Apart from its national flag, I simply know nothing about Lebanon, its complicated history, even its place in the world map and most especially its cuisine.
Cebu R Hotel sets itself apart from the handful of affordable accommodation in uptown Cebu, by offering larger-than-usual rooms, top-notch service and better hotel amenities.
Someone tipped me that there is this karenderya somewhere in Naga, a third class city in the province of Cebu, that serves very affordable seafood. When I heard about it, I wanted to pay it a visit immediately.
With its predominantly orange interiors and facade, Islands Stay Hotel, is hard to miss along Archbishop Reyes St. in Cebu City.
Sioplets are in fact, miniature versions of the siopao or steamed meat buns. But what it may lack in terms of size, it has more than made up with its big flavors.
So did I become a snobbish wine connoisseur or an expert sommelier after 7 different glasses? Far from it of course. But it was an extremely satisfying learning experience, something that I'd like to do again in the company of friends, especially on a perfectly lazy Saturday night.
Maybe one of these days, I will get to enjoy this burger all by myself. By then, I'll finally attain that ultimate burger sensation, a sensation that hovers somewhere between a near death experience and a religious conversion.
Although it's not necessarily my favorite shawarma in the world, Jafar's huge portions and better flavors (and in that order) present the best bang-for-buck among its kind in the metropolis.
Cadi Shack Diner is tucked somewhere in Mabolo, in a village where I least expected to find a good restaurant, or even a restaurant to begin with.
They say that the 'patani' or black native chicken is a rare find. And that it is usually sought after by the Chinese for its supposed medicinal properties. And that because it is quite elusive, a kilo of it would cost you a considerable sum.