Brealundi is a roadside eatery that serves BREAkfast, LUNch, and DInner (that name had to come from somewhere!). It was 9 in the morning on a Saturday and I and my companions were raring to have a meal. The waiter who attended to us was a skinny boy (I can’t believe he’s over 17. He must be, right, so he can be legally employed?) who carefully explained to us what the difference was between the Starter and the Huge versions of the breakfast meals. A quick look at the menu, some question-and-answer session, and we were ready to order. ย After dutifully taking note of our orders, the waiter scurried off ย behind the counter to cook.

The waiter? Will cook the food? WHAT?! My companions and I found it especially amusing. But the amusement started to fade when the clock started to tick. Five, ten, fifteen minutes. . . and counting.

I stood up to check out how he was doing (the stove was clearly visible from where I stood). “Okay, he just finished cooking the sunny side up eggs. On to the longganisa,” I whispered to myself. A part of me desperately wanted to help him do it. The stove had two burners after all. I joked to my breakfast mates, “Maybe I can offer to cook my own breakfast for a discount.”

After twenty minutes, we were finally served our meals. To the credit of the waiter-slash-cook, I was satisfied with what I ate (or maybe I was too famished to notice if there was anything wrong with it). But hey, I should cut the waiter some slack. He’s doing double jobs in one shift!

Apart from that longganisa breakfast, I can tell you about the many other culinary delights I enjoyed in Davao this past weekend: the sliced pie carne from Sanny Sweets, the lanzones from Camiguin (at 40/kilo!), the 118-peso eat-all-you-can buffet, the best leche flan I have ever tasted from Museo Cafe’s kitchen, the egg sandwich made sweet by condensed milk served at the cemetery, the grilled and kinilaw na tuna, the mandarin seafood platter at Paradise Island. . . Maybe I should stop with the enumeration. It’s past ten and I’m starting to get hungry again. I wonder why.

If and when my feet takes me to Davao in the future, I’d still probably find myself in Brealundi the next time around. Though there was nothing too spectacular about my meal there, I just have to do something I missed doing during my last visit. The next time I’m there, I’ll look for the same waiter/cook, tell him what I’ll have and add, “Hey, I think you’re doing a great job.”

5 Responses to “Brealundi”
  1. carlotta says:

    haha that’s an interesting name for an eatery. cheers to the waiter-slash-cook! ^_^

    gosh, reading this made me hungry.

    at sana makabisita rin ako sa davao in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dianna D. says:

    brealundi is a great place for you to relax and just enjoy your food and drinks..without the fancy stuff that just adds to what u pay for ๐Ÿ˜
    brealundi.. ALL at reasonable and AFFORDABLE GOOD food and drinks.. NOT TO MENTION its all fresh and clean..
    i often go to brealundi because they offer food and drinks even tyl peak times..
    AND the waiters-(YES) slash-cook are hospitable and jolly..
    (who would want to order from grumpy ppl??)
    so for me those are a thumbs up.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. ariel aquino says:

    thanks a lot!!!

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