In the past two weeks I have been travelling to different areas in Mindanao — Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, and General Santos City — with my colleagues to conduct our last set of activities for the year. These trips were done on land and I really enjoy road trips in Mindanao.
For some of you who are not from Mindanao, road trips here are quite fun though there are still areas that you still have to be cautious of. The trip to Cagayan de Oro City via Bukidnon (the best way to get there) was very scenic.
Anyway, when you are travelling from Davao City to General Santos City or Cagayan de Oro City, you might want to stop over in these places to relax and eat before continuing you trip.
Located along the Davao del Sur Pan-Philippine Highway, Digos City, this food stop is popular for travelers who pass by Digos City, particularly those coming from Davao City. The food stop serves delicious classic Filipino dishes that will surely satisfy your tummy. During our stop here, I had Binagoongan (pork dish with shrimp paste), which was delicious. There is also a pasalubong shop at the food stop.
For anyone who is traveling from Davao City to Cagayan de Oro City via Buda National Highway/Davao National Highway, usually stop here for a quick CR break and a light snack. One of things I like about this stop is the location itself, which is very relaxing due to its cool weather. The food here are also cheap. Kinds of food and drinks you can find here include noodles, boiled eggs, chips, pastries, coffee, bottled water, among others.
Seagull Steak House and Coffee Shop
This food stop, is just before the Kitaotao Checkpoint if you are coming from Davao City. Offering a wide array of delicious Filipino comfort food, this quaint food stop is located outside of the Seagull Mountain Resort. When we visited here, I ordered one of my favorite dishes of all time Tocino (marinated pork), served with egg and rice. I thought it was delicious. My office mates also ordered the baby back ribs, pork chop, and chicken tinola, which they all enjoyed. We capped the meal off with budbud (sweet sticky rice) paired with tsokalate (hot cacao drink), which was amazing and memorable.