Duma Comida is a pop up food bazaar that has recently taken the city by storm, earning the praises and its own place in the hearts of both local Dumagueteños and tourists alike. ‘Duma’ refers to the colloquial shortcut of Dumaguete, and ‘comida’ is a Spanish term referring to food or meal. And true to its name, Duma Comida puts the best local flavours in the spotlight. Basically, Duma Comida is a community of local food entrepreneurs who all collaborate in planning when and where the food bazaar will happen next. Duma Comida had already exhibited at the famous historical site, Rizal Boulevard, Robinsons Townsville, and Marina Town.
During the city’s Buglasan Fiesta for 2017, Duma Comida had set up shop at Quezon Park, the heart of the city. It surrounded the main stage at the park where the fiesta’s major events were held; adding to the attraction with its mouth-watering array of food. During the Dumagueteneo group’s dinner, live acoustic music flowed freely in the open air venue which added to the overall chill fiesta ambiance of the bazaar. The group visited the stalls of the Waffle District, a dessert expert in waffles; Roti Boss, an authentic Indian Malay stall; and Jollypig, Cebu style lechon. Other food stalls present were FINBAR, Tipsy pops, The Bucket and Grill seafood, and more. The Dumagueteneo group is thrilled to recommend the Duma Comida dining experience to everyone because the array of food, both savory and sweet, is an indulgent flavour fest for your mouth – and for prices that don’t hurt your wallet!
The food bazaar is also commendable because with their Facebook reach, they passionately encourage people that have unique food ideas to join their community and be a food entrepreneur, as well, and be part of “the best food trip experience in the city.”
They constantly look for new entries from local food entrepreneurs through their Facebook page. To contact them, you could go to their Facebook page, facebook.com/dumacomida/.