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.
6-9-2015 Food of the Day: Ormoc's Queen Pineapple
When it comes to pineapples, the Queen variety from Ormoc is among the most popular. My mom who was born in Ormoc is so proud about this sweet and juicy pineapple variety. I had my fill when we spent 3 days in Ormoc in the past month and I truly enjoyed. No wonder many people buy pineapples in Ormoc and bring it to nearby cities and provinces.
Have you tried the famous Queen Pineapple of Ormoc???
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:
You cannot say you are a Cebuano foodie until you partake and enjoy the offerings of your local Pungko-Pungko stall. Pungko means squat in the Cebuano language. The Pungko-Pungko name was attached to vendors who walk to sell food and when they find interested eaters they usually look for a clean corner and squat or "pungko" to eat. Now, most Pungko-Pungko suki do not need to look for their favorite vendor because there are now in many places in the city that are known for this type of "cuisine". The popular hotspots for pungko-pungko are the stalls in the Fuente area at the back of Sampaguita Suites, Redemptorist Church Area near Foodarama, and Cebu Doctor's University area beside McDonald's.
I love street food. I have been eating it since I was in elementary school. From fishballs to peanuts to pungko-pungko. One of the newest street food favorites is the Proben or Chicken Proven. This fried chicken part is one of my favorite snacks when I was still working at Robinsons Cybergate and I would love to eat it when I get the chance. Have you tried this one?
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.
Ayala Malls Central Bloc partners with delivery app foodpanda, to offer customers the option to pick up their orders and skip the line, with just a few taps. Use the code AYALAPICKUP to enjoy P100 off for every pick-up or delivery order with a minimum spend of P399 from select merchants until September 30, 2021. With over 25 merchants on the app, here's a quick list to get started: \ Binge on a Bánh Mì Go on a gastronomic adventure to the Land of the Ascending Dragon. Bring the taste of Vietnam home with this Vietnamese staple at Bánh Mì Kitchen where healthy and innovative bánh mì flavors await in a crunchy baguette. A good one to start with is the classic traditional bánh mì with Vietnamese ham, roast pork, pate, cucumber, pickled radish, and carrots, drizzled in mayo, hoisin sauce, and cilantro. Chug a Chachago Milk Tea Since it is the season for summer coolers, and the milk tea trend is here to stay. Indulge in Chachago’s refreshing range of milk and fruit teas. For starters,