Here in Zee Lifestyle, we love food—always. With food, you live, of course. While many others content with their deep fryer with the usual addition of salt and paper, there are, however, who take an upgraded risk may it be an obscure dish or something ordinary turned extraordinary, they are somehow a refreshing step off the beaten path.
Here are our top picks of dishes we ate throughout the food-filled month of May.
With the recent opening of its third branch in Cebu, Phat Pho in the Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu keeps the modern street style vibe it is known for. Phat Pho’s authentic, healthy, and quality flavors have satisfied the appetite of the many, easily turning it into the Vietnamese kitchen people can’t get enough. Chicken Satay, Claypot Pork Belly, Crispy Egg Rolls, Fish Sauce Chicken Wings are some of the food we love.
The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
Peanut Kisses Shake
The well-loved pasalubong from Bohol takes a major twist. Topped with real peanuts, it promises to quench thirst brought by the summer.
Sunday Brunch+ at Café Marco
A Sunday brunch has reached a new level of fun and indulgence, and with Café Marco’s reenergized Sunday Brunch+, a brunch has never been this so good. Experience a smorgasbord for the senses as their Sunday brunch whips up an exciting feast of delectable buffet favorites. Of course, sorry to burst your bubbles, they’ve added some booze—whether it’s sparkling, red, or white wine, beer-below-zero, mimosas or cocktails, they have it.
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Sunday Brunch+ is open every Sundays from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City
Have you ever heard of crocodile tocino? This dish is served at Circa 1900’s Casa Dos, this is part of the restaurant’s breakfast menu. See full story about what breakfast at Circa 1900 looks like here.
Sanjercasvil Road, Gorordo Ave., Lahug, Cebu City
Breakfast at Puso Bistro and Bar
Breakfast at Quest Hotel’s Puso Bistro and Bar is a great place especially when you are running errand in the city. Of course, they have must-try dishes and bacons to die for. Also, wide selection of pastries is worth to stab.
Quest Hotel Conference Center Cebu
Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City
Sa-ang (Boiled Spider Shell)
Not many would be too keen for its taste and looks, but if there’s one thing you must try, it is this. A common source of protein for many locals in Cebu, sa-ang is an interesting to find in the streets of downtown Cebu. Don’t forget to dunk it in a special spiced vinegar and pair it with puso or hanging rice.
For more streetfoods worthy to try, see here.
Acqua introduces its newest signature dishes in a true Shangri La fashion. Highlighting lobster and veal, diners can enjoy a taste of Italy with every bite. The Spaghetti Aragosta is palatable seafood pasta topped with a whole lobster, isn’t this so good?
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa
Punta Engano, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City
The newly opened Pyramid at Cebu Business Park serves variety of food and drinks. What we really love is the macaroons. Like, really!
Cebu IT Park
Bourbon Bacon Steak
Trust us, if you love bacon, you’ll love this even more. The newest restaurant Weekend serves this; with Bourbon maple-glazed double-double cut bacon, grilled tomatoes, fried eggs, dirty rice, quick pickled onions, you got to surely love this.
The Greenery, Mabolo