There’s a new spot to rest, eat, chill and relax for travelers, bikers and other motorists heading south of Cagayan de Oro City. KAWA Native Carinderia is located at Barangay Dansolihon right along Route 945 or the Cagayan de Oro – Talakag Road just 20 minutes from SM City Uptown. Kawa is still on soft opening and development is still ongoing.
GETTING THERE. Kawa Native Carinderia is easy to locate since it is right along the main highway. The nearest landmark is Mangalay Junction as shown in the map below. Kawa is just around 480 meters from the said junction further south going to Talakag. Also, another landmark is Mambuaya Proper and Mambuaya Elementary School. Kawa is 1.7 kilometers further down the road on the right side. It is accessible by all types of vehicles.
This is Mangalay Junction. Kawa is located just after the slight bend of the highway straight ahead on the right.
This is the frontage. You won’t miss it since it has a wide opening.
The place also has ample parking space.
Health protocols are in place.
You can notice these large bamboo letters spelling KAWA.
Just compare the size of the bamboo letters.
Most notable at Kawa are the six (6) wooden dining cottages .
Each cottage is covered with nets to protect from flies.
You can enjoy eating its native dishes at these wooden cottages.
Kawa serves delectable “must try” natives dishes such as Ginataang Native Chicken, Adobong Pabo, Native Chicken Halang-halang, Native Chicken Tinola and Bulalo at affordable prices which range from P149 to P179. Each serving is already good for 2 to 3 persons.
They also have other short orders like pancit canton, buttered chicken, kinilaw, squid adobo and calamares, among others.
Canned and bottled drinks are also available.
Some areas at the back are still being developed. You can observe ongoing layout of pathways. A mini zoo is also being planned.
By the way, you can also choose to dine under these trees.
Speaking of mini zoo, below is one of the dozens of turkeys (pabo) observed onsite. There’s also a rabbit.
You can also notice these large rocks scattered onsite.
Across this green field is an under construction function room targeted to open in December to host events and other gathering.
At the far end is this uniquely designed building where the family of the owner stays.
It has a balcony and a pool.
These container vans are also being eyed for overnight accommodations…possibly next year.
The property has numerous shade trees. You can smell the fresh air.
Most notable among the trees are these tall Falcata trees.
The place is just perfect for a family picnic served with native dish of course.
Perhaps this weekend is a perfect time to check out Kawa and try their native dishes.