Food. When this word comes to your mind, what does it always say? Can you imagine the world without delicious and yummy foods? No! Right? We have always been living here and there eating and tasting different kinds of dishes in different cities or countries? You don’t have to hate spending because you’re too worried getting some calories. Let me give you an insight of one of the cities of the Philippines, Dumaguete City, considered as one of the best places to retire in the world according to Retire Overseas Index and was published by Forbes.
1. BARBECUE AND GRILLED FOODS AT KURAMBOS GRILLHAUZ
Let’s get to the point. People obviously could enjoy simple meals together with family and friends and not have to spend more than you actually could. Even the richest people in the world can do the same. Here at Kurambos, the locals enjoy a delightful grilled Pinoy meal.
“Tocino” in vernacular and “Barbecue” in English language. It is nearly located at Silliman University, Dumaguete. It has a wooden design all over the place. It’s open 24 hours in 6 days. This is absolutely awesome. When you’re hungry and crave grilled foods late at night, you can buy from this restaurant.
- Kurambos Grill Hauz
- Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines
2. SILVANAS AT SANS RIVAL
It is located in front of the long boulevard in Dumaguete City. This place is famous for its unique pastry, “Silvanas.” Silvanas has been well-known over the Philippines as a “pasalubong” or treat. Those who come from other places buy this pastry to bring home and share to the family. Some would even get 25 – 30 boxes at most. Wow! That’s a lot to eat. Its sweet, soft and tasty ice-cream-like frozen flavor is mouth-watering. People come and get their next batch of Silvanas.
This is their main recipe that became famous but they still have a lot more to serve. You can choose from their cupcakes, pasta, home-made cakes like no other and other unique meals. You can never deny that these pastries are irresistible. They also have their own bistro to the side. They actually have 3 branches in Dumaguete and none from other places.
- Sans Rival Bistro
- Rizal Blvd (San Jose Street), 6200 Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines
3. CARBONARA AND SPICY PASTA AT FLAMING GRILL
Who loves pasta? Yes, almost all of us right? Spicy pasta, Filipino spaghetti, and carbonara. Mention these 3 foods and Flaming Grill will serve you the yummiest pasta in town. It’s below P100.00 and it would relieve stress literally. It is creamy and cheezy with the right amount of mushroom mix and soft strand of pasta. Actually it’s just a small place but it gathers young students to eat at their restaurants since it is budget-friendly and can sustain your stomach for a long time.
- Flamin' Grill
- Tubod (Hibbard Avenue), 6200 Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines
- +63 35 422 8735
4. STREET FOODS ALONG THE BOULEVARD
When you come to visit Dumaguete, you’ll be surprised to see people gathering along the Boulevard. The street foods are well-known to the people living in the city and nearby towns especially at night. Yes the foods are available at night not during day times. Visitors will seat on small chairs and tables, order street foods such as squid rolls, fish balls, fish flats, and “tempura” and of course “Balot.”
With these in town, you can also experience the acoustic night just fronting the Boulevard. It also has resto bars which you can listen to the acoustic music performed by bands or musicians hired from there to serenade you with different kinds of genres. Perfect for the whole evening.
5. SEAFOODS AT HAYAHAY TREEHOUSE BAR AND RESTAURANT
One of the best in Dumaguete. Foreign people won’t leave Dumaguete until they can eat or dine in to try their seafood. Dumaguete express is the best! Aside from that, the restaurant has a very good ambiance since it’s fronting the sea, you can feel the sea breeze.
YES! It’s open and the public can group together, chill, eat, and spend some nice time with friends and family. At night, especially the young would go there for chilling. It’s not only meant for eating but it also has an acoustic night schedule on weekends while you enjoy a drinking sesh with your friends.
- Hayahay Treehouse Bar And View Deck
- Flores Ave, Piapi (Escano Beach), Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines
- +63 35 225 3536
At most, people will have the capacity to find great foods to try and eat. Always remember that food matters, you stomach matters, and your health overall matters. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive foods you ever have to eat. It can be anything budget-friendly as long as you’re happy and satisfied with what you eat. If you can afford, indulge yourself unto these foods that require spending more. There’s nothing wrong spending money for pleasure satisfaction over foods that are of the best delight. Treat yourself!