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Taboan Public Market

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Address: Pahina Central, Cebu City 6000, Philippines

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Cebu's Pasalubong Haven

Danggit, Dried Pusit, Dried Mangoes, Otap.. Cebu's bests, all in Taboan Public Market. Rather than buying these goodies in malls (bit pricey), Taboan is the right place. You'll... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica Arceli S
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Quezon city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dried fish, dried squid, dried mangoes all at their lowest cost are bought here by the kilos if you want. They can vacuum pack it for you so it would be convenient to take on flights especially if hand-carried. Just prepare yourself for the pungent smell of the place and the smell can stick on your clothes and fingers so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Danggit, Dried Pusit, Dried Mangoes, Otap.. Cebu's bests, all in Taboan Public Market. Rather than buying these goodies in malls (bit pricey), Taboan is the right place. You'll just have to endure the strong stench of the dried danggit & pusit and be prepared to be smelly on your way back to your hotel. I suggest you have a list... More 

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Thank Jessica Arceli S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is apparently heaven and a must-go for those who wants bargain for the best tasting danggit and pusit in Cebu as the locals swear by it. Frankly, I've never seen so many danggit and pusit in my life! As I'm neither a fan of both, the trip was still interesting - however, beware of the stench.

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Thank A N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Better price of danggit and drued pusit. Bought also dried dilis. They vacuum pack and can be pack by 1/4kg. They even packed it if bought of couple of items in a box.

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Cabuyao, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Before buying dried fish and mangoes for pasalubong in Taboan market, go around and check the prices first to get the cheapest price. Do not forget to inspect what you are buying. There are small cockroaches and insects that are found in their open containers. I suggest that you buy to the stores located across the market, their stores and... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

When you say "Cebu" its a home of many salted fish" with affordable price, very much affordable. If you like to buy danggit (small blacken fish). I suggest that you go there. You can buy many kind of this dishes. Plus, the crew will pack your salted fish in a way that the odor will not go out from the... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Well, I call this the bulad (dried fish) pasalubong center. This is the place to buy different kinds of dried fishes at a lower prices. You got to brave the strong smell that would stick to your clothes and skin. If you go there and is still planning to ho somewhere else after, it would be nice to brong extra... More 

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Thank tonyangbee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Come here ready to go home smelling like salted fish. Because that's what you will really smell like after your visit😊 if you don't like that, better skip the place. You go here to see all kinds of salted, dried sea creatures that they offer, buy (a lot cheaper compared to Manila price!), and simply marvel at how they actually... More 

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Thank Rosalie H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

While on business trip, we went to this place to buy danggit and pusit to bring back to my family in Manila. We went to the first store on the right side and bought danggit and pusit. The store offers vacuum-packing, and the kilo of danggit and half-kilo of pusit that I bought were vacuum-packed in 1/4 kilo packages. This... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Such a cheater! We went to IMB dried fish dealer. I had a cheating experience before already with them when i brought another group of friends from Manila. Since there was no stock of dried danggit in our "suki", we went to this store just next to our "suki". When our items were being weighed already, the quantity looked few.... More 

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