Yolk Coffee and Breakfast offers festive menu for December

ALL-DAY BREAKFAST. That’s what Yolk Coffee and Breakfast serves. This month, the restaurant is offering delicious holiday-inspired courses for groups of two or more.

As the first day of Advent ushers in the Christmas season, Yolk Coffee and Breakfast makes December in Cebu even more festive with sumptuous meals complemented by light cocktails. Starting December 1 and all throughout the month, a set course for groups of two or more with starters, side and main dishes, plus desserts is available for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner and the hours in between.

Eats Meets West showcases the best of Midwest Cebu towns

BEST MAIN COURSE. Tabuelan’s alimangong humba or crabs cooked in the manner of the popular Cebuano braised pork dish was picked Best Main Course during the Eats Meets West culinary competition earlier this month.

Crabs simmered humba style, skewered squid cubes turned golden brown on a clay grill, and native chicken cooked in fermented coconut juice as five towns in midwestern Cebu prepared their entries for the Eats Meets West culinary competition held in Tabuelan.

Food.ISH Food Festival serves local, international, even exotic cuisine

PAD THAI. Stir-fried by Banana Pancake Trail, a food stall run by a couple who love to backpack together, and served at the Food.ISH Food Festival for P95.

Couple BJ and JD Sulit learned how to make a mean pad thai while backpacking through Thailand and they’re sharing culinary learnings from their Southeast Asian travels at the ongoing Food.ISH Food Festival inside the Cebu Business Park.

Order via foodpanda on Fridays, get a chance to win cash prizes

To join the Freaky Friday contest, go to the foodpanda website or open the app, enter your location to see which of foodpanda’s over 1,000 partner restaurants deliver to you, and have your favorite meals delivered to your doorstep.

Customers who order a minimum of P500 in a single transaction via foodpanda every Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. will get a chance to win weekly cash prizes.

Cebu White Sands opens rooftop bar and resto Room 801

GREAT VIEW. Room 801 offers a panoramic view of Mactan Island and Metro Cebu. The rooftop bar and resto is located in Cebu White Sands.

On a clear starry evening, the next best thing to dinner and drinks with friends would be to have them up high at Room 801 of Cebu White Sands with the multi-colored night lights of the metropolis spread out as far as the eyes can see.

Marco Polo features Indian cuisine with Khana Culinary Journey

INDIAN CUISINE. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is featuring Indian cuisine in its lunch and dinner buffets in Cafe Marco with its Khana Culinary Journey until November 15.

Palak paneer or spinach curry with cheese, spicy chickpeas dish of chana masala, teardrop-shaped bread called nan, heavenly desserts gajar halva and jalebi, and other Indian specialties are available up to November 15 at five-star hotel Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.

Jpark treats Chinese food lovers to dimsum special at Ching Hai restaurant

BUFFET SPREAD. The Chinese food spread at Ching Hai restaurant in Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark. Note: the sweet and sour pork isn’t part of the dimsum promo package and was only served during our visit.

Dimsum lovers get a treat from Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark with a special promo at its Ching Hai Restaurant. The resort’s Chinese restaurant offers a set menu of nine dishes that’s good for two to three persons at only P999 net of government tax and service charge.

Palagsing: unwrapping a local delicacy

PALAGSING. This local delicacy is sweeter and has a more intense flavor than the suman or budbod. It is available in public markets in southern Cebu, particularly in Samboan and Ginatilan.

It looks like a suman or budbod because of the way it is wrapped in leaves but that’s just one of two similarities the local delicacy known as palagsing shares with the more popular merienda mainstays. The palagsing is sweeter and offers a more intense flavor than the suman or budbod and, like the two, goes well with afternoon coffee, preferably black or brewed from roasted corn grits.

Brique introduces new dishes, to open Ayala branch

NEW MENU. These dishes will soon be served in Brique in time for the opening of its 2nd branch in Ayala Center Cebu. The dishes were created in consultation with New York-based chef Noel de la Rama.

As Brique opens its second branch at Ayala Center Cebu in a few weeks’ time, it will introduce six new dishes to the menu in consultation with a New York-based chef.

Chef Noel de la Rama, who is consulting for the restaurant, said the new items in the menu include an appetizer, salad, pasta, fish, and meat dishes.

Marco Polo Cebu celebrates Swiss National Day

CEREMONIAL TOAST. Swiss Ambassador Ivo Sieber and Marco Polo Plaza Cebu general manager Julie Najar lead the ceremonial toast to mark the opening of the Swiss National Day celebration in the hotel.

