Pigging out in CEBU CITY

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Eating is a great therapy & Cebu is a perfect place to find good eats that is satisfying & unique. Here are a list of restaurants I tried:

1. Zubuchon 
One of the main reasons why I want to go to Cebu is because I want to eat at Zubuchon. Everyone's raving about the best roasted pig in the world which Anthony Bourdain said when he went to the Philippines for his show No Reservations.

Cebu is the home for having the best lechon without the need of a sarsa. And true enough this lechon is so tasty & crunchy (I have my cracked molar to prove you so) It is unique from any other lechon because it is acupunctured and cooked manually to make the lechon juicy & delicious!

large lechon
Large Lechon (1 kilo) costs P490
Small Lechon (1/2 kilo) costs P260

Aside from their bestseller lechon, they also serve Kinilaw, Sisig, Sinigang, Dinuguan, Paksiw, Crispy Pata, Adobong Kangkong any many more.

I like their kamias shake too!

Escario Branch
Lapu-Lapu City Branch

So for best tasting lechon, Zubuchon is highly recommended! :)

One Mango Mall, Gen Maxilom Ave, Cebu City
Escario Bldg., 731 Escario St cor Clavano St Cebu City
Islands Stay Hotel Lobby, M.L.Quezon Avenue, Lapu-Lapu City

2. La Tegola
My boyfriend recommended this Italian restaurant since this is his fave whenever he goes to Cebu to visit his relatives.

My family & I went to Ayala Terraces' branch to try their pizza & pasta and surprisingly the Italian owner was there to welcome and assist all his costumers, talk about Italian hospitality :)

After placing our order, they served us appetizers while waiting. It's a thin crust focaccia topped with minced tomatoes, herbs & sauce. It's so yummy that I forgot to take pictures, hehehe :)

We ordered Tutta Carne Pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, sausage, cooked ham & bell pepper

Spaghetti al Cartoccio is a seafood spaghetti pasta wrapped in aluminum foil & baked in the oven. 

So if you want to eat in an authentic Italian Restaurant in Cebu, I recommend you to eat here. The ambience makes the experience even better.

Upper Busay, Cebu City 
(032) 419 2220Marina Mall Bldg., Ibo, Lapu Lapu City
(032) 340 9070
The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
Caesar's FoodlandCebu City
(032) 345-6080

3. Mooon Cafe

Mooon Cafe has several branches around the Philippines and some says that their branch in Cebu is their first. Mooon Cafe is a Mexican Cantina inspired restaurant, it's interiors are colorful & catchy which caught our attention to eat at their branch in The Walk, IT Park.

Mooon Cafe interiors
Our orders...

(upper left) Chicken Mozzarella Melt P175, (lower left) Chimichanga P95, (right) Bread Fish Fillet P189

(left) Tenderloin Steak P267 (upper right) Mexican Baby Back Ribs P189, (lower right) Spaghetti Bolognese P149
From the rest of what we ordered pinakanagustuhan ko yung tenderloin steak :)

And so after eating & raving about this unique find, we asked one of the servers if Mooon Cafe does have a branch in Manila then she said that they have one in SM Fairview (toink!) Talk about unique! :p

Facebook: www.facebook.com/moooncafe.resto

4. Casa Verde
Casa Verde serves homestyle comfort food which serves ribs, steaks & pastas. We ate at their Ayala Terraces Branch at buti nalang bukas pa siya, we arrived at the city from Catmon at around 9:30 pm. 

Closing time thus the walis & walis tambo :p
So as expected, we're famished! Here's our orders :)

(upper left) Raffitas Combo P228 (upper right) Tenderloin Tips & Eggs P168 (bottom) Brian's Ribs P208

Masarap lahat (or baka gutom lang ako) :p Then we ordered desserts (syempre hindi mawawala yun)
(top) Death by Chocolate P148 (bottom) Lauren's Lava P145 
For the dessert, I recommend ordering Lauren's Lava :)

If given a chance to go back to Cebu, I'll try eating at their first branch in Ramos Town where the feel is homey & nature friendly but nonetheless we we're satisfied.

#69 Lim Tiang Teng St. Ramos, Cebu City
A104 The Walk, Asia Town IT Park, Cebu City
Stall 304, 3rd Level, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City
website: http://www.casaverdecebu.com

5. Harbour City Dimsum House
For affordable eats, dine at Harbour City. Mike recommended this Chiniese cuisine restaurant as it's his favorite Chinese restaurant in Cebu ever since he's little.

Mike's raving about, Steamed Fried Rice for P62
Mike ordered 2 for himself! Solve na siya! :)

As for me & Ron, we also ordered...

(upper left) sweet & sour pork P57 (lower left) Quails Egg Shoamai P60 (upper right) Egg Drop Soup P59 (lower right) Shanghai Roll P57

Satisfied costumers :)

For branches & more info check out www.harbourcitydimsum.comwww.facebook.com/HarbourCityDimsum

6. La Marea
For dessert lovers, I recommend eating at La Marea! We ordered a lot, but we fell in love with their best seller, Warm Brownie Cup for P95. Mike was even craving for it a few days after so don't ever leave Cebu without eating here! :)

We <3 La Marea's Warm Brownie Cup

Sugar overload!

(upper left) Almond Cashew Sansrival P125 (middle left) Mile High Chocolate Marshmallow Cake P90 (upper right)  
Concorde Cake P110 (middle right) Triple Mousse Cake P105 (bottom) Butter Sylvannas P150 

The Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City
The Walk, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City
Paseo Arcenas, Labangon, Cebu City

Store Hours:
9:00am till 12:00am
Monday to Sunday

Phone: 032-4162919
Email: lamarea_itpark@ymail.com

Website: www.kawalodesign.com/lamarea

7. Dessert Factory
I tried eating at Dessert Factory last year with my family, my Tita who was based in Cebu treated us for mouthwatering desserts. I love the colorful purple interiors of this place, akong ako lang! :)

playing with the witch's hats
freezer filled with yummy desserts!

Aside from desserts, they also serve entrees, but in my case I ordered Chocolate Cake :)

3rd Level, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu

Kaya sino ba naman ang hindi tataba sa Cebu? So if you're in Cebu, eating is a MUST! 
For additional information on what to eat in Cebu, feel free to comment :)

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