Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Ultimate Cebu Food Trip Experience

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!


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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!

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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.


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Sweetness overload!

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.


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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:


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And the secrent ingredient is...................... LOL

Jazzzzzzzz keeding!

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.


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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.

33 comments:

  1. Hi Rinz LOL :P Mukhang ok dyan sa Blue Elephant ah haha gusto ko ng Thai Milk Tea! Megawdd 0_0

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  2. wahahaha...ako nga ang owner ng Blue Elephant! nice post rinz!

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  3. WALANG HIYA! I'm RENZ not RINZ! HAHAHAHAHA

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  4. maka tulo laway ang baked scallop Rinz :P

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    1. IKR! And I'm craving for it again uggggh

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  5. sayang talaga di nyo inorder yung coconut seafood soup rinz coz masarap din yun! hahaha. try nyo rin sa flame it! burger next time. grilled burger. may kamahalan but masarap din. subukan nyo rin mag dessert factory sa ayala =)

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    1. Sige sige will try mga suggestions nimo te Doi! :D Weeeeeee

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  6. Baked scallopssssssssss.......

    Hindi mo ata nasama yung appetizer natin sa Casa Verde, Rinz. Hahaha. Nakakagulantang talaga if we try to remember all the food that we consumed that day.

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    1. Sinadya ko talaga na di isama ang Casa Verde kasi... it's just a joke. (LOL ANO RAW). Pero yeah. Hehehehe huy grabe yung gastos natin for this food trip ha! Ang yaman natin that day. LELZ

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  7. Oh Rinz, you! Ibuko daw ba ang secret ingredient ng elephant iced tea?? Hahaha
    Lingaw jud ko sa mga eat all the cake meme!! HAHAHA

    Uu next time dont forget to try Siomai sa tisa, tsaka yung suman na nilalagyan ng chocolate, masarap din yun, forgot lang what it's called. And.. I think you can pass up na sa Larsians, it'snot as good as before.

    Try Vanille din sa Ayala. The best din pastries and chocolates :) Hihi

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    1. Lagi daw! Sabi nga ng iba parang ordinary bbq place ang Larsians, pero dati masarap daw doon. And oh, will never forget to try Siomai sa tisa the next time I visit Cebu!!! Waaa I love Siomai pa naman.

      And oh, benta talaga yung milk tea photo mo eh! HEHEHE

      Lastly, oooh Vanille! I've heard masarap din daw diyan. =p~

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  8. THIS! I have been waiting for your highly-anticipated entries about Cebu. Naka-upat naman diay ka'g post! hahaha Im glad you had a wonderful time diri. See you January 2013! And yep, the tix.. it's on me :D -markin gomez

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    1. Wow, thanks Markin! Will message you once I have a ticket na to Cebu. Kelan nga ang Sinulog?

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    2. If im not mistaken it's going to be the 20th of January. Sinulog is always held every 3rd Sunday of January. The Schedule of Activities usually comes out in October so ill let you know so you can plan ahead of time :). -markin

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  9. ginutom ako dito, rinz, este renz, haha!
    sarap pala ng food sa cebu! my last trip there was ages ago.
    i'll remember these when i get a chance to go back in the future.

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    1. Hi Doc Gelo! Masayang mag food trip sa Cebu... PERO MAS MASAYA DITO SA DAVAO! HAHAHAH :))

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  10. Awww, Thai food.. napaka-interesting naman kumain jan sa Blue Elephant na yan... Curious ako sa Thai food :)

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  11. FOOD TRIP indeed!
    you and your friends were fully loaded with fun and food.
    nakakagutom ang mga sea foods at ang ganda ng place.

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  12. La Marea is truly the bomb! I love it there too!
    There's a La Marea stall in SM now though =)

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  13. I so love the photos here renz, so inviting, tnx for sharing.. :)

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  14. Hi Renz! :) Daghang salamat sa food recommendations mo. I was born and lived in Cebu for a few years but I haven't been to these restaurants yet! :/ Now may pupuntahan na ako aside sa usual favorite na Casa Verde, hehe. :D If you're also looking for Baked Scallops in another restaurant, Hukad sa Golden Cowrie has delicious baked scallops too. :) Nakakatuwa kasi ultimate Cebu Food trip talaga kayo. Grabe, immediately talaga. Ang galing! Sulit na sulit! :)

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    1. Hey Karla! I really appreciate your comment. :3 Although that day, I spent more than a thousand bucks, but still no regrets. Ang sarap eh! Gluttony! :))

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  15. Wow. Talk about food overload! Everything looks delicious!

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  16. ang ganda po tlga nung blog nyo kuya.:D worth po yung pag scan nung pages.

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  17. hahhah!!! rinz ka na pala ngayon renz?hahahaha!

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  18. hi Rinz...hahaha..yan na pala new name mo? hahahaha!

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  19. Hello there Sir Rinz! Hahaha laugh trip. I have the same experience before. Lagi silang nagkakamali sa name ko. People just fuck it all up. Ano bang mahirap sa Jubert? `Di naman yan Chinese name. I remember, meron kaming (sort of) Chinese resto na madalas tambayan nung nasa college ako. Matagal na akong parokyano since nag-open sila pero di nila ma-gets name ko, handaming versions. And prolly yung pinaka-worst, yung na-misspell nila yung name ko: JUVY. Akalain mo yun. Hahaha. Nakakabadtrip. Pero nakakamiss at the same time.

    In fairness, di naman kayo ganun kahilig sa pagkain `no?

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  20. @Debra: Oh yes! =P~

    @Poi-poi: Maraming salamat! :3

    @Gagay: Gi murder akong name te!!!

    @Hoobert: HAHAHA Natawa ako sa JUVY! Ang fail!!! And yes, I LOVE FOOD!

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  21. I seriously love how you made kwento the entire trip. It wasn't boring but rather engaging. Love it.

    Glad you liked my province.

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  22. WOW!!!! Yummy.. =) Thanks for sharing....

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  23. hello, ask ko lang kung san located si kuya J's Resto nde ko kc makita s google map hehe malapit ba to sa fuente osmena circle?

    Thanks! =)

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  24. Food trip galore!!!! kumpleto, pinoy, desserts and thai dishes in just a day...

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