Every city has their own hidden corners. I suggest visiting Davao's Street Food KAIZEN, a Japanese street dining located at Pryce Road corner F.Torres St., beside Davao Wisdom Academy, and discover another fusion dining experience, a journey to Japanese flavors much closer than you think!

It's good to see a wee independent restaurant and a wee tables to sit at, so it's not a regular restaurant we usually visit. But I think the fact it's street dining that's the way it should be.


Kaizen Davao: Japanese Street Dining has launched a new series of specially made rolls inspired by the "IKE PONO" workshop.

Ike Pono is a Hawaiian translation of "knowing yourself with absolute clarity", a self-discovery, self-empowerment and visioning workshop created by life coach Bruce Conching in Hawaii.

Chang and Dana are one of the growing Ike Pono community here in Davao City and both are active in helping organize the life-enriching workshops in Davao. And with this, they come up with this idea to combine food and the learning, values taught and treasured knowledge that they have through Ike Pono - they called it, the Ohana (Family) Platter.

The rolls symbolize the values taught and treasured in the Ike Pono.

Through the Ohana Platter, we really wanted to share the Ike Pono with you and the Ohana Platter as the name suggests is a way for families to bond together, sharing a good meat. said by Melissa Concha "Chang" Arandia-Zapanta, Kaizen owner.

Rolls were created by her husband Chef Dana Zapanta in collaboration with the kitchen team of Kaizen Davao.


   My Favorite

Made of shredded salmon skin, cucumber, cream cheese, teriyaki sauce, furikake, black and brown sesame seeds and green onions. (8 pieces at P179)

***Ike Pono teaches that essence is finding our core, which is all good.


A mouthwatering combination of nori, crab stick, cream cheese, unagi sauce, kaizen sauce, black and brown sesame seeds and green onions. (8 pieces at P322)

***Ike Pono: the clarity of vision comes from knowing with certainty oneself without the externals.

   My Favorite

It consists of cream cheese, spicy tuna, cucumber, sliced tuna, unagi sauce, kaizen sauce, ebiko, green onions, and tempura flakes. ( 8 pieces at P299)

***Ike Pono: Commitment is a precious life value of commiting oneself going through it all, whatever it takes.


Made up of Tuna salmon, cream cheese, avocado, unagi sauce, mango sauce, ebiko and green onions. (10 to 12 pieces at P399)

***Ike Pono: Aloha in Hawaii aside from its customary greetings also implies a deeper meaning. It means being connected to acknowledge the person's being and spirit.

Davao Digital Influencers Team were invited by the owner to try their newly launch rolls. But before that we were lucky to sample much of their menu. I am not a fan of Japanese food but I got converted.

P29 each
TORINIKU (Chicken White Meat)
P29 each


Loved both the BBQ and the salad. They were my favorite aside from the Ohana Platter: Commitment & Essence Roll.

My Say:

1. The OHANA PLATTER is an excellent idea; perfectly combined with the values taught from Ike Pono. You can taste the fusion jive from Japanese-American type of rolls, that's so far I can tell. But overall flavor of the various rolls was above average for a Dabawenya like me!

2. The outdoor dining experience was great, because it is a Japanese street food dining essentially like a stuff served at the street food market in Yokocho Alleys, Tokyo Japan. Feels like that!       

3. For the staff, very fast service and they are all approachable. But maybe next time, please include spoon & fork for those who don't know how to use chopsticks.   

4. I love to see more CHEF'S SPECIAL menu (not just listed under their "once-upon-a-time" list of current and unavailable specials), if they could do it from their food truck, perfect! 

If your looking for quality Japanese street food for an affordable price, this is your place!

BTW, Kaizen is celebrating their 1st Year Anniversary this December 13, 2017. Watch video below   

For Food Delivery & Pick-Up, call Errands Davao
Tel. No. 233-0257
Mobile No. 0955 401 0970 / 0930 347 3459

National Cake Day is celebrated every November 26 worldwide. And of course the best way to celebrate CAKE DAY is by eating cake with family and friends. 

