Korean drama and movies has overcome our society ever since they've gained a lot of popularity and great impact on our culture and community especially in fashion and food. In this respect, sourcing out with cultural approach to Korean cuisine is a fascinating and meaningful endeavor to know more about it.

Here in Davao, Korean food is pretty much everywhere! Beyond that, I didn't have much knowledge of what Korean food had to offer, all I know I love to taste it --- out of curiosity while watching Korean drama.

***KOREAN FOOD - Symbol of Korean Culture

Korean food is different characteristics of Western culture. Though Korean food culture has been changed and has become westernized compared with the past. But still, traditional authentic Korean food is praise worthy, considering the different fusion to the rapidly changing modern society.

Here in Davao, we can still find the essence of living like a Korean at Gangnam in Davao, Abreeza Mall. Serving in vitality and tenacity for preserving the authenticity of Korean food.

Very cozy and it has a good ambiance.

Korean meals are communicative, usually served family style or big group of people.

Because I was exposed to Korean drama, in which Korean cuisine is famous in every scene I've watched from side dishes, ramen, grilled meat and fish with dipping sauces to the famous Bulgogi (marinated beef strips), steaks and seafood on the grill. I decided to visit and try the food here at Gangnam in Davao: Cafe & Restaurant.

Food cost is affordable with the quality food served. They serve Buy 1 Take 1 and Set Meal that family and group will surely loved!


They also serve unlimited and assorted side dishes (appetizers) to kick your appetite. Some of these appetizers include:

kimchi pancake
honey sweet potato

baby potato jorim

kimchi (cabbage)

As I said lately, they serve Set Meal that you can choose from PHp650 (good for 2-3 persons) to PHp1,500+ (good for 10pax)

I order SET A PHp650

Jjamppong (Spicy mixed-up seafood noodle soup)

Bibimbap (Korean mixed rice with meat, assorted vegetables and top with egg)

Donkkaseu (Tonkatsu in Japan) 

KOREAN FOOD is one of the big love of my life, aside from my all-time fave Chinese cuisine.


I used to pass by this place located on the ground floor Abreeza Mall. This was my first time to enter this restaurant.

First off - the place is SPOTLESS. It is very clean and quiet. When we arrived a few tables were occupied already, and more tables filled in as the B1T1 Promo (2pm-5Pm) went on.

Our food was served Family Style (Set A Meal) - They first serve the appetizers. It was incredible. Their kimchi taste way different from the other Korean restaurant I've been to. I remember that my youngest daughter love to take a bite again-and-again, if the appetizer is this good, I can't wait for the rest.

The main course was serve 15 minutes after. Bibimbap, Jjamppong, and Donkkaseu - it was awesome! The flavors were excellent, not too salty. Jjamppong ..hmmm..if you love spicy food -- better order this.

It's not that great. I give them 3 stars because they lack of customer interaction, when I ask one of the staff what is the name of what we order, she just nods and went to the counter and never come back. Though we never felt hurried and we never had issues in getting our food. Is that just, staff doesn't know how to interact with their customers, they just give you the menu and get your orders.

But, I will definitely go back! 

The on-demand online food delivery service in the Philippines has finally landed in the region of Mindanao.

Dabawenyos love to eat anywhere here in Davao, nowadays, a lot of restaurants or fast food chains are sprouting like mushroom.

Good thing that foodpanda, the famous delivery service's fleet of pink riders will bring delicious meals from over forty restaurants partners directly to customers' doors starting this month of May.

All you have to do is to download foodpanda application.

App Store for iOS Devices 
Google Store for Android Devices 

Everyone can easily choose from dozens of restaurants and enjoy their favorite international cuisines, be it American, Italian, or Asian. Pf course, even the much-loved food of Davao can now also be delivered right at their doorstep or in their work place.

Ordering is very easy, fast and fun - just head on foodpanda or simply download app and follow simple steps to start enjoying their fast and dependable service.

Watch App Preview:

✓ Search for your favorite cuisines or restaurants: Use our search and filters to order your favorite cuisines like pizza, Japanese food etc. from popular restaurants.

