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[Food] Vikings Davao Kadayawan Menu

Vikings Davao launches its Kadayawan Menu, in preparation for next week’s Kadayawan Celebration. Kadayawan is a celebration of Fruits harvest in Davao. In line with the celebration, they are featuring a line-up of dishes that has a Taste of Davao. Its a good time to celebrate Kadayawan with Family and Friends by dining at Vikings SM Lanang Premiere Davao.

I was happy that once again I was invited to another round of food tasting by Vikings. Well, I would say it was another first for me, since I get to taste some of the dishes that I don’t really get to try.  Here are what we had during the Food Tasting:


Balut ala Pobre Pate -It was my first time to try this since I really don’t eat Balut. since I really have to try this for this food review, I have to convince myself, and I think Balut Pate wasn’t that bad after all. For Balut lovers, this is something you’ll want to try.


Bagnet Salad (MUST TRY!) – This is one of my favorite during the Food tasting, its Bagnet, a popular Ilocano dish mixed with greens, its like eating Bagnet minus the oiliness or in (Tagalog its called “Umay”) since the salad is a good complement to the bagnet.


Ensaladang Talong with Malunggay Pesto (MUST TRY!) -Salad made from grilled eggplant, vinegar, tomatoes and onions. this starter is good since the Spicy Malunggay Pesto compliments with the Eggplant salad.


 Piniritong Lumpiang Tinapa at Mangga (MUST TRY!) – If your fond of eating green mangoes, mango n tinapa mix goes well-together, its like having green mango n bagoong in one dish.


Vikings Special Kinilaw – A mix of tuna ceviche, grilled pork, veggies and Davao Pomelo.



Molo Soup – A Filipino soup made from pork dumplings and chicken or pork broth.


Balbacua– its a popular dish that is made of cow/ buffalo skin and meat boiled for hours to make it tender. It was another first for me to try this.



Baked Imbao with Spinach (MUST TRY!) – Imbao is known in Davao, this baked Imbao is really good, reminds me of baked oysters and spinach dip mixed together.


Baby Back Ribs in Durian BBQ Sauce (MUST TRY!)– Grilled Baby back ribs with durian BBQ Sauce, the durian isn’t too strong, you get to taste both the bbq sauce and the durian flavor. Another dish with a twist of Davao flavor.


Rellenong Manok with Mangosteen Sauce– Stuffed chicken something similar to the usual home-made meat loaf with Mangosteen Sauce, the sweet mangosteen sauce gives a twist to the stuffed chicken.


Bihod Pasta (MUST TRY!)–  Bihod, Female tuna Egg is mixed with Olive oil, a unique pasta dish. Its my first time to taste Tuna Egg.


Spicy Baked Calderetang Kambing- another first to try this dish since I don’t eat kambing, this dish is flavorful with a modern twist by adding mozzarella cheese.


Beef Steak Tagalog (MUST TRY!) –  For steak lovers, try this Filipino version of beef steak.. Its juicy & flavorful!


Ginataang Alimango– Fiesta or Lauriats aren’t complete without the King of Seafood.. the crabs! Try Vikings version of crabs in Coconut Milk, spicy yet with a twist of  coconut milk!


Laing at Tinapa- a spicy dish made of gabi leaves and dried fish.


Gising Gising – A Bicolano dish mixed with coconut milk and lots of chili!


Adobong Manok– Fiesta’s in the Philippines won’t be complete without the ever popular Adobo! Try Vikings version of chicken adobo.


Filipino Paella (MUST TRY!)– Filipino version of the popular Spanish dish Paella, Vikings version of Paella is a must try!



Mango Sans Rival – A feast wouldn’t be complete without desserts, as the desserts were served, we were so excited to taste them. One of the desserts that caught my attention is this Mango Sansrival, not too sweet too!



        Leche Flan- topped with mango and strawberry, its not too sweet. Definitely a good meal-ender.


Durian Brazo (MUST TRY!)- mild durian cheesecake with brazo on top.


Cheesecake Sampler – Cheesecake for the night had a mix of banana bits and mango.

Food posted above are only made available for the Kadayawan 2014 Celebration next week! Come celebrate Kadayawan with your family and friends this August 11-17, 2014 at the Largest Buffet Restaurant in Town! Vikings SM Lanang Davao.


Vikings  SM Lanang Davao

Fountain Court Area, SM Lanang Premiere




Davao Gourmet Collective

SM Lanang Premiere is holding the 1st Davao Gourmet Collective, a group of the best known food around Davao is showcased in this event held at the Atrium.  In celebration of the Kadayawan, they are inviting us to a weekend of food trip that you can indulge from various gourmet selections by this participating restaurants/suppliers and purveyors. Here are the participating purveyors for the 3-day weekend event.