It was a night of music and dancing, drinks, and a feast of Swiss cuisine, as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu celebrated the Swiss National Day in Cebu City in keeping with an almost decade-old tradition.

Shangri-La presents family-oriented Saturdays with fun lunch, kids’ cooking class

LITTLE CHEFS. Kids prepare their own pizza for baking in Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa’s Little Chef, Big Chef cooking class, which is held every Saturday.

Little kids garbed in white double-breasted chef jackets paired with red and yellow aprons and colorful toques smeared themselves with flour as they busily kneaded dough with their fingers.

Mactan cafe brings a ‘taste of Singapore’ to Cebu

FRESH INGREDIENTS. The nasi goreng served at the Simply Singapore Style Cafe at Marina Mall in Lapu-Lapu City is made from fresh ingredients, according to its chef. It's P150 per order and comes with fresh iced tea.

The Simply Singapore Style Cafe in Marina Mall, Lapu-Lapu City offers popular Singaporean fare like mee goreng and chicken rice and even such Malay-inspired dish as nasi goreng.

Doon Po Sa Amin video features Cebuano street food Tuslob Buwa

TUSLOB BUWA is eaten by dipping puso or hanging rice into bubbles formed from frying pig’s brains with liver and other spices.

There’s a delicacy that’s bubbling in Cebu. Tuslob buwa is basically puso (rice cooked in woven coconut leaves wrapping) dipped into a sauce simmering away in a frying pan, hence the name tuslob (to dip) and buwa (bubbles) or more accurately, the froth that is formed when the soup of pig’s brain with liver and spices simmers in a frying pan until it is reduced to a thick sauce.

Port Restaurant puts together 17 years of classic dishes in July menu

PORT FAVORITE. Among the favorite dishes of Port regulars is this lechon kawali.

Update: Port Restaurant has postponed its July promo. We just received this announcement from assistant manager Tom Pitogo. Here’s his statement: Please be advised that we are going to retract the recent announcement we had on anniversary promo and the roast lamb last June 23, 2015. This is due to the on going renovation of… Continue reading Port Restaurant puts together 17 years of classic dishes in July menu

From Magellan’s stew to tableya ice cream, Feria reimagines Cebu street food for Grand Chamber Awards

TABLEA ICE CREAM. The 4-course menu ends on a sweet note with local tablea ice cream on a rice cake (bibingka) bed and topped with diced mango, shredded buko and banana chips.

Balbacua turns into slow cooked oxtail stew topped with ginger flakes, dinuguan comes in a quiche topped with chicharon and crispy kangkong, while paella is wrapped in palm leaves shaped into a diamond container that Cebuanos call puso.

Marco Polo Cebu highlights food of the revolution in Independencia culinary journey

REBEL FLAVOR. Among the highlights of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Independencia buffet is roasted chicken flavored with sampaloc or tamarind leaves and wrapped in banana bark. The bark also acts as the chicken container in case the revolutionaries find themselves needing to flee their hiding place.

All throughout Independencia: A Tribute to Our Filipino Heroes, which will run up to June 20, Cafe Marco will carry dishes that have been around for centuries and favorites of such notable personalities as Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, and Emilio Aguinaldo.

Yakimix Cebu offers ‘biggest, most affordable’ Asian food buffet

GRILL. Yakimix offers a wide choice of marinated meat and seafood that diners can cook on the smokeless grill found on every table.

A few days after opening day, Yakimix Cebu is filled with diners attracted to its wide buffet selection. Robert Chua, Yakimix Cebu owner, said they offer the biggest and only smokeless grill buffet in Cebu City at a very affordable price.

AirAsia serves wide variety of inflight food

NASI LEMAK. Among the hot meals offered inflight by AirAsia is Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak, a traditional Malaysian dish of fragrant coconut rice with chili sambal, tender chicken rending, fried anchovies, crunchy groundnuts and hard-boiled egg.

Next time you fly, choose AirAsia and get access to a wide variety of Asian, international, and vegetarian fares. You can take your pick from cookies and sandwiches to a selection of AirAsia hot meals that are certified as halal. “We are the only domestic airline company that serves halal food. This is our way… Continue reading AirAsia serves wide variety of inflight food

#DigitalNomad hotspot: Figaro in IT Park

AMPLE POWER SOURCE. Figaro provides enough power outlets for its customers.

If you are within the IT Park in Lahug, one of the best places to work in is Figaro in The Walk. Whenever we need to work within the vicinity, we almost always choose Figaro because of 3 things: 1) it has strong LTE signal from Smart, 2.) it serves good food, and 3) it… Continue reading #DigitalNomad hotspot: Figaro in IT Park