The Roxas Night Market has been drawing attention not just to Davaoeños but also to visitors as well. This particular night market located in the heart of Davao is a one-stop shopping and dining destination. Here, you can savor the local favorites such as barbecue (chicken, pork, tuna panga, and chicken innards), chicken skin, butchi (the matcha butchi is the bomb), Mang Danny's ice cream (became an overnight sensation; people are willing to queue for up to hours), and a whole lot more. If you're into thrift shopping, the whole stretch of Roxas Avenue is all yours.
A few weeks ago, Mayor Inday Sara Duterte ordered to cease the operations of the night market. She found out that some tenants became abusive, causing too much traffic in this major thoroughfare. With that, the local government decided to impose stricter rules and eventually reopened to the public days before the Kadayawan Festival. It was my first time to squeeze in the crowd to search for the best food that Roxas Night Market could offer. However, we settled in a barbecue place because we were all hungry. Even at night time, it was sweltering hot and humid. But hey, if you're with a good company, you wouldn't mind the discomfort. According to my friends who frequent Roxas Night Market, the revamped layout of it is more organized and less chaotic.