New fastfood outlets and restaurants may pop up like mushrooms in Davao City Mindanao but methinks Dabawenyos still love TAPS. Taps, short for “tapsilog” (tapa – sinangag – itlog), has long been in the food industry in Davao City and it’s known for its wide array of “pares” or “tapsi” meals. Name it – they most probably have it. From tapsilog to bangsilog (bangus-sinangag-itlog) to tocilog to lekasilog (lechon kawali-sinangag-itlog) to adosilog (adobo-sinangag-itlog), TAPS Davao has it!
If I’m not mistaken, they’ve been in existence for more than 15 years. Taps was one of the places my friends and I frequently hung out in during our high school days (only goes to show my age, eh?) These days, Taps now has branches in Bolton Street (the one I still frequently go to), Sta. Ana Street, Legaspi Street and at Matina Town Square.
So why do Mindanaoans especially Dabawenyos still love TAPS?
Firstly, because the prices are oh-so-affordable!
Just take this primasilog meal, for instance. Primasilog means pritong manok-sinangag-itlog!
For only P55.00, you get two pieces of medium-sized fried chicken, egg and fried rice. Not bad, right?
Secondly, TAPS Davao is a super no-frills, just good and fast food place. Order from their extensive menu, wait for a few minutes and voila! You’re served! This is probably why a lot of office workers and students eat at TAPS — affordable yet tummy-filling meals served fast.
So have you visited TAPS Davao City lately? What was your experience like?
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