Planning your next escapade this weekend? How about some food trip with your friends in Tagum City?
Tagum, the Palm City of the Philippines, has been one of the most progressive cities in the Davao region. Both agriculturally and economically rising, it is also a hotspot for thriving homegrown restaurants that are frequented by food enthusiasts.
Tagum City is just an hour ride from Davao City and is a great escapade for busy bees who want to relax on the weekends. And, we all know that every relaxation involves comfort food.
So, here are the four food destinations in Tagum City that you and your friends should try.
Yuyu Cafe and Dessert Shop
If you ask a local to suggest a restaurant in Tagum, chances are, Yuyu Cafe and Dessert Shop is at the top of the list in the suggestion.
Yuyu Cafe and Dessert Shop is a homegrown cafe that locals and tourists alike love. It is a haven in the middle of the city that offers delicious pastries and cakes. They serve Mediterranean, Asian, and Western cuisine with selections ranging from pasta dishes, rice meals, salads and more.
You’ll probably love how simple and homey the cafe is. You’ll usually see family and friends spending time together to bond and enjoy each other’s company.
One of the most delectable dishes on their menu is their Cajun shrimps and sausage pasta. The distinct cajun taste with the right kick of spicy hot goodness makes you want to order more.
Their Brocolli and Cheese chicken chop is also something you’d like to try. They made the broccoli into a puree and it goes perfectly with hot molten cheese. Their desserts are also to die for. So, make sure, you’ll order some of their praline cakes.
Location: National Highway, (in front of Gaisano Mall of Tagum)
Mode of Payment: Cash and Credit Card
Opens: Daily from 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Price Range: P150-P300 per pax
Sabroso Cafe Bistro
Another beloved cafe in Tagum City is the budget-friendly cafe bistro.
Sabroso Cafe Bistro is one cafe that is frequented by students who want to hang out over some board games, read a book, or to have an after-school chat. It is also frequented by lovers, friends, and family because of its hip interior and friendly ambiance.
The interior is designed in a monochromatic manner. It’s a place where the reason you go there is to hang out and chill. The next thing will be their sumptuous and affordable food.
You’d love to try their Japanese omurice. It’s fairly delicious and reasonable for its price. It is also highly recommended to try out their delicious choco lava cake. The choco lava cake has a soft texture that makes the cake melt in your mouth leaving a delicious after taste on the tongue. Their “mock-tails” are also a must-try as it is witty and refreshing.
Location: 235 Pioneer Avenue, Tagum City
Mode of Payment: Cash
Opens: Daily from 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Price Range: P150 and above
Asahi Ramen Japanese Restuarant
Asahi Ramen Japanese Restaurant is the newest hole in the wall in the food scene of Tagum City. Opening just at the beginning of 2019, Asahi Ramen Japanese Restaurant has been the buzz of everyone who’s looking for some legit ramen.
Asahi’s ramen is the best pair for a rainy evening what with its thick and umami broth. You’ll just love how the savory taste brushes your tongue. Asahi Ramen Japanese Restaurant brings the taste of Fukuoka, Japan in Tagum City.
A bowlful of their delicious ramen is enough to satisfy your craving. Their ramen is filled with firm and thick noodles, topped with tender pork cuts, swimming over hot and delicious broth. At a price of P250, it can make your tummy full and satisfy.
Location: 3 Pioneer Avenue, Tagum City
Mode of Payment: Cash
Opens: Daily from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Price Range: P250 and above
Hoon Bakery and Cafe
If you’re a big fan of Korean restaurants and Korean delicacies, then drop by at Hoon Bakery and Cafe. It’s the first Korean pastry shop in Tagum City and maybe one of the few in Davao region.
This cafe is extraordinary because they bake Korean bread and pastries. It’s actually owned and hand-baked by a Korean, too.
They will let you try some of their bread to let you decide which suits your palate. Their bread and pastries are quite affordable. At the price of P150, you can bring home more than five types of bread or you can buy a loaf or a dozen of one distinct bread.
For starters, try their breakfast bread or in Filipino layman term – vegetable pandesal. They also have this one big puffy bread called the Liar bread. It’s actually crunchy and sweet but is also filled with a large gap inside. You’ll think it’s big but it’s just air inside. Despite its deceptive features, it’s quite delicious and best paired with some hot coffee that you can also order at the counter.
You should also order their cream puffs. It’s a small handful pastry that can make you fat because you can’t stop popping one in your mouth.
Location: Food Park, Palm City, Tagum City
Mode of Payment: Cash
Opens: Daily from 6:00AM to 12:00AM
Price Range: P100 and above
If you and your friends finally decide to visit Tagum City this weekend, make sure you put these food destinations on the list.
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Special thanks to Venus Derecho.