Bistro Selera experience, a true taste of Mindanao flavor.

If you're a local who's looking for a delicious filipino cuisine as a break from the typical fast food chains, or a tourist who wants to have a taste of a Davao regional specialty dishes on your palates, then Bistro Selera is one place to be.

Bistro Selera is a newly opened bistro mixed Davao born branch of Filipino Family owned restaurant located at the Fountain side 2nd level strip of SM Lanang Premier's casual and fine dining restaurants with a view of the 122 meter musical fountain, the first of its kind in Mindanao and the longest in the country. The first branch is Kusina Selera, a cozy restaurant located at Paseo de Legaspi  in Pelayo St., Davao City.

According to COO Googie Sanga and Chairman Marivi Laurel, bistro is mainly casual dining in individual servings.  For Bistro Eating, it is a style of cooking that involves using fresh, local Davao ingredients to produce delicious, and nutritionally healthy recipes that will stand out locally but also internationally.

The man behind the 18 dishes is reputed chef Jaypee Landingin who carefully chooses davao ingredients that will not just satisfy our taste buds but thoroughly prepared uniquely cooked dishes with true Mindanao taste and flavor.

Bacon wrapped Bagaybay (tuna gonads) 

Bacon wrapped Bagaybay (P250)
Bacon wrapped Bagaybay with garlic toppings
2 Fish (combination of Bangus and Tuyo) with mango selantro sauce
Fish Roll (P260)

Very hospitable Michael Trinidad made a funny pose with fish roll 

Signature Cocktails
Strawberry Mintini 
(fresh mint leaves,  tequila based, fronzen margarita, smells good)
Strawberry Mintini  
Michael's Madness 
(combination of orange, melon liquor, triple sec,grenadine,gin)
Signature Cocktails from Left to Right: Strawberry Mintini, Michael's Madness
Selera Seafood Curry Soap my favorite dish cooked with the freshest seafood,fish,shrimps, lemongrass, coconut and the sweet native fruit durian to make a more flavorful texture of the soup.

Selera Seafood Curry Soap (P310)
Pan Seated Tuna is a european style, cooked outside, raw inside.
Pan-Seated Tuna (P288) with durian curry sauce and toyo mansi sauce

Pan-Seated Tuna (P288) topped with garlic, mixed with tomato, and fried kangkong
Selera's Beef Roullade (P320)

another twist of Bistek Tagalog is Beef Roullade

Pork Ribs Inasal (P320)

Pork Ribs Inasal (P320) 

Mangosteen Ice Cream with Biko (P110)

Pure mangosteen ice cream that taste heavenly superb. 

Biko, a great combination with Mangosteen Ice cream. A treat to my tongue.

Mangosteen Mousse (P138)

Mangosteen Mousse taste creamy and delectably sweet. 

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As expected we were stuffed. Filled not just with delectable Filipino cuisine but as well with the Laurel's formidable brand of style and hospitality. An enriching experience for us indeed.

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Happy Tummies and Happy Faces
Sitting from Left to Right:
Bistro Selera's Restaurant Manager Anton Chiew, COO Googie Sanga, Chairman Marivi Laurel, and Chef Jaypee Landingin and Standing at the Center Michael Trinidad with the Davao Bloggers

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I would like to thank Karla Stefan Singson for inviting me to join the exclusive lunch together with other food and lifestyle bloggers to taste the selection of food serve with the management of Bistro Selera last November 12,2012.

Truly, eating out at SM Lanang Premier brings the dining experience to a higher level in the northern section of Davao City, bringing a laid-back ambiance for dining.


  1. looks like yummy foodies out there. it's great that the resto uses local ingredients.

    and, it's great to know that our favorite native rice cake here called biko is included in the menu list.

  2. the mangosteen icecream and biko makes me drool here! hmmmm yummmmyyyy!!! it is almost midnight and gee I should have viewed this on a full stomach haha, I'd say the place looks and sounds perfect to dine in with family and friends! you are such a great food reviewer! :)

  3. Droolicious! The fish rolls looks very tempting. I wish I could have some of the sweets right now.

  4. Awww! Another new restaurant to enjoy eating with the family and friends. I am drooling right now too. The foods looks very delish :)

  5. The foods are Yummy! I like to try that Biko in Mangosteen ice cream.

  6. Everthing looks so delicious! I am from Davao too and that would be one of the restaurants I am going to check out when I get home!

  7. The foods look so delicious. I am interested on the taste of the fish roll when you said it is a combination of tuyo and bangus.


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