Da Vinci’s Pizza
Albur’s Pizza + Burger + Grill
Cebu can be considered as a melting pot of different cultures. This resulted in the entry of various cuisines catering to different tastes of the residents of the city. While Spanish and Chinese cuisines have dominated the food landscape of Cebu, there are a number of other dishes that have established themselves on the island. One of these dishes is the pizza.
The Queen City of the South has a number of restaurants where you can have a slice or two of pizza. Even as many of these places are mere branches of multinational companies, Cebu also boasts of a number of homegrown pizza places that have made a name for themselves in the food landscape of Cebu. The following are some places where you can have a slice or two of pizza in the Queen City of the South.
Handuraw Pizza is one of the homegrown pizza places in Cebu. It started off as the Handuraw Events Café where up-and-coming local acts can jam and have some fun. The place later developed its own line of thin crust pizzas. An old house along Gorordo Avenue was later converted into a restaurant, and Handuraw Pizza was born. While the branch in Gorordo Avenue was closed, they still have other branches in JY Square Discovery Mall, Canduman and the North Park in Mandaue, White Gold, and Mango Square. Prices of the pizza at Handuraw Pizza are between PHP218 for the solo size of the Handuraw Special and PHP398 for the Chicken Adobo Premium Pinoy Pizza.
Da Vinci’s Pizza
Another Cebuano pizza place, Da Vinci’s Pizza has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 2002. It is known mainly for their white sauce pizza, which is a departure from the usual tomato sauce for this Italian dish. The name of the place was inspired by one of the characters of the cartoon show, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The restaurant currently has several branches in Cebu, including Osmena Boulevard, Parkmall, Cebu IT Park, and Mactan Marina Mall, among others. The pizzas of Da Vinci’s Pizza are priced at PHP108 for the nine-inch Classic Cheese thin crust pizza up to PHP468 for the 16-inch Roast Beef pizza gusto.
Longtime residents of Cebu are very familiar with JCA Pizza. It was one of the hole-in-the-wall places where you can find great-tasting pizza at a reasonable price. Even with the presence of big-name pizza places in Cebu, JCA Pizza was able to create a niche for itself in the competitive restaurant industry of Cebu. Many of their customers were students looking for a place offering affordable yet delicious pizza. Aside from its branch along Salinas Drive, JCA Pizza also has branches along Gorordo Avenue, in Talisay City, and Mandaue City. Prices of the pizza at JCA Pizza are between PHP105 for the Mini Magic and PHP260 for the Mignon.
Similar to many homegrown restaurants in Cebu, Alberto’s Pizza was established by a group of friends looking to augment their income by establishing their own business. From simply delivering their pizza to their customers, Alberto’s Pizza already has numerous branches all over metro Cebu. The first branch opened in Mabolo, which was followed by different branches in a number of cities and towns in Cebu. The pizzas offered by Alberto’s Pizza are priced at PHP90 for the nine-inch Chizzo Trio up to PHP250 for the 11-inch Alberto’s Full House pizza.
Albur’s Pizza + Burger + Grill
If you are looking for an oasis in the middle of the city, you may want to visit Albur’s Pizza + Burger + Grill. Located within a residential area in Mabolo, this relatively-new restaurant offers affordable yet delicious pizza, among others. The al fresco setting of the place sets it apart from a typical restaurant setup. The prices of the pizza at Albur’s Pizza + Burger + Grill are between PHP270 for the Sofia and PHP295 for the Berto’s All Meat Pizza.
The heritage sites of Cebu are not limited to the Queen City of the South and its surrounding cities and towns. There are also a number of heritage sites all over the island. A good place for history and culture buffs to explore is the southern part of the island. Aside from old churches and convents, these places also have structures built during the American period. One of the places visitors can educate themselves about history is the town of Boljoon.
