After the amazing show in Tribu K Mindanawan Cultural Village, we walked to Riverwalk Grill for our dinner. We were told that Riverwalk Grill is famous for their exotic foods. Crocodile was mentioned a couple of times and I was actually thinking yaiks, should I eat?
I was hungry then as I only had noodles for lunch that day. As we walked through the restaurant, I saw the chef cooking barbeque. When I got to smell the aroma of the food, I knew right then and there that we would have a nice meal.
Riverwalk Grill is more of an outdoor type of place. It doesn’t look like a high-class restaurant but hey, it was the food we were looking forward to. I was excited. I wondered how a crocodile would taste like!
I wasn’t part of the ones who ordered the food so I was just there to be surprised haha! Here are the food that were served to us:
- Thai Mango Salad (Php 90)
This dish is a combination of green and semi-ripe mangoes drizzled with vinegar and garnished with onions. Thai Mango Salad is nothing extraordinary but I actually liked this dish. The bitterness in the mango was very distinct here, yum! 😀
- Imbao Soup (Php 120)
Imbao soup is actually clam soup. Here in Riverwalk Grill, the clams they used are the female ones. The clams are juicier than other types. This dish was pretty cheap for only Php 120 and it was presented nicely too.
- Croco Spicy (Php 390)
Now, our most awaited dishes were being served. First up were crocodile dishes. This one is Crocodile spicy (one of the most popular dishes in Riverwalk Grill). Honestly, I never imagined that I would actually eat something like this in my lifetime. I took a bite. It tasted like chicken but I just kept chewing for a few seconds. The sauce gave the dish character but I can’t conclude my impression of crocodile yet.
- Croco Sisig (Php 390)
The 2nd exotic dish served was still a crocodile one. This time cooked like a sisig. Oh boy, it did look delicious! After I took a teaspoonful of Croco sisig, I can now conclude that I won’t be eating or craving for crocodile in the future hahaha! It’s nice that I was able to finally try it though 🙂 Crocodile meat was tough, I felt like eating chewing gum. I will stick with pork sisig next time 😛
- Ostrich Egg Omelette (Php 500)
Next up were ostrich dishes. Contrary to crocodile meat, I actually liked ostrich a lot, like a lot! I think I’ve eaten more of ostrich dishes compared to other dishes Riverwalk Grill served us. I especially liked the Ostrich Egg Omelette. It was a bit expensive at Php 500 per plate but hey, how often do we get a chance to eat ostrich?
The omelette was cooked with ostrich, several spices and cheese (I think). It was one of the most ingredient-packed omelette I have eaten. We also enjoyed taking pictures with the Ostrich Egg hahaha!
- Ostrich Steak (Php 390)
Another favorite of mine is this Ostrich dish cooked as steak. Surprisingly, it tasted like beef steak and there wasn’t any after taste at all. Loved it! 🙂
- Beef Kaldereta (Php 216)
- Grilled Chicken Barbeque (Php 66 per stick)
We saw the chefs grilling the chicken earlier. I knew as soon as the dish landed in our table that it would taste good. I wasn’t disappointed. Freshly grilled chicken was definitely a winner!
- Mixed Fruits with Cream
For dessert, we had mixed fruits. I loved the presentation but I was really thinking why cream was served with the fruits. I’m not a big fan of cream. I guess fruits will taste better with cream (like fruit salad right?).
- Mango Float (Php 70)
The name of the dish is quite confusing to me. Riverwalk Grill’s mango float is actually a mango graham cake. This freezer-baked cake was topped with cherry which was a nice touch. I loved the rich flavor of this cake. I wasn’t able to finish one whole dish as I was too full already with all the dishes that we have tried out.
- Ripe Mango Shake (Php 50)
We all enjoyed our food adventure 🙂 Most of us ate crocodile and ostrich for the 1st time! What an eventful first night at Davao. We all ate like a family, passing the dishes to each other and exchanging stories and stuff during our unique meal.
We also took several pictures and this was some of us after our meal. If you visit Davao, don’t forget to go to Riverwalk Grill and order their crocodile and ostrich dishes. You won’t regret it. It’s always nice to be adventurous once in a while 😉
MA-A Diversion Road, Davao City (Behind Davao Crocodile Park)