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Brennan Mercado

Hole in the wall

Tagala: consistently good fried chicken

By on March 4, 2018
But what I really celebrate about Tagala is their consistency. The breast that I had that afternoon was remarkably juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside, just like the many, many other thigh parts I've been ordering here. It has always been cooked in this manner ever since, maybe even way back to the time when it first opened between 1999 and 2000.
Restaurant Review

Back at Tatang’s

By on February 25, 2018
The original plan that evening was to do a quick jog right after I pick up my 3-kilo takeway at Tatang's Boneless Lechon, my favorite guilty pleasure tucked in an unassuming corner in Lahug in Cebu.
Restaurant Feature

BE Grand Resort Bohol’s Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner

By on December 13, 2017
I imagine there will be hyperactive kids running around the place beautifully competing with the acoustic band and the carolers by then. But that's OK really. It's Christmas after all and that's reason enough for all the jolly, good cheer.
Restaurant Review

A good buffet place and it’s only Php 288 per head

By on November 28, 2017
More importantly, everything was properly home-cooked here and my colleagues could attest to this. Yes, although we are an 'extra rice bunch,' we also have discriminating tastebuds. You'd be surprised.
Hole in the wall

Parrt Ebelle: grilled tasik and hearty tinola

By on November 23, 2017
We came for the sutukil - sugba (grilled), tuwa (clear broth) and kilaw (ceviche). This timeless trinity of Cebuano comfort food could represent anything that's delicious and good and right in the universe.