chocoron

I got curious. What? Chocoron? Inquisitive. What in the world is a chocoron? I went closer to the display inside Balay Pasko in Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort and found tubular plastic canisters filled with dark irregularly shaped chocoron. I took a bite and chewed a sample. There was chocolate. And then, crunch! Chicharon (deep fried pork rind). At first, I was a bit confused of the flavor. Sweetness followed by something familiar but I wasn’t sure yet. Then that chicharon taste flooded. My taste buds…Continue Reading “What’s better than a chicharon? Of course, chocoron!”

As the country is starting to open up during this pandemic, the dimsum buffet in Cebu’s Tin Gow was a welcome break from months of staying at home. The Grand Dimsum Feast at Tin Gow has been on for lunch since late August, featuring the mouth watering creations of Master Chef Low at P650 net per person excluding drinks. On offer are 24 kinds of delicious dimsum that you can order from a menu card. It was RJ’s birthday and we decided to have lunch…Continue Reading “Pandemic dimsum buffet in Cebu’s Tin Gow”

Cebu local dessert

I love local food and Cebuano delicacies are one of my favorites. When visiting markets in towns or places within or outside of the Philippines, it’s one of the kind of food that I look for. Like the rest of Southeast Asia with an abundance of rice and coconut, these two ingredients are quite commonly used in local desserts. Rice cakes