Talaba (Oysters). Mmmm… dip them in very spicy vinegar….
Aligue Rice (Crab Fat Rice). Sooo sinful. I bet my bad cholesterol shot up a few notches after I had a plateful of this!
The freshest scallops. Soo good!!!
Lechon. Although to date nothing really beats Rico’s spicy lechon in Cebu
Inihaw na Pusit. (Stuffed and grilled squid)
I was already so full from lunch but I just had to finish the bowl of noodles because it was fantastic! I loved that Deco’s provided us with extra piping hot soup (I looooved the soup base). I had buko shake with the soup so by the time I was told we were to have dessert at Maridel’s , I was so full that I could not even bear to look at the cakes anymore LOL.
Before we left, we went to pay our friend’s dad a visit in their ancestral home. Passed by a few beautiful old houses (we saw the Lopez house too– it was really so beautiful). This was one of the quirky ones we saw. Was told that the reason why this house seems bent and “out of shape”, literally, was because long, long ago, the owner was told that there was gold underneath his house, so he began digging in search of the gold! The foundation after some years, became unstable (I’m thinking some spots on the ground are hollow ). It made for a good story (if it weren’t true). And the house was quite a sight to see.
Oh, and guess what, on the morning of our flight, we also almost didn’t make it to the airport on time because my friends had wanted to make a pitstop at Biscoho House for edible souvenirs or pasalubongs.
We did not anticipate a road accident on the way to the airport and traffic was backed up pretty bad! The accident was not a pleasant one We heard that some passengers aboard a public transport vehicle were hurt pretty badly after a truck carrying soil plowed into it.
Apart from that accident/ incident, I do know this very well– Iloilo is really such a beautiful city and I would go back again– in a heartbeat! I was told by my Iloilo readers (hello everyone ) that there are a lot more places to explore! I can’t wait for my next trip out there!! It is really fun in the Philippines
P.S. Please allow me to thank these special people who made the Iloilo trip so much fun: Thank you CV Travel for arranging our domestic travel tour itinerary at the last minute! Thank you Dr. Aileen Montero for accommodating me, my face, and my questions! Thank you Aileen U.O. & family for our wonderful stay at the Amigo Terrace Hotel! Thank you Raisa and Isay for seeing me, and for the Mama’s Kitchen cookies (OMG they are so addictive!), and thank you Marga Go for the massive box of Biscocho pasalubongs– am so happy to have met you and your “mini me” in your city . And super special thanks to all the peeps from Iloilo who tweet- welcomed me and offered me their suggestions on where to go/ where to eat You are all so amazing! I need to meet up with you peeps next time!