Local Flavors

4 Must-Trys Seafood Dishes in Sagay City

Negros Occidental

Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | Sep 23, 2015

Sagay is one of the cities in Negros Occidental located at the northern tip of Negros that shapes like an ice-cream cone or a slice of pizza. The name of the city was derived from “sigay,” a small semi-spherical shell that thrives in its shorelines.

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Sagay City is also known for its seafood. Some of these special delicacies, which others may find odd, are regularly served in Sigay. Here’s the list:

1. Binga

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2. Bungkawel

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3. Lato

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4. Sikad-sikad

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(All photos courtesy of Ms. Helen Cutillar of Sagay City Tourism)


For inquiries, contact the Sagay City Tourism Office at (034) 488-0649, 488-0649 or 435-8571 and look for Ms. Helen Cutillar.


How to Get There

Sagay is at the northernmost tip of Negros. It's approximately 82 kilometers northeast of Bacolod City (2-hour drive), the provincial capital of Negros Occidental.

From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php2500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle (Php75-100 per head), or a cab and ask to be dropped off at the nearest bus station for Bacolod-Sagay.

Or you can also go to Bacolod via ferry (estimated cost of Php2700++ with meal, round trip, 20-22 hours) from Manila. From the port you can hail a cab and ask to be dropped off at the north terminal bus station for Bacolod-Sagay. Going to Sagay City, buses and vans for hire regularly ply the northbound route of the Negros highway. Sagay is approximately a two-hour drive by private car from Bacolod city.

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