Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Harana Restaurant

We celebrated Keona's first birthday at Harana Restaurant along F. Torres St., Davao City. There are lots of reasons why we love Harana restaurant. Aside from the delicious food they serve, the waiters and waitresses are very courteous and attentive to the needs of their customers. And the ambiance is really cozy. If you have kids, it's the right place for you because it has a playground with swings and slides.


Harana Mongolian Restaurant



Playground


The birthday girl and Pappa


Me and my gurl


Lechon kawali, one of our favorites



Chicken barbecue



We locally call this grilled bagaybay



Deep fried catfish, locally known as heto



Sinuglaw - short for sinugba and kinilaw - raw tuna fish mixed with grilled pork mixed with vinegar, cucumber and radish


Kare-kare



This restaurant are owned by the Lizada's. Here is the Harana history...

The Harana Story (I got this in their menu book)


Harana started in the little garden at the back of Atty. and Mrs. Fermin Abella's residence at Juna Subdivision, Matina Davo City in 1966. A small affair made up of few open nipa huts sheltering bamboo tables and rattan chairs. And under the branch of a young mango tree stood the small barbecue pit. In the evenings, the place was lit with little gas lamps. It's specialty then, and now were fried rice and spare ribs, the original recipe of Mrs. Rosario Abella Lizada. It's original staff consisted of six (6) personnel, most of whom are still with Harana today.
In 1970, the Abella's need a little garden and Harana had to move out. Its new home was thew site of Harana 1 along McArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City. The place was spacious and the owners thought of a new approach in the restaurant business, thus, the playground concept - complete with swings, slides, bars- was implemented.
on June 29, 1970, feast day of St. Peter, patron Saint of Davao, the new Harana opened with the colorful playground equipment and flowers in the garden. On its opening night, the restaurant was filled to capacity with the children's laughter ringing as they played. From then on, the Harana was loved by the families and the community as a whole.
On June 29, 2009, a second Harana was opened along Florentino Torres Street to serve the growing demand of the fast developing city. At that time, F. Torres was dark and avoided by motorists at night. There was not a single bulding alongside Harana. There was only "kangkong" fields, wild reeds and clusters of unkept banana shrubs. When harana at Torres opened, F. Torres was no longer the same. Instead of darkness, the place was festooned with bright lights and the sound of music and the children's laughter echoed. Now, F. Torres has become the number one food street in Davao City.



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6 comments:

  1. hi, i was planning to celebrate my daugther's 2nd bday here. Meron kaba contact info ng Harana?

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  2. Hi, their contact number is -->227-3937. Thanks for the visit.

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  3. On June 29, 2009, a second Harana was opened along Florentino Torres Street to serve the growing demand of the fast developing city. At that time, F. Torres was dark and avoided by motorists at night. There was not a single bulding alongside Harana. There was only "kangkong" fields, wild reeds and clusters of unkept banana shrubs. <---- BANG, mali, HARANA in Torres opened way way earleir than 2009

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  4. @Anonymous #2, The above Harana story is taken from their menu and the date mentioned might just be a typo error. Yes I agree with you, Harana has long been there before 2009. Thanks I stand corrected.

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  5. How much ang party package nila dun?

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