The southern town of Boljoon is located around a hundred kilometers from Cebu City. The town has a rich cultural history dating to the time before the arrival of the Spaniards. Archeological excavations conducted between 2007 and 2009 showed burials dating back to the early part of the 16th century. Artifacts discovered in these burial ground include ceramics from China and Japan. This shows the town was already a thriving community. The town was once a barrio of Carcar before a parish was established in the area.
Heritage Walk in Boljoon
The rich heritage of Boljoon is still evident up to today. Many of the Spanish era structures have remained standing as local officials have been working to preserve them for future generations. The following are some of the heritage structures visitors can visit to have a glimpse of the rich history of Boljoon.
Nuestra Senora del Patrocinio de Maria Parish Church
The Nuestra Senora del Patrocinio de Maria Parish Church or Our Lady of Patronage of Mary Parish Church was declared a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute in 1999. It was also identified by the National Museum as a National Cultural Treasure in 2001. Aside from taking care of the religious need of the people of Boljoon, the church also served as a fortress to keep the people safe from raiders. Construction of the church started in 1783 and it was completed in 1814 during the time of Fr. Julian Bermejo.
The rectory of the church can be considered as the oldest Spanish-era residential building in Boljoon. Located right beside the church, the rectory was shaped like an “L.” It was one of the biggest rectories in Cebu during the Spanish period. The structure used to host members of the clergy and important visitors to the town. It was completed in 1847 and was a typical bahay na bato. The ground floor of the structure was used as a storage area while the second floor was the living area. It is now used as a museum.
The belfry of the church is another place where visitors can catch a glimpse of history. It does not appear to be well designed and simply looked plain. But, one notable thing about the belfry is it was shorter than the façade pediment of the church. One possible reason for this disparity is that it may have been built at the same time as the old church, which was destroyed in 1782 by pirates. The belfry was used as a lookout or watchtower to warn residents of the presence of pirates or raiders.
Balay Cirilio Sestoso
Balay Cirilio Sestoso is the last remaining 19th-century house left standing in Boljoon. It is also considered as the oldest ancestral house in the town. The house was built by a former goberndorcillo of Boljoon, Cirilio Sestoso, in the 1880s. The rectangular structure features detailed ornamentation along the gutter. The Balay Cirilio Sestoso is a typical example of a house built during the Spanish period.
Another structure built by the Spaniards was the Catolica Escuela. While it was built when Cebu was already under the Americans, it was used as a dorm for children who were preparing to take their first communion. These children typically come from barangays located in the upland area of the town. Aside from being used as a dorm, religious teachings were also conducted in the building. At one point in the past, it was also used as a school.
El Grande Baluarte
El Grande Baluarte is an imposing structure in the town of Boljoon. The two-level blockhouse was a part of the coastal defense established by Fr. Julian Bermejo to protect residents of towns in the southern part of Cebu. Aside from serving as a watchtower, the structure also featured cannons on the second level and a prison in the ground level. It also had a storage area for weapons and ammunition. The structure was called El Grande Baluarte sine it was the biggest watchtower on the island.
Baño sa Poblacion
The Baño sa Poblacion was supposedly the place where the Spaniards first encountered the locals. The place features a gushing spring, which was attributed to the name of the place. Similar to other towns in Cebu, the name of Boljoon was also a product of miscommunication between the Spaniards and the locals. When the Spaniards arrived in the area, they asked for the name of the place. But, the locals thought they were asking for the name of the spring in front of them. So, they answered “bulho,” which eventually became Boljoon.
Other Attractions in Boljoon
Aside from these historically and culturally-significant sites, Boljoon also has a number of tourist spots where visitors can pass by after immersing themselves in the culture of the town. These tourist spots include the Kan-Amno Falls and Dayhag Falls.
Taking a road trip to the south not only allows you to get away from the stress of life in the city, it can also be quite educational. The journey brings you to different heritage towns featuring structures that have withstood the test of time. If you want to have something to munch on along the way, you may want to bring with you a pack or two of Peanut Browas, Butterscotch, or Toasted Mini Mamons.
