Upon arrival in Cagayan De Oro, we headed straight to Timoga, Iligan for lunch - a town known for its savory, delicious lechon.
However, it wasn't that easy to get a hold of that crispy pork skin and succulent meat, let alone find one. When we got there, the owner told us they already ran out as early as 10 am (it's fiesta, after all). But like any establishment whose mission it is to please its customers, they somehow managed to find and serve us the best roast pig in the world.
Salty, full of flavor, with a perfect ratio of pork skin-to-fat, it's best eaten with pusó, which is rice wrapped in coconut leaves. Kinilaw (ceviche) is a refreshing side dish to cleanse the palate.
A great meal makes for happy faces.
And puppy love, perhaps?
Salbaro - a sweet crunchy delicacy made from cassava, drizzled with caramelized coconut - for dessert.
And that was only lunch on DAY ONE.
Afternoon snack, barely an hour and a half after lunch: sweetened bananas.
Dinner: Tatay's Grill and Bar
National Hi-way, Tambo