TBJ Travels Dumaguete-Siquijor Travel Guide 4: Dumaguete Food Trip + Itinerary + Budget + Vlog

Ah, don't you hate it when vacations come to an end? Although it is the case for our Dumaguete-Siquijor trip this week, I won't leave you 'hungry' because our last post for the day is about an epic food trip I did on my last day in the city of gentle people, Dumaguete.

Aside from its natural wonders, Dumaguete is also known for good eats. See them below:


A pizza place that's a favorite of locals and tourists alike that it earned a Tripadvisor badge! 

Neva's is famous for their Kuripot pizza where they use commercial cheddar cheese instead of Mozarella for the pizza. One whole pie can be as low as P70.00! Another great thing to try is their cheesy carbonara!

You can find Neva's Pizza at Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City


Famous for their Sans Rival cake, Sans Rival Cafe is one of the longest standing restaurants in the city that it's impossible to separate it from the identity of Dumaguete. It's like when you visit, it is imperative that you eat at Sans Rival Cafe!

Try out their Sansrival cakes (of course!) and Silvanas. They have good savory meals as well. And don't forget to dine outside and enjoy the view of the sea! Don't forget to take home pasalubong!

Sans Rival Cafe is located at San Jose st. Dumaguete City


Dumaguete's answer to Bacolod's Chicken Inasal and Jo's Chicken Inato is the leader in this arena.

Jo's is a local favorite with branches spanning across the Negros region all the way to Cebu and Gensan. Remembering the taste of Chicken Inato, I could say that it's a bit sweeter than Inasal and it's pretty good as well! However, serving time was pretty bad as it took the branch we went to an hour to serve our food.

The Jo's Chicken Inato branch I went to is located at Siliman Avenue, Dumaguete City


By 6pm, Rizal Boulevard becomes peppered with vendors of Dumaguete's well- loved street food: Tempura (aka Kikiam) and Squid Rolls. There's enough room and vendors for everyone to enjoy an affordable fare along Rizal Boulevard and don't miss it!

Bossings is said to be the famous Tempura vendor because of his Sauce #5. I chatted with one vendor and she said that Bossings exclusively sells inside Siliman University and only does so during the morning.

L-R: Tempura and Squid roll.


The local wet market is a favorite breakfast place of locals and is the destination for Bodbod and Sikwate. Bodbod is suman (rice cake) and Sikwate is your good ol' chocolate drink.

Aside from Bodbod, there's also Kabog, which is made from Bird Seed. Sounds strange to eat, but it is so good that it ended up being my favorite more than Bodbod. There's also Puto Maya, a triangular- shaped glutinous rice for those who have a big appetite.

Here's Bodbod and Sikwate. Perfect way to start the day!

Our last stop for the day was at Florentina Homes, a charming Spanish old- world hotel hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough for you to enjoy what Dumaguete has to offer.

I'll definitely book a stay at Florentina Homes when I go back!

We went there for Gabby's Bistro, which has a branch beside the famous Sansrival Cafe. Gabby's Bistro serves diner- inspired meals. Meals are priced in the middle and is a good treat before leaving the city. We have here a classic salad, surf n turf, and Beef Teriyaki.

Florentina Homes is located at E. Rovira Drive, Dumaguete.

Burp! That was a good one. Dumaguete and Siquijor, you were wonderful and expect me to be back soon!

Hope this post didn't leave you hungry LOL. Thanks for joining me in this trip! :)

**Cost is for one person only
**Cost does not include airfare, lodging, food, and miscellaneous expenses

Check out part 2 of my Dumaguete-Siquijor vlog:

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10 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Wow, I got hungry after reading this. Loving this shareworthy post! Planning to travel locally soon too!

  2. Hi Ms. Martha, you got me hungry there!!! I love love anything suman or kakanin so Bodbod and Kabog are both on my list to try when I visit there! Plus the silvanas got me craving for some now!!

  3. I can't help drooling over rice cakes.

  4. Fiona Aileen ValleMarch 8, 2018 at 9:20 PM

    LAMON.. Yan ang isa sa the best gawin kapag nasa out of town. Not only you get to experience yung delicacies but also para ma-promote yung pagkain nila. Favorite ng mom ko yung Sans Rival kaya perfect itong ipabili or bilhin kapag may pupunta doon. Salamat girl sa pagtour sa Dumaguete at Siquior. More travels please? 💐

  5. kagutom nman patulog na ng crave pa hahaha! sarap ng mga foods! fave ko yan suman. 😋

  6. Silvanas! Really want some right now :(
    Best things I love about travelling is discovering unique foods that each places offer. I'm into trying local delicacies and looking forward to what they are known for. Plus, the pasalubong!!!!!

  7. Grabe natakam ako sa sans rival. Nakakatakam yung blog mo madam. I also watch the video and natakam ako sa street foods lalo na sa squid roll because Im a squid lover :)

  8. WOW! Ang daming food, nakakagutom HAHA and I love the Sylvannas of Dumaguete, lucky for me I have an officemate who lives there and he often visit his family and whenever he will be back in Manila theres' always sylvannas but of course it's not for free. I don't mind paying 150 pesos for something so good! And as for the other food, I would love to try them very soon!

  9. Yummers! That is so appetizing. Great help for us who wants to travel or planning to travel to Dumaguete-Siquijor!


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