Not all pigs are created equal. There are some that are tasty, some are appetizing. But, only one lechon in the archipelago can claim to be sinfully-delicious, the Cebu lechon. This scrumptiously-delectable dish is so tasty one former president once had them flown to the nation’s capital just to enjoy it. A renowned TV host also declared the lechon of Cebu as the “best pig ever.” There are many places where you can buy the Cebu lechon in the city. One of these places is Auring’s Lechon.
When the word “lechon” is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the world-famous Cebu lechon. It is so tasty it does not need any sauce or gravy to enjoy it. While there are many lechon makers in Cebu, no one can really claim to be the best in the island since it all depends on the taste buds of their customers.
Aside from eating the Cebu lechon as is, there are also a number of dishes using it as a main ingredient. There are also dishes with the Cebu lechon as one of its secondary ingredients. The boneless lechon is another variation of the typically lechon you can find in many restaurants all over Cebu.
Auring’s Lechon is a small stall located along Don Gil Garcia Street. It is a stone’s throw away from the Cebu Provincial Capitol and is one of the go-to places of people living in the Guadalupe and Banawa area. It may be a small stall, but it attracts a good number of customers every day. Auring’s Lechon is one of the oldest lechon makers in Cebu with over two decades of experience in making the Cebu lechon.
The place only has a few tables and chairs, which get filled even before lunch. Some customers even wait for a table to be free just to have the chance to gobble up this tasty dish. The place can sell as much as eight whole lechons on Sundays.
Location and other Details
Auring’s Lechon is quite accessible since it is located at the corner of M. Velez and Don Gil Garcia Streets. It is right beside San Jose Bakery. You can ride a jeepney headed for Banawa and simply tell the driver to let you off at the bakery, which is situated close to the Cebu Provincial Capitol.
Auring’s Lechon is just one of the many stalls offering the tasty Cebu lechon. Its popularity among many residents of Cebu simply shows that you do not need to go to a fancy restaurant just to taste the best lechon in the world.
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The food landscape of the Queen City of the South is filled with restaurants offering a variety of dishes catering to the different tastes of Cebuanos. While the lechon may be the favorite meat dish, the chicken may come in second on the list of many Cebuanos. This is evident in the number places selling roasted chicken. In addition, a number of restaurant offering unlimited chicken wings promotions have established themselves all around the metro. One of these places is Pakû by Chef Binux.
Pakû by Chef Binux
Pakû by Chef Binux is one of the new players in the chicken wing market. The place is the brainchild of Chef Melvin “Binux” Tezon who wanted to pursue his passion of selling. After spending time in the corporate world, he went around Cebu to immerse himself in the culture of Cebuanos. His economics and culinary background helped him establish Pakû since he already had an idea about the needs and wants of Cebuanos. The place opened its doors to the Cebuano market at The Gallery on January 27, 2017.
Chicken Wings and More
Similar to other restaurants offering unlimited chicken wings, Pakû by Chef Binux also lets customers have a taste of different flavors of chicken wings. Some the flavors offered at the place are Teriyaki, BBQ, lemon pepper, hot wings, creamy cheese, and sweet and sour. The most popular flavor of the chicken wings at Pakû by Chef Binux is the Mango Wasabi Chicken Wings.
In addition to chicken wings, the place also offers barbecue, baby back ribs, and Sisig. The unlimited chicken wings promotion at Pakû by Chef Binux is priced at PHP199. This already includes the chicken wings and unlimited servings of rice. The place also offers unlimited drinks at PHP59. Your choices for their unlimited drinks are Nestle Lemonade, Nestea Iced Tea, and Blue Lemonade.
Pakû by Chef Binux Locations
Pakû by Chef Binux has two locations in Cebu. The first is located at The Greenery along Pope John Paul Avenue in Mabolo, Cebu City. The second location is on the ground floor of JRG Building along General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City.
