The last time I was in Tacloban was the summer before that fateful typhoon season when Yolanda (International: Haiyan) laid waste to much of Tacloban, Leyte and many other towns and provinces. I had not been there since that time. I was back in Tacloban last month together with a mentor and close friend to assess transport and traffic for a proposed campus where an old one will be relocated. After work, we were treated to dinner by our host, the Dean of UP Tacloban, at Ocho Seafood and Grill, arguably the most popular restaurant in Tacloban at present. Here's a few photos from our dinner.
|The restaurant beckons to passersby|
|Sinigang na isda|
|Their version of calamares|
We also had shrimp and rice but I no longer took "souvenir" photos of these. It was a very good dinner that we had and left the restaurant very satisfied and already looking forward to the next time we can eat at Ocho. It was indeed a very popular restaurant both for locals and foreigners. There were many groups including families and office mates dining there and it seemed at first to be difficult to get a table (we had a reservation) but then we observed that they had a good turnover rate as people generally did not linger. So if you only have a lunch or dinner at Tacloban, make sure it will be at Ocho.-