By Faz Abdul Gaffa for Yahoo! Travel
Other than cliff-diving, Boracay is also known for its sumptuous delicacies. Here are three spots not to be missed:
Seafood buffs would call this a slice of heaven. Basically, it is a sprawling wet market, one with all sorts of seafood that are still in tanks or writhing or slithering around. From fresh red snappers, to lobsters the length of your forearm to octopus bigger than your entire arm, it is basically a mouth-watering fest. You bargain and buy the seafood you want (be prepared to bargain up to 30 percent of the price initially offered), and go to one of the nearby restaurants to have them cooked.
When you're in the mood to try something authentically Filipino other than just adobo, head to Mesa at Boracay Regency Hotel where you'll find authentic Filipino food that is more tourist-friendly. The must-try is their Hito Flakes, which are catfish made into a floss-like texture, and their delicious BBQ platter which has grilled chicken, grilled liempo, grilled shrimps, BBQ sticks and some mussels, all drenched in a sweet sauce.
You have to make a trip to the stunning Shangri-la, but the trip is quite worth it. Dine by the poolside at Cielo and make sure you order their grilled octopus - you wouldn't have tasted better and fresher octopus in your life unless you had caught it with your own hands. Rima, their Italian restaurant is a must-go for dinner. Tuck into their mouth-water risotto that will whet the most obstinate of palates. Plus, they're kid-friendly too!