Monday, August 19, 2013

Where we ate in General Santos City

It has been a long tiring day, and we haven't had any decent meal at all; our priority activity upon reaching general santos city was having a worth-the-starvation dinner. 

Upon reaching KCC mall, I asked some locals of where it is great to eat. Some pointed us to the restaurants at the ground floor, but the choices were the same as being in the 3rd floor of Robinsons Galeria. I rephrased my question and asked where locals mostly eat? Not too pricey, around 150-200/head? And seafood?

The staff of one of the kiosks answered me 'Tiongson' . Told us to take an P8 tricey and ask to be dropped of there. 

Tiongson happened to be a long strip of 'dampa' type restaurants. With so much choices, I asked the tricycle driver to drop us to where he thinks is the best. He dropped us in, I later found out, Danica's.

Fronting the stores will be fresh sea meat. 

Unlike in dampas where they have a price for the meat, and a separate charge for cooking, here, the price includes the cooking charges. (Although they don't really weigh and have fixed prices per cut/serve).

For instance, the tuna was 240 (i estimate it to be 750grams), and we were told we can have the half in soup (sinigang) and half in adobo.

We ended up with a bill of P800++, for a meal for four with 7 viands. 

I am not sure if we happen to have chosen all their must trys, but everything really tasted good, especially that deep fried catfish.

For brekkie, after checking out from Sonly's pension house in Kadulasan st, we asked around for nearby restaurants. We were pointed to this Banz eatery.

BANZ eatery fronting kadulasan st, General Santos City near Sonly Pension House

I don't normally eat heavy for breakfast; Usually, 2 eggs and coffee (and a bread if available), but my peers ordered this P25 per slice/order; ordered a second, and by then, i got so curious. Indeed, it tasted so well ;-)

the P25 delicious spare ribs

This trip is part of my 13 day Southern Mindanao Trip. I posted a few details of my schedule and expenses here


  1. Tiongson is one of the best drop points here in Gensan if you're looking for a different kind of gastronomic experience. Thanks for promoting and visiting Tuna city. ;)

    1. Hi Ian. Naglalaway pa din ako pag naaalala ko mga kinain namin dito. As i have said, growing from pampanga, maarte ang tastebuds ko, but gen san caught it right ;-)

    2. Great to hear that from a certified food-lover. That reminds you to come back again here in Gensan...the waters are waiting for you Ian. ;-)

    3. soon enough pagbalik ko next year from my backpack trip in southeast asia


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