Taboan Public Market
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vicTRIPvic
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
Dec 2022
not a fish person myself but wonderful variety and service from vendors and many interesting things to see and experience here
Written 11 January 2023
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Alvin A
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Jan 2023 • Family
Good place to shop for pasalubongs. just be careful on what you buy because they sometimes gives less. my parents bought danngit in shop called Inday Mary. they bought a kilo and pack it in a box (so we can check it in the airport). However, when we got back to Manila and unpack the box, we only saw a half kilo. my parents were disappointed.
Written 10 January 2023
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irenevff
Bulacan Province, Philippines3,914 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
everytime i visit cebu, this market is always a staple hub to visit for dried mangoes, dried seafoods & the popular small, round pinkish chorizos. i never fail to buy danggit & class A dried squid.

the place actually stinks. the stench is so strong, it will stick to your clothes, hair and everything else that you wear, like third hand smoke. you better not go there when you are on your way to the airport or you'll be quarantined like you have a rotting skin disease. otherwise, bring extra clothes to change what you've worn while doing the market rounds.

prices here are reasonable. you can haggle for a cheaper price.
Written 16 December 2020
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trixshandrea
Cebu City, Philippines4 contributions
Jan 2020
If you are looking for dried fish ... Here is the popular spot for dried fish lover, you have a great selection of dried fish and other delicacies in Cebu. Whenever our relatives come to visit Cebu they always requested to buy goods like dried fish as "Pasalubong" for our fellow Pinoy in abroad. If you're looking for Dried fish in Cebu, go to "Taboan Na!"
Written 6 March 2020
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Joee R
San Juan, Philippines23 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
We decided to buy our pasalubong here as recommended by our local host. Its a bit of an adventure to go here since we just walked. Dont expect much, this is a public market afterall. The better quality ones are the ones in the outer corner store lots. Haggle, as always. Be wary of insects crawling and flying over your choice goods too
Written 30 December 2019
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Ms.J
Philippines48 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
It is really true that when you go to Taboan Market your whole everything will smell so bad haha at first we are not that convinced to what locals are saying but when we go there we personally experienced it,so, its better to go here aftr all your tour for the whole day and go straight back to your hotel and never ever go in a mall or any other public place or else people will look at you badly haha.
Too many pasalubong to choose from but it seems that they are quite over pricing, since i really go to market so i have ideas on the prices. However I still buy to support locals.
Written 24 November 2019
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cool maui
5 contributions
Nov 2019
we made sure to buy our daing and stuff here to bring home,make sure to come here early in the morning,and ask around the stalls for cheaper prices,you can also buy cheap rosquillos and otap here,make sure to go back to your hotel after going here and take a bath,the smell of the dried fish really lingers on your clothes
Written 20 November 2019
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Joshua Trimidal
Prague, Czech Republic103 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I think there are many more better places than this. I was expecting a lot more, but the offer didn't appeal to me. It is great for fish lovers. Cebu City lacks a true market where the supply is everything. Manila will be a good choice for you. Certainly I can recommend a lot of places for streed food in Cebu City.
Written 3 November 2019
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,078 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
This is definitely the best place to go to in Cebu City if you want to buy dried fish (specially danggit or rabbit fish) and dried squid. There are many retailers to choose from. You can have the salted or the non-salted danggit, the open or closed squid, and so forth. Be prepared to haggle for the lowest price!

While buying at this market place is fun, the whole place stinks of dried fish and it sticks to your dress and whole body! The dried fish is so smelly such that some hotels would not even allow you to take them to your room! Be sure to have them sealed well when you buy them. Also be prepared to quickly take a shower and change your clothes as soon as you get back to your room or home. People will surely know from your smell if you're just returning from this market place. :D
Written 9 May 2019
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weekender714
Atlanta, Georgia12 contributions
Mar 2019
Not to be missed by tourists who are dried fish fans. Several stores carry a wide variety, from locally produced to those “imported” from other provinces outside Cebu. Friendly sales clerks are ready to assist. Ample parking space. Stinky smell is part of the shopping experience.
Written 27 March 2019
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