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MATIAS BBQ: Cebu’s Favorite Barbecue Spot! (Review)

Matias BBQ

One favorite street food of Pinoys is barbecue–pork or chicken meat or giblets skewered on sticks and cooked over a charcoal grill.

For Cebuanos, the go-to place for barbecue is Matias in Mandaue City. Nestled under the shade of sweet star apple trees, this open-air eatery sells very affordable pork barbecue, chicken barbecue, chorizo, pork belly, balbacua, and other local dishes.

The secret to keep locals coming back is their delicious sweet red sauce and value-for-money dishes.

Here’s what we liked at Matias…

Matias BBQ
A. S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City
Telephone: (32) 3452164, (32) 3469123
Restaurant Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:30 AM to 10 PM

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TYMAD BISTRO: Undoubtedly the Best French Breakfast in Cebu!

Tymad Bistro

Tymad Bistro is our go-to place for authentic French pastries and dishes in Cebu!

Owned by a French Chef, Philippe Estienne, who settled in Cebu with his Filipina wife, the bistro is popular for their perfectly buttery, light, and flaky croissants, chocolats, and kouign amann–all baked fresh daily.

Tymad means “good house” or “good restaurant” and comes from a Celtic language in the south of France.

Here’s what we liked at Tymad’s…

TYMAD BISTRO
Maria Luisa Road Banilad, Cebu
Telephone: (032) 239 7385
Restaurant Hours:
• Monday – Closed
• Tuesday to Thursday – 7:00am-10:00pm
• Friday to Saturday – 10:00am-11:00pm
• Sunday – 10:00am-10:00pm
Facebook: @tymadbistro
E-mail: [email protected]

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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

DENNY’S: America’s Favorite 24/7 Diner Opens in Manila!

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!

Denny's PH

Denny’s is America’s 24/7 diner famous for their affordable all-day breakfast menu.

Founded by Harold Butler, Denny’s opened its doors in 1953 with its first store in California and has grown into 1600 stores located in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, United Arab Emirates, and now for the first time, the Philippines via The Bistro Group.

Their hearty all-time menu items include the Original Grand Slam, pancakes, skillets, and burgers. The Manila branch, however, will be adding several Pinoy favorites on the menu designed by Chef Josh Boutwood.

Denny’s Manila opens its doors on October 7th at 6am and will be always open moving forward.

Here’s what to expect…

DENNY’S 
Ground Floor, Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue Corner 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City
Open 24/7 Monday- Sunday
Facebook: DennysPhilippines

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#Restaurants, Cebu

The Original Balamban Liempo: Johnna’s Liempo in Balamban Market!

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Ask any of the locals for the original liempo in Balamban and they’ll direct you to Johnna’s Liempo Haus.

Balamban, located in the western part of Cebu, is known for its distinctive method of grilling Liempo using traditional herbs and spices, similar to how you would prepare Lechon Cebu.

Bebot Mapa, the creator of the original recipe of Balamban Liempo, rightfully deserves the “original” label. He is not affiliated with the Balamban Liempo brand you’ll find across Cebu. He sells his liempo at a humble take-out store near Balamban’s public market.

Johnna’s Liempo Haus
Balamban Public Market
Mobile: +639182065607

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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

SUGAR FACTORY : Candy Store, Restaurant, & Bar Concept from Las Vegas now in Manila!

Sugar factory

Something sweet just opened in Manila!

The world famous brand from Las Vegas–Sugar Factory–is an all-family restaurant that caters to everyone of all ages! It has a unique concept of being a candy store and restaurant by day, and a hip bar by night. They have branches around the world such as in New York, Chicago, Bahrain, and Miami.

The American Brasserie is a treat for all, serving sweet and savory dishes like pancakes, salads, burgers, and pizzas throughout the day. They are most famous for their insane milkshakes and alcohol-infused smoking candy goblets adorned with candy, chocolate, sprinkles, lollipops, popcorn, and a whole lot more.

Here’s what we liked at Sugar Factory…

Sugar Factory Manila
Unit GF5 Ground Floor Shangri La The Fort 3rd Ave cor. 30th St. Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Telephone: (02) 958 5175
Restaurant Hours:
• Sunday to Thursday – 10:00am-12mn
• Friday to Saturday – 10:00am-2:00am
Facebook: sugarfactorymanila

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#Restaurants, #Travel, Cebu

RICO’s LECHON: “Da Best Gyud” Most Awesome Lechon in Cebu!

Cebu: Rico's

Eating Lechon is central to your Cebu experience! Dubbed as the “Lechon Capital” of the Philippines, Cebu prides itself in having perfected the art of roasting pigs, and in the tastiness and crispiness its lechon is known for.

