The marketplace is the people’s place in Manila and different provinces outside of Manila. It brings people together, from sellers and vendors to buyers and visitors. Fresh food is found in marketplaces everywhere and one place in Manila that allows people to pick fresh food and eat them right after is better known as Dampa.
Dampa is literally a wet market that is filled with both living and dead creatures from the sea. If you’re a fan of seafood then Dampa is a must to visit. The place is filled with more than just fish vendors, there are also cooks who will take your purchase and cook it for you. It will then be served to you after a few minutes of cooking.
Simple Settings with a Gastronomic Experience
Dining in itself is nothing lavish or luxurious; the dining set up is usually simple and is just made up of tables and chairs indoors and outdoors. Dampa is located in several places in Manila; the most popular locations are Dampa Sea Side in Pasay and Dampa Sa Libis Restaurant in Quezon City.
People who visit Dampa are usually in for a seafood feast. The place sells and serves several seafood delicacies like cheesy mussels, buttered prawns, and grilled squid, among many others. A variety of flavors come and goes in every table with even non-seafood dishes they serve like their remarkable lechon kawali and crispy pata; classic Filipino dishes like no other.
Strong and Steady
Dampa has been around for several years, the simplicity of the seaside and market restaurant has thrived in several local communities. It has provided vendors and sellers with a steady source of livelihood and simultaneously provides customers and visitors with quite the dining experience. Dampa is all about flavor and food which the Filipino spirit is all about.
The market and food are two elements that continue to bring people together time and time again. It is a great way to increase tourism, and also provides customers with the experience of actually picking out your food to eating it right from your plate, every bit of the visit is worth your money.
A Dampa Day; the Filipino Way
Dampa is a definite dining experience tourist and travelers should come and have. There is so much about the process of buying and eating your food that encapsulates the Filipino way and the local way of living. Fresh seafood is never a mistake and is totally something to check off your travel bucket-list.
Dampa Sa Libis Restaurant is open from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM every day and is located at 107 E.Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Libis, Quezon City. Dampa Sea Side is located in Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, Pasay City and is open from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM from Sunday to Saturday.