Sabang and El Nido continued the trend of cheap delicious local food. The highlights were the spicy pork and butter lemon whitefish in Sabang and the Tuna Steak in El Nido. The sauces have all been very flavorful and I don't care to know how much salt is in them. The seafood has been fresh, likely caught that day or in the last few.
Meghan is sticking to veggie dishes. They are quite good and the portions are more than reasonable, which is why I can comment on how her food tastes. She has been getting glass noodle dishes - pancit- as of late with a good variety of vegetables, some of which I didn't recognize or understand the name of when asked about.
Most dishes come with onions, maybe peppers, some with ginger, and all with rice. It need not be said but most dishes are made better by chilies or hot sauce, but tread lightly at first.
A note on beverages: beer is pretty cheap, around 35 pisos for a bottle or can, and a liter can be 65-80 pisos depending on the brew. Instant powders have a stranglehold on the coffee market so far. You can find brewing vending machines, but most times you get a cup of hot water, powdered milk, and a package of cafe instant. The price varies from 5 to 60P, and some ho(s)tels even have a thermos with hot water for making free coffee - score!