The last time I was in the Philippines, (Cagayan De Oro 2003) I was going to treat my (now ex wife's) family to some simple home favorites, but I had trouble finding certain simple ingredients back then. A couple of *for instances: I had trouble finding dill pickles. I could find all kinds of sweet pickles, but no regular dill pickles. Lots of condiments, but mustard was another rarity in the groceries around the area. Is it like that in Dumaguete, or can I find a fair amount of food ingredients to cook some American or even Mexican style dishes for my fiance's family? What might be some things that are hard to come by as far as grocery items that one might be used to in their own country?