Vanilla Cheesecake
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
Ube Cake
Creme Brulee Cake
Bavarian Cream Torte
Pecan Pie
New York Style Cheesecake
French Macaroons
Tarta de Santiago
Macadamia White Choco Bar
Black and White Cake
Bittersweet Overload
Amaretto Fudge Bar
Coffee Sansrival
Classic Sansrival
Durian Sansrival

Various cakes at Lachi's - 1

Sansrival at Lachi's

Various cakes at Lachi's - 2

Various cakes at Lachi's - 3

Various cakes at Lachi's - 4

Various cheesecakes at Lachi's

Macaroon at Lachi's

A cake at Lachi's

After the glutton feast at Lachi’s, I swear to myself that when I come back to Davao, I will never miss the chance to eat at Lachi’s. This is  comfort food heaven!

Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp.
Ruby Street, Marfori Heights,
8000 Davao City, Philippines
(082) 224 5552
Closed on Sundays

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