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Cabalen Opens 30th Branch at SM City Davao Annex


Cabalen finally opened a branch in Davao at the SM City Davao Annex last July 21, 2017. It’s their first branch in Mindanao.


It is their 30th branch within the Philippines. They already have one store outside the Philippines at San Bruno, California making it 31 branches in and out of the country.


(L-R) SM City Davao Public Relations Officer Ms. Precious “Apol” Legario; Cabalen Area Manager Mr. Benjamin Mallari Jr.; Cabalen’s Managing Partner for Davao Mr. Christopher Dacudao Tan; and Cabalen’s Assistant Training Director Ms. Chermaine Laceda at the opening of the Cabalen Davao branch.


For P298 +VAT  or Php 333 per person, you can now enjoy an eat-all-you-can buffet of your favorite Filipino and Kapampangan specialty dishes like Cabalen’s kare kare. They have 50% discount for children below 4 feet and free for children below 3 feet tall.

I read that Cabalen won the best in Kare-Kare Champion in GMA 7 Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho “Kare-Kare Cook-Off Show in 2015.  I tried their kare-kare and the savory peanut sauce is one of the real good tasting ones I had around Davao.

Kare Kare

Tagged as the Home of the Best Kare-kare and known for their sumptuous and authentic Kapampangan and Filipino dishes like the dinuguan, caldereta, lechon paksiw, crispy kangkong, and tibok-tibok, your cravings for Filipino food will truly be satisfied when dining in the resto buffet style!


Caldereta and Beringhe are among special dishes in Cabalen.



My personal fave would include the native longganisa which is locally sourced, and their pritchon!


The Pritchon is one of the favorite of diners at Cabalen’s buffet. Imagine that’s pritong lechon all you can eat! I get to indulge in a little crispy lechon skin when I was there. Oh la la!

The Filipino themed resto is still on soft opening but many customers are already lining up to dine there. They will be having their grand opening sometime this August in time for our Kadayawan Festival in the city. They may be adding a few new Filipino dishes with a taste of Davao in time for the festive month.  Davaoenos now have a new Filipino buffet resto to dine in the city with the whole family for those looking for our fave Filipino dishes especially on Sundays for family day.

For three decades now, Cabalen has proved its position as the standard of excellent Filipino cuisine. With its freshest ingredients and the most stringent quality control, Cabalen has kept its patrons coming back for more.


Cabalen, which literally translates to a fellow Capampangan, is a resto that remains true to its mission in bringing Filipino families closer together by offering functions where families could celebrate momentous occasions like no other.


Seen in the mirrored walls around this newest Cabalen branch that opened in Davao, are these paintings depicting how Filipinos love to celebrate and feast on food.


Apart from its appetizing food, Cabalen also offers export quality products called Filipina Deli that can also be availed in all store outlets.

Visit Cabalen in the city in their newly opened store at the SM City Davao Annex.

Food Trip with the Barkada with RBG Xtreme Meal at Park Inn by Radisson Davao

When in Davao, have a food trip with the family or your barkada with the RBG Xtreme Meal offered at Park Inn by Radisson at the back of SM Lanang Premier!

The RBG Xtreme meal that 10 to 15 persons can indulge in for PhP3,499 per set is available starting Saturday, July 15 until August 14, 2017 from 11:30 AM until 10:00 PM.

Food Trip with the Barkada with RBG Xtreme Meal at Park Inn by Radisson Davao

Left-Right: RBG Chef Teng Collantes, Hotel Manager Emelyn Rosales and Marketing & Communications Manager Ms. Fatima Tan of Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Davao

There were more than 10 of us who shared one set meal yesterday yet we were not able to finish all of it. But if you come in young and hungry with your family or friends, then this set meal is enough to satisfy your cravings.

The set meal is made of three treats the whole gang can indulge in. The meal includes RBG’s Super Pizza, an American size 20″x30″ four seasons pizza in Supreme, Four Cheese, Pepperoni, Bacon and Cheese flavors…

Food Trip with the Barkada with RBG Xtreme Meal at Park Inn by Radisson Davao

A huge one kilogram beef Giant Burger…

Food Trip with the Barkada with RBG Xtreme Meal at Park Inn by Radisson Davao IMG_20170714_024232_163

And the Monster Trifle that instantly caught my attention which is made with four layers of brownies, mousse, cookies and chocolate ice cream topped with pretzels ad cookies; plus it comes with a pitcher of iced tea…

Food Trip with the Barkada with RBG Xtreme Meal at Park Inn by Radisson Davao IMG_20170714_030248_742

This treat is great for birthdays or simply a fun food trip indulgence with the family and your barkada!  

You may call RBG at 272 7600 for your inquiries.

Have a great day my fellow food trippers in Davao!


Marco Polo Davao’s Thai Food Festival at Cafe Marco



Marco Polo Davao’s Thai Food Festival at Cafe Marco is ongoing from June 30 to July 6, 2017 right here in Davao City to celebrate the delights of Thai cuisine to our palates.


IMG_20170630_184509Chef Alex Destriza with Chef Baupha at the Thai Food Fest

Chef Nontra-Udon Baupha, a Thai national, brought with him his 38 years of culinary experience in Thai cuisine for the festival. He is currently with the Marco Polo Prince Hotel but has worked from various hotels and restaurants both in Thailand and Hong Kong such as Imperial Hotel (Thailand), Tip Top Thai Restaurant (Thailand) and Supapra’s Thai Restaurant (Hong Kong).

“We are delighted to host this event as it is a very timely and great opportunity for us to know more about different cultures which includes their food, arts, music, especially our neighboring countries like Thailand. This is a very great exposure not just for our culinary team but for Davao city as well. We hope this will not be the last Thai food festival, but a beginning of more culinary endeavors for both countries and other ASEAN countries as well,” says Marco Polo Davao General Manager Dottie Wurgler-Cronin.

Indulge in pad Thai, tom yam soup, Thai chicken rice, mango sticky rice served with coconut milk,  rich flavors of Thai grilled seafood items. and other authentic Thai cuisine dishes being offered as part of the buffet lunch and dinner at Cafe Marco that the guests can enjoy at Php1500 per person.

IMG_20170630_182156Pad Thai

IMG_20170630_184259_600Tom Yam

IMG_20170630_182218Chicken Satay


IMG_20170630_182209Thai Green Duck Curry

IMG_20170630_181935A variety of healthy salad to indulge in.

This is only available for a week long till next Friday so make sure to visit and dine at Cafe Marco with your family and friends who love Thai cuisine.

Reservations can be made through phone at (082) 221-0888.

Khob Khun Ka!
Thank you!

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