What to eat at Streetmarket Boracay, the island’s first food hall

With Streetmarket Boracay, foodies won’t ever have to go on another wild goose chase for a meal. Here’s our pick of stalls at the beachside spot

Streetmarket Boracay (photo by Ike Eichensehr)

Po Ke To

Po Ke To

Diavolo

Diavolo

Fat Rice

Fat Rice

Percy

Percy

Santo Peligrosa

Sugar Cloud

Sugar Cloud

Winner Winner Fried Chicken

Winner Winner Fried Chicken

Fat Rice
What to expect: Southeast Asian fare
Must try: Fat Rice curry crab
Wild card: Cha ca la vong (Vietnamese grilled fish)
Our verdict: Delicious communal dining

Diavolo
What to expect: Hearty Italian food
Must try: Any of their Neapolitan-style pizzas
Wild card: Sous-vide porchetta (pork roast)
Our verdict: Hefty but satisfying Italian meals

Sugar Cloud
What to expect: Fruit, shakes and desserts
Must try: Watermelon bingsu (shaved ice)
Wild card: Avocado bingsu
Our verdict: Icy sweets for cooling down

Winner Winner Fried Chicken
What to expect: Family-friendly meals
Must try: The fried chicken meal
Wild card: Mac and cheese
Our verdict: Solid comfort food

Percy
What to expect: Fresh seafood prepared in different ways
Must try: Seared mahi-mahi (dolphinfish)
Wild card: Fresh Aklan oysters
Our verdict: Great for light and healthy meals

Po Ke To
What to expect: Japanese-style grilled skewers
Must try: Pork belly and chicken meatballs
Wild card: Beef cheek and pork neck
Our verdict: Tender and juicy grilled bites with rice

Santo Peligrosa
What to expect: Mexican dishes made from scratch
Must try: Burrito mojado (topped with cheese and sauces)
Wild card: Short-rib chili
Our verdict: Home-style cooking with good portions

Nowie and Odette Potenciano, the husband-and-wife team behind Streetmarket Boracay, share their personal food hall favorites:

Nowie and Odette Potenciano
Nowie and Odette Potenciano

Favorite pick-me-up at Little Wave Café?
Nowie: The Little Wave espresso, shaken with syrup and topped with sea salt cream!
Odette: The Death Cream, an espresso shaken with custard.

Best hangover meal?
Odette: Nothing satisfies me like a fantastic burger after a long night out, and my favorite is the Umami Bomb at Supermagic Burgers.

What about souvenirs?
Nowie: We’re proud of our collection of posters and postcards, which includes art by local artist Denise Tolentino. We’ve also got vintage-style posters, and prints that feature the Boracay sunset and shoreline.

This story first appeared in the November 2017 issue of Smile magazine.

Written by

Nayna Katigbak

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