Tourism

Halal food at Davao’s Pasko Fiesta’s Salu-Salo

December 4, 2018 By

Does Mee Goreng ring a bell? How about shrimp, vegetables and sunny-side up egg on top of stir-fried noodles with keropok or kropeck on the side?

If you can’t get enough of Tausug, Malaysian, Arabic and Indian-inspired dishes, then weekends should find you at Pasko Fiesta’s Salu-Salo at the Sta. Ana Wharf, which opened to the public last November 30.

Mee Goreng is just one of the many dishes served by Haya’s Place at the Sta. Ana Wharf during weekends. For P80, you can have it and Nasi Lemak, which is a Malaysian rice meal. The more adventurous palate might want to try the Tiyulah Itum or Black Beef Soup with Rice at P135, or the Cheesey Shawarma Fries at P120.

“We have reserved 20 stalls at the Salu-Salo and we have halal food also,” City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) Chief Generose Tecson said. Another halal-certified restaurant that has been getting much attention at Sta. Ana Wharf is TinHat.

Tecson said Dabawenyos and visitors, who drop by the Sta. Ana Wharf on weekends, will also enjoy the other offerings there as it is not just a food extravaganza.

“This is actually the Pasko Fiesta Food and Entertainment Village, which is a must-visit place for both young and old,” she said. The Village features halal food and goods.

She said the Village is a showcase of Davao City as a gateway to Mindanao, the island with the largest population of Muslims in the Philippines.

Aside from the food, visitors will also be delighted with the 30-meter Tunnel of Light at the venue, which will be lit up to January 6 next year. The light tunnel has been fitted with more or less 1,200 pieces of light bulbs.

The Salu-Salo at the Sta. Ana Wharf is part of the city’s annual Pasko Fiesta celebration, with the theme “Winter Wonderland” this year. CIO