Howdy all. I am putting together a little website compiling the “best of” Dumaguete in a (somewhat) concise manner. The first section is going to be on dining. I ain’t no foodie, but there are actually some halfway decent places to chow in the City of Gentle People. I don’t go out a HUGE amount, so I am asking members to give their opinion on what they think of some of the local establishments – and take more suggestions. Here is what I’ve gotten so far. Best Korean: Soban (hands down my favorite resto in the city), Fish 153 near old Atong Kamalig Best Chinese: Power Up across from Sans Rival. (Sadly, just changed Chinese chefs….) Best Japanese: Mifune Best Turkish: Anadolu Food Corner (don’t like location, though). Best “Island” Food: True Love Café (goat curry and dumplings) Best Filipino: Café Laguna, Lantaw. Best Russian: Café 4Tea2. Blinchiki wrap sammiches are fantastic. Best Tocino/Street BBQ: Escarda’s across from Asian College. Best Pizza: Hmmmmmmm……. I actually REALLY like the pizza over at Rolling Pin. Best Ambiance: Gabby’s Bisto (American chic), Best Desert/Bakery: Sans Rival (fugging awesome carrot cake and decadent butter silvanas….), Gabby’s Bistro for their apple crumble, Rolling Pin for their breads (bagels in particular). Best Cheeseburger: Lord Byrons Best Filet Mignon: Moooon’s/Café Racer (same owner and 290 p) Best Ribs: Lord Byrons Best Halo-Halo: Bethel Special Best Italian: Pasta King(?). That place under Blue Monkey had a real Italian chef for a while – great cook but I think he is gone now. :( Best Seafood: Hayahay (Dumaguete Special) Best in Dauin: Mike’s Dive Café Best in Banilad: Andy’s Golden Grill Best in Sibulan? Best Ice Cream: Dude’s place up in Valencia near Red Tables – anyone know name of owner or establishment? I haven’t included some places like Flip-Flops, Mahogany, Octagon or similar music/food/drink hangouts as they will be in another section. So, what have I missed other than a lot? What's on your favorite/go-to dining list?