A blog about food, places to eat, and recipes that are relevant to Cebu and Cebuanos. The best restaurants in Cebu, one place at a time.
6-25-2015 Food of the Day: Buchi
After having a savory meal at a Chinese restaurant, I usually look for something sweet. One of my favorite desserts to order is Buchi. Buchi is a round rice cake covered with sesame seeds and filled with sweet bean paste. Most Chinese restaurants have it. Even fast-food chain Chowking has it. I can probably finish at least 2 cakes after a meal.
Every locality has a food that they can call it their own. We usually miss the food that we eat while growing up. A lot of Cebuanos are now living abroad or at least away from Cebu and there are just days that they miss certain dishes. These dishes are the ones that remind them of home, or childhood or people they love. Here are recipes for 7 dishes that will delight any Cebuano's heart, tongue, and belly:
Christmas is synonymous to lechon in Cebu. During the Christmas season, you will probably eat lechon every day if you love going to Christmas parties here in the Queen City of the South. I lived in Manila before and they do not eat as much lechon as an average Cebuano. Since people living in Cebu eat so much lechon, each one of us has a favorite part. Here is my take on the most delicious parts of the lechon.
Ikkousha means "one happy place". This new ramen shop is positioning itself to be the happy place for Cebuano Ramen lovers. Ikkousha Ramen comes from Hakata, Japan. Hakata is the home of Tonkotsu, the legendary broth that made ramen a worldwide phenomenon. At Ikkousha Ramen Cebu, you can expect the best and most authentic Tonkotsu Ramen in town.
There was a time that steakhouses in Cebu where an endangered species after one of its most established one (David's Steakhouse) closed down. I saw the "steak revival" in the past couple of years as more and more establishments opened specializing in steak. The Choobi Choobi group recently joined the fray by opening the newest steakhouse in Cebu, Angus Dan's.
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