Friday, April 09, 2010

Places to eat in Dumaguete City

Went to Dumaguete for a business trip last Apr 6-8. When I was there in 2007 I did not get the chance to visit all the nice places to eat so I made it a point to visit in my recent trip.

I stayed in Bethel Guest house which is located in front of the Rizal Boulevard, my room offers a nice view of the ocean. I think this is the most modern hotel in the city with a very good location. A night costs only P2,000.00
Rizal boulevard is Dumaguete City's great asset. It's like Manila's Baywalk. It's nice to walk around and feel the breeze specially during the afternoon where if you are lucky you can catch the sunset (unfortunately, it was cloudy when I was there so I did not get to see any sunsets).

You can sit in one of the benches and watch the people pass by or eat balut and tempura from one of the many vendors that set up chairs.

Another nice thing about Dumaguete is their food. They have their very famous Sans Rival where you can buy Silvanas for only 10.00 per piece. They also offer snacks (pasta, sandwiches) and meals already. I'd say that their silvanas are still the best i've ever tasted.

They now have a branch in the new Robinson's store but if you're just in Rizal Boulevard, you can walk to get there, It's in San Jose st.

As I was a fan of Mang Inasal, I would not pass the chance to try the Inasal in Dumaguete. Jo's Inato is famous for this. The picture does not do justice to how tasty their chicken are. You also really get to feel that you are in the province because they encourage eating with your hands only - "nagkakamay".

Jo's Inato is just right beside Siliman University. If you walk along the boulevard going left and reach the end that's the street that leads to Jo's Inato. It's in Siliman avenue.

Siliman University is also nice to visit. Too bad I did not have enough time to stop by. It's one of the oldest universities in the country so it has a lot of history within its walls. I'll definitely stop by next time.

For a different take on the dessert, I stopped by Panda Ice cream house.

Their signature item is the steamed Ice cream. They fry the ice cream inside a bread. It's very unique because they serve you the bread hot so you expect the ice cream inside to have melted but no.

This one scoop costs P55.00. Their store is located by Sta. Catalina street. Still near Siliman University.

For fast foods, it was Scooby's. It's like their equivalent of Goldilocks restaurant with more branches here than Jollibee and Mcdo.

The food is very cheap. Everything here with 2 drinks only costs P150.00
Food here is really relatively cheap. This Bananaque costs only P2.00 a stick. Cheapest I ever saw. But this is probably that cheap because we bought it in the province already. I think we were in Sibulan.
Also had the chance to try a real batchoy at Ted's. This is a combo worth P49.00 that comes with pandesal and softdrinks. This one was just ok for me. Not too spectacular.

Going around the city is easy. You just ride a tricycle which costs only P7.00.

Or if you need to go outside, like in Bais City or Bayawan, you just ride a Bus which passes by Rizal Boulevard.

People here are very friendly and they will help you get around and give directions.

I hear there are a lot of nice places to visit around Dumaguete. Next time, I'll go back for a vacation to be able to visit Apo Island, Siquijor, do the Dolphin watching and all the other tourist attractions.


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