We asked locals where we could find the best lechon and they all pointed us to Rico’s Lechon, pioneer of the famous Spicy Lechon. Owner Enrico Dionson likes to keep things simple–his roasted lechon is only seasoned with traditional herbs and spices and has always been since he opened the business in 1997.

Their slogan, “Da Best Gyud”, lives up to our expectations. Indeed, it’s a lechon worthy of being called the best in Cebu. The restaurant also likes to stay ahead by adding Pinoy favorites to the menu other than lechon.

Here’s what we liked at Rico’s…

Rico’s Lechon – Mabolo Branch
F. Cabahug St, Cebu City, Cebu
Telephone: (032) 260-2443
Mobile: +63927-352-2078
Restaurant Hours:
• Monday- Sunday 10:00am-10:00pm
Facebook: @RicosLechonOFFICIAL
Instagram: @RicosLechonOfficial
Twitter: @dabestgyud
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://ricoslechon.com/

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The PIG & PALM: What to Expect in Cebu’s @ThePigandPalm by Chef Jason Atherton?

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The Pig & Palm is a Modern Spanish Tapas restaurant in Cebu by renowned British chef, Jason Atherton, and his Cebuana wife, Irha

Chef Jason earned his first Michelin Star in 2011 and has worked with some of the greats, like Nico Ladenis and Ferran Adria at elBulli, and oversaw the opening of 5 'Maze' Restaurants with Gordon Ramsay

He has since branched out and started his own chain of successful restaurants under The Social Company Group with different restaurants in London, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, Sydney, and now in Cebu. 

The Pig & Palm is the 16th and his first in the Philippines in partnership with Cebu-based property developers Chris and Carla McKowen. He chose Cebu to honor the hometown of his wife Irha

Here's what to expect when you dine at The Pig & Palm in Cebu…

The Pig & Palm
MSY Tower, Pescadores Rd. Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
Telephone: +63 32 255-8249
Restaurant Hours:
• Tuesday – Friday 7:30am-12am
• Saturday – Sunday 8am-12am
Bar Hours:
• Tuesday – Thursday 12pm-12am
• Friday – Saturday 12pm – 2am
Twitter: @ThePigandPalm
Instagram: thepigandpalm
Facebook: The Pig and Palm
Website: http://thepigandpalm.ph/
 

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HEY, HANDSOME! The Best New Homegrown Restaurant of 2016?

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

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HEY HANDSOME is a Southeast Asian restaurant collaboration of Chef Nicco Santos of Your Local and Charles Paw of Hole in the Wall. Its name is inspired by how Singaporeans call potential customers to their establishments–“Hey, Handsome”–just like “Hi, Pogi” in local terms.

The food portions are huge, yummy, and provide good value for money. Most foodies rave about it because of the consistent quality of the food. 

Is this really the Best New Homegrown Restaurant that opened in 2016? Check out what we think…

 

HEY HANDSOME
G/F Net Park Building, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday 6 – 10pm
(with two seatings for reservation 6.00pm and 8.30pm)
Telephone: (+632) 946-3815
Instagram: @HandsomeCome
E-mail: [email protected] 

 

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PABLO CHEESECAKE: Osaka’s Famous Cheese Tart Opens in Manila! @benchtm

Pablo Manila

The world famous Pablo from Osaka is now officially open in the Philippines!

Pablo is well known for their signature freshly-baked cheese tarts–deliciously soft and creamy treats that taste like no other cheese tart you’ve had before.

In addition to its classic cheese tart, the popular shop also carries a rich line of pastries, cheese puddings, cookies, drinks, and soft served ice cream.

Here’s what to expect at the newly opened Pablo Manila…

 

PABLO
Level 1, Pedro Gil Wing, Robinsons Place Manila
Website: http://pablophilippines.com/
Facebook: Pablo Cheesetart Philippines
Instagram: @Pablo_cheese_tart_philippines

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ANOTHER STORY by Ica Sebastian: Cafe Voila 2.0 (A Review) @VistaMalls

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

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ANOTHER STORY is a casual fine dining restaurant in Evia Mall, Alabang that can be considered as the next evolution of Ica Manalo Sebastian’s Cafe Voila in Crosswinds, Tagaytay. Here, Ica brings to life her passion for cooking high quality home-style comfort food, with each dish having their own story to tell.

The place has an eclectic and fun ambiance, serving the finest home-cooked meals you’ll find in a mall setting. I heard good things about their food, but we had mixed feelings about them during our visit because of the pricing and service. It’s still one of the happiest places to eat in and have a good time with the family.

Check out our Another Story experience…

 

ANOTHER STORY by Ica Manalo Sebastian
2nd Floor, Evia Mall, Alabang (near MCX exit)
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Facebook:
Another Story 2016
Telephone
: +63 995 267-7163

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