Cheap Eatin' at Achong's ACSAT

By joselle - June 02, 2011

It's been a couple of years since I last ate at Achong's, one of the best places to eat in Dumaguete if you are strapped for cash AND if you happen to love street food. Achong's is a small eatery across the street from ACSAT, a local computer school, that sells street food, from isaw (grilled chicken innards) to Adidas( chicken feet), as well as the more common pork BBQ sticks and hotdogs.

JP and I went there for the first time together last week, after both of us had sudden cravings for anything that did not resemble mall food. Achong's was crawling with people when we got there, and the place was thick with smoke and the smell of grilled chicken.

choosing dinner

rice wrapped in coconut leaves

Rice wrapped in leaves are often paired with local streetfood. The rice is poured into the woven leaves before it is cooked. To eat, the packs are sliced open in the middle, and the leafy wrapping is peeled off.


Each stick if isaw goes for 4 pesos, very affordable, since you only want to consume five or six of these if you know what's good for you. A person can spend roughly 100 pesos for a complete meal of isaw and rice, paired with a cold glass of Coke.

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  1. Achong's provide a more sanitary street food dining compared to other isaw vendors. Thank you for bringing me to this place. :)

  2. thank you for paying, haha! :D

  3. isn't it named "atchans"??

  4. i noticed that too kat, pero for some reason all the people I know call it Achongs. I guess the right spellling is the one on the sign haha


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