Barongoy (flying fish) is one of the best finds in Sipalay City. As a matter of fact, there is a festival celebrating the harvest of this kind of edible flying fish. The celebration is marked with street dancing, colorful costumes, and a contest on the pagdadaing (drying) of the barongoy.
Flying fish cooked during Barongoy Fishtival (Image: Writer)
Fish sold at Sipalay wet market (Image: Writer)
Vegetables and condiments are also sold at the wet market section of Sipalay City Public Market.
Other than barongoy, other types of fish are sold here, like lagaw (bisugo) and tilapia. These are sold at PhP270 to PhP300 per kilo and PhP130 to PhP180 per kilo, respectively. Meanwhile, bangus (milkfish) and crab are sold at PhP120 to PhP190 per kilo and PhP250 to PhP300, respectively.
To ensure the freshness of the fish, it is best to purchase them at 6:00 to 7:00 AM or at 4:00 to 5:00 PM when the fresh catch of the morning and afternoon are sold.