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Best of Cebu - Danggit 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.

by: Mike Ramos - San Francisco, California
on: Jul 27, 1973 09:52 PM

Hmmm... well if it wasn't such a crime to cook danggit here in the
states, i would love to have them in every meal that i eat. Too bad neighbors
complain of the "foul" smell it leaves, but to a true bisaya, it's a smell
that we've always grown to love and savour. I miss Cebu a lot and hope one day
I'd be with her again.

by: Arnold Aldaba - Manila
on: Oct 18, 2005 10:36 PM

The danggit fish is truly Cebu's pride. I had the opportunity to visit
the place particularly Tabo-an Market which it is called a "bagsakan". Here you
will find different dried fishes, and squids which are even prepared in different
kinds. You will be surprised to see a bounty of these dried fishes which are
offered for sale in retail and whosale quantities.One may find the price
expensive but it is worth it, most especially when it is already in your plate.
From the research I've made, the fishes and squid are sun dried in Bantayan
island, a three-hour boat ride from San Remigio, Cebu.When already processed, the
bounty are delivered in Cebu City, particularly Tabo-an.

by: Edwin Bulad - Florida, USA
on: Oct 19, 2005 12:22 AM

I cook danggit in the house like once every month. what i do is i heat up
the skillet and wait till the oil is really hot, then race outside and fry em bad
boys outside the lawn. keeps the smell down in the house...

danggit bay.

by: Arnold Aldaba - Manila
on: Oct 19, 2005 07:05 AM

Tabo-an, two kilometers from Metro Cebu City is a ?bagsakan? (bay area) of
dried fishes and squids which are offered for sale in retail and wholesale
quantities. Frequented by residents and local and foreign tourists alike, Tabo-an
is also a place of Cebuano delicacies -- dried mango strips, and the equally
famous otap, and rosquillo cookies.

Considered Cebu?s pride and hub for sun-dried, salt-cured fishes which come in
different sizes, Tabo-an is famous for danggit (siganid), pusit (squid), palad
(small herring), hibe (shrimps), katambak (red snapper), dilis (anchovy), espada and
the fish tapa and tocino. Arranged in pyramidal fashion and displayed in big
baskets, these fishes can be left uncooked for half a year and still retain its
unique flavor and taste. Some fishes processed unsalted, sweetened, and made spicy.
Merchants from Luzon and Mindanao and even in the Visayas converged at Tabo-an, Cebu
for these fishes.

The different dried fishes are caught in the seas of Cebu and other neighboring
waters of the Negros, Samar, Leyte and Surigao provinces but are processed and
prepared in Bantayan island, a small island off the Cebu province, particularly in
Madridejos. Also a similar industry is seen in Medellin and San Remigio, where the
dried fish market has been thriving since then.

by: Bianca - Norway
on: Feb 03, 2006 04:04 PM

I like dangit much.mhhhhh.

by: M.G. Lazaro - Central Florida
on: Mar 04, 2006 01:35 PM

I love this delicacy so much that I bought a portable electric stove
so I can cook it on my backyard. Fortunately, I have a private fence that I
can hide from while cooking it.

by: guido - holland
on: Mar 16, 2006 04:32 PM

very delicious.....my friend from cebu made for me...i fell in love
with it.........

by: Michael Angelo - Rome, Italy
on: Mar 26, 2006 05:53 AM

Vorrei tanto avere il pesce DANGIT mi manca tanto questo tipo di cibo
sopratutto quando tipico della VISAYAS

by: Marilou Alenton - Southern California
on: May 01, 2006 12:44 PM

Danggit!!! I miss eating it with rice and I can eat it everyday. This
is the coolest site I have ever found about Cebu!!! You guys are the best!!!
Keep up the good work!!!

by: Esterlina Stewart - Idaho U.S.A
on: Oct 16, 2006 10:46 PM

WoW!!! dangit is my favorate fish, and I love the dried fish too. I like
to deep that with vinigar. hmm!!! I do miss them. someday, when i go back to
cebu. I"m gonna eat dangit again with my hot rice. you like to share w/me?

by: winzy - New York
on: Jan 28, 2007 12:15 PM

Sus...gimingaw lang ko sa danggit dah...its one of my fave ( u can ask my
mama hehehe)..i wish i can eat danggit now as my pamahaw or breakfas

by: Teresa - Poughkeepsie, New York
on: Jul 19, 2007 09:31 PM

hmmmm, Dangit really my appetizer i can eat plenty of rice if that is my
viand., wish i could go back to Cebu.

by: manny - manila
on: Mar 04, 2008 12:32 PM

magkano ang kilo ng dried danggit,pusit ngayon sa taboan market?

by: enye - tacloban
on: Apr 19, 2008 11:02 PM

mga buyer jan kmi ay nag wholesale nang danggit..call lan kayu kong gusto nyo.341 1533

by: neo - neo
on: Jul 27, 2008 03:40 PM

I love Danggit! I could eat so many rice as long as it fits my rice cooker with only a few pieces of danggit and vinegar! yum yum =P

by: Kaiser Cordero - US Virgin Island
on: Mar 06, 2009 06:58 AM

ow.... Gay people love Danggit, and I'm so gay!!!

by: Kaiser Cordero - US Virgin Island
on: Mar 06, 2009 07:00 AM

ow.... Gay people love Danggit, and I'm so gay!!!