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11.30.2014

Going Around Dumaguete City Proper

If you've read my previous posts, you'll notice that what we mostly did in Dumaguete was to eat and make Dumaguete our jump-off point to Oslob and Siquijor. We didn't have the luxury of time and money to explore the farther parts of Dumaguete. However, we were still able to squeeze in some time to go around the city proper.

WHERE TO STAY

After a thorough research, I was able to find this guest house which is located along Rizal Boulevard. Its strategic location made it easier for us to walk around the must see spots and must try food places in Dumaguete. Also, its distance from the ports going to Oslob and Siquijor were very accessible from our guest house. The guest house we stayed in was Bethel Guest House. Their service is good, the rooms are clean and the staff are very friendly.



Few steps away from Bethel Guest House is Rizal Boulevard where it is a perfect spot to catch the sunrise and sunset.







Few meters away (yep walking distance!) from our guest house are other popular tourist spots:

SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY

This is the oldest American academic institution in the Philippines.







DUMAGUETE CHURCH AND BELFRY




Buy pasalubong at HANDUMANAN.


Most of the restaurants we tried during our Foodscapade in Dumaguete are walking distance from our guest house as well. So I highly recommend Bethel Guest House. It's very convenient and centrally located. :)

This is my last post about my Central Visayas adventure - from Oslob to Siquijor to Dumaguete. My trip during the sembreak wouldn't be fun and memorable if it wasn't for my travel buddies. Thank you Bahm and Wei! :)


Now, where are we heading next? :))



11.29.2014

Foodscapade in Dumaguete

WARNING: This is going to be a very LONG post about my Dumaguete food adventure so I decided to make a separate post.

As a food enthusiast, I have to say Dumaguete is by far my most favorite province because of  the: 1) big serving 2) affordable (as compared to Manila) and 3) mouthwatering food. Below are the food places we tried during our stay in Dumaguete during the sembreak. :)

HAYAHAY TREE HOUSE BAR AND VIEW DECK
Location: Flores Avenue, Piapi, Escano Beach, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 6/10 (al fresco)
Food: 9/10
Price: Budget-friendly (good for sharing)

Dumaguete Express is a must try! :)



Steamed Vegetables ala Probinsya + Dumaguete Express + Baked Talaba


AWESOME DESSERTS
Location: Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 6/10
Dessert: 6/10
Price: Mid-range


White Wine + Passion fruit Cheesecake
CAFE FILOMENA
Location: Bethel Guesthouse, Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 5/10 (canteen-type)
Food: 7/10
Price: Low budget




JO'S CHICKEN INATO
Location: Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 6/10
Food: 9/10
Price: Budget-friendly

The difference between Jo's Chicken Inato and Bacolod Chicken Inasal is that the former has a sweeter taste.



 Eating like a Dumaguete local.. Pero ang sarap talagang mag-kamay! :)))




PANDA ICE CREAM HAUS
Location: Maria Cristina Street, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 5/10
Dessert: 7/10
Price: Low to Mid-range

Their bestseller: Fried ice cream.




BUBBLEPOP TEA AND DESSERTS
Location: Perdices Street, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 9/10 (it's soooo charming and cute!!)
Tea and Dessert: 6/10 (nothing really special but it was okay)
Price: Low budget

The color and design of the place easily caught my attention that's why my friends and I decided to go here.





HOY LUGAW!
Location: Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 5/10
Food: 6/10
Price: Low Budget

While waiting for the boat bound to Siquijor, we killed some time here since we haven't had our breakfast yet. Plus, the name of the food store feels like inviting and forcing you to try their lugaw. hahaha.


MOOON CAFE
Location: Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Price: Mid-range to High


Tostaditas + Chimichanga + Pork Belly + Pasta Mexicana + Pasta ala Mooon


SANS RIVAL BISTRO
Location: Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Price: Mid-range



Their salad is one of the best I've ever tasted!!!

A  trip to Dumaguete won't be complete without eating Silvanas and Sans Rival


STREET FOOD TEMPURA
Location: Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 6/10 (eat along the street; it's fun though!)
Food: 8/10
Price: Low Budget

People in Dumaguete call this as "street food tempura". It is a localized version of tempura.




PAINIT SA PALENGKE
Location: Dumaguete City Market

Try Dumaguete's suman budbod wherein you can dip it on hot chocolate and you can add brown sugar at the top. 





KRI RESTAURANT
Location: Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Price: Mid-range to High

This is probably my most favorite restaurant I've tried in Dumaguete!






SCOOBY'S
Location: Silliman Avenue, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 10/10
Dessert: 9/10
Price: Budget-friendly to Mid-range

I wish there's a place like this in QC.






CAFE MAMIA
Location: San Jose Street, Dumaguete City (near Rizal Boulevard)

Ambiance: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Price: Budget-friendly





GABBY'S BISTRO
Location: Florentina Homes, Rovina Road, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Price: Mid-range

Another favorite resto!!!




my most favorite corner of the place..



Outside Gabby's Bistro..




RANA VERDE
Location: Florentino Homes, Rovina Road, Dumaguete City

Ambiance: 8/10
Dessert: 9/10
Price: Mid-range (not your ordinary and regular ice cream price)



I totally gained a couple of weight after my Dumaguete trip. No regrets though. Hihihi. :))) I will definitely go back to Dumaguete and visit other restaurants we weren't able to try.