Carmen is a 1st class municipality in the province of Davao del Norte. It has become popular lately because of the rows of stalls selling balut right by the highway.
If you are coming from Davao City via Panabo, there’s a new highway store that you should check out before reaching balut row and the municipal hall compound--- Tiffany’s. Why? Because it has innovated on the comfort food, batchoy, and turned it into buko batchoy.
Buko Batchoy is hot noodle soup with slivers of tender pork meat and topped with chicharon and spring onion in a buko shell. To eat, scoop out the tender meat of the buko with the noodles to get that unique mix of sweetness and saltiness at the same time.
The buko batchoy is not just a perfect combo but a warm refuge on rainy days. But wait… on hot days, Tiffany’s also has your comfort in mind with their buko halo-halo with 3 toppings of their homemade ice cream.
If you want something to bring home to your loved ones, buy their delicious bibingka.
But if you still want to linger at their store and eat more, try their pancit palabok, lomi, and their different flavors of homemade ice cream.
It might be a weird mix of food but, hot or cold, Tiffany’s got you covered.
How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. From Davao City, Carmen is a 30-45-minute road trip.
Tiffany’s is at the right side of the highway before reaching Carmen Municipal Hall Compound and the Balut Row and in front of Felcris Store.