Couples look forward to Valentines day aside from their anniversary. It is an event to express extravagance to declare love to our partners. However, some couples look for ways to celebrate the day without spending too much. Afterall, love is not expressed in a one-day extravagant gesture but on small meaningful moments.
If you’re the type of couple who wants to make this day special but would like to spend less and save more for your future together, then here are my top picks for dates that will cost you less than P600 for a date.
Ssamjang Korean Restaurant
If your bae is a Korean fan and likes Korean’s grilled pork belly or also known as samgyeopsal, then head to Ssamjang Korean Restaurant in F.Torres Street, Davao City.
Ssamjang offers unlimited ssamgyeopsal at the price of P299 per head. It includes unlimited rice, unlimited side dishes, and unlimited iced tea. You can also rent some Korean outfit to make your Valentines experience better.
Location: F. Torres St. Davao City (fronting Big Brands Big Discount)
For Reservations, you can call their hotline #228-5892
Caitlyn’s Dumpling Bar
Craving for some chinese delicacies this Valentines? Visit Davao’s favorite dumpling bar – Caitlyn’s Dumpling Bar. It’s just a small restaurant along Sarenas Street in Marfori Heights but gets pack due to its delicious and affordable dumplings.
At a price of P150, you and your baby can have a bite of their best selling dumplings. Their other dish costs less than P150. For a price of P500, you can order two to three different dumplings, two cups of rice, and maybe a drink or two.
Their dumpling platter maybe enough because it consists of ten pieces of three to five different dimsum flavors.
If you’re both craving for meat and likes the Middle Eastern dish, shawarma then your date will get spicy with Alibaba Shawarma.
Alibaba Shawarma is the motherlode of messy goodness as you devour their huge Alibaba Bomb. If you’re not into beef then you can order their chicken shawarma instead.
Better buy some mints after eating at Alibaba.
Out of Nowhere
The aesthetically pleasing and delicious food creator, Out of Nowhere, shouldn’t be exempted from this list. Out of Nowhere is a romantic place to bring your date. It’s quite pricey compared to the other restaurant selections but if you spend wisely, you can celebrate Valentines day at less than a thousand and maybe even just below P600.
Order two different meals of their skewered chicken and two drinks and you’re good to go or you can order their subway sandwich and share it like couples do so you can have room for a dessert.
For the location of the two branches, see link.
Out of Nowhere – Lanang https://facebook.com/outofnowherekitchenlanang/
Out of Nowhere – Torres https://facebook.com/OonTorres/
Out of Nowhere – Matina –https://facebook.com/Outofnowherematina/
Sitio Babak is another korean restaurant that has been frequented by young couples who enjoy their home made Korean food.
It is a small homey joint you and your partner shouldn’t miss out. Their korean food is not as expensive as other korean restaurants in Davao. Most of their dishes cost only at P100-P250 and serves two to three person already. They have unlimited side dishes also.
Order two dishes and two cups of rice and your partner will surely leave with big bellies.
Location: Surveyor St., Bajada (close to Boxed Up)
Want to treat your partner to some new food experience in Davao? Bring them to Project Paella. It’s a restaurant that dedicates their dishes to Hispanic influences. Try out their delicious paella and churros. Their paella doesn’t cost more than P1000.
Their paella cost around P180-P230 only. They also have a promo of P399 for two dishes of your choice. Order and celebrate goodness with their Sangria if you have the extra cash this Valentines.
If you weren’t able to celebrate Valentines you can still catch up and celebrate it on the next day. Celebrate it with a japanese buffet at Daidokoro Diner.
At P339 per head, you can enjoy their delicious sushi rolls, tepanyaki, and other favorite japanese dishes. Daidokoro only serves japanese and pinoy cuisine buffet on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They serve lunch and dinner.
A little out of budget but worth the food experience.
Location: Road 7 Corner E. Jacinto Ext. Dona Vicenta Village Subdivision
Contact Info: (082) 284 0571
For this Valentines day, remember that it’s not the extravagance that counts. It’s the moments together that counts. Happy Hearts day!