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“Fresh” Danggit at Taboan Dried Fish Market, Cebu: Photo of the Day

What’s the breakfast of champions? Yes, we know, we can have a debate based on science and nutritionists will most likely win. In our book, however, it’s danggit. Yes, that deboned and sliced little dried fish that is popular at the Taboan Dried Fish Maket in Cebu City. If you put it side by side with bacon, spam and all the works on a buffet table, we’ll still pick danggit. Every. Single. Time. Just dip in suka (vinegar), lump it with a little rice, and you’re good to go. It’s so popular in this side of the world that it’s usually bought as pasalubong (then again, this kind of gift-giving is probably unique to Filipinos, right?). The concept of pasalubong is a bit hard to explain, but suffice it to say that it’s bought in the place you’ve visited and you won’t get one if you’re not close enough or special to the one giving the gift (it’s like saying, “hey, I’m thinking of you even if I’m far away”). It’s also hard to explain why your Filipino neighbor, especially abroad, is cooking something with that weird smell. That’s danggit. Want to see danggit? Here, have a basketful, photo courtesy of Rubi Santos (check her Instagram account, @rubirubiroo, for more photos). Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading “Fresh” Danggit at Taboan Dried Fish Market, Cebu: Photo of the Day

Cebu Pasalubong – Dried Mango, Danggit, Otap and Rosquillos

Quick, what’s the top food pasalubong you’d bring if you’re on vacation in, or a friend is coming from, Cebu? The title of this post is a spoiler, but maybe you have something else in mind (let us know through the comment section below). Here’s our top four gifts for pasalubong from Cebu: Continue reading Cebu Pasalubong – Dried Mango, Danggit, Otap and Rosquillos