Eating has been my favorite hobby ever since. I mean, who doesn't, right? During my recent trip in Cebu City, my travel buddies and I decided to just chill out along IT Park before embarking on an epic Central Visayas trip.
And when I say 'chill-out', it means only one thing - eat and drink as if there is no tomorrow.Unfortunately, I didn't have a breakfast-for-champions meal prior my scheduled flight to Mactan-Cebu. Just cereals and milk. A person who is hyperactive all day long and consumes a LOT of energy NEEDS more than that (see also: ME)! I left the house around 6:30 in the morning with my tummy a little bit satisfied. But because of my ultrafast metabolic rate, which is always faster than the speed of light, I got hungry again before entering the predeparture area. I decided not to eat at the airport because everything's expensive and not worth it. And the most dreadful thing came - my flight was delayed for an hour.
FAST FORWARD. Finally, I arrived at Mactan-Cebu ten minutes past the hour of ten. I spotted Robbie and Jerome, waiting for me since 7AM. Oops. Then in the next few hours, we embarked on an epic gastronomic adventure.
Kuya J Restaurant
After meeting up with Chessa at IT Park, we made our way to Kuya J Restaurant located at Orchid Street, Capitol Site. According to Ate Doi, their Baked Scallops is to die for. Well, I'm allergic to seafoods and I think I'd die on the spot if I eat a handful of it. Thank god I didn't (as of this writing, the side-effects are starting to act up, ughh). So we ordered two plates of it PLUS a plate of calamares PLUS a plate of chicken skin PLUS two plates of bagoong rice PLUS a plate of lechon kawali. Ahhhhh, heaven!
|Yum yum yum!!!|
One thing that I really loved about Kuya J Restaurant, aside from their sumptuous meals is their interior design. I thought it used to be a house before the owners decided to convert it into a restaurant. I just love the homey feel at Kuya J!
|Homey feel at Kuya J Restaurant|
We ordered a lot of food but we ended up paying only Php 222 each. Satisfied tummy is satisfied.
Sweetness Overload at La Marea Pastry Shop
Perhaps the premier dessert place of Cebu is La Marea. After visiting the Taoist Temple at Beverly Hills, we went back to IT Park and had a sweet affair.
La Marea is famous for its warm brownie cup. To some, it may looked ordinary. When I saw the cup, I was like, "Meh I can buy brownies and put vanilla ice cream on top of it with bits of nuts and chocolate syrup". But after my first bite, I was like:
|Source: Hyperbole and a Half|
It was a euphoric experience. Nuff said.
Thai Food Overload at Blue Elephant
After treating ourselves with sweets, we IMMEDIATELY went to Blue Elephant to eat dinner. Walang pahinga 'to guys! Blue Elephant is a Thai-inspired restaurant that serves Thai-Filipino cuisines. The food that we ordered were so delicious albeit spicy.
We ordered lechon kawali, bagoong rice, and another kind of rice in which I fail to remember due to its delicious taste (srsly), sweet and sour fish fillet and a whole lot more. And oh, milk-tea aficionados would surely love Blue Elephant - their milk tea tastes great! Wanna know the secret ingredient? See the photo below:
|And the secrent ingredient is...................... LOL|
And for the last part of our food trip, we walked a few miles to Bon Appetea to try their milk tea. Too bad they misspelled my name. :(
|Hi, I am Rinse.|
Overall, our Ultimate Cebu Food Trip experience made us happy. The photo collage below says it all.
|Si Jerome ang owner ng Blue Elephant. LOL|
The next time I visit Cebu, I'll explore more places and try another set of cuisines or treats. I might as well try eating at Larsians and Siomai Sa Tisa, though the former is pretty much similar to some of the famous barbeque places in Davao. Stay tuned for my next gastronomic adventure in the Queen City of the South! Lami jud!
Food makes us happy.
ALL. THE. TIME.