But like all good things in life, you just have to be patient for your turn at Joules Lechon Manok. Trust me when I say that this humble lechon manok stall in Talamban is worth waiting for.
Mingnan is located at Plaridel Extension, a one-way street that bisects across what looked like the back alleys of business establishments along Osmeña boulevard. But this eatery, beloved by those who know about it, serves very budget-friendly and freshly-cooked value meals.
Each Belly Buster slice by the way was packed with flavor but not to the point that the spices overpowered the meat. The skin was also roasted to a delightful crisp. Most of all, it was not as greasy compared to that of their more established competitor.
There’s a lesson or two here of course. That I have consumed more calories than what’s necessary. And that there’s certainly more to Mandaue, a city in Cebu that seems to be plagued with EDSA-esque traffic woes lately.
Yesterday's balut was only the third that I ate for the last five years in my life. If my memory still does not betray me, the most recent one I devoured was during December of last year.
We expected a rainy staycation at Quest Hotel and Conference Center, a 3-star hotel in Cebu City. But for some strange case of good fortune, the sun was up during that fateful weekend.