Restaurants offering unlimited chicken wings are gradually becoming a common sight in Cebu. While it still has a long way to go before reaching the same status as the world famous Cebu lechon, chicken wings are already making waves among food lovers in the Queen City of the South.
Have you eaten lunch or dinner at Pakû by Chef Binux already? Tell us what you ordered on the comments section below.
Many of the games Cebuano kids used to play required minimal equipment. While some of these games have to be played outside, there are others that can be played inside the house. There are also some games you can play just about anywhere as long as you have suitable space for it. The following are some games Cebuano kids used to play just about anywhere.
Jolen or jolin is played using a small, round marble. There are a number of variations of this game, including something as simple as trying to hit the marble of your opponent or putting the jolen into holes line lined up on the ground. There is also a variation where you would need to hit some marbles out of a circle on the ground. The terms “jolerns” and “mamords” are typically used in this game.
Decades ago, Cebuano kids used to carry around a matchbox without any matches in them. Instead, they contained spiders or kaka, which were used for one of the games they used to play. They even put partitions inside the matchbox to separate the spiders from each other. The game starts with two spiders placed on the opposite ends of a stick. The spiders are nudged to move to go along the length of the stick until they encounter each other. At this point, they would start fighting.
Dakop-dakop is the Cebuano version of the game of tag. While an open field is ideal for playing this game, a covered court can also be used as the playing field. The game requires at least three players since it would look ridiculous if the game is played by only two people.
Before the beyblade became a thing among Cebuanos, the kasing was king. The game required some skills since it is not easy to manipulate the kasing or top. Once you get the hang of it, you can do a lot more than just spinning the kasing. The kasing is typically made of either softwood or hardwood.
Jackstones is actually a traditional game played by girls in Korea. It is played using a set of six or ten jacks or metal-pointed stars and a rubber ball. The game starts after jacks are thrown to the ground. One of the players will throw the ball upward and let it bounce once. The player has to collect a predetermined number of jacks before the ball bounces a second time.
The games Cebuano kids used to play were simple and only required minimal playing materials. These games can be played rain or shine. They also encourage kids to use their imagination and creativity aside from allowing them to exercise their muscles while having fun.
The Sinulog Festival is the grandest festival in the country. It is celebrated in honor of the Santo Niño de Cebu. The image of the Santo Niño de Cebu is the same one Ferdinand Magellan gave to the wife of Rajah Humabon following their baptism. But, the Queen City of the South is not the only place where you can find a historically-significant image of the Holy Child. One place you can find such a treasure is the northern town of Carmen.
Carmen is mainly an agricultural town that is gradually becoming a major destination with the opening of the Cebu Safari and Adventure Park. The town is also home to a number of historically-significant sites and some natural attractions. The town is home to the Durano Eco-Farm and the Middle Earth Resort.
Old Santo Niño Image of Barangay Luyang
The old image of the Santo Niño can be found in Barangay Luyang. Barangay Luyang is an old settlement in Carmen located close to the town center. The image is darker compared to the one Magellan gave to the wife of Rajah Humabon since it was made of wood with a darker color. According to stories, the image was left behind by either Ferdinand Magellan or the Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi after he placed Cebu under Spanish control in 1565.
It remains uncertain which story is true since there is no written record of the image. Everything was based on stories handed down from one generation to another. There are even some who say it was brought by an Augustinian friar who established a visita in Luyang. Luyang at that time was already a thriving community. It was also the center of trade between the locals and Asian merchants before the Spaniards came. While these stories have yet to confirmed, residents of the place say their grandparents attribute their protection from Moro raiders to the Santo Niño.
Getting to the Image
If you want to check out this old image of the Holy Child, you can get on a bus headed north. Just make sure it passes through Carmen. Once you reach the town, the image can be found on the altar alter of the chapel in Barangay Luyang, which is close to the town center.
