1.) OTAP – When it comes to sweets and delicacies, you can’t go wrong to Cebu’s otap and rosquillos. Shamrock is one of the recommended take-home delights. I brought two box of delicacies from this store. You can shop till you drop at their store at Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City.
Piyaya is a must try, well I love all their sweets.. (me, wearing my Souvenir Bohol Shirt)
2.) DANGGIT ( salted dried fish ) – One of Cebu’s pride danggit! We visited their market called Taboan or “Bagsakan”. You can find a variety of dried fish and squids.
It is a salted dried fish that is best paired with hot rice and dipped in vinegar. Others prefer a mixture of vinegar and crushed chili peppers with a dash of salt. Others might want to add a little bit more of spices to enhance the flavor. Onions, garlics, ginger are some of the favorites. However it is done, the tastiness of danggit is magnified ten times when there's vinegar around. But with or without it, people still find them a very tasty treat for any meal at any time of day and at any physical condition - that is to say, whether one is hungry or not.
Dubbed as a poor man's food like any other types of dried fish, rich and poor alike love to eat this typical Cebuano delicacy. For the ultimate danggit experience, eat with your bare hands. Eating in bare hands is a Filipino way of showing humility. But setting humility aside, spoon and fork provides little assistance when eating danggit. If at all, it only makes the eating experience difficult. Setting aside man-made utensils is setting aside everything else just to enjoy a good meal of a bunch of good ol' danggit.