Upscale Dampa to hit Pasay City
Pasay City is welcoming a new breed of food place with the reinvention of the traditional dampa.
A dampa usually resembles actual local wet markets where customers buys seafood and have it cooked in front of them.
But Seascape Village’s Bay Market in Pasay City is labelling itself as an upscale “dampa.”
What sets it apart is its own clean and organized wet market for fresh and live seafood, a mall-like setting with properly designed restaurants, and it even has its own ice plant that supplies the market and the restaurants.
The Bay Market has a total of 13 restaurants which include: Mr. A’s Bar, Asian Taste Restaurant, Blue Post Boiling Crabs and Shrimps, Darwin’s Café Hong Kong Special, Fish Music Bar, GoGo Kitchen, Golden China, Golden Fortune, Lhong-E, Lola Ina’s Seafood Paluto Restaurant, Mazu Seaside Diner, Wow Cow Fresh Beef Hot Pot, and Yatai Asian Cuisine.
The developers aims to make the customers experience the out-of-the-city vacation in the city.
“It’s like a beach-themed or resort type of establishment to maximize the surroundings that we have. We want our guests to come here and make them feel that they’re on a vacation outside the city. It’s crowded outside, the normal city scene and when you enter Seascape Village, you’ll feel like you’re not in the city,” Seascape Village marketing and events head Christine Suntay.
Just like the traditional dampa, the restaurants will offer a la carte dishes and “paluto” services. Aside from the food hub, it will also feature food kiosks, fruit stands and even stalls where customers can purchase keepsakes.
The complex will soon have a retail space for lifestyle and wellness shops, a man-made beach at the baywalk area, as well as a hotel. The whole commercial property would be finished by 2020.