Oriental Spice Gourmet: The Taste of Southeast Asia

You know I don’t usually post about food in this blog but let me just tell you this quick story because I feel that all Cebuanos need to know about this culinary gem. See, two weeks ago, my boss took me and a visiting Vietnamese friend to a special restaurant in Lapu-Lapu City. The restaurant […]

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Good Food an Island Away

One of the hottest culinary destinations in Cebu today is the chain of native restaurants called Lantaw Native Restaurant. Lantaw is a Cebuano word which can mean a few things. The most common definition however, is ‘to look from a great distance.’ So, what’s so special about Lantaw? Well, aside from offering a wide variety […]

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Torta: Argao’s Best

On our way back to the city from Oslob, we dropped by the town of Argao to grab some snacks. Of course, we went to Chitang’s to buy their famous Torta de Argao. The Torta of Argao is very popular because of its distinct taste (they say one special ingredient is the bahalina/tuba.) Tourists, out-of-towners, […]

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Su-Tu-Kil

  Probably one of the most visited spots in the whole of Mactan Island is the seafood district in Baranggay Mactan. Referred to simply as ‘SuTuKil’, the network of restaurants and souvenir shops sits right next to the Mactan Shrine where Lapu-Lapu’s monument stands and where the Bahug-Bahug reenactment is held every year. SuTuKil stands […]

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Snack Panghapon

  Haha. Here’s two of the most popular cheap late afternoon snacks in Cebu (aside from Binignit, Shakoy, Puto, Budbud, and Bananacue . Hehehehe) Ladies and gentlemen, Butsi/Buchi and Binangkal! Lami kaayo! Hehehe.   Buchi with tender coconut filling. Ahh! Kalami! Binangkal! Lami pud kaayo! Hehehe.

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It’s Buko Time!

  When I hear the word summer, the word ‘buko’ always comes to mind. Maybe because the ‘lubi’ reminds me of the sea, sand, and sun. Or maybe because I just love ‘Buko Juice’ so much. In the town of Compostela, a certain baranggay is famous not only for its cool beaches but also for […]

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Pan “B”

  We went to Cantipla today. Thirty minutes into the ride, it started raining really hard [the weather in Cebu has been AWFUL lately] so we had to stop some where. A small road-side store was big enough to accommodate us all, so we stayed there until the rain stopped. Inside that cute store [the […]

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Cebu Fruits In Season

One of the most popular fruit joints in Cebu is the one found in front of the Chong Hua Hospital. It is so popular that according to a friend, more than three hundred boxes of fruits are sold in this joint each day. That’s a lot, if you ask me! Although the price of the […]

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How To Make Kinugay for Your Binignit

One of the most useful trees/plants around is the Buli or the Basak Tree. Its leaves are used are roof and its main trunk can be used to create the highly-addictive Kinugay. Kinugay is a delicacy which is eaten as a snack. When dried and not flavored, it becomes the landang – a primary ingredient […]

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Karenderia Mania in Cebu!

Karenderias are everywhere in Cebu. You can see them near schools, near government offices, near factories – everywhere! The success of karenderias or eateries, no matter how closely situated they are from each other, can be explained by three known Pinoy facts. (Note that this is based solely on my observation as a fan of […]

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In Photos: Tinap-anan sa Danao

I’m not sure how a tinap-anan is prepared. However, I know for sure that it is different from the usual sinugba. Tinap-anans are usually sold by women who move around town shouting, “Tinap-anan mo diha! Init ppaaa!”. Hehe.

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Larsian, Bossing?

Larsian is the oldest after-party hangout in Cebu. The Larsian, a strip of land where BBQ vendors can be seen, is open twenty-four hours a day. More often than not, people who are too drunk to go home, for fear of getting caught, LOL, drop by the Larsian to freshen up or binge on tinae.

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