The celebration honoring the Santo Niño is mainly focused in Cebu City. But, Carmen also offers Cebuanos an alternative if they are not keen on big crowds when they want to honor the Holy Child. They can head on over to the northern town and check out the image that also has a lot of history behind it. You can also opt to bring a pack of Butterscotch, Toasted Mini Mamons, and Peanut Browas to have something to munch on while traveling to the north.
A couple of days ago we featured five outdoor games Cebuano kids used to play. But, there are times when our parents would not allow us to go outside, especially when the sun sets over the horizon. To keep ourselves entertained, we used to play some indoor games that
Dampa was a simple game using lastiko or rubber bands. The object of the game is to move an odd number of rubber bands across a line from a pile of rubber bands. If the player moves an even number of rubber bands, his opponent will get the rubber bands. The players move the rubber bands by putting forming a small dome using both hands. They should hit the ground with their hands and move the rubber bands using the compressed air they produce.
Sungka is one of the traditional Cebuano “board” games. It is played using a sungkaan and 49 game pieces. These game pieces are equally distributed in the holes of the sungkaan. The player who gets most of the pieces at the end of the game wins the game.
Ace Trump Cards
Longtime Cebu residents are familiar with the trump cards. These were cards featured pictures of cars, aircraft, boats, tanks, or animals, among others. They also have some information and statistics of car, aircraft, or boat featured on the card. The object of the game is to read out a higher value basing on the information on the card. But, the Super Trump beat all cards with the exception of the “A” card.
Marco Polo may be the new name for an iconic hotel overlooking the Queen City of the South. But, Marco Polo was once a game Cebuano kids used to play in the past. It is a variation of the game tag where the “it” would be blindfolded and “look” for the other players inside a room. He or she would shout “Marco” and the other players would respond “Polo.” During this time everyone else tries to position themselves away from the “it.” When the “it” shouts “stop,” everyone should stop in their tracks. Once the “it” locates another player, he or she would try to find out the name of the person by using his or her hands. If the “it” correctly guesses the person’s name, the person would become “it.” If not, the game starts again.
This is the Filipino version of rock-paper-scissors. While Manila peeps call it jack-en-poy, it was simply known as “pick” in Cebu. Technically, it is not the game itself since people use it to pick who goes first in a game. It game is also used to pick sides in a game. But, it can also be played inside the house when your parents would not allow you to go out at night. It does need any special tools or equipment, just your hands.
Long before computers became a necessity in many homes of Cebuanos, kids used to play games that required them to use their imagination and creativity. Despite their simplicity, these games kept Cebuano kids entertained all day and night. And, of course, you may want to have a snack after all that playing. You can opt to munch on Peanut Browas, Butterscotch, or Toasted MIni Mamons.
What other indoor games did you use to play when you were a kid in Cebu?
It is no secret that Cebuanos are talented. This is demonstrated by the number of singers and artists the island has produced in the past. But, the talent of Cebuanos is not limited to the arts as a number of Cebuanos or Cebu university students have landed in the top ten of different licensure exams in the country. The following are some students who outperformed other examinees for 2017.
November 2016 Bar Examinations
The bar exam was held in November 2016, but the results were released in May 2017. University of San Carlos alumnus Karen Mae Calam placed first among the 3,747 who passed the exam. She is joined by fellow USC alumni Fiona Cristy Lao, Anne Margaret Momongan, and Jefferson Gomez who placed third, seventh, and eighth, respectively.
March 2017 Mechanical Engineering Board Examination
University of Cebu in Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue alumnus Brylle Pahimutang Gilbuena topped the March 2017 Mechanical Engineering Board Exam. The BS in Mechanical Engineering graduate got an average of 88.10 percent in the exams.
March 2017 Pharmacist Licensure Examination
USC graduate Celeste Gem Mistula Hermogenes copped the tenth place on the March 2017 Pharmacist Licensure Examination. She had a score of 92.18 percent during the exam.
