5 Awesome Food Trip Destinations in Mindanao

Here are our top picks for a gastronomic tour of the southernmost region.

Aside from Pacman, one thing all Pinoys think of when they hear GenSan is Tuna! Most first-time visitors make it a point to visit the Fish Port located along the shore of Sarangani Bay to witness gigantic tunas being transported and sold. But the best way to enjoy tuna is of course to eat it. The best place for food tripping is Tiongson Aracade, where you can eat like a local and indulge in a dampa-style dining experience. Indulge in tuna belly, tuna kinilaw (ceviche), tuna bagaybay (roe), tuna bihod (eggs) and or go all out with a seafood boodle fight. For unique food pasalubong items, you can take home frozen tuna products, Tuna Chicharon and locally-made chocolate bars from Great Harvest.

Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte

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Kara Santos

Kara Santos

Kara Santos is a freelance writer and photographer. When not on the road or motorcycling off somewhere for the weekend, she’s leveling up her experience points in the latest PlayStation RPG. Read about her real-life and virtual adventures on her blog Travel Up.