In the Visayan language, payag means ‘nipa hut’, which is how this humble restaurant first started, feeding just a few tables of hungry locals. Now its main branch is fashioned out of a renovated Spanish-era home, kitted out with numerous kitschy decorations. This restaurant specializes in grilled meats and is hailed as having the best Filipino-style barbecue in Bohol. Its signature sweet-salty marinade with your choice of grilled meat is served with java rice (fried rice cooked with annatto and turmeric, paired with a zesty papaya pickle). Save room for dessert and end the meal like the locals do with halo-halo (mix-mix) – a dessert made of crushed ice, evaporated milk, fruit preserves and purple yam ice cream. The idea is to mix everything up to create that one perfect spoon of sweetness.