Filipinos always have a lot of reasons to celebrate in life - a celebration of an accomplishment, a celebration of another year in life, a celebration of commitment of vows, or a celebration of thanksgiving. That's why GOLDILOCKS continuous to make these joyous occasions memorable and special because the company believes that behind every slice of Goldilocks cake is a sweet story.

Being the country's number one bakeshop, Goldilocks is once again at the forefront of this observance. Earlier in the week, they brought an assortment of delightful cakes - not to mention an array of delightful activities - to the residents of Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila.

Today, November 26, Goldilocks aims to make the celebration even bigger and bolder by giving another "cake-all-you-can" buffet to all cake Goldilovers from Manila and different parts of the country, namely key stores in Batangas, Pangasinan, Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Davao. In other Goldilocks branches nationwide, customers get a free slice of cake.

Here in Davao, National Cake Day will be celebrated at Goldilocks SM Lanang Premier from 10am to 6pm, Sunday, November 26, customers will be charged  Php169/per person for the cake buffet.

Who are FREE of Charge of Cake-All-You-Can Buffet?

1. November birthday celebrant will be FREE of charge if accompanied by 3 or more paying customers. The celebrant must present 1 valid ID with picture and date of birth or birth certificate.

2. Married couple celebrating their wedding anniversary on the month of November will be FREE of charge if accompanied by 4 or more paying customers. The couple must present their wedding certificate.

3. Goldilocks GTizen card holders will get a 15% discount upon payment for the Cake-All-You-Can Buffet.

4. One child 4ft. and below will be FREE of charge if accompanied by 2 paying adults.

To learn more about Goldilocks' events and how its bringing the joy of National Cake Day to the Philippines, you may follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH. on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or the official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.ph.

For the mechanics, visit http://goldilocks.com.ph/nationalcakeday/mechanics


Goldilocks Philippines
498 Shaw Boulevard
Mandaluyong, Philippines

The SM Lanang Premier Food Hall is a home of eight food concepts that serve a range of bites and delights - from local comfort food to international cuisines.

Photo credit: Ian Garcia

A place wherein you can take your families and friends in one setting, located in the Northwing 2nd Level of the said premier.

Photo credit: Ian Garcia

Feast on Filipino specialties like the Lechon Belly Especial at SALO from Manila. This Tagalog favorite offers comfort food choices, making the regular family “salo-salo” a great dining experience.


Seafood lovers get the best fruits of the sea from La-Ku- Sea-Na. The brand sounds like “La Cocina,” which is what it is—but it also means “seafood kitchen.” La-Ku- Sea-Na is the latest food concept of Fiesta Dabaw, a leading Davao City fast food chain since the 90s.

The growing demand for Korean dishes and desserts makes Noonsaram a must-try at the SM Lanang Premier Food Hall. Noonsaram serves popular specialties such as Kimbap (seafood rolls), Bibimbab (steamed rice with meat and vegetables) and their famous Bingsoo and toasted bread.

The boxing-themed Red Corner Burger Cafe—famous for their Muhammad Ali, Pacman, and El Terible burgers—will soon enter the ring with their light and heavy weight specialties and knockout milkshakes.

Find a new way to indulge and enjoy Chinese Cuisine at Panda Shabu Shabu, a food concept from the food group that created Vikings buffet.

Zen Sushi and The Kitchn are also opening soon!

From drinks to desserts, SM Lanang Premier Food Hall includes a row of delectable goodies for take-outs.

Cherrie’s Ice Cream and Cookie boasts of homemade ice cream (with fresh milk coming straight from the farm) paired with scrumptious cookies that make the perfect dessert.

Juice Co: The Juice Bar offers 16 refreshing fruit juices and yogurt drinks to-go—all are made with Davao’s bounty of fruit.

Caramel, pizza, and truffle fries are snacks to crave in Potato Corner Plus, the exclusive brand of Potato Corner for SM Food Halls. 

Potato Corner Plus carries new products and a new look, making snacking extra delicious.

The SM Lanang Premier Food Hall’s spacious dining area can accommodate over 350 seats.

Natural lighting also makes every foodie’s table Instagram worthy, while the hall’s contemporary ambiance makes it a food destination to always come back to.


Follow SM Lanang Premier in social media @smlanangpremier and thru #SMFoodHallLanangPremier for more details.