May 2017 Certified Public Accountant Examination
University of San Carlos (USC) graduates Vianca Pearl Inot Amores and Marianito Jesus Berdin Del Rio shared the first place in the May 2017 Certified Public Accountant exam. Both USC graduates had a rating of 92.67 percent. Another USC graduate, Jessa Comar Bermudo, placed second with a 92.50 percent rating. Fourth place went to two more USC alumni, Maaku Wamar Saito and Alyanna Kate Varga Buenavista, with a 91.83 percent rating. University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJR) also had some graduates in the top ten led by Harold Panerio Pacaña who placed sixth with 91 percent. In seventh place were Jessele Ann Gingosa Echavez and Marie Claire Rodis Cortes, who both got a 90.67 percent rating. In tenth place was another USC graduate, Cristiemay Verano Vertudazo, who had a rating of 90 percent.
June 2017 Architecture Licensure Examinations
The June 2017 Architecture Licensure Examinations saw two USC graduates in the top ten exam takers. Both Danielin Tesaluna Dico and George Alcantara Mañapao Jr. placed second with an 82.6 percent rating.
August 2017 Pharmacist Licensure Examination
The 91.10 percent rating of USC alumnus Jannylene Rose Tolentino Chua allowed her to top the August 2017 Pharmacist Licensure Examination. The Cebuana was able to outperform everyone else in the exam that was dominated by graduates of the University of Sto. Tomas and the University of the Philippines-Manila.
August 2017 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination
Despite being the only Cebuano to take the August 2017 Pharmacist Licensure Examination, Louis Joseph Gaviola Lafuente placed ninth among all examinees with a 90.10 percent rating.
September 2017 Mechanical Engineering Board Exam
While he studied at De La Salle University, Alfredo Relucio, Jr. is a true-blue Cebuano. He scored 89.4 percent in the September 2017 Mechanical Engineering Board Exam, which allowed him to cop the ninth place in the exam.
September 2017 Physician Licensure Examination
The 90.50 percent score of Vincent Edouard Anthony Gullas allowed him to bag the top spot of the September 2017 Physician Licensure Examination. It was not the first time for Gullas to top a licensure examination since he also outperformed everybody else in the 2012 Medical Technology Licensure Exam. On the other hand, Cebu Institute of Medicine graduate Mark Andrian Yano placed seventh with an 89.50 percent score.
September 2017 Respiratory Therapist Board Exam
Seven graduates of Cebu Doctor’s University were in the top ten of the September 2017 Respiratory Therapist Board Exam. They were led by Mariel Tan Capuras who placed second with her 88 percent score. Richard Rey Sevilleno followed with 87.50 percent, which was good for fourth place. Fifth place went to Krizia Kaye Cahoy with 87.25 percent. Katrina Sampole Alvor and Josephine Rose Cagoyong were in sixth and seventh place, respectively. Alvor and Cagoyong scored 87.00 percent and 86.75 percent respectively. Ninth place was shared by Jaline Jala Matalines and Eugine Agapay Laplana who both scored 86.25 percent.
November 2017 Civil Engineering Licensure Examination
With a score of 95.80 percent, USC graduate Paul Llacuna Ladesma placed sixth in the November 2017 Civil Engineering Licensure Examination. In eighth place was CIT-U alumnus Marvin Calonge Ebora with a rating of 95.45 percent.
Food is one of the things Cebuanos do not compromise in. Cebuanos can be considered as picky eaters, and this is demonstrated on a number of restaurants that have not captured their tastes. On the other hand, there is a number that successfully tickled their taste buds of Cebuanos. These restaurants have continued to provide the good food every Cebuano is looking for. One of these restaurants is Iñigo’s Resto and Grill.
Iñigo’s Resto and Grill
Iñigo’s Resto and Grill is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in one of the side streets of Cebu. It is a quaint little restaurant situated on the second floor of the house of the owner. It is just one of the many restaurants in Cebu that is a part of the house of the owner. The place received some rave reviews from some people who were able to dine at the place. Aside from its air-conditioned dining area, Iñigo’s Resto and Grill also has an al fresco dining area where an acoustic band plays on weekends.
