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Address: Pahina Central, Cebu City, Philippines

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The Smelly Kind of Fun!

Bring casual clothes to wear only for this place. You will have to pack it in a ziplock bag when you pack your bags when you go home. Ladies dont bring your purse or bag. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Bring casual clothes to wear only for this place. You will have to pack it in a ziplock bag when you pack your bags when you go home. Ladies dont bring your purse or bag. I brought my purse and it smelled of fish the whole trip! Go early then shower back at the hotel and change clothes. You will... More 

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Marilao, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is the place to be for dried seafood. They also sell other pasalubong. If your not familiar with the actual price of the products, canvass the price in different store. Check the quality of the products and don't forget to haggle for a lower price.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A one stop shop market where you can find not only Danggit but also dried mangoes and Otap. For tourists, can just buy a lot of "pasalubong" here much cheaper than buying at the airport. It's just that I have doubts on vendors selling jewelries made of pearls. I'm not sure if those are real. One store staff told us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Every time I visit Cebu Taboan Market is always in my list to go to. Its better know compared years back. There is a big space know that parking is not a problem. Great bargain for upward back in Manila

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you need to do your shopping for dried fish this is the place you need to be in Cebu. This is quite popular so transportation would not be a problem. Try to get here early in the morning before your other itinerary or late after you're done with your itinerary for the day since the place is quite smelly... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It all started when we received gifts of Cebu's Treasures: dried mangoes, dried fish and "dried" looking stuffs like piaya and pinasugbo. They looked dry but they all tasted deliciously crazy. Stories from friends about their trip to Cebu made all the dining mouth-watering. Holy week was fast approaching and most of our friends went lunatic on looking for best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We went here on a Sunday so not all f the shops are opened however, we were still able to bring home salted and dried fish (note: these are different from one another) when we got out after an hour of endless search. The place's clean on a Sunday and still have to check out the place on a weekday.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is where you can buy stuff to bring back home. Dried fish, delicacies and what not. Brace yourself, though, in the pungent smell of fish. It will stick to your clothes. We've been there for only around 5 minutes and we smell like we are carrying the whole market. It is not an exaggeration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Dried fish and seafood of all sorts. Dried mangoes and otap cookies of all brands. Nice place to visit but you will smell like fish after leaving. Watch your back here...lots of shady characters hanging around but there is usually police hanging around as well.

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Mandaue, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It's a good place to buy pasalubong but you got to be ready for the smell, it will stick to your clothes down to your underwear. I love danggit though so it's worth it for me. Also look for Lola Pureza's Peanut Browas which is IMHO the best tasting pasalubong in Cebu, especially for people who like peanuts.

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Address: Pahina Central, Cebu City, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

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