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    STK ta Bay! sa Paolito's Seafood House: Dining among antiques

    by stamporama Written Feb 13, 2014
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    STK is meant to be a pun on the phrase "shoot-to-kill" but it actually stands for "Sugba-Tinola-Kilawin", 3 local dishes that are presumably their house specialties. Speaking of house, the moment you step in you immediately notice that the place is originally a family home that was converted into a restaurant that serves up local cuisine. As an added attraction, because the present owners are third generation descendants they have put on display some of their grandparents' possessions that are now regarded as antique curiosities: old kitchenware, clothes, cabinets, furniture, musical instruments, photographs, and religious items. It's a mini-museum of sorts and none of those relics are for sale.

    While the restaurant proudly display their citations from Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet's Philippines guidebook, for me there was nothing particularly special about their dishes. They were neither unique nor better tasting than similar ones I've had elsewhere. The food's not bad but not something to rave about or take the trouble to seek out just to dine.

    Favorite Dish: I have a weakness for grilled tuna belly or jaw (locally called panga) which many Filipino restaurants have in their menus. Grilling is a pretty straight-forward process so in what aspect will one set it apart from the rest? As with all seafood, the freshness of course. Sadly the tuna dishes served here are not that fresh-tasting, the meat is kinda dry and one can tell whether it's been in cold storage for some time.

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    Yummy Bakery: Bread Talk

    by TrendsetterME Updated May 25, 2013

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    Bread Talk, Cebu, Philippines

    One of my most favorites in Philippines for Bakery .... Many branches in Cebu, Manila etc, especially in Malls such as Ayala, SM and else ...

    Always fresh baked, always yummy, to eat there or to take away ...

    Strongly recommended, Bon Appetit ... :)

    Favorite Dish: Peach Danish, Pizza Baguettes ...

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    TGI FRidays, Cebu, Philippines

    by TrendsetterME Updated May 25, 2013

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    TGI Fridays @ Ayala, Cebu, Philippines
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    What I like most is the location of this TGI, couse its exactly at the lower floor of Ayala, has a seperate place of its own, in front is the big area and the terraces of Ayala ... All the other restaurants are on the 2nd and 3th floor of Ayala, just next to each other and so crowded, the music from one restaurant mixes w the other one from the next bar .... :((

    But as said, TGI has its own area at the lower entrance floor outside, next to terraces, u can dine outside, and also inside, aircon area ... Combining outside to inside there is a large open air bar, and several "high bar tables", where u can just hang out and sip ur drinks ...

    Mostly guests are foreigners and expats, some locals, too ...

    Has killer burgers and also fish & cips is very cool, San Mig Light always ice cold in bottle, and even in case u still have place in ur stomach, biiiiiiiig ice cream bowls are amazing ...

    Thats one of my most favorite spots everytime am in Cebu, very recommendable restaurant and very safe area as located in Ayala .... :)

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    Olio's: Premier Cebu City Steakhouse

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 8, 2013
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    There are many Steakhouses in Cebu City as the Area is a cosmopolitan City. But they say that the best steakhouse in the City is located at tthe ritzy Crossroads Mall, called Olio's and I have to try them to validate their claim. The Steakhouse has two floors and the design is swanky and the crowds here are more of the affluent of cebu as the prices are comparable to the luxe steakhouses of Manila as their meats are imported from australia, US, Japan. they also have a varied selections of seafood dishes and pasta meals and desserts besides the dizzying array of steaks in the menu.

    Hours

    Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am

    Sun: 1:15 am - 11:00 pm

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    Named by Philippine Tattler as one of the Best Restaurants in four consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011),

    Olio has been cooking masterpiece dishes that suit every taste with an exciting selection of steaks, seafood and pasta.

    Olio not only whips out a fantastic menu selection, it also lets you feel a superb dining experience with classy ambience, wide choices of gastronomic menus, exotic wines and excellent service.

    Olio restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in town because of its unique and stylish ambience which produces an enticing atmosphere while dining. With an attractive dining complex and functional space that is easy on the eye and relaxing, it can be said that Olio contains the essential elements of a modern high-end restaurant. It comes as a pleasant surprise that this two-floor restaurant provides coziness and also privacy to its guests.

