This is the tambangongo, a kind of sea catfish that my college roommate told me about many years ago. He hails from Baroy, a laidback coastal municipality in Southern Philippines.
I could only imagine how some of them creatively squeezed an oily package in their perfectly organized backpacks or balanced a cupcake on both laps so as not to damage its delicate frosting during the flight.
I said to myself that if I find myself in General Santos once again, I now know where to look for a delicious beef soup that is both extremely affordable and surprisingly tasty as well.
CnT Lechon was just a very small enterprise started by Catherine and Norman Quijada in 1988. They named it after the initials of their daughters' names - Charmaine and Tiffany.
Tagala Chicken Butterfly in Cebu City serves deep fried chicken that tastes similar or even better than what your favorite fastfood chain may have been offering.
The word 'Larsian' is a contraction of the names of his mother, Pilar and her mother's twin sister, Siana. This eatery had the most prominent signange in the area back then, so people would collectively associate that block as 'Larsian' for easy reference.
Other towns in the Philippines may contest the title, but only the Zubuchon has been described as 'the best pig ever' by no less than Anthony Bourdain.
If you have spare time for a market adventure in Cebu City, head off to the Taboan Dried Fish Market for good bargains of dried danggit (rabbitfish).
There is finally a pizza parlor in Cebu City in which I could consider as my personal favorite: Ryan’s Pizzarelli House.
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.