While a wide selection of fashion stores are flooding Abreeza Mall, restaurants and food shops are also trying to catch the interest of the distinct Dabawenyo palate. One of these is Chika-an, a famous Cebu-based restaurant that has been serving Filipino dishes to Cebuanos for many years now.
We recently dropped by Chika-an to have a taste of their food. Our choices from their menu were Bistik Cebuano (P218), Crab Relleno (P135) and plain rice (P32 per person, unlimited).
Their version of Bistek Tagalog tasted alright, although not really outstanding. On the other hand, it was nice to have tasted Crab Relleno because it wasn’t being commonly offered by Davao food shops.
What made our visit to Chika-an worthwhile was the Banana and Nangka Turon (P60), which consists of banana and jackfruit rolled in lumpia wrapper and drizzled with latik. It reminded me of a similar delicacy at Kasagingan Kapehan, a famed local coffee shop.
Overall, there are other restaurants in Davao City that offer similar Pinoy fare, which are more satisfying to our palate. Still, we are excited to welcome Chika-an into the fold, as it provides Abreeza customers with another food choice.
Ground Floor, Abreeza Mall, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City
Phone (082) 233-0358