    The menu reflects many culinary influences which include the Chilean Sea Bass, Norwegian Salmon, US Scallops and the traditional steak. Seafood and many local dishes are made from the very best produce. The overall atmosphere at Olio is pleasantly relaxed and convivial, that is a welcome place to all. Fine dining service at its best!

    Favorite Dish: being a steakhouse, they have an extensive variety of steak cuts that are from different parts of the world like Certified Angus Beef, USDA Prime Beef, Australian Beef, Australian Wagyu, Japanese Kobe Beef and more. a 12 ounce cut of certified Angus beef rime eye steak is 1,400 pesos an order, a 12 ounce cut of australian wagyu rib eye steak at 2,200 pesos. a 16 ounce USDA Prime Porterhouse steak costs 1,800 pesos and a lot more steak cuts. they also have complimentary baked italian breads that are tasty. there is a large selections of wines to compliment your steak experience.

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    Casa Verde: Cheap American Style Food with Huge Servings!

    by machomikemd Written Apr 8, 2013
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    Casa Verde is a locally owned Chain of American Style of Restaurants that serves very affordable american food and then some at huge servings and really inexpensive prices! they have 3 branches around cebu city and all branches have waiting lines during lunch and dinner as the restuarant is popular to both locals and tourists (western and a smattering of koreans and chinese). the branch that we ate is at the Terraces of the Ayala Center Cebu. among their knockout hits are the american southern style prok ribs, called brian's ribs and the surf and turf combo of USDA Round steak and beer batterd shrimps.

    opens: Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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    A Tasty Twist to Homestyle Comfort Food

    Established in August 2002, Casa Verde is a chain of family-owned restaurants in Cebu City. Spanish for 'green house', Casa Verde's name was influenced by the owners' Spanish roots and the color of the Ramos Branch, which used to be one of the family's ancestral homes.

    Originally, the Ramos Branch was supposed to be just a small canteen that catered to the residents of the 2nd floor dormitory and some students from nearby colleges. Through word-of-mouth and recommendations by family and friends, the humble canteen soon became a full-scale restaurant. After almost a decade and three branches later, Casa Verde has grown into one of Cebu's most popular dining destinations.

    Value for Money has always been the restaurant's philosophy. Casa Verde believes that everyone deserves to enjoy great food and quality service at reasonable prices in a comfortable atmosphere. It's casual dining at its best.

    Casa Verde is the perfect place to let your hair down and enjoy a steak or two with family and friends. The ambiance is simple and casual, with knickknacks and collectibles from the personal collections of the owners. It's also interesting to note that all of the restaurant's signature dishes are named after some members of the family. We bring homestyle comfort food to the next level.

    The next time you're in the mood for some good food, head on down to the Casa Verde branch nearest you and try our best-selling ribs, mouthwatering steaks, sumptuous pasta and sinful desserts. It's a dining experience that truly exceeds expectations.

    Favorite Dish: like what i've said, crowds go here due to the huge servings and the inexpensive price. the Brian's Ribs with heaping servings of Pork Ribs and fried rice only costs 225 pesos an order and can be good for 2 people. the surf and turf combo of USDA Round Steak and Beer Batterd Shrimps and fried rice at 295 pesos an order, the mightly ton hamburger at 1/3 pound will cost 220 pesos an order. refillable iced tea at 80 pesos.

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    Crepes and Cream: Crepes Galore

    by machomikemd Written Apr 8, 2013
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    when malling around the Ayala Center in Cebu and you are craving a sweet and savory dessert, llok no further than the Crepes and Cream, located at the secon level, near the terraces of Ayala Center. Crepes and Cream is a locally owned crepes stall that serves crepes in different toppings and combinations and generous portion of cream! a sweet tooth's dream. you can order a variety of these wonderful snack and then some plus drinks.

    opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: crepes with assorted toppings like banana, chocolate, mango, nutella, pineapple, tuna and more (and in combinations) costs 110 pesos a piece and 220 pesos a pair. drinks like bottled water at 30 pesos and iced tea at 35 pesos an order.

