Davao City's food business thrives

FOOD business in Davao City continued to grow as more national restaurants expand in the city, offering a wide array of food delights for the Dabawenyos.

Adding to the list is Cebu-based ChoobiChoobi restaurant which opened its 20th branch last Friday, March 18 at the SM Lanang Premier.

The restaurant’s branch in the city is the first in Mindanao.

“With the economic development of Davao and the knowing that Dabawenyos and Cebuanos as both Bisaya are most-likely have same taste-buds who spends more for the food than the place, we see the potential of opening our first branch here,” Constantine Tanchan, president of Choobi Flavors Corp. said.

Tanchan takes pride in offering to Dabawenyos the only restaurant that uses fresh shrimp harvested in Cebu, which is dubbed as the largest shrimp farm in the Philippines.

“It was always my dream of providing Filipinos with export-quality shrimp at local prices,” he said.

ChoobiChoobi’s first branch was opened in Parkmall, Cebu City.

“We offer mostly Filipino foods and some Chinese food like pancit,” he added

The restaurant’s specialty is Shrimp in a Bag, which is a pound of shrimps served in a bag, cooked in a variety of ways, and oozing with their savory butter garlic sauce perfectly paired with ChoobiChoobi’s Cha Tao Miao which is stir fried snow pea sprouts; crunchy and tasty.

Other signature dishes of the restaurant are Stan’s Black Pepper Shrimp, a pound of shrimp cooked in Stan’s special black pepper sauce, Lola Pepang’s Chicken, a hearty family fried chicken recipe passed down four generations; Chilean Mussels, a fresh bag of Chilean Mussels with cooked in the flavor of your choice; and Stuffed Grilled Squid—mouth-watering squid stuffed with black rice.

It also serves fresh selections of signature refreshments like fresh pineapple, organic wheatgrass, fresh pineapple, organic kale, lychee and organic Kale shake.

ChoobiChoobi also serves at Limketkai in Cagayan de Oro, SM City Bacolod, SM City Iloilo, SM Seaside, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Parkmall Cebu, Mactan Newtown Capitol, Centro Ayala Cagayan, SM City Cebu, SM City Manila, SM City Iloilo, SM Bacolod, SM City Sta.Rosa Laguna, SM Southmall, SM City Baliwag, and SM City Dasmarinas.

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