✓ Home or Office Delivery: Order pizza, liempo or fried chicken from the restaurants near you and get it sent right to your door.

✓ Payment Options: You can make online payment with credit card, PayPal or pay with cash on delivery.

***A delivery fee of PHp59 will apply -- however, everyone can have a free delivery on their first order by using the code: PANDAVAO

foodpanda's delivery service will be available in Davao City starting May 2018! 

Celebrate Food, Art and Culture during the 81st Araw ng Dabaw celebration at Cafe Uno in Davao City.

Hosted by Waterfront Insular Hotel Manager Bryan Lasala together with Chef Rolando and wife Chef Jackie Laudico.

With Davao being home to abundant and fresh local produce, we are happy to present a mix of flavor and culture to your dining experience, said Hotel Manager Bryan Lasala

Cafe Uno's fusion of Filipino and Mindanaoan cuisine highlights Maranao and Tausug dishes made with the Laudicos' signature style of cooking.

Everything is done from scratch, using the best quality and seasonal ingredients we can find, said by Chef Lau.

Guests were first hosted to cocktail reception at the Vinta Bar patio and served an option of punch glasses -- SAPAK, a refreshing mix of salabat, watermelon and Benefiber; Davao Punch, a rich mixture of guava, calamansi and pomelo - while being entertained to Sining Tala's Singkil.

To officially launch the Filipino Food Fiesta Dinner Buffet, a ceremonial breaking of the Salt-Crusted Maya-Maya was done by Guest Celebrity Chefs Rolando and Chef Jackie (who personally prepared the dishes) together with Waterfront's Corporate Chef Giovanni Sias and Executive Chef Beinvenido Chavez.

Starting April 1st at Cafe Uno experience Waterfront's Filipino Food Fiesta Dinner Buffet for a nett rate of PHp750.00 nett per person.


Sushinoy: Pinoy-inspired Sushi (from top to bottom: Adobo Maki, GambasTemaki, Tinapa Roll)

Spicy Kilawin with sliced Tuna, Salmon and Tangigue

Fried Sisig Baskets

A signature Waterfront pizza, Pizza Filipino


BEEF KULMA & PIYANGGANG CHICKEN(cooked in coconut milk flavored with burned coconut)

Fish Piyalam and Sayur Nangka

PIAPARAN SHRIMPS (creamy curried shrimps with grated coconut)

Crispy Bacon Bagnet

Grill Station highlights Tuna Panga, Jumbo Prawns and Squids

Pasta Station highlights Seafood Tuyonesca, Malunggay Pesto and Chorizo de Davao for sauces

Roast Beef Angus Kare-Kare

Barako Pork Belly

Added here is Tiyula Itum (beef black soup with burned coconut), Sayur Nangka (young jackfruit curry), Fish Piyalam (baby Lapu-Lapu in tumeric and lemongrass sauce) and a lot more.


To top off the delectable dining experience, Chef Jac boasts a variety of cakes and pies. For this buffet spread in particular, she chooses to feature Davao’s Durian with signature desserts like Durian Fruit Pavlova, Durian Tiramisu, Durian Caramel Cake and Durian Panacotta.

Banoffee Pie

Durian Tiramisu

Durian Caramel Cake

Mango Pavlova

Durian Panna Cotta

Cherry and Kiwi Pavlova

It was indeed a festive Araw ng Dabaw for tourism executives, corporate patrons, industry partners and friends from the media and influencers who where there exclusively invited to a preview of Waterfront's Filipino Food Fiesta Dinner Buffet.

Have your reservations now, call (082) 233 2881 to 83 local 8700.


About Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao prides itself as the only resort-hotel in Davao City. The sprawling 8-hectare property features an outdoor swimming pool, 5 restaurants and 159 guest rooms and suites that give guests the feel of being in touch with nature. A beachfront gateway to the rich, cultural heritage of the Mindanao region, it offers a scenic view of the Davao Gulf and Samal Island.

Media Contact Eva Ces T. Gamalong 
Marketing Communications Officer 
(082) 233 2881 local 8205 0998 5948604 | 0917 1178604