Tsuki Japanese Dining in Sarrosa International Hotel, Kasambagan, Cebu City

If you’re in search of authentic Japanese food, then you must definitely try Tsuki’s delectable meals. At barely three months old, Tsuki Japanese Dining is currently on its soft opening. It is located on the ground floor of Sarrosa International Hotel. I’m such a sucker for Japanese food, so when I had the opportunity to try Tsuki, I was overjoyed! I can delightfully eat Japanese cuisine every day, any day.

Tsuki means “Moon” in English translation. A very fitting name to a Japanese food place as this celestial giant is ever-present in Japan’s rich culture, arts, and festivities. Tsuki Japanese Dining serves authentic Japanese food with genuine Japanese taste. The ambiance has a contemporary Japanese flair where people can get together for a drink of sake or shochu and just be merry.

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The restaurant specializes in sushi and sashimi, no ramen in this joint guys. Head chef and part owner, Kazuo Sato, who hails from Osaka, is a decorated chef who has been cooking since he was 14 years old. His experiences from his travels abroad honed his skills in Japanese cooking onto the next level. You may also request for a special order if you wish to have something that’s not on their menu.

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The dishes we had were so heavenly, I had a hard time forgiving myself for this gluttony trip haha! I will go through my top picks (personal favorites) first, but take note that everything in this blog post is pretty damn good.Read More »

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No Frills Ramen All for P150 at Ramen Dojo, Cebu

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I am no connoisseur but I enjoy slurping on a good ramen broth occasionally. Ramen has become a staple in the Philippine food scene. This stellar dish’s popularity is becoming a trend that a number of ramen houses are swarming in Cebu City’s food scene. Ramen Dojo first opened its doors to Cebuanos at Robinsons Cybergate back in June of 2016. When I heard that they are opening in IT Park, which is closer to where I live, I got really excited. Finally, on February 2017, Ramen Dojo opened its second branch at The Walk, Cebu IT Park.Read More »

Shakey’s Cebu Opened Its 8th Branch at SM Seaside City Cebu

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The newest Shakey’s restaurant in Cebu finally opened its doors to the public at the 3rd biggest mall in the Philippines. With the recent opening of the SM Seaside City Cebu branch, it only means that Shakey’s SuperCard holders can enjoy more exclusive treats, promos, discounts and other privileges. The more reason why you have to get your own Shakey’s SuperCard right now.

Mr. Allen Tan, his family and some of Shakey’s top management spearheaded the event. Distinguished guests, SM Seaside Cebu officers, media personnel, and bloggers were invited to witness and partake in the opening. After the ribbon cutting, lunch was served. Our usual favorites like Mojos n’ Dip + Fried Chicken combo, pasta, and pizza were ever present. After lunch, there was a pizza-making activity for the children led by Captain Shakey’s himself.

As of this time, there are 190 Shakey’s stores nationwide. It will continue expanding to new locations so that more Filipinos can enjoy the Shakey’s experience. Congratulations to Shakey’s for the opening of your 8th baby in the Queen City of the South. To know more about the latest promotions, LIKE Shakey’s Pizza on Facebook and FOLLOW @shakeysph on Instagram.

Shakey’s SM Seaside City is at the Lower Ground Level, Mountain Wing of the mall. See you there!

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Soi Restaurant, Thai Food Rockstar in Cebu.

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Thai food has bcome a Filipino favorite. Here in Cebu, there are several Thai restaurants that are slowly making a mark in the food biz. One of which is this no non-sense Thai place named Soi Thai Restaurant. Soi Thai is a Filipino-owned restaurant from the creative minds that brought us the staple Kapampangan food chain, Cabalen. Soi means “street” or “side-street” in Thailand, so this place basically brings upscale Thai street food with lip-smacking dishes at a decent price.  Madam Jocelyn Puyat, the owner, promised to bring Thailand’s culinary treasures to Cebu food scene with the most authentic taste possible through Soi Thai Restaurant.

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Let’s go through some of Soi’s specials and my personal favorites from their menu.Read More »

Gelato Heaven at Gelatissimo Cebu

As a self-confessed lover of sweets, I have always regarded desserts as the star of every meal. Even on buffets, I tend to devour the sweets first before the main course. Haha! Gelatissimo gives an enchanting taste of Italy from a colorful array of ice cream flavors spread through the glass display counter in all its wonderful glory, I feel like I’m in gelato heaven. They continue to make unique flavors every now and then to complement some mainstays which add variety to their menu. Being a distinguished gelato lover, a scoop full of this smooth velvety goodie isn’t enough. It is without a doubt that Gelatissimo is still the best gelato house on this side of the city.Read More »

Cebu Marriott Hotel’s Garden Café Buffet Choices

A brilliant dining experience is a certified Marriott promise.

