Kadayawan sa Dabaw features Filipino dishes, holds Durianfest and agri-trade fair

August is festival month for Davao City and Dabawenyos are one in this celebration of prosperity and thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest of both the land and sea. Foreign and domestic visitors flock to this prime city in the South because of the Kadayawan  Festival.  When you come … you will bring home a warm, friendly, happy and rich experience.  Come visit the place and enjoy both island to highland tourism sites and the colorful festivities.  Madayaw !  … this story tells you what you’ll get when you come to our Davao City this August.


DAVAO CITY, Aug. 5 (PNA) — Choices of Filipino dishes will be featured this August in time for the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival where most of the restaurants and hotels in the city showcase all about Kadayawan festivities for a celebration of nature’s bountiful harvest of the land and sea.



Offering an array of sumptuous and delicious Filipino fare, like the case of “The White House” where it treats diners that would make one want for more of its Kadayawan sa Dabaw Feast offering.

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The White House co-owner Cathy Binag said diners could delightfully sink their teeth into the wonderful taste of the “Real Kare-Kare” made with sauteed roasted rice, Ox tail, Ox tripe with separate peanut sauce and steamed vegetables.”It is home-cooked and made from scratch,” she said.


There is also the “Twiced-Cooked Adobo ala TBF” which consists of Pork Pata Front with Pork Belly and Mashed Liver. And the Tuna Kinilaw that Davao is known for but the Kinilaw here comes with a twist and aromatic kick known as “The White House Kinilaw”, she added.



During the Kadayawan this August, she said they offer the “All Veggie Fried Lumpia in Pinakurat Vinegar”, “Daing Na Bangus Belly with Salted Egg”, and the “Classic Binagoongang Baboy”.

Binag said all the ingredients, the vegetables, meat and fishes are all sourced out here that are produced locally in Davao.

Meanwhile, a ten-day Durian Festival will take place at SM Lanang Premier with 10 durian growers participating.


Candelario Micolob, president of the Davao Durian Council said the festival will be from August 10 to 25, 2013.

Micolob said the event will showcase different varieties of the fruit with its inherent characteristics.

There will also be farm tour for those interested and learn more about Durian.

He said the festival is their initial step of a series of marketing activities that the industry is going to undertake.

At the festival, visitors could feast on Durian at affordable prices with initial price that ranges between P30 to P35 per kilo.

At SM City Davao in Ecoland, the agri-trade fair is set up where different flowers are on display.



The month long agri-trade fair is one of the most-anticipated events of the Kadayawan festival for both Dabawenyos and those coming from other places.

Davao City’s best agricultural products including fruit seedlings, ornamental flowers are among those on display for sale.

This is where the city’s best flowers, ornamentals, fruit seedlings, and herbs are displayed and orchid enthusiasts will get the best and the newest of varieties. (PNA)