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Foodie Finds in Cebu

Cebu is one foodie haven everyone should try! I've been to Cebu twice, tried so many restos there but I still have to go back to try more. Nah, I'm not from Cebu, but for some reason, I love Cebu!

Here are the places I've tried during my trips to Cebu:

1. Manna Su Tu Kil House
- Located near the Lapu-Lapu Shrine, SuTuKil means Sugba (grill), Tula (broth), Kilaw. This is the Cebu version of Dampa.

Fresh seafood for you to choose

We had the following:

Sinigang na Hipon
Two pieces of squid made into calamares

Sweet and Sour Lapu-Lapu

Honestly, I'm not much into seafood but eating the calamares and the Lapu-Lapu made me feel full. Also, it's very inexpensive (considering that a canned soda costs Php 60 and shakes cost Php 70). We paid around Php 1800 for 7 persons.

2. CnT Lechon
- Located at the North Reclamation Area, near SM City Cebu.
- CnT is one of the most popular names for Cebu Lechon. If you're coming for lunch, try to be VERY EARLY as they run out of lechon quickly.
- Price is Php 360 per kilo, plus Php 15 for the box (for pasalubong).
- The lechon is nicely packed for pasalubong. However, the staff is not nice enough.

power choppers!

3. Larsian sa Fuente
- Located at Fuente OsmeƱa. Near Chong Hua Hospital and Robinson's Cybergate. Grilled street food galore! I bought isaw for Php 3 per stick and pork barbeque for Php 5 per stick. Grilled chicken, seafood, fish are also available. Puso (or hanging rice) is Php 3 per piece. Be prepared to take a bath after eating though.

Street food!

Here are other foodie places in Cebu that I've tried (and recommend):

4. Royal Concourse (closed)
- Located along Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City
- Eat-all-you-can buffet for less than Php 200 per person
- Enjoy unlimited crispy pata and bulalo, be careful about the cholesterol though.

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5. Port Seafood Restaurant
- Located at the Lower Lobby of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City
- Eat-all-you-can buffet for around Php 200 - Php 300 per person.
- I remember eating unlimited ice cream there. Lots of other choices.

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6. Sugbahan Food Corner 
- Located at A. S. Fortuna Street Mandaue City and Robinson's Cybergate
- Filipino comfort food at a very affordable price.

7. Sunburst Chicken
- Found almost everywhere in Cebu.
- A chicken restaurant found only in Visayas and Mindanao. A good alternative to Jollibee.

I'd really love to go back to Cebu and try more food! I miss Cebu! :)


  1. Michy!! You should've tried Harbor City Dimsum!! Thats my most favorite place in the entire world!

    I love Larsian, but you're spot on about needing a bath after hehe

    The sweet and Sour lapu lapu looked really yummy :D

  2. Hi A! Thanks! :)

    Hi Richie! Woah! Where is that located? I'm planning to make Cebu an annual thing. :)

  3. Thanks for making a list! :) I'll definitely take note of these food spots when we go to Cebu, hopefully next year.. ^^

  4. Hi kay! A friend and I are planning on going back this 2012.hehe

  5. We weren't able to eat at Larsian when my friends and I went to Cebu - looks like a good place for some isaw and barbecue!

    CnT Lechon's just wonderful. I do have to agree about their staff being not nice enough.

    This post made me hungry, Mich! Haha. :P

    1. Larsian's a must-try for street food. :) Yep, CnT's good but I'm trying the other lechon restos when I return to Cebu. :)

  6. Its a good thing I happen to check this blog of yours. Hubby is in Cebu right now... I forwarded this site for him to check out... as well as the pasalubong na din... hehehe.. thanks.


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