Taboan Public Market, Cebu City

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  • Just came back from the market. Today is Sunday and some of the shops were already closed. We were there around 4:30pm. Still plenty of dried fish stalls opened and we got what we came there for. Boug...  more »
  • Need pasalubong, this is one shop stop, so to speak. From keychains, ref magnets, dries mangoea most eapecially danggit, you can all find them here with your best haggling style. Best to reach the sta...  more »
  • The place is Dried Fish Market, with dried fish comes the stink. Make this place as last stop of your tour.. The best buy for your dried fish needs  more »
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  • Love this place. Just don't wear fancy clothes when coming here. This is the place to be if your looking for budget and quality items from food to furniture and hardware. At late afternoon to evening, there's food stalls that open up. Just look for where there's a lot of people eating and you should be fine. :)
  • Best place to buy local food. Just be careful because the smell will doing to your clothes.
  • Make sure to bring extra shirt or double it underneath your clothes because you will definitely smell like fish. I rented an uber all the way to the hotel from Taboan market with open windows just a courtesy gesture for the next rider and to the driver. You will smell fishy wether you like it or not. Dried fish may costs 600 pesos plus per kilo, dried squid is 1000 pesos per kilo.
  • Make sure you buy extra clothes when you come here if you are of to the airport. I would suggest you do your shopping a day before you go to the airport. The sellers will pack the dried stuff you buy that can be either hand carry or check in baggage. Its air tight sealed.
  • This is the best place in Cebu to buy dried squid or fish. Even the locals from other parts of the Philippines make it a point to visit this market to buy dried squid or dried fish to bring back to their respective provinces. Of course you may also shop for other goodies here. Just remember that the airlines no longer allow hand carry of these dried fish and squid, primarily due to the smell that they emanate :-)
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