The takeaway here is that authenticity, when used to describe a particular cuisine, is only useful for context and not necessarily validation. While you can have a forgettable biryani even in India, you can also have a good one absolutely anywhere - in Dubai, in Yangon and even here in Cebu.
Recognition from award-giving bodies should be taken with a grain of salt. But for being declared as Cebu's best fruit shake, Tropic Fruit Bar, rightfully deserves it.
This is proof that a good lechon, or any good food for that matter, can be had absolutely anywhere.
My stay at Southpole Hotel made me realize that Junquera is not as notorious as most would think. I even walked around the neighborhood to look for cheap eats.
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.
Here are six of the most underrated tourist spots in the world to add in your travel bucket list this year.
Kushiyaki Chikuzenya is a casual, family-friendly Japanese restaurant in Mandaue, Cebu. One of their easy best sellers has to be the filling Buta Bara Nabe.
Located at a chef's garage in Guadalupe, #batchoyhouse328 serves what could be the best batchoy, an Ilonggo noodle soup, in Cebu City.
Although Southside Chicken Wings is quite near my apartment, I was able to visit this unassuming open-air restaurant only a few days ago. This was largely in part because of a colleague's glowing recommendation - that she finds their affordable wings delicious and cooked home-style as well.