Pork Chop!  In the past couple of months, I have seen many restaurants in Cebu that offer their own version of pork chops.  One great example is "Fat Bastard" over at The Weekend.  I recently visited the newly-opened Soho Park by Chef Robert Leonhardt and got to try his Pork Chop with Israeli Couscous, and Mediterranean Vegetables and black olives.  It was pretty good and I am very excited to try the other dishes at this restaurant.

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Soho Park's Pork Chop with Israeli Couscous, and Mediterranean Vegetables and black olives

The dish has basically 2 elements, the Pork Chop, and the siding.  The chop is from local pork and it weighs 300 grams a serving. The siding comes with lots of delicious veggies and sauces. An order costs 550 pesos and it will surely satisfy any hungry man.

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The pork chop is first vacuum-packed with some spices and aromatics then goes to a hot water bath for a couple of minutes.  It then goes on the flat grill for finishing.  It is crispy and perfectly cooked.  It is served with some gravy.

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The siding has Mediterranean vegetables like eggplant and tomato. There is also grilled onions that have different sauces on it.  It looks so pretty that it did not want to eat it at first.

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Soho Park actually serves wines and this one is perfect with the Fat Bastard Pinot Noir.  I really enjoyed eating it and maybe the next time I will order this, I would definitely get some rice.  The pork chop and the gravy are so yummy that it will just make you eat a lot of rice and probably make you even wish that they have an unli-rice promo.  The Meditteranean veggies were bursting with flavors and the Isreali couscous gave the dish another texture.  It is a well-thought-of dish and I am pretty confident that a lot of pork lovers out there would enjoy this as much as I did.  Well done, Chef!

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I was seated near where the food comes out and I saw a lot of mouthwatering things that the Soho Park team made.  My list of the thing I want to taste on my next visit just got longer the longer I stayed there.  One good example is that picture above of steak, egg, and potatoes.  I am planning to have breakfast there sometime. Would you like to come with me?

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Soho Park is located on the ground floor of Asia Premier Residences, Cebu IT Park.   You may check their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SohoParkPH/ for more details. 

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A few weeks ago, I asked the candidates of Binibining Cebu 2017 about what is delicious in their place.  Some were really confident with their answers that it made me want to go to their towns and check it out myself.  Last week, I got the chance to visit Dumanjug and try out Bisnok and a new local favorite called Cho'la.  So, here's a humble post about the best things to eat in Dumanjug, Cebu.

The Bb. Sugbu Charity Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with Sacred Heart School for Boys Batch 1985 formally launched the highly anticipated pageant, Binibining Cebu.  This pageant pits 54 lovely Cebuanas representing the 53 towns and cities of Cebu with Cebu City getting 2 representatives.  Binibining Cebu seeks to find an ambassadress who exemplifies today's modern Cebuana, and in the process promote the beauty, heritage, culture, and commerce of the towns and cities of Cebu. 


When I have friends and relatives from out of town who come to Cebu, they usually ask me where to eat the best lechon.  I have my personal favorites but there are just so many good lechoneros in Cebu.  Dondi and Corinne Joseph of D+B Wines had a couple of visitors from Manila and instead of just taking them to their favorite lechon place, they decided to give them some choices.  Actually, a lot of choices.  They invited some other friends to a lechon and wine dinner and this is what happened.



Chef Jeffrey Broutin recently unleashed the full menu of L'Artisan French and Mediterranean Cuisine, the 2016 Sunstar Best of Cebu Restaurant of the Year.  I was fortunate that I was one of the bloggers invited to the event.  After the meal, I realized that this restaurant at Oakridge Business Park deserves all the accolades and wonderful reviews that they have received over the past year.
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Cebuanos love dimsum.  I grew up loving steamed rice, siomai, siopao and lumpia Shanghai. I am not alone. Apparently, this love affair between Cebuanos and dim sum started in 1969.  In 1969, man landed on the moon.  Filipina Gloria Diaz bagged Miss Universe that year. On that same year, Cebu was introduced to Hong Kong-style dim sum with the opening of Ding How.