Hukad sa Golden Cowrie: From Cebu to Abreeza Davao

June 12, 2011 8 Comments »

Our Cebu experience has come full circle. It was exactly a year ago when we invaded Cebu, and witnessed the long queue in a posh Filipino restaurant named Hukad sa Golden Cowrie. And now, Hukad has reached Davao shores and aims to tickle Dabawenyo tastebuds.

Since Abreeza Mall opened last May 12, Hukad has been entertaining a long line of guests waiting to try their food. It took us about a week from its opening before we mustered enough patience to wait in line. Fortunately, it only took us about 5 minutes of waiting before they set up a table for Wifey and me.

Eat on a banana leaf at Hukad sa Golden Cowrie in Abreeza Mall

The place was packed and busy, so we did not have the opportunity to appreciate the interiors of the place. But the restaurant looks like an upscale restaurant that serves reasonably-priced food. We ordered Pandan Chicken and Sizzling Sisig, complemented with unlimited rice.

Pandan Chicken at Hukad sa Golden Cowrie in Abreeza Mall

We liked their version of the deep-fried chicken wrapped in pandan leaves, much like our love for Bangkok Wok’s version. The chicken was succulent, and the herbs and flavors infused perfectly into the juicy meat.

Closer shot of Sizzling Sisig at Hukad sa Golden Cowrie in Abreeza Mall

We found the Sizzling Sisig too spicy for our relatively innocent tongues. The first few morsels tasted good, but were later masked by a very spicy sting of chili. Whew! Lovers of pepper and insanely spicy hot food will definitely crave for this dish.

There are other mouthwatering selections on their menu, which we plan on trying out on our next visit. In the meantime, we give Hukad our kudos for successfully capturing Davao’s scrutinizing palate.


Hukad sa Golden Cowrie
2nd Floor, Abreeza Mall
J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City

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  1. elen June 12, 2011 at 11:04 am - Reply

    weeee!!!!!!! panglibreh moh :D

  2. Abby June 15, 2011 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Nice! I had been keeping an eye on Hukad, too, on the few times I had visited Abreeza. It is good to hear that they have great offerings and reading your blog excites me to try them out!

    Looking forward to more of your post in the future.

  3. kim and mj June 21, 2011 at 10:25 am - Reply

    We love Golden Cowrie of Cebu and this post reminds us to brave the perpetual lines at Hukad.

    Kim is a sisig fanatic but afraid of spices so maybe we could ask for a milder one. Thanks for sharing!

    • DavaoBase June 22, 2011 at 11:52 am - Reply

      You’re welcome, Kim and MJ. The last time we checked Abreeza, the lines weren’t long anymore. In fact, we were seated immediately after asking for a table. :) Thanks for dropping by!

  4. Dinz Barral September 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    We ate at Hukad, Abreeza Mall last night and it was a superb family dining experience for us! =) They have fantastic Lechon Kawali and Grilled Pork Belly. Unfortunately, we haven’t tried the Chicken Pandan but we look forward to be going back at Hukad to have a taste of it. =)

  5. nica castañeda September 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    weeeeeeeeeeee!!!!i am also a fan of hukad…food there taste different and exciting…actually im proud to say my sis works there……try hukad’s crispy pata……very mouth watering….yum3…=)

  6. mike December 18, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Thumbs down especially on their supervisor gracelyn cabajar.

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