Golden Cowrie opens newest Hukad branch at Parkmall in Mandaue

NOT YOUR REGULAR PUSO. This puso uses brown rice. Golden Cowrie has come up with "puso" using brown or red rice. (Photo by Marlen Limpag)

Sisig tofu and other dishes for the health conscious as well as new variations on old recipes make up the menu at the newest and seventh restaurant branch of Golden Cowrie at Parkmall in Mandaue City. Aside from the usual Filipino fare of crispy pata, pinakbet, ginataang langka, sinigang na hipon, diners can also order…

Dong Juan offers great food at affordable price

WITH A TWIST. Dong Juan french fries are not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill. Aside from other spices, it is flavored with imported sweet paprika that gives it an extraordinary twist. (Photo by Max Limpag)

Entrepreneur couple Aubrey and Barney Borja were on a mission when they started Dong Juan and that was to provide fine food at affordable prices to the average Pinoy. Six years on, Dong Juan continues to serve dishes made with only the choicest ingredients and finest herbs and spices. Take, for example, its best-selling burgers.…

La Vie Parisienne is newest Cebu French bakery, deli, wine store

Aside from croissants, other baked goodies on display at the new Cebu French bakery La Vie Parisienne include bread like faluche, platine, and baguette.

Our visit to La Vie Parisienne was quick and unplanned but checked out we did this new Cebu French bakery, deli, and wine library. La Vie Parisienne, which translates to Parisian Life, sits along the right side of Gorordo Avenue if you’re going towards JY Square and near where the temple of the Church of…

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu offers culinary treats at Cafe Marco

CAFE MARCO has been named one of the top 5 restaurants in the Philippines by Miele Guide, a guide to Asia's best eateries. (Photo by Max Limpag)

When they served my buko shake in its original green shell, I knew I would enjoy my lunch at Cafe Marco in Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. Anyone who spends extra effort on such details as presentation would pay even more attention to taste as well. I was right. I’m not that into food so it…

Treasured recipes from Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

As one of the highlights of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Culinary Journey, the hotel asked two of Cebu’s culinary icons, Cristina “Tina” Ebrada and Señorita Teresin Mendezona, to share their treasured recipes. The recipes have been compiled into an e-booklet for smartphones, tablets and E-readers. To download the recipes for free, click on the book…

Cordova’s bakasi and other bounties from the sea

Text and Photos by Boboi Costas The bakasi (saltwater eel) thrives abundantly in the town of Cordova, Mactan Island, a 45-minute drive from the city of Cebu. In taxonomic classification, eels belong to the Muranidae family which includes 200 species in 15 genera. In Buwagsong, Cordova, a local fishing community; the bakasi is a prized…

Oven fresh pretzels at Auntie Anne’s in SM Cebu

They shape the dough right in front of your eyes into a symmetrical loop shaped like a knot and bake it in the oven while you wait. As a result, you get your pretzels at Auntie Anne‘s in SM City Cebu fresh and hot. They’re crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and, in…

Wellness in a Tutti Frutti frozen yogurt cup

Frozen yogurt dispensers at the Tutti Frutti self-service store in SM City, Cebu.

It has impressive health benefits, but yogurt’s natural sourness can turn off some people. If you’re like me who can stand only a few mouthfuls of the regular stuff, you can get your daily dose of healthy from frozen yogurt. Aside from frozen product being smoother in texture, it also only has a little of…

Taboan buwad (dried fish)

Nothing compares to the danggit (salted dried fish) produced in Cebu, and the Taboan market is the cheapest source of this specialty food in Cebu City. Danggit is just one of the many kinds of buwad (dried fish) sold in Taboan. A kilo of danggit in Taboan ranges from 400 pesos to 500 pesos, depending…

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