Sunday, 30 March 2014

Gumbology Resto Bar

Lodged in City Time Square, Gumbology had its soft opening last December 2013 and had its grand launching last January 2014.

Owned by a Filipina teacher who is married to a British National, this place is armed with friendly staffs and delicious food. What could go wrong!

They offer a very yummy tummy friendly complimentary bread. 

Definitely I would recommend their Big Easy Gumbo ( a culinary mixture of veggies, meat and sea food) and Sisig Spring Rolls.  

                                                 Sisig Spring Rolls @ P118

                                                   Big Easy Gumbo @ P288

I opt for Calamansi Hot juice while my food buddy chose Watermelon juice.

                                 Calamansi Juice with sugar syrup

                                                  Watermelon Juice

I will surely come back to this resto. 

Contact Details: 

Gumbology Resto Bar
City Time Square, Mantawe Ave.
Mandaue City, Cebu
Vivian Chaplin, Proprietor
Mobile No.: 09293934919 
Tel No.: (032) 2360386

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Maître Chocolatier

Everybody wants a taste of the sweet life.  But why look far when you can savor its flavor by visiting Maître Chocolatier.

                                                Grilled Chicken
Personally, i love their crepes and their pasta & pizza.

                               Linguine in Pesto Sauce with Parm           
                                            Crusted Chicken

Conveniently situated in Ayala Garden Wing, The Terraces, the place is best for a quick chitchat over great food.

                                                    Meat Pizza
A must try is their linguine in pesto sauce and the mouthwatering white chocolate crepe. 

                                           White Chocolate Crepe

Also try their Lemongrass Iced Tea to quench that thirst.

Contact Details: 

Maître Chocolatier
Garden Wing, Lower G/F
The Terraces Ayala Center Cebu

Cyma Greek Taverna

Premium is the best word that would describe this restaurant. I don't mind paying for pricey food as long as you get what it's worth.

                                  Kalamarakia (crispy baby squid)

Cyma Greek Taverna is truly one of the exceptional eating places that I have been to. Great service mixed with great food and voila! delightful experience. 

                                   Paidakia (chargrilled lamb ribs)

I love everything about this eating house. You have to try their rice-shaped pasta, Yiouvetsi (Greek Paella). Also the Steak Sovlaki is superb and Paidakia is delectable. 

                                                   Steak Sovlaki

                                        Yiouvetsi (Greek Paella)

And for those who opt for healthier drink, a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade won't really hurt. 

Contact Details:

Cyma Greek Taverna
Garden Level, The Terraces
Ayala Center Cebu
Tel. No.: (032) 4171351

Monday, 24 March 2014

Portos Diner and Grille

This has to be one of those restaurant gems that are secluded and hidden yet offers delicious food.

                                          O'Neals Baby Back Ribs

While walking around The Capitol area, we passed by Escario Central where there are a lot of places to eat. 

                                                      Pork Schnitzel

We saw this really small place and was intrigued, so we went inside. The staffs were friendly and accommodating. 

                                                 Grilled Italian

You have to try O'neals Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Italian and Pork Schnitzel. Not far behind is their molten lava that will surely satisfy your sweet cravings.

                                                           Molten Lava

Contact Details:

Portos Diner and Grille
Escario Central, Capitol Site
Cebu City

Kuya J

The last time I remember, their location was near Cebu Doctor's Hospital. Currently, they have two branches: one in Escario and second is the newly opened Sm Cebu branch.

                                                    Baked Scallops

Despite the change of location, it's the same food goodness. I must admit what serves as their magnetic charm is their Baked SCALLOPS! I can't get enough of it. 


Though there are also other food in their menu that people need to sample like their calamares and pinakbet.


The place being jam packed anytime of the day is a clear manifestation that the food they serve is always geared towards tummy satisfaction. 

Contact Details:
Kuya J Restaurant
Tel. No.: (032) 2602991

Big Flat Bread

The Big Flat Bread is another name for Pizza perfection. It has to be because their pizza tastes really great at an affordable price.

                                                 The Godfather 18"

And like any other pizza parlors, they have also a variety of pasta choices and other side dishes. 

                                          Penne Arrabbiata Platter

                                           Spaghetti Bolognese 

A must try is their Penne Arrabbiata and Spaghetti Bolognese. Also you have to sample their barkada fried chicken and the infamous "The Godfather" pizza. We chose 18" which is more than enough for 6-8 people. 

                                          Barkada Fried Chicken

Service is really great, staffs are attentive and helpful. The place is a bit small though for a larger crowd but still a great place if you want to satisfy that pizza-pasta craving inside you. 

Contact Info:  
The Ridges Commercial Center
Panagdait, Mabolo Cebu
Tel No.: 4227107
Mobile No.: 09174018004

Ulli's Streets of Asia

It is truly unstoppable for Cebu City to be widely known as every foodie's paradise. A lot of restaurants have been growing like shrubs spreading around the metro.

                                                  Szechuan Beef

Ulli's Streets of Asia is one of these notably new eating destination. Conveniently located above a celebrated mall (Ayala Terraces New Garden Wing) this place boasts of Asian food from our neighboring countries. 

The service is so-so, albeit they offer cooked peanuts while waiting for the orders to be served. 

                                                  Emperor's Bowl

Ulli's which is derived from their grandmother's name is actually part of the Cafe Laguna chain of restaurants scattering in the city either mall based or stand alone. 


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

De Caffe Luwak

Special Occasions always bring a smile to friends despite busy schedules. But a good coffee bonding never fails to bring out the laughs and the joys during this gathering.

We decided to have our caffeine fix at this coffeeshop that defines relaxation and good food.

Luwak Coffee is popular in Indonesia not to mention uberly expensive. It is Civet Coffee to us here in our country. 

The great thing about this place is that they are not just an alternative for other prominent coffeeshops but a player in the market as well. 

Owned by Koreans, De Caffe Luwak provides a place for meet-ups, chit-chats and pure coffee pleasure. 

Be sure to check their menus though because they offer a wide selection from Coffee to Tea, Smoothies and Shakes and Sandwiches to Cakes.