Category: Food

  • Bubble Bee Tea House opens at Cebu IT Park

    Bubble Bee Tea House opens at Cebu IT Park

    Though the drinks are a teeny bit pricier, the Bubble Bee Tea House at Cebu IT Park makes up for it by the spacious layout and accessible location. My friend and I chanced upon this new branch while we were whiling our time waiting for the lunch buffet at Cafe Marco to open. It’s at […]

  • Cebu delicacies sold in one place during August

    Cebu delicacies sold in one place during August

    Craving any of Cebu delicacies like the Argao torta, Bogo pintos, or Carcar chicharon? For the whole month of August, you don’t need to travel two to three hours to buy Cebu specialty products as countryside cottage industries have come to sell these in the ongoing Agro-Trade Fair 2014 at the Capitol compound along Osmeña […]

  • Pepper Lunch Ayala introduces new dining concept in Cebu

    Pepper Lunch Ayala introduces new dining concept in Cebu

    My first time at Pepper Lunch soon after it opened in Ayala Center Cebu, they brought my beef still very red and looking raw. When I told the waiter I wanted my steak well done, he explained I was still supposed to cook it on the hot plate. This “zizzle-it-your-way” serving style is a distinctive […]

  • Cafe Namoo provides different cafe experience

    Cafe Namoo provides different cafe experience

    If you want a place where you can drink coffee and do some work or business on the side, then Cafe Namoo is not for you. Cafe Namoo, which labels itself as a dessert cafe and bistro, is more for lounging around or hanging out with family and friends. My son describes it the coolest […]

  • 5 Carcar delicacies you shouldn’t fail to try

    5 Carcar delicacies you shouldn’t fail to try

    From food to dry goods, Carcar delicacies and specialties are created with the Carcaranon values of hard work and creativity. Take for example the Carcar lechon. While it is roasted the traditional Cebuano way, the Carcar version comes with a strange and delicious twist – its own special sauce. This special mix of ingredients – […]

  • Just Wine Cebu serves affordable, quality wines

    Just Wine Cebu serves affordable, quality wines

    It goes by Just Wine but don’t let the seeming simplicity of the name deceive you. Cebu’s newest wine and tapas bar is cozy and comfortable and provides the perfect place for Cebuanos to hang out and bond with friends over a glass (or glasses) of red or white. Just Wine sells a bottle of […]

  • Argao torta is best made using traditional methods

    Argao torta is best made using traditional methods

    Argao torta is delicious but I have my favorites from among the town’s many bakers. If you want to know who makes the best torta de Argao, you need to find out what the bakers use when they create this Cebu delicacy that is a popular pasalubong or take-home gift of town visitors. One of […]

  • Jessie shares secrets to delicious Argao torta

    Jessie shares secrets to delicious Argao torta

    Baking the perfect Argao torta requires a confluence of several things, revealed one of the town’s top makers Jessie Magallones. The tuba (coconut wine) must be fresh and fermented just right so it is neither too sweet or sour. A clay oven or what Cebuanos call the “hurno” gives the best Argao torta results. Cooking […]

  • Blue Bell Ice Cream launches in Cebu

    Blue Bell Ice Cream launches in Cebu

    First, I had some of the homemade vanilla because this was cited as the bestseller of the Blue Bell Ice Cream flavors by Andrew Evans in an article that came out on the Digital Nomad section of National Geographic. Since I’m not a fan of vanilla flavored ice cream products, or at least the ones […]

  • Blue Bell Ice Cream introduces products in Cebu

    Blue Bell Ice Cream introduces products in Cebu

    One thing I’m looking forward to this week is Saturday’s Discover Blue Bell Ice Cream event that will serve to introduce the brand in Cebu. The Blue Bell Ice Cream is exclusively distributed in the Visayas by Visfood Corporation and it has organized a country fair-themed ice cream-tasting party at the Ayala Center Cebu Activity […]

  • Golden Cowrie opens newest Hukad branch at Parkmall in Mandaue

    Golden Cowrie opens newest Hukad branch at Parkmall in Mandaue

    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

    Dong Juan offers great food at affordable price

    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

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

    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

    Marco Polo Plaza Cebu offers culinary treats at Cafe Marco

    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

    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

    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

    Wellness in a Tutti Frutti frozen yogurt cup

    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)

    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 […]