Pasil Fish Market: Cebu Seafood Source2
Traditionally in Cebu, many folks get up as early as 3:00 am for the marketing routine. And when it comes to freshest fish and seafood at the best price, Pasil Fish Market has been the destination. It is said to be the biggest marketplace for seafood in the Visayas.
The Pasil Fish Port is the primary drop-off point for fish catch within Cebu and the neighboring islands. As such, it is also the major source for sea food and fish, whether it is for ordinary fried tilapia to be prepared on the tables of common households, for the authentic Cebuano dish “linarang” sold in the city slums and streets, for the ever famous “sutukil” or sugba, tuwa, kilaw (grilled fish, fish tinola, and raw fish in vinegar respectively), and for even the lavish restaurant seafood dishes.
Speaking of linarang, this is also what Pasil is famous for. It is a local food similar to fish tinola only that larang is cooked with more spices and ingredients such as green mango, tawsi, and tomatoes.
The Pasil Fish Market is usually a very busy place with lots of people most likely stranger to one another. It is advised that you do not market alone if you are new to the place. Tag some Cebuano friends along who know the market well. Better yet, you can always go seafood tripping to different eating places in the city and enjoy your self.