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4 posts categorized "[Travel] ILOILO: Dinagyang and Ilonggo Food"

January 25, 2013

ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Where are the BEST Places to Eat in Iloilo?

ILOILO FOOD TRIPIloilo is the center of commerce in the Western Visayas region. It is the home of the famous Batchoy, Breakthrough and Miag-ao Church. Here are the must-visit foodie places in Iloilo:

1. Breakthrough

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The undisputed king of fresh seafood in Iloilo and the number one tourist spot in the city. It is famous for its Aligue Rice and the Managat fish (also known as red snapper or mangrove jack). Native Chicken Inasal and fresh/baked oysters are also served here.

The restaurant is the brainchild of marine biologist Raymundo Robles, who just wanted to have a side restaurant business for his wife. It was named after every scientist’s aspiration, which is to achieve a breakthrough in his/her field.

The best part of the Breakthrough experience is being able to enjoy the glorious food (and the popular vinegar called Sinamak) with the fresh sea breeze blowing around you.

Read More: ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Breakthrough, Number 1 Tourist Destination in Iloilo!

Breakthough now has a branch called Ponsyon by Breakthough located in Plazuela de Iloilo. Another alternative is Tatoy's, which offers almost the same cuisine and is located near the same beach area. Some foodies like Villarosa by the Beach and look for Orly's.

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February 17, 2012

ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Netong's Original Special Lapaz Batchoy

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Iloilo is the home of Batchoy, and there is a never-ending debate on who offers the best version – Ted's or Deco's. However, the best authentic Batchoy for me can be found in Netong's Lapaz Batchoy.

Ultimate Visayan Food Trip Series:

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February 16, 2012

ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Breakthrough, Number 1 Tourist Destination in Iloilo!

February 08, 2012

Iloilo's Dinagyang: Hala Bira! Viva Señor Santo Niño!

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A lot of festival enthusiasts believe that Dinagyang is one of the BEST Festivals in the Philippines.

Although the celebration still has that quaint, provincial city-feel, the Ati-Ati dance productions are among the best that I've seen in street dance festivals in the Philippines. They are the Grand Champions in the Aliwan Festival (Manila-based competition for all the street dance festivals) in 2010 and 2011.

Dinagyang is the best time to go to Iloilo!

Here are the things you need to know to have an awesome experience in DINAGYANG:

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