Cebu Food

Cebu City food trip: Kusina ni Nasing

By on February 27, 2011

Kusina ni Nasing

The liempo wars in Cebu City heats up further as Kusina ni Nasing finally re-invented itself with a better signage, a Facebook page and a second branch as well. I am pleasantly surprised with these improvements in Mrs. Ignacia Tiu’s (‘Nasing’) growing kitchen when my friends and I took an unplanned lunch at this humble eatery a few weeks back.

But amidst all these welcome changes, the taste of Nasing’s grilled belly has not changed at all. The meat is properly cooked and it also absorbed the spices and herbs. The best parts are those that have a small layer of fat beneath the crispy skin. If I was not an imaginary diet that time, I would have finished off all the remaining fatty pieces. For those who want healthier options, they actually serve grilled chicken, quail and steamed fish.


chopped liempo

Kusina ni Nasing undoubtedly serves the best tasting grilled pork belly, in comparison to the similar establishments (i.e., herb-stuffed liempo) that sprouted all over the city. In the words of Mr. MarketMan:

“We liked the way the herbs were layered into the liempo, in a less uptight manner. The portions were photogenic on the grill and appetizing to me, and the method of preparation ensured that the meat was likely to be fully cooked. The herbs and fat melted together to provide a delicious basting liquid. The skin was very good.”

And I could only say a hearty hear, hear to that review.


Kusina ni Nasing
FB Page
V. Rama branch: +63 32 255-4213 | +63 32 514-1838 | +63 9239327422
As. Fortuna branch: +63 32 406-0082 | +63 9177243818 | +63 9326593448

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    Dbd :)

    March 2, 2011

    It's Mrs. Chua's (Tiu? or Chua??) liempo! Haha! I'm happy you got to taste it kuya, I was about to tell you about it after reading your balamban liempo post. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    March 4, 2011

    Thanks DB. ๐Ÿ™‚ The liempos all look the same. But Nasing's taste for me, stands out.

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    March 7, 2011

    Hala uy, dapat bayran jud ka nila Bren! hehehe.. Maka-hupay ba ni'g kagul-anan? Looks lami sa picture tuud dah! hehehe… I hope dili ni mao ang gi-ingun ni CS Lewis nga gluttony of delicacy…hehehe..

    Deborah, lami siguru ni parisan ug kimchi nuh?… Mmm.. heheh..

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    March 21, 2011

    Hi em, I was never paid to do any of my recent food reviews. ๐Ÿ™‚ I should include that in my disclaimer next time.

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    October 23, 2012

    Bren, your picture in this post still pulls up number 1 in the Google image search. Tsk.

    We're going to Nasing's with my office mates today. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 25, 2012

    I hope you and your co-workers had a wonderful time at Nasing Mike. ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome back to Baktin Corp!


Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokรฉmon GO or not.

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