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    Kilimanjaro Cafe: Main Cafe in Plantation Bay (2)

    by machomikemd Written Apr 8, 2013
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    Part 2 of my two part tip with more pictures of the cafe

    Plantation Bay and Resort, located in Mactan Island has four restaurants around the huge resort complex. the main dining area is located in the center of the assorted man made lagoons around the complex, the kilimanjaro Cafe. You can have a refreshing snack or a full meal or just hang around any time of the day or night as it is open for 24/7. If you are staying at the Resort, then the breakfast is served at the cafe and if you are on a day tour package at the resort, then the ala carte lunch is served at the restaurant too. the cafe has wonderful views of the lagoon and has a carribean tropical fell in it and has an all white interiors and overhead celing fans.

    Opens: 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    according to their website:

    The coffee shop is surrounded by our gigantic swimming pool. Features international and Filipino favorites, a special children’s menu, and our world-famous Breakfast Buffet with different culinary themes for every day of the week.

    Favorite Dish: we booked for a day package and lunch is included in the package at the Kilimanjaro Cafe. you can choose a starter, main course, dessert and drink from their menu when you book a day tour package.

    We choose the Chicken Satay and seafood chowder as startes, grilled pork belly, roasted half chicken and daing na bangus as main course and iced tea for drinks plus ice cream fro dessert.

    starters like the chicken satay is priced at 180 pesos an order and grilled pork belly at 280 pesos an order.

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    Kilimanjaro Cafe: Main Cafe in Plantation Bay (1)

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 8, 2013
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    Plantation Bay and Resort, located in Mactan Island has four restaurants around the huge resort complex. the main dining area is located in the center of the assorted man made lagoons around the complex, the kilimanjaro Cafe. You can have a refreshing snack or a full meal or just hang around any time of the day or night as it is open for 24/7. If you are staying at the Resort, then the breakfast is served at the cafe and if you are on a day tour package at the resort, then the ala carte lunch is served at the restaurant too. the cafe has wonderful views of the lagoon and has a carribean tropical fell in it and has an all white interiors and overhead celing fans.

    Opens: 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

    according to their website:

    The coffee shop is surrounded by our gigantic swimming pool. Features international and Filipino favorites, a special children’s menu, and our world-famous Breakfast Buffet with different culinary themes for every day of the week.

    Favorite Dish: we booked for a day package and lunch is included in the package at the Kilimanjaro Cafe. you can choose a starter, main course, dessert and drink from their menu when you book a day tour package.

    We choose the Chicken Satay and seafood chowder as startes, grilled pork belly, roasted half chicken and daing na bangus as main course and iced tea for drinks plus ice cream fro dessert.

    starters like the chicken satay is priced at 180 pesos an order and grilled pork belly at 280 pesos an order.

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    Buon Volo Cafe: Cafe Cum Smoking Lounge

    by machomikemd Written Apr 8, 2013
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    the domestic departure area of the cebu-mactan international airport has 2 smoking lounges, one at the pre-check in area and one at the domestic departure are called Buon Volo Cafe. The Cafe sells assorted snacks like spaghetti, pasta, korean bibimbap, japanese gyudonm meals, assorted coffee and tea and other juice, local and imported beers, cocktails and marloro cigarettes.

    opens: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm eveyday

    Favorite Dish: if you need a smoking fix before a flight at the airport, then this is the place to be and you don't need to order anything, however if you want grub or dinks before the flight, then you can order here like iced latte for 120 pesos, local beers for 100 pesos, korean bibimbap at 220 pesos and more.

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    Royal Krua Thai Authentic Thai Cuisine: Thai Restaurant in Cebu Cuty (2)

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 6, 2013
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    Part 2 of my royal krua thai tips with more pictures.

    Being the second capital city of the Philippines and is the second internationakl gateway to the country. Cebu City is very cosmopolitan and the dining scene here is dynamic as they have a proliferation of international cusines like different chinese cuisine's, singaporean cuisine, japanese cuisine, french cuisine, steakhouse and Thai Cusine to name a few. Among the most packed in the Restaurants in SM City Cebu is the Krua Thai Authentic Thai Cuisine, which is located near the end of the mall, facing the Radisson Blu Hotel. This thai joint is packed with mostly local crowds and a smattering of foreign tourists. they also have a branch in ritzy Crossroads Mall in Banilad (the Name of their Other Restaurant is Royal Krua Thai Cuisine). The assorted thai dish selections is long and they even have the southern thailand equivalent of the "sinigang sa isda" called "Plamuer Choop Paeng Sood) soaked in vinegar and lemons and assorted herbs which I tasted a few time in Phuket in Southern Thailand.

