Kadayawan sa Davao is about giving thanks for a bountiful harvest and showcasing unity in diversity among its people specially the 10 tribes of Davao.
One of the highlights of the festivities is the showcasing of the different tribes’ food.
Up in the Paquibato District of Davao City, the Ata Manobo tribe still cook their food in the traditional way using bamboo tubes.
One such dish is the "Tinalumbo na Baboy" which is made from ground pork mixed with onion bulbs, onion leaves, ginger and salt. In the old days when wild boar or baboy ramo were readily available they were used instead.
The ground pork, salt and the vegetables are mixed by hand and poured inside bamboo tubes lined with banana leaves then cooked over hot coals.
It usually takes thirty minutes after which the bamboo tubes are removed and cracked open, doubling as the plate for the dish and is served as such.
Some people claim it tastes like pork siomai and is best eaten with newly steamed rice.