Danggit (dried rabbitfish), with its salty, sun-dried taste, makes for a great breakfast when fried and paired with a sunny-side up egg and rice. And danggit in Cebu is love. So, if you want to find love, Taboan Public Market is the place to go.
This market is known for selling the best danggit in town. Here, you will see piles of dried fish on display. Niño and Khristy Dried Fish Dealer and Pasalubong is just one of the many stores selling this local product. From them, you can get a pack of danggit for as low as PhP50 if you are buying in bulk.
Heaps of dried fish for the taking at Taboan Public Market (Photo courtesy of Niño and Khristy Dried Fish Dealer and Pasalubong)
Also sold in Taboan Public Market are Cebuano delicacies like otap (an oval puff pastry), dried mangoes, and Carcar chicharon (pork skin cracklings from Carcar City). Other interesting food items you can find here include dried squid, shrimp and fish bone, and fish tocino (sweet cured fish).
Some jeepneys going to Carbon Public Market also pass by Taboan Public Market. Otherwise, you can ride a jeepney marked 08G bound for Alumnos Street. From there, you can either ride a trisikad (a foot-powered vehicle) from the jeepney’s drop-off point or walk for five to ten minutes to get to Taboan.
Taboan Public Market is open as early as 7:00 AM every day.