10 Best Delicacies in Gensan


The Home of the Champion, General Santos City, is more than Tuna and Manny Pacquiao. Along with the beautiful scenery of beaches and mountain peaks, this city serves as a pit-stop for travelers in the Region of SOCSKSARGEN.

You can find varieties of activities to do while staying in the vicinity and try out the best delicacies of the land. To give you a glimpse of these mouth-watering foods, here is a quick list:

10 Best Delicacies in Gensan

Papart Sisig

Papart SISIG
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Another 5-star rated food is the sizzling Papart Sisig. Experience their unique sisig that keeps you coming back again and again. Guess what? People line up and wait for their turn just to have this one, so you can guarantee it’s good food.

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Address:  006 Sampaguita Street, General Santos City

JoAnn’s Siopao

JoAnn's Bakeshop
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On top of the list is this special Siopao from the famous Bakeshop in the city, Jo-Ann’s Bakeshop. Since 1968, the taste of this Siopao has remained the same. Unlike other siopaos, it is filled with meat inside and steamed perfectly. Aside from being affordable, this is the superstar on the menu because the taste is absolutely a winner!

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Address: Santiago Blvd corner Bula Amao Road, General Santos City
Contact number: (083) 552 2312

Jacob’s Breadnuts

Jacob’s Breadnuts is the first established breadnuts producer in Gensan. The place is located downtown, easily accessible, and with a cozy ambiance. You can customize the donut you want and not worry about their taste because their donuts are creamy and full of flavor. You can chill and relax in the lounge and have memorable conversations with your friends over coffee and these bunch of freshly baked delicious donuts!

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Address: Roxas Avenue, Dadiangas East, General Santos City
Contact number: 0966 358 5238

Are you a health-conscious person? You can find the match for your cravings for chicharon. Here is Ellyne’s Tuna and Salmon Chicharon in different flavors: Hot and Spicy, Salted Egg, and Garlic. Ellyne’s Pasalubong is a Katha Awardee for the Marine Products Category, so you can be sure these are excellent and innovative products. You can eat while not feeling guilty cause it’s good for the heart!

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Address: Door 1 Maduramente Building, National Highway 9500 General Santos City
Contact number: 0945 789 4134

Nonoy Larry’s Lapaz Batchoy

Nonoy Larry’s Lapaz Batchoy is an authentic batchoy you can find in the city. It is very affordable, with 10 different varieties to choose from. Fairly delicious paired with puto or pandesal and soft drinks. People from diverse walks of life go to this Batchoyan and enjoy this satisfying menu.

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Contact number: 0951 923 9885

Arpochi Seafood

Accessible inside Veranza Mall is this seafood restaurant, which is great for those who seek fresh seafood meals. The best on the menu are mud crabs, prawns, squid, and fish. The fantastic plates of seafood are highly recommended plus the place gives you a cozy vibe. Quite expensive but always worth it!

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Address: G/F Valley High Commercial Center, National Highway, Brgy City Heights, General Santos City
Contact number: 0923 741 8958

Rachel’s Tuna

One of the best grill houses in Gensan that offers a lot of seafood selections on the menu is Rachel’s Tuna Grill. Come and have a luscious dinner with the whole fam or the gang in a place that also has ktv rooms. They offer appetizing foods that will suffice your stomach.

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Address: Bula Street, Beside Papa 6 Police Station, General Santos City
Contact number: 0977 115 2921

Tiongson Arcade

The finest place for a choose-and-cook food in the city is located at Tiongson, Brgy. Lagao. That’s why the name is Tiongson Arcade. You get a chance to pick from the assorted freshest catch!

Of course, there is Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Tilapia, Catfish, meat kebabs, and a lot more. The aroma of the sweet grill and street food vibes will give you a fun-filled night.

Address: Tiongson Arcade, San Pedro St, General Santos City

Tia Nina

Tia Nina Pizza
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Tia Nina Pizza offers thin, crisp crust pizzas available in different sizes. You might want to combine it with their delighting Mais con yelo. This homegrown bistro is already branching out across Mindanao, so the foods are of great quality and a great place to hang out.

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Address: Zone 9a blk 1, Brgy Fatima, General santos city
Contact number: 0951 573 1658

Roland’s Steak

Are you up for a sumptuous meal? 10/10 for the best steak house in Gensan. Roland’s Steak House offers satisfactory steaks exceeding expectations. Many famous personalities like former President Ninoy Aquino had visited the place just to get a fine dining experience with their bestseller steaks.

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Address: Jose Catolico Sr. Ave, General Santos City
Contact number: 0942 711 6236

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