Villa Margarita- try their lasagna formaggio and different dips


Barrio Burrito by Chef Monica Floreindo- try their bagnet burrito


Osvaldo’s Cakes-  their pastries are uniquely flavored, some of my personal favorites pomelo cheesecake, durian cheesecake & the spicy dilis frosting cupcake.


Beko’s Biik- try their lechon rolls available in regular & spicy flavors

Blugre Coffee-try their durian bar, choco torte and other pastries


Malagos Farmhouse– try their gourmet cheeses and specialty food products


Crazy Cook taste their Asian steamed bun with different exciting fillings


Cellar de Bocatheir empanadas & Beef Steak Rice are bestsellers


Morisco Ristorante- Pizza Madessa

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JR by Jonathan’s Cupcakery

Come visit….SM Lanang Premiere… Happening this August 16-18, 2013Happy Kadayawan Dabawenyos!!!

Exclusive Kadayawan offer to Globe subscribers

Exclusive Kadayawan offer to Globe subscribers

Get a chance to meet Xian Lim when you get a Cloudfone bundle or handset with the Globe Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN

 Celebrating its strong presence in the region, Globe Telecom is extending a special and exclusive offer to its subscribers in Davao as part of the Kadayawan Festival, Davao’s biggest annual festival that celebrates life, culture and thanksgiving.


From August 1 to 15, 2013, all Davaoenos who avail of a Cloudfone 352g and Cloudpad bundle FREE at Plan 499 with the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN will get a chance to win an exclusive Meet and Greet session with one of today’s hottest heartthrobs and Cloudfone endorser Xian Lim. 

Apart from the phone and tablet bundle, subscribers can choose from other Cloudfone handsets bundled with a Globe postpaid plan. All a subscriber needs to do is to go to any of the participating Globe Davao Stores in Ayala Abreeza, SM City Davao, SM Lanang Premier or Gaisano Mall Davao, apply for a Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN with a Cloudfone of his/her choice, and wait for the approval of the postpaid plan application.

Each approved postpaid application will allow the subscriber to pick a prize such as the Meet and Greet Session with Xian Lim as grand prize, Xian Lim’s autographed “It’s So You” CDs as major prizes, and Globe premium items as minor prizes.

Globe-Cloudfone Xian Lim

Eighty (80) grand prize winners or twenty (20) winners per participating Globe Store will have the privilege to meet Xian up close and personal. Meanwhile, there will be forty (40) winners of the limited edition autographed CDs and one hundred (100) winners of Globe premium items.

The popular actor, singer and model will fly to Davao on August 18, 2013 to celebrate the Kadayawan Festival with Davaoenos and will visit the four (4) participating Globe Stores in the region to meet the lucky winners of the promo.

“Davao will always be an important market for Globe so we’re very excited to offer this exclusive promo to our subscribers in the region in celebration of the Kadayawan Festival,” said Raul Macatangay, Head of Globe Postpaid. “We invite all Davaoenos to take advantage of this special offer and avail of the Cloudfone bundle or any Cloudfone handset with the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN, and get the chance to meet Xian Lim up close and personal or bring home premium items from Globe.”


Globe Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN is a next-generation postpaid plan with fully-customizable plan components, a plan value almost twice the value of prepaid load, and more contract periods to choose from, ranging from 6, 12, 18, to 24 months. With the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN, subscribers get the ultimate flexibility in creating a postpaid plan that best fits their needs, lifestyle, and budget. To know more about the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN, visit or call 730-1010.

Kadayawan 2013 schedule of Activities

   Its August again, time for the yearly Kadayawan Festival Celebration here in Davao. It is a celebration of good harvest of fruits and flowers season. The celebration is held on the third week of August yearly. The term “Kadayawan” is derived from the Mandaya word “madayaw” , a warm and friendly greeting used to explain a thing that is valuable, superior, beautiful, good or profitable.

   Here is the Official activity schedule for this year’s Kadayawan Celebration:


Madayaw Dabaw!

Kadayawan Celebration at Apo View Hotel

Apo View hotel celebrates Kadayawan with a list of events this August. From August 6-19, they have this Kadayawan Fiesta which displays Mindanao’s products from food, fruits in season, and other proudly Mindanao products. Admission is free. So bring your Family/Friends/ Visitors to experience the Kadayawan celebration.


                                                                                                                                                Kadayawan is the celebration of good harvest of Fruits and Flowers of Davao.


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The Opening of the Kadayawan Celebration was celebrated by a tribal dance number that was held at the lobby.

Here is the schedule of the Kadayawan Celebration:


The Apo View Hotel

J.Camus St.  Davao City