I believe this was where we found the most authentic Bicolano cuisine available in Legazpi. It is actually not clear to me anymore the direction to go to the restaurant because I remember that we hailed for a cab (or a tricycle – yes, this happened one time). It is a self service type of establishment where dishes are laid out and all you have to do is take a peek and determine whether you want to be served that food or not.
I can’t remember how I have gotten information about Waway’s, it must have been from one of the forums I often lurk. Dishes after dishes, we ordered so many food because for one, they were not exactly expensive and two, it was quite tempting ordering a lot since we already saw how the food looked like. I suggest ordering their laing which were taro leaves cooked in coconut milk and shrimp paste plus some chili (Waway’s version was really hot, order only if your stomach can take spicy food). We had some bopis, halaan soup (clam soup), nilasing na hipon (shrimp cooked in gin), Bicol Express. The restaurant also offered grilled seafood.
I suggest, don’t miss it when you find yourself in Legazpi. Go to Waway’s and better if you go to Waway’s hungry. You will be glad you did. Happy dining!
Peñaranda Street, Legazpi, Albay