When we entered the place, a colleague of mine commented, "Ay bahay ni Mara Clara at Padre Damasu. Nasaan si Crispin?". He's referring to the famous characters of Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere. The house, now turned restaurant, looks like an old mansion from the Spanish era. Sitting nicely on the table is a picture of the old house before it got repainted. It's beautiful. I could imagine it must have been a comfortable house then.
I have only heard of Tuslob Buwa that's famous in Pasil and unique in Cebu during a visit to Misionaries of Charity. The idea is to cook pork brain and liver on a pan and wait for it to boil. Once it's boiling, dip your puso (hanging rice) on those bubbles for taste. Thus the name tuslob buwa or dip on the bubble. Tuslob Buwa is an economic way of eating because you only have to pay for your puso. In Cebu, you'll never get hungry!
Yesterday was another teambonding moment with my hardworking team. We have decided to eat lunch together at the newly opened City Times Square in Mandaue particularly the Tokyo Table. It has come highly recommended from friends who dined there during the weekend. True enough, we got out happy and satisfied. :)
Check out the food that are prepared on the table. These are only few of your sumptuous options. Drinks are also unlimited. Coolest! :)
My favorite Filipino masterpiece dishes are found in Abaseria. They make the best mongo soup and lechon kawali. I love the place because of its exclusive location too. It is only in this restaurant that you can shop while waiting for your food to be served. You will find all Filipino pasalubong that you'll need here too. They have all the delicacies from Luzon to Mindanao. They have tableya, otap, shrimp paste, vinegar, and so many more.
This week has been filled with food trips. Hurray to all the good food places in Cebu! That means diet needs to wait for another day. :D
For lunch we felt like eating seafood. Cholesterol, I know.. It's nice to spoil the tongue once in awhile. * wink wink * ^_^
Like any great food experience, I've learned of Bucket Shrimps from words of mouth only. The food choices there are not that many. However, if you're really just looking to eat shrimps as its name suggests, you'll never get hungry.
I've heard about a good barbeque place near Capitol and so we drove to try it out. There's nothing special about the place. It looks more like a converted garage. It has no walls. The floor is only made up of gravel. But when I look around the place, it's packed. So, I was even made more curious as to how the food tastes. True enough, I was not disappointed. The uniqueness of Yakski from all other barbeque places is the sauce. Go ahead and ask me the famous line of their servers... LOL Well, I'll give you a clue.
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