While the Philippines is not yet a 'cashless country,' I still think that innovations such as this especially in the restaurant industry, is a good first step in the right direction.
It is managed by the same geniuses behind the hugely successful Sugbo Mercado. Cebu's version of a 'hawker center' if you will.
Its flavors leans towards the savory and not the sweet, with welcome hints of tang from the secret marinade. Each bite reminded me of our epic lunch back in Bacolod.
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.
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.