Hey, guys! ;p
Like i promised, here's my list of Cebu's unassuming dining spots which I will be exploring or re-visiting (since I've already dined in some of the spots listed) along with my foodie friends and foodie photogs. This is one LOOOONG exciting adventure I can't wait to take on. I dream of doing this all over the world! But to be realistic, one of my goals would be to do this all over the Philippines first. HAHAHA. Unfortunately, my list is still incomplete because I have yet to find out about more qualifying secret dining spots that begin with the missing letters. Feel free to contribute though, I'd love for you guys to participate and share with me your discoveries, too.
Heads up, the dining spots listed are not necessarily all affordable or have excellent dish quality but I think most are reasonably priced. The list does not adhere to any specific menu service or cuisine and budget as well so it's quite random (which makes it more fun, right?! :D). I will enumerate my suggested qualifications for a dining spot to be considered 'secret'. These would generally be establishments that conform to either or all of the ff.:
- barely do any marketing (newspaper ads, billboard ads, flyers, etc.)
- rely solely on 'word-of-mouth'
- are not located in any mall
- do not have clear signages
Now let's get on with the list, shall we? I do not have limits for the number of establishments I can enumerate for each corresponding letter as long as they pass the qualifications. So go ahead and help me complete the list so we can see how many of these hole-in-the-walls we can find. :)
red font - been there, done that
* - featured
A - Abaseria Deli & Restaurant
B - Busy Bee Blue Bayou
C - Cul de SacCorner Bakery*
D - Dong Juan
E - Elysa Cafe*
F - Front Gate
H - Han Guk KwanI - ICAAC
J - Joed's Lutong Hapon
K - Kandingan sa SRP
L - La Buona Forchetta di PaoloLa Bella Napoli*
M - Matias
Micky's Japanese CakesMB's Tavern
N - Nonki
O -P - Paolito's STK
Q -R - Ryan's Pizarelli*
S - Simply J's*
T - Tagala's
Ten Dove St.
V - VibesW - Wakamatsu Yakiniku
Y - Yumeya KiheiZ - Zayka
As much as I want to write about all the places on the list as soon as possible, I regret to tell you that I think it would take me more or less 6 months because... I'm not a walking bank. Hehe. But I would also welcome anyone who would want to invite me on a food trip if they're visiting any of the places I listed. So just leave a comment if you have plans!
Babe for Food -- your new BFF in Cebu dining. ;)