SCENE CITY | A new Patok Sa Manok rises along Tulip Drive

FROM the roadside lechon manok set-up in the mid 80′s, Davao’s favorite roasted chicken has evolved into a chain of restaurants to include the newest branch along Tulip Drive in Matina, which opens on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.

MEDIA guests and bloggers with Lena Benedicto and Chef Pau

MEDIA guests and bloggers with Lena Benedicto and Chef Pau

Expect a new and exciting look and vibe to the new Patok Sa Manok.

The latest restaurant branch has a tropical look in its spacious interiors but still bears its homey charm every family wants to dine in.

CHEF Pauline Benedicto-Malilin at Patok sa Manok Tulip Drive with the Banana Leaves backdrop

CHEF Pauline Benedicto-Malilin at Patok sa Manok Tulip Drive with the Banana Leaves backdrop

Running the kitchen will be Chef Pauline Benedicto-Malilin, the chef who placed Patok Sa Manok’s sister company, Rekado, on the must-dine restaurant list in the Davao culinary map.

“We are targeting families and those who are eating alone or in pairs. Patok sa Manok dishes are served in family style. So, we serve the food in big plates. But at the same time we want to serve the people who are dining in pairs or alone. So we also came up with dishes that are served in the skillets, and that is served with rice,” says Chef Pauline Benedicto-Malilin.

“We are upgrading some of our dishes. For example, our Sweet and Sour fish, we will not be using Lapu-lapu alone, but also use Molmol or parrot fish. For kaldereta, we will use short ribs or beef tadyang,”

INVITED media guests

INVITED media guests

With the new restaurant comes a new look. Tulip drive has a modern Spanish banana plantation feel to the place with the use of textured tiles in red and wood design, walls painted with banana trees, heavy table tops with cast iron legs and wrought iron chandelier as ceiling accent.

“The whole concept of this place is that we are upgrading all the recipes and the feel of the total dining experience. Other branches will look like this and the recipes will be standardized,” says the chef.

The exciting new addition to the Patok Sa Manok restaurants kicks off in this branch.

“We have a bakery and all our branches will also have a bakery. We will be offering a premium line of cakes but we are also serving other classic favorites like ube, brazo de mercedes, pan de sal, ensaymada, bibingka. We also have our novelty item, classics and durian sylvanas.”

CRISPY Pata, the all-time favorite

CRISPY Pata, the all-time favorite

Patok Sa Manok along Tulip Drive is a one-stop destination for good food. People can drive by and buy their favorite Patok Sa Manok roasted chicken, shop for baked goods and desserts or dine in.

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