The Foodie Find Review: Trellis n Vines in Davao City

by - May 19, 2011

My first entry for Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2011

"Heavy meals for small tummies"
Trellis n Vines offers a huge selection of food, from appetizers up to the desserts and fruit shakes. What do you want to eat? Chicken or some fatty pork? Great if you already know what you want. If not, perhaps you might be missing the specials. Here's my recommendation, try their Baby back ribs, Chicken Biryani, Sinuglaw, Pan-fried Bangus with Tomato Sauce and Adobong Kangkong, Crispy noodles and Banana Roll.

Every meal starts with a bowl of soup. Ours is Corn & Crab soup with some slices of bright-orange crab, corn kernels and seasoned with cream and salt. This cozy little restaurant offers Sinuglaw - a grilled pork belly. It was decorated heavily with herbs and vegetables. A good appetizer, indeed. Craving for Chicken? Order Chicken Biryani seasoned with curry and a cracker on top. Large sliced chicken is so tender, plus the combination of Indian spices is hot enough once you bite into them.

But my attention got distracted when a baby back ribs is served on the skinny long table. Crowned with BBQ sauce and the meat is to tender. It is one of the best servings here. But even the usual Pan-Fried Bangus with Tomato and Adobong Kangkon is worth contemplating. A plate of Pan-Fried Bangus has come with full of surprising tomato sauce flavor and wonderful adobong kangkong on it.

What I enjoyed the most is the Crispy Noodles. The serving of this creative dish is good for 3 - 4 persons. The crispy noodles are scribbled with vegetables and a sauce similar to chopsuey that covers the taste of the noodles. It is best to devour this crispy canton right after it's served so you will enjoy the crispiness of the noodles.

Of course, a meal is not complete without the refreshing fruit shakes or Banana Rolls with a very soft texture and sweetness of honey and peanut butter that made the combination right. Or, if you are interested in fruit shakes, ask the staff, and they will surely suggest something from their long list.

Lastly, service is a big plus. Not to mention it has a good ambiance - for it is not crowded and noisy. And for some tips to fully enjoy your dining at Trellis n Vines, it is best to come early or avoid coming with hungry tummies. It is not a fast food chain, so it will take time before your orders will be served. Also, bring your family or friends with you. Most of their servings cater for 3 - 4 persons. You can hardly consume all the baby back ribs if you're alone.

About Trellis and Vines

Trellis and Vines is ready to serve you. Visit their restaurant at lunch, or better, for a night out with your buddies.

Main Branch: Mc Arthur Highway, Balusong, Matina, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-297-8463

Branch: F. Torres Street, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-221-5566

Branch: A. Mabini corner Araullo Streets, Davao City
Contact Number: +6382-2263117

Branch: Casa Maria Inn, Eco-west drive, Ecoland, Matina Davao City
Contact Numbers: +6382-2951883 and +6382-3032218

Mobile Numbers: +63922-8832282 and +63917-7000243
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Thanks to Diyosa Blogger of My Davao City for the photos.

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  1. Wehh..parang may monetizing trick itong post a comment mo ahh..effective ba? lol.

    Anyway, I so love trellis n vines! their baby back ribs is superb and I enjoyed munching the crispy noodles. nomnomnom!

  2. Winner dish for me is the Chicken Biryani and of course the Baby Back Ribs!

    I wanna eat here again!

    - Robbie

  3. Their dishes are definitely tasty and memorable. Love everything. :)

  4. @ mark
    anong monetizing trick yan? :D

    balik ulit tau sa Trellis n Vines. super sarap ng food nila.

  5. @Robbie

    yes yes yes. masarap din ang Chicken Biryani and Baby Back Ribs..

    rellocate kana sa Davao :)

    @ Ria

    Thanks for the invite.. Trellis n Vines is really a winner :)


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