Review: Lachi’s Lives Up To My Expectations

Still a continuation of my Davao Food Appreciation Tour (DFAT) experience. I’ve been hearing about Lachi’s from other bloggers for years. They all rave about the sans rival which of course piqued my curiosity. The night of Day 2, we headed to Lachi’s with empty and aching stomachs from the day’s activities. Lachi’s was full so we had to wait before we got in but once we were seated, we didn’t have to wait long for food to arrive. I was very much ready to try what Lachi’s can dish out.

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The staff packed our table with new and old Lachi’s dishes: Unforgettable Grilled Pork Ribs (P132), Chinese Pork Belly in Red Sauce (P152), Tinik-less Daing na Bangus (P70 for half/P120 whole), Home Style Beef Tapa (P100), Breaded Pork Cutlet (P95), Laing, Pork Marinara Pasta (P95), Chili con Carne, The Ultimate Calderata (P190) and much much more. The Davaoenos surely knows good food and they flock to Lachi’s even if it’s out of the way and in a remote place with hardly any public transport.

The photos below are my favorite Lachi’s staples.

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Unforgettable Grilled Pork Ribs
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Chinese Pork Belly in Red Sauce
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Pork Marinara Pasta

I’ve returned to Lachi’s two more times after the DFAT event. That’s how much I like the food there. I always make it a point to eat there at least once when I’m in Davao. The Unforgettable Pork Ribs is tender and yes, unforgettable. It is slightly sweet and spicy. The Chinese Pork Belly in Red Sauce is a heart attack waiting to happen but at least I will die happy. The Pork Marinara is very cheesy and will suit the Pinoy palette. The best thing about these three dishes is not only they’re very delicious, they’re very affordable too.

It is a well-known fact in Davao that Lachi’s is where Davao coffee shops source their desserts. You can only imagine what the desserts are like in Lachi’s itself. During DFAT, we got to try 3 types of Sans Rival: The original, capuccino, and durian. I prefer the original to the more pungent durian which is an acquired tasted. I ordered one whole box to take home with me to Manila and it only costs P285. The cakes are in a whole different level though. All of them were moist, soft, and ALWAYS freshly baked. Believe me when I say that the Symphony Torte, Five Chocolate Torte and Regal Chocolate Torte are to die for. I wanted to take home boxes of cakes to Manila but unfortunately they will melt during the flight so the owners of Lachi’s discouraged me to do so.

Three types of Sans Rival


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Assorted tortes


more heavenly cakes
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Do make sure to eat at Lachi’s when you’re in Davao. It is a must-try experience you won’t regret.

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Mike Aviles, one of the owners of Lachi's

Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp.
Ruby Street, Marfori Heights
Davao City
82-2245552 / 0916-9841183

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