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Whenever you feel the need to create a closer family, friendly, or business ties with the people who matters; let the Garden Café of Cebu City Marriott Hotel delight you with the best assortment of food stations across different international cuisines. There are live cooking areas that include specifically assigned chefs and waiters creating magic to give you something special to enjoy coupled with genuine service and dedication to from the heart.Read More »

Makan Ahooy Food Kiosk, Lahug’s Mini Food Park

Cebu’s economic growth is booming in a major way in recent years. Food sectors continue to rise that is why Cebu is a powerhouse in business affairs, economics and tourism (where the food industry belong).

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Let’s take Makan Ahooy, for instance. Makan Ahooy Food Kiosk in Salina Drive, Lahug is a one-stop-hub for Southeast Asian favorites, hawker style. There may be different trendy restaurants opening all around the city, but Makan’s simplicity and un-pretentiousness made it rise above the rest of its competition.

Makan is a Malay word which means “eat” and Ahooy is like an expression of delight or a way of showing off or boasting with pride. If you are looking for a place with different mix of specialties, this is the place for you. Makan Ahooy Food Kiosk has several food stalls inside that specializes in various Singaporean, Malaysian, Korean, Italian and local favorites at a very reasonable price. Let’s go over Makan’s 6 tenants and get to know about each of their specialties.

Makan Ahooy FOOD kiosk
Salinas Dr., Lahug Cebu City
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Osmena Peak, Dalaguete Cebu Ph

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My first ever successful climb took place at Osmena Peak in Mantalongon, Dalaguete. Towering at approximately 1,000 meters above sea level, Osmena Peak is the highest mountain in Cebu province. With it’s a 360-degree view of nature, Osmena Peak is one of the most celebrated hiking spots in Cebu. It is always great to visit O-Peak (as it is fondly called by some) during the hot season, as the slopes get slippery during the rainy days. Veteran mountaineers who may have done it all but is looking for a fun climb can easily take the trip down south without any fuss. Get those trekking shoes, backpacks and tents ready and join me as I take you to my first ever trek to the breathtaking peaks of Mantalongon. (Yes, there are some groups camp in the premise to enjoy fresh mountain breeze and witness a fantastic view of the stars at night)

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Dalaguete is a municipality located 87.7 kilometers south of Cebu. It is roughly 2 and a half hours bus ride from Cebu south bus terminal (an hour or so if you are driving your own vehicle). It is best known as the Vegetable Basket of Cebu. It is also considered as a “little Baguio” due to the spectacular scenery and cool mountain air. Mantalongon is the place where the famous peak is located. There’s a magical rush about this sleepy town, that is why whether you are a novice climber or a seasoned hiker who enjoys the exhilarating experience of conquering another mountain, Osmena Peak is a good choice. Read More »

Gabii Sa Kabilin 2016, Cebu City Ph

On its 10th year salvo, Gabii SaKabilin 2016 focuses on forging people, ultimately led to the year’s theme “Forging Peoples” as well. Acting Mayor Margot Osmeña – author of Gabii Sa kabilin Ordinance 2327 – gave a warm welcome message and shared how Cebu captured her heart for 30 years now (and counting). An opening number in a form of a cultural dance was performed along with the opening remarks given by Exec. Dir. of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Dr. Jocelyn Gerra. Reputable poet, a prolific contemporary Cebuano language scholar and a promoter of the language Dr. Erlinda K. Alburo graced the show with Balak: Forging Peoples poem that sh wrote for this year’s celebration. The opening ceremony was held at Casa Gorordo Museum ground and was hosted by Ron Heri Tan.

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Background: Gabii Sa Kabilin began in the backyard of Casa Gorordo Museum. Starting with three museums in 2007, it has now reached to 41 participating and featured sites in four key cities – Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Talisay. Gabii Sa Kabilin has now bagged awards for the promotion of local and cultural heritage. It is now being recognized as an important cultural event of Cebu City during the last Friday in the month of May, which the National Heritage Month is also being celebrated. Read More »

Trattoria da Gianni, Cebu by the Guidicellis

Satisfy your cravings for Italian food at the newly opened Italian restaurant owned by the Guidicellis of Cebu. Trattoria da Gianni made its debut in the food business last April, 2016 (soft opening) and immediately created buzz to foodies around the city.

 

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It was a random Monday craving, so I instantaneously decided to try out Trattoria da Gianni at Crossroads, Banilad. The first glimpse of their interior brings nostalgic sense of home. Its bright, comfortable scheme and the well-crafted wooden tables and chairs are well put-together that gives a posh and stylish Italian ambiance. I’ve been to several Italian restaurants in Cebu (as it is my second favorite after Japanese fūdo) and Trattoria da Gianni didn’t seem to disappoint me.

A trattoria is an Italian-style eating establishment, less upscale than a ristorante, but more formal than an osteria. It’s pretty casual where food is always fabulous. Read More »