Iñigo’s Resto and Grill has a suitable variety of food to meet the different tastes of Cebuano foodies. If you visit the place, you can choose from their different rice toppings, including the Humba Rice, Curry Rice, and Caldereta Rice. They also offer soup and vegetable dishes, such as the Tinolang Isda, Beef Pochero, Sauteed Garlic Pechay, and Pancit Guisado. Grilled dishes include the Pork BBQ kebab and Chicken BBQ.
Iñigo’s Resto and Grill also offers combo meals, including the Pork BBQ Kebab, Pork Belly, Grilled Chicken, and Chicken Curry. These combo meals come with rice and iced tea. The house specialties of the restaurant include the Lengua, Karekare, and Goat meat Caldereta. The restaurant also offers classic Filipino favorites such as the Sizzling Sisig, Sizzling Pork Chop, Calamari, and Fish and Chips.
Prices of the dishes at Iñigo’s Resto and Grill are reasonable enough considering that their servings are rather big. It starts at PHP85 for the Humba Rice and Curry Rice up to PHP330 for the Beef Pochero. If you want to find a place to hang out on a Friday night, you can order the Beer Bucket with Pulutan of the place. This is priced at PHP350, which includes five bottles of your favorite brew and food to go with your drinks or pulutan.
The place also accepts reservations for events, such as birthdays, family get-togethers, and fellowship meetings. They can prepare a suitable buffet for these events for you.
Getting to Iñigo’s Resto and Grill
Iñigo’s Resto and Grill is located at Don Mariano Cui Street, Capitol Site, Cebu City. It is the second street parallel to Osmeña Boulevard. You can easily walk there if you are in Fuente Osmeña. Simply go to the street in front of Chong Hua Hospital and walk towards the Capitol building area. The restaurant is two blocks away from the hospital and is on the left side of the street.
Iñigo’s Resto and Grill may be a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in the side streets of Cebu, but it was successful in capturing the tastes of Cebuanos.
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Cebu has always held a special place in the heart of many Cebuanos who have established new roots in other places around the world. While many have not yet returned to the Queen City of the South, they still consider Cebu as their home. Let’s take a look at 6 more things you should know if you lived in Cebu.
Sammy’s Pochero House
Sammy’s Pochero House was an eatery located close to Fuente Osmeña. It was one of the favorite go-to places of Cebuanos who after a night of fun during the weekend. They would normally order their pochero and pair it with puso or hanging rice. For on a budget, they would order puso and soup from the pochero.
Sinulog Grand Parade at Reclamation Area
These days, the Sinulog Grand Parade passes through General Maxilom Avenue, Fuente Osmeña, and Osmeña Boulevard. In the past, there were instances when it was held in the North Reclamation Area where SM City, old White Gold, and present-day Robinsons’ Galleria are located.
Shakey’s, Pizza Hut, Yellow Cab, and Alberto’s were nothing compared to Mom’s Pizza, which had stalls all over the city. These stalls sold cheap yet filling pizza in schools around the Queen City of the South. They offered a basic pizza with tomato sauce, meat, cheese, and other basic ingredients.
Cebu Central Colleges
The University of Cebu was once known as the Cebu Central Colleges (CCC) and was the first educational institution in Cebu to offer the course Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science. When it was established by Atty. Augusto W.Go, it was called Cebu College of Commerce.
Sen Hiap Hing Department Store
Long before Robinsons, SM, and Ayala opened their doors to the market in Cebu, there was Sen Hiap Hing Department Store. Sen Hiap Hing was considered one of the premier places to shop in the past. People would flock to the place to buy just about anything.
Narada Boutique was also one of the places where Cebuanos would go to buy things that were not offered in many of the department stores in Cebu. These items include shirts, caps, and other similar merchandise. There were also instances when you could find creeper shoes sold at Narada Boutique.
Even as Cebu has changed in the last few decades, it is still important to look back during the time when life was simpler.
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