Kadayawan menu at Mixed Temptation Chinese Restaurant

by Admin-Phmp

Text and Photos by Henrylito D. Tacio

The place, located in the not-so-busy area in Ponciano Reyes Street, was opened to the public in 2019. Rogelio Canales, the owner, called it Mixed Temptations Mobile Bar Davao. He also had a small bar replica, where he brings the bar and the drinks in the places where events are being held. Its catch phrase is: “Tell me where the party is and we will bring the bar.”

It was an instant hit. The mobile bar was going to various places in Davao Region and even in North Cotabato. It graced such events as birthdays, weddings, conventions, meetings and other parties.

But when the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic hit the country in 2020, the business went into hiatus. The idea of moving from serving drinks to offering foods came into fruition. “I shifted to a restaurant because of the pandemic and the government banned alcoholic beverages.”

A hotel and restaurant management graduate, he knows how to cook Chinese foods. “Chinese foods are my personal favorite,” he admitted.

To make people aware of the restaurant’s existence, he started calling those people, whom he encountered during his hotelier days, who liked Chinese foods. One by one, they ordered. He personally delivered the food. Through word of mouth from these customers, more people came to know the existence of his restaurant. “It was a dream come true,” he said of the restaurant.

The Chinese foods were so popular that even before the pandemic was over, he was able to open a branch in Lanang. Now, he named it: Mixed Temptation Chinese Restaurant and Bar.

Early this year, he thought of rebranding the place where it all started. And so, he relaunched the place as not just a bar but a full-fledged Chinese restaurant as well. The place is fully renovated and it looks cozier and the ambiance is even better than what it used to be.

As August is the month of Kadayawan sa Dabaw – touted to be the mother of all festivals in Mindanao – he also launched the Kadayawan Menu.

Rice is the comfort food of Filipinos and most Asians. Customers have three choices: Minced Beef Fried Rice, Pineapple Fried Rice, or Fu-Chow Fried Rice. For soups, you can select either Century Egg or Bird’s Nest.

Dimsum has four selections: Shark Fin Dumpling, Vegetable Dumpling, Bola-Bola Siopao, and Custard Bun.

For main courses, the following can be ordered: Aromatic Duck Sandwich, Roasted Pigeon, Fish Hongkong Style, Crispy Beef, Beef Hofan, Homemade Tofu with Enori, Sea Cucumber with Black Mushroom, Squid with Salt and Pepper, Hainanese Chicken, Lemon Chicken, Chicken Salted Egg, Pork Asado, Patatim, Beef Mango with Lemon Sauce, Singaporean Shrimp with Black Pepper, Shrimp with Egg Floss, and Kung Pao Chicken.

For dessert, try any of the following: Oreo Snowball, Assorted Buchi, and Slice Fruits.

To make your Kadayawan experience more memorable, go to either the Ponciano Street Branch or the one located in Lanang (near Go Hotel). – ###

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