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Cebu Food Trip: Siomai sa Tisa

Cebu Food Trip: Siomai sa Tisa

During my last night in Cebu, I was toured by Doi Domasian of The Travelling Feet and Edcel Suyo of SoloFlightEd. After a really tiring day, they offered to take me out for the night – and can I say, it was one of the best nights I had – without alcohol! Cool eh? The first place they took me to was dinner – at the Tisa! Siomai sa Tisa or Siomai in Tisa, as they call it, is the infamous dish especially served in Tisa, Labangon where the restaurant opens at night just along the streets. If during the daytime you wouldn’t find anything along the streets, at night, the place is brimming with people eager to taste the famous Siomai sa Tisa. The thing about Siomai is that siomai is siomai. How it looks like is particularly the same everywhere, but the taste is always different. If you’re tired of the siomai sold in the famous siomai food carts, then Siomai sa Tisa will give you the different Siomai experience you crave for. The dining atmosphere may be different than usual but you’ll find the taste especially pleasant with the delicious blend of the pork and its fat, savored with the chili garlic sauce, making perfect partners. You need to be careful of snatchers, of course, so make

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Delicious Servings at Casa Verde Restaurant, Cebu

Delicious Servings at Casa Verde Restaurant, Cebu

A must-visit place to eat in Cebu is Casa Verde Restaurant. This is definitely among the best restaurants in Cebu, especially for tourists. Casa Verde Restaurant is a very popular restaurant in Cebu that currently has three branches in the province. It’s main branch is near Fuente Osmeña at #69 Lim Tian Teng Street, just near F. Ramos Street, while its second branch is situated at the Walk in the IT Park and the third is in Ayala at the Terraces. The branch we ate in was the original restaurant in Fuente Osmeña. The original restaurant is a recommended place to eat especially with its homey and serene atmosphere. Casa Verde’s main branch is actually just a house turned into a restaurant, giving it the real “homey” experience while eating. From the outside, it really looks like a house, with its walls made by wooden, green slides that reminded me of Jose Rizal’s house in Laguna. There is a small parking space accentuated by a swing outside and the entrance to the main restaurant was through its main bar.   From the outside, it didn’t look like much, but once you enter the establishment, the restaurant is actually really spacey. There are two parts of the restaurant, an outdoor restaurant where there are only fans and the outside wind to

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Bohol Bee Farm Café and the Organic Garden Salad

Bohol Bee Farm Café and the Organic Garden Salad

There was one restaurant in Bohol that fellow bloggers had suggested for me to try – Bohol Bee Farm.   Unfortunately, I was kind of disappointed a little when we weren’t able to have lunch there. The good thing about having a relative in Bohol – I was saved! When I suggested Bohol Bee Farm to my cousin, Kuya Jec, he decided to take us to the Bohol Bee Farm Café in the Island City Mall in Bohol. We couldn’t make it to Panglao since it was already dark, but at least I would be able to try their most famous salad – the Organic Garden Salad. The Bohol Bee Farm is a famous resort and restaurant in Loboc. What about the Organic Garden Salad is so interesting? Well, to be simple – this salad is literally made out of flowers. No, not a joke. Seriously. Flowers. Not those cake and icing types of flowers, real life flowers, the ones you smell and grow on the gardens and those that you give to your girlfriends or your mothers. Yes! Which was why I was desperate to try it. Yes, I kind of ate gumamela when I was younger, but that’s not counted, especially because every little kid really does try eating gumamela at some point in their lives. I’m not

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Breakfast by the Beach at Trudis Place

Breakfast by the Beach at Trudis Place

I love having breakfast by the beach, don’t you? Seriously. The first time I ever really had that experience was in February 18, 2010 in El Nido when we woke up at the sounds of soft, serene waves coming into the shore and the slightly warming rays of sunlight against the cool morning breeze. It was such a heavenly experience that I always thought the perfect morning for me would be the same – serene sounds of the waves, a beautiful beachfront, cool breeze in the morning and a heavy morning meal. I pictured this illusion of mine before we went to Bohol, however, because of certain circumstances and situations, it didn’t really happen the way I’d pictured it. I wanted to spend a good morning at the beach with my family. Unfortunately, the only person I had breakfast with that morning was my sister. After a failed attempt at the island hopping tour I was so dying to go on, my sister and I walked along Alona Beach. She took pictures, felt the sand in her toes and admired the view while I took pictures of the accommodations that were built side by side along the beach and of course the view and morning breeze as well. Deciding to get something to eat, my sister and I stopped by

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A Bagets Night Out at the Outpost Bar in Cebu

A Bagets Night Out at the Outpost Bar in Cebu

On my first night out in Cebu, Doi of the Travelling Feet and I had agreed to meet up so she could hand me the tickets to OceanJet trip to Bohol the next day. We’d also talked about meeting Edwin of Lakbay Diva, Ed of Solo Flight Ed, George and Isabella of Where the Travels and hopefully Carla and the other Cebu travel bloggers in a mini-meet at one of the many bars in Cebu before Edwin would head off to Manila the next day. Earlier, I had already known we were going to the Outpost Bar, a good place to party in Cebu, located in Lahug, a short drive (without traffic) to the outskirts of Cebu City. Edwin had already been playing some sort of guessing game when he texted me (saying he was Doi, when Doi had simultaneously already been sending me messages) and I had already guessed it was him because I knew Ed was at work and might not make it and I didn’t know George and Isabella then. Doi picked me up in Sampaguita Suites around 10pm I think (it was after Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin) and my Dad had walked me out of the hotel in fear that I may be going off with some lunatic in an unfamiliar town. Well, I guess, sometimes,

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Cebu Food Trip: Larsian’s

Cebu Food Trip: Larsian’s

If you’re looking on where to eat in Cebu, here’s one of the must-not-miss places to go to – Larsian’s! I hadn’t planned to eat at Larsian’s until we returned to Cebu after Bohol but on our first night in Cebu, while my parents and brothers were tired from our flight to Cebu, I found myself anxious to take a walk around the city. Larsian’s was Cebu’s famous must-go barbecue place for food and drinks. At first thought, I had in mind was the local Dampa with a wide variety of stalls and restos, ready to offer services and the guests who can just take any seat or table they want similar to Tiendesitas. Sampaguita Suites, the hotel we were staying at was located in downtown Cebu, just a walk from Magellan’s Cross so after saying we were only going to search for a place to eat nearby, we had an early tour of the famous tourist destination. However, soon enough, even as the darkness gloomed over us with the lack of sufficient night lights, we headed uptown to look for a good place to eat. From downtown Cebu, we took a jeep going to Fuente Osmeña and got down at the Rotonda where we took a wrong turn going to Larsian’s. It took us awhile to get back on

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