Davao is renowned for its durian and pomelo. Eating durian is admittedly an acquired taste but those who do end up liking it will swear that the bad smell is worth it. Pomelo on the other hand is a citrus fruit that most closely resembles a grapefruit, it is quite common in South East Asia. Beware of bringing durian inside airplanes as well as hotels and other establishments. They may have strict regulations on allowing durian inside and some may not allow durian to be brought at all.
Mamay road, a few meters from damosa gateway. a full range of chinese cuisine. cold cuts and soup are excellent. try also their steamed lapu-lapu and garlic chicken. the best restaurant in the city. call them at telephone numbers (082) 235-8603, 301-9289.