    Hours

    Mon - Sun:

    9:30 am - 10:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: what else but the Steamed Fish with Thai Lemon Sauce (Pla nueng see-iew) which is a southern thailand specialty that is not that spicy and is simlar to the filipino sinigang na isda. cost 330 pesos an order. the thai calamares (Plamuer choop paeng thod) is tasty and is best with sweet chili sauce.

    they have a more extensive thai menu and not all are spicy and you can add chillies to your desired spiciness if you want and they provide you with it.

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    Royal Krua Thai Authentic Thai Cuisne: Thai Restaurant in Cebi Cuty (1)

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 6, 2013

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    Being the second capital city of the Philippines and is the second internationakl gateway to the country. Cebu City is very cosmopolitan and the dining scene here is dynamic as they have a proliferation of international cusines like different chinese cuisine's, singaporean cuisine, japanese cuisine, french cuisine, steakhouse and Thai Cusine to name a few. Among the most packed in the Restaurants in SM City Cebu is the Krua Thai Authentic Thai Cuisine, which is located near the end of the mall, facing the Radisson Blu Hotel. This thai joint is packed with mostly local crowds and a smattering of foreign tourists. they also have a branch in ritzy Crossroads Mall in Banilad (the Name of their Other Restaurant is Royal Krua Thai Cuisine). The assorted thai dish selections is long and they even have the southern thailand equivalent of the "sinigang sa isda" soaked in vinegar and lemons and assorted herbs which I tasted a few time in Phuket in Southern Thailand.

    Hours

    Mon - Sun:

    9:30 am - 10:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: what else but the Steamed Fish with Thai Lemon Sauce (Pla nueng see-iew) which is a southern thailand specialty that is not that spicy and is simlar to the filipino sinigang na isda. cost 330 pesos an order. the thai calamares (Plamuer choop paeng thod) is tasty and is best with sweet chili sauce.

    they have a more extensive thai menu and not all are spicy and you can add chillies to your desired spiciness if you want and they provide you with it.

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    AA Barbecue Restaurant: Popular Sinugba (Grilled & Barbecue Restaurant) 2

    by machomikemd Written Apr 1, 2013
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    Part two of my Tips with more pictures.

    Cebuanos are fond of grilled and barbecued dishes (called sinugba in the local dialect) and there are tons of sinugba restaurants and stalls in and around the city and the province for every type of budget offerfing assorted grilled and barbecued food like pork belly, barbecue pork sticks, chicken liver, intestines, pork pancreas, assorted grilled seafoods like spanish mackarel, red snapper, grouper, rabbit fish, blue marlin, clams and more and the most popular of these barbecue restaurants is the AA Barbecue which has 8 branches around the city and nearby areas.

    AA Barbecue has a no frills ambience and upon entering their restaurants, you will see a large grilling and barbecue area with a large glass display of assorted meats, meat parts, fishes, clams, oysters and more where you can literally just point on what you want and then will grill them for you pronto. all you have to do is wait at your table and order drinks and then feast on the grilled specialties.

    we ate at their branch at North Reclamation Area of Mandaue City

    opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: they have an extensive selection of marinated dishes to be gilled and we ordered a lot! like the grilled scallops at 140 pesos an order, the barbecued chicken at 150 pesos for 4 sticks,, barbecued chicken gizzards at 120 pesos for 4 sticks and more. plus their specialty drinks the 4 season pitcher and ther mango orange pitcher at 150 pesos per pitcher is a real treat!

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    AA Barbecue Restaurant: Popular Sinugba (Grilled & Barbecue Restaurant) 1

    by machomikemd Written Apr 1, 2013
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    Cebuanos are fond of grilled and barbecued dishes (called sinugba in the local dialect) and there are tons of sinugba restaurants and stalls in and around the city and the province for every type of budget offerfing assorted grilled and barbecued food like pork belly, barbecue pork sticks, chicken liver, intestines, pork pancreas, assorted grilled seafoods like spanish mackarel, red snapper, grouper, rabbit fish, blue marlin, clams and more and the most popular of these barbecue restaurants is the AA Barbecue which has 8 branches around the city and nearby areas.

