The Story of the Famous Minggay’s Chicken Barbecue: Ingredients Revealed

Many travelers coming from different towns and cities in the west coast of Leyte just visit Baybay for one reason—to satisfy their cravings with Minggay's Chicken Barbecue. I also make sure that all of my visitors get to experience their famed specialty and I personally take pride that it's gonna be one of the best-tasting [...]


Delectable Coconut Macaroons and More

Homemade coconut macaroons that are sweet, moist, and chewy on the inside with a delightfully crisp exterior are definitely irresistible treats. Krishna and Salve Jane, owners of Krisaljane's Pastries based in Brgy. Plaridel, about 14km south of downtown Baybay are passionate in baking. As certified sweet tooths, they're fond of experimenting new recipes. They take [...]

Top 5 Must-Try Dishes at Ciudad Coffee & Bar in Baybay City

It's simply one of Leyte Island's most beautiful urban cafés. Ciudad Coffee & Bar in Baybay City was tastefully-designed by its owner, Simoune (he's a guy) to make the locals adapt to the modern approach of cafés found mostly in major cities in the Philippines. And you're right, the name Ciudad directly translates to city in [...]

Kabkab Chicken Taco & More

If you're craving for something that is unique in Baybay, D' Koretor Asian Resto has got you covered—treat yourself in their innovative gastronomic approach in "kabkab" (cassava crisps). While "kabkab" is a popular Leyteño snack topped with "latik" (sweetened coconut syrup), D' Koretor has ingeniously used chicken, cabbages and spices creating a new dish called [...]

Pedro’s Cafe: A Sweet Surprise

It was a hot summer afternoon in downtown Baybay City. I contacted my cousin, Mary Grace to accompany me to Pedro's Café one of the city's newest coffee shops. The store occupies the entire second level of a newly-constructed building just near the corner of D. Veloso and 30 de Deciembre Streets. I'm wondering why the [...]