Shopping in Butuan
Shopping in Butuan is such a pleasure since there are many malls, souvenir shops, and other things to see, eat, and buy within its growing city. While there are many places to go to, there are also lots of mobile vendors that would be too happy to offer you different types of snack foods to munch on as you travel along the streets of the city.
When you go shopping in Butuan, do drop by at Madyaw Kadyaw, which is located at J.C. Aquino Avenue at the National Highway of Butuan City. This shop actually serves the local folk and also the tourists who come to visit and stay awhile in the city. There are many things to buy at Madyaw Kadyaw, which is mostly native in design and presentation. You can choose from among their many choices of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings which are made of beads. There is also a Manobo costume that you can get as an authentic souvenir item of the place. If you get hungry, there are different types of local delicacies to satisfy your palate. Prices may vary on the items that you would like to buy at this shop.
Otis Metro Mall
Otis Metro is a huge shopping mall to cater to your different tastes in what you want to buy and bring home with you. Within the mall, you would see why a lot of people like shopping in Butuan. There are so many things to see. Clothes, foods, beverages, and cute knick knacks to display are just some of the things that you can buy when you go shopping in Butuan at this particular mall. They also have live band performances to color your days with music and fun.
The Red Apple kakanins is located within the mall of Butuan where you get to sample and enjoy different types of delicacies made out of rice and other local favorites. There are puto, kutsinta, and many other sweets to appease your sweet tooth.
Ginaggang na Saging
Another local treat that you can see at the sidewalks of the city when you go shopping in Butuan is the ginaggang na saging or banana-on-a-stick that is grilled to perfection and smothered with margarine. You can have a bunch of this for less than fifty in Philippine pesos. Its a bit different from the Banana Q (caramelized banana on a stick) that is also one of the favorites of many local residents in the city.
Manay Polons Sweet Buko Candy
Another sweet treat that you should never forget to buy when you go shopping in Butuan is Manay Polons Sweet Buko Candy. Its truly a very addicting sweet concoction that is locally made to please many visitors of the city. You can buy these from different local shops around.
The Langihan Market has an array of fruits, meats, and different vendors cooking delicious treats. If you choose to go shopping in Butuan and see this particular market in the area, try their grilled corn which is actually prepared just like the Ginaggang na saging.
Another shopping mall to go to when you are in Butuan would be the Gaisano Butuan mall located at J.C. Avenue corner Capitol Avenue. Its many shops within the mall include those for beauty, health, fitness, food and dining establishments, clothing, and many more. There are also some souvenir shops within this shopping establishment.
The Laksoy Wine
If youre looking for one of the good tasting local wines in Butuan city to bring home, try the Laksoy wine that is locally made out of Nipa Palm trees that are abundant in the island. Locals usually make this type of wine with a crudely made vat that only the Butuanons can make to use for the fermentation process of this local wine. You can get this from the Nipa Wine Distillery in the city.
As you see, shopping in Butuan can give you a lot of different local treats, other wonderful things to bring home with you, and intricately designed native costumes or beauty knick-knacks.