Malatapay Market – Negros Oriental

Malatapay Market – Negros Oriental

Seashore at Malatapay.

Sara and I headed off to Malatapay, a barangay (village) in Zamboguita, a township just 5 KMs south of Dauin.  A rather big market is held there just about every Wednesday complete with assorted meats, greens and fruit stands, ukay-ukay retailers (used clothes imported from overseas nations around the world – kinda like Goodwill in the US), dry products (handmade bolo machetes, dresses, footwear, toys, and many others), and a definitely chaotic livestock market where nearby farmers are searching to unload their cows, pigs, goats, chickens, and just about nearly anything else with feathers, furs and a pulse.

Rather new tobacco.

Sara and I were attending our common Wednesday afternoon picnic with a bunch of other expats and their wives/girlfriends/young children, so we purchased a kilogram of lechon baboy (barbequed pig) for 450 pesos ($10 USD).  Sara later manufactured a dipping sauce out and the baboy was only deee-lish. 

Lechon baboy – food stuff of the gods.

Like all markets in this article in the Philippines, the Malatapay sector opens extremely early (about 5 AM) and if you are not there by 10 AM or so, you will not be finding the excellent BBQ.  There is also some spots alongside the beach front where by you can convey the fish or meat you have acquired and have the cooks sear it up for a wonderful food together the amazing, breezy seashore.

Handmade bamboo furnishings.


Handmade bolo machetes – a serious man’s pocket knife.

Can have ample flip flops.

Cock-centric Menage a trois.

Negative working day to be a fish.

We did not try to eat this section.

Sara modeling woven bags.

Great Suzuki muticab.

Ukay-ukay – utilised clothes.