    AA Barbecue has a no frills ambience and upon entering their restaurants, you will see a large grilling and barbecue area with a large glass display of assorted meats, meat parts, fishes, clams, oysters and more where you can literally just point on what you want and then will grill them for you pronto. all you have to do is wait at your table and order drinks and then feast on the grilled specialties.

    we ate at their branch at North Reclamation Area of Mandaue City

    opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: they have an extensive selection of marinated dishes to be gilled and we ordered a lot! like the grilled scallops at 140 pesos an order, the barbecued chicken at 150 pesos for 4 sticks,, barbecued chicken gizzards at 120 pesos for 4 sticks and more. plus their specialty drinks the 4 season pitcher and ther mango orange pitcher at 150 pesos per pitcher is a real treat!

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    Feria: Main Dining Area of Radisson Blu Hotel (2)

    by machomikemd Written Mar 29, 2013
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    Feria is the only Restaurant in the Radisson Blu Hotel and it offers both buffet and ala carte meals all day and night. The Restaurant is huge and has several cooking stations for the buffet that are sleek and modernly designed and are divided into the filipino, asian, meat carving, western, pastries, ice cream, sushi, dessert, fruit stations. The selections are endless and their home made ice cream is to die for. If you are staying at the hotel, the buffet breakfast is free but if you are not, then prepare to pay 1,200 pesos for the buffet.

    Opening hours:
    06:30 - 22:30 (Daily)

    according to their website:

    Roman for "feast day," Feria lives up to its name by offering all-day dining centered on a vast array of fresh local and international dishes. This restaurant in Cebu offers dining at its best with the renowned Super Breakfast Buffet and five interactive stations: Asian, Japanese and cold seafood, International, Mediterranean, and dessert. Floor-to-ceiling windows present panoramic views of the swimming pool and bar, and two separate glass-walled rooms afford private dining, making Feria the perfect spot for private parties and intimate dining functions.

    As a gesture of pure hospitality, the chefs at this restaurant in Cebu interact with diners, personally offering food samples and taste recommendations. With seating for up to 240 people, Feria is a "must visit" destination for all hotel guests.

    Favorite Dish: the breakfast buffet selection is endless and they even have cebu lechon carving station for breakfast! you should try the local specialties like the dried fish (danggit) and the asian station is also loaded but the one with the longest line is their home made ice cream and pizza station.

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    Feria: Main Dining Area of Radisson Blu Hotel (1)

    by machomikemd Written Mar 29, 2013
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    Feria is the only Restaurant in the Radisson Blu Hotel and it offers both buffet and ala carte meals all day and night. The Restaurant is huge and has several cooking stations for the buffet that are sleek and modernly designed and are divided into the filipino, asian, meat carving, western, pastries, ice cream, sushi, dessert, fruit stations. The selections are endless and their home made ice cream is to die for. If you are staying at the hotel, the buffet breakfast is free but if you are not, then prepare to pay 1,200 pesos for the buffet.

    Opening hours:
    06:30 - 22:30 (Daily)

    according to their website:

    Roman for "feast day," Feria lives up to its name by offering all-day dining centered on a vast array of fresh local and international dishes. This restaurant in Cebu offers dining at its best with the renowned Super Breakfast Buffet and five interactive stations: Asian, Japanese and cold seafood, International, Mediterranean, and dessert. Floor-to-ceiling windows present panoramic views of the swimming pool and bar, and two separate glass-walled rooms afford private dining, making Feria the perfect spot for private parties and intimate dining functions.

    As a gesture of pure hospitality, the chefs at this restaurant in Cebu interact with diners, personally offering food samples and taste recommendations. With seating for up to 240 people, Feria is a "must visit" destination for all hotel guests.

    Favorite Dish: the breakfast buffet selection is endless and they even have cebu lechon carving station for breakfast! you should try the local specialties like the dried fish (danggit) and the asian station is also loaded but the one with the longest line is their home made ice cream and pizza station.

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