Food to Taste in Davao City

Davao City's culinary scene is unparalleled. This is due to the fact that the Dabawenyos' traditional lifestyle has shaped their eating habits and the foods they enjoy most.




It is always exciting to visit a new location because it gives you the opportunity to completely submerge yourself in the local culture, people, and, of course, cuisine. This is the restaurant to visit if you are interested in tasting some of Davao's most well-known dishes but do not wish to engage in a great deal of gastronomic risk-taking at the same time. Here, I compiled a list of some of the most well-known dishes to eat here in Davao, so be sure to check them out!

Have you ever tasted the renowned KALDEROBO that is served in REKADO? This dish combines the Kaldereta and Adobo cooking methods into one. A one-of-a-kind flavor that you really must sample.


This was one of my favorite dishes when we dined at REKADO.


The Spanish ruled the Philippines for a long time. It makes sense that Davao would adopt a dish with Spanish and Filipino influences. Does TINY KITCHEN's AL A BASQUE CON PATATAS sound good to you? If you haven't, give it a shot.


This dish consists primarily of potatoes that have been cooked in a tomato-based sauce and then topped with shrimp and shellfish.


Super gigantic serving with this JURASSIC RIBS at OUT OF NOWHERE.


A large portion of big ribs grilled in a special beef barbecue sauce and served with rice and buttered corn on the cob.


And yes, Davao City was also colonized by the Japanese. That's why Dabawenyos are fond eating Japanese food served at Kaizen Restaurant.  The mantra of Kaizen Davao is continuous innovation; the kitchen team is constantly updating by creating new dishes that are consistent with the restaurant's concept of Japanese-inspired fusion cuisine. Just like this recipe, AL HAPONE


It's a bit messy to eat sandwich, but super yummy. Comprised of mouthwatering beef that has been sliced thinly and covered in melted cheese, ready to dissolve in your mouth.


If you are a verified Davao City resident, I'm sure you've tried Kuilans Foodhaus' cuisine.


This is one of Davao's finest regional specialties with their famous SIOPAO, perfect as a "pasalubong" (food memento) to take home or as a tasty treat for your hungry travelers.


And for refreshment, don't forget to visit FRESHKO and try their best of the best fruit shakes and frappe. I super loved their AVOCADO Shake!



Many attractive caf├ęs and great restaurants in and around the city serve scrumptious traditional and foreign food. You can also pair your dinner with excellent wines, fruity drinks, and brews.

Therefore, if you are looking for something more authentic and native to the area, the following is a list of local delicacies in Davao that you should sample for yourself.

MADAYAW DABAW! See you here in Davao City! 

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