Cebu Food Adventures begin with traditional Filipino lunch at Cafe Laguna. With only restaurants located south of the country, this place boasts of authentic Filipino cuisines like the ones above. Lunch consisted of Bulalo (Beef Shank soup), Kare Kare (Ox tail stew in peanut-based sauce), Sizzling Nocos (stuffed squid) and Crispy Pata (deep fried pig trotters/knuckles).
Always save room for dessert. It is only proper to have Filipino desserts after that meal.
Buko Pandan (green gelatine & young coconut in sweetened milk topped with rice crispies)
Puto Bumbong (purple rice cake with grated coconut and brown sugar)
Palitaw (sweet rice cake dipped in grated coconut with white sugar and toasted sesame seeds)
Cebu = Lechon. Lechon = Roasted Pig.
Roasted Pig = Juicy white meat and crispy pork skin
Sutukil: coined from combining letters from the words “SUgba, TUla, and KILaw”, which means grilling (sugba), stewing in broth (tula), and eating raw foods (kilaw). All sutukil restaurants have the general idea of letting the diners pick their own fresh seafood from the 'market' and deciding how they want them to be prepared as a dish.
Manna STK Food House. Picked a popular sutukil restaurant to eat at and decided to have Crab in chili sauce, Garlic Prawns and Grilled Squid. Yup, I will never get tired of eating seafood.
Lechon for take out. Just before heading back to Manila, there was a need to take home lechon. Conveniently located at the terminal gates of the Cebu airport, Zubuchon takes the much loved roasted pig and incorporates it to traditional Filipino dishes. There's adobong lechon, lechon sisig, lechon dinuguan and really, I can go on forever, hahahaha!
On other news, I just got an Instagram account! It really is mostly used for following people/businesses I like. But, just in case you're interested in that side of my life, follow me @animatedconfessions.