Crispy Pork Binagoongan (Crispy Pork with Shrimp Paste) and Poqui Poqui (Ilocano Vegetable Omelette) by Bagoong Club Davao

Bagoong Club Davao

By: Gem Tadefa

Bagoong Club is finally in Davao! They have converted an old family house into a cozy chow place showcasing Bagoong and Filipino Cuisine.

Bagoong Club serves mouth-watering Filipino dishes. Most menu items are flavored with “bagoong” or shrimp paste. Obviously. Some dishes are traditional Filipino dishes. A few ones are unique regional dishes. But majority of the menu items are familiar Filipino dishes prepared and served with a unique twist. From appetizers to desserts, there is something interesting to try.

Every meal starts with a complimentary serving of singkamas (jicama) sticks and a sampling of their two bagoong varieties: spicy and sweet.

Bagoong Club Appetizers: Mangga't Bagoong (Green Mangoes with Shrimp Paste))and Chicharon Bulaklak  (Deep Fried Pork Intestines)

Bagoong Club Appetizers: Mangga’t Bagoong and Chicharon Bulaklak

Bagoong Club Appetizers

The complimentary singkamas and bagoong is not enough for any bagoong lover. It’s just the beginning. Order their Mangga’t Bagoong with your choice of their trademark bagoongs: Regular, Sweet, or Spicy. One serving costs only P120. And it is sure to satisfy your bagoong craving. Other appetizers to try are the Chicharon Bulaklak (Deep Fried Pork Intestines) and the Calamares.

Manggat Bagoong (Green Mangoes with Shrimp Paste) by Bagoong Club Davao

Manggat Bagoong by Bagoong Club

Chicharon Bulaklak (Deep Fried Pork Intestines) by Bagoong Club

Chicharon Bulaklak by Bagoong Club

You can opt to start your meal with the Crispy Salad or a Steamed Vegetable Platter if you want something more healthy and wholesome.

Bagoong Club Dishes

To fill your tummy, choose from a plethora of Filipino dishes like Kaldereta (Filipino Beef Stew), Sinigang (Sour Soup), Bulalo sa Monggo (Beef Bone Marrow in Mung Bean Stew), and Sizzling Tuna Belly.

Bagoong dishes are the highlight of their extensive menu. Bagoong is served in various ways with different ingredients. Some of the dishes that feature bagoong are Crispy Pata Binagoongan, Crispy Pork Binagoongan, and Krispy Kare-Kare. Mouth-watering, right?

Crispy Pork Binagoongan (Crispy Pork Belly with Shrimp Paste) by Bagoong Club

Crispy Pork Binagoongan by Bagoong Club

Other popular menu offerings include Lumpia, Inihaw na Pusit, Crispy Hito, and Sisig.

Adventurous eaters can try unusual Filipino dishes like Poqui Poqui, Ukoy, or Ginataang Kuhol. If you want something light, they have Filipino-inspired pasta dishes such as Adobo Pasta and Longganisa Adobo.

You can say that merely reading the Bagoong Club menu is a unique Filipino food journey in itself.

They have a selection of desserts and fresh fruit shakes to satisfy your sweet tooth and to give your hearty bagoong-filled meal a nice saccharine balance. Their menu includes traditional Filipino desserts like Leche Flan and Ube Ice Cream. More interesting choices are Buko Pandan Panna Cotta and Ensaymada Pudding.

If you’re a fan of Filipino cuisine, drop by Bagoong Club for something familiar yet new and different. They have something for everybody.

Bagoong Club Davao is located at 123 University Avenue corner Talisay Street in Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City. For updates, follow them on Facebook at https://web.facebook.com/pages/Bagoong-Club-Davao/1216589611784796. For inquiries and reservations, contact them at +63082-2985968.

Images by Renz Bulseco.

This post was written by Gem Tadefa

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