Aside from its sweet lanzones, Camiguin has other interesting food finds that will surely satisfy your gastronomic cravings. Read our list of must-try food in the Island Born of Fire.
Must-Try Food in Camiguin and Where to Find Them
Surol is a chicken soup dish made of free range (native) chicken cooked in coconut milk. It’s basically like tinolang manok only with gata (coconut milk). It’s pretty much available everywhere – in restaurants and carinderias (roadside eateries). I recommend you try it at Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin Restaurant.
While bulalo is available everywhere in the Philippines, I still highly recommend you try it at La Isla Cocina in Agoho, Mambajao. It really captured my taste buds. I loved it. La Isla Cocina is also situated in a local heritage house so you’ll get a good ambiance while dining.
Lanzones Ice Cream
Camiguin is popular for its sweet lanzones, thus the island celebrates Lanzones Festival every third week of October. Lanzones trees only bear fruit once a year so you may not find the fruit on some months. If you can’t find the fresh fruit, you can try their local version of Lanzones Ice Cream.
Pastel is a proudly Camiguin delicacy. It’s a sweet bun filled usually with yema. Other fillings include ube, macapuno, among others. It used to be available only in Camiguin in the 90’s but as of today it is widely available in other parts of the country. The most popular brand is Vjandep.
Asian dishes at Guerrera Restaurant
Guerrera is a notable restaurant situated in the middle of rice paddies of Camiguin. It serves Thai,Vietnamese, and other Asian cuisines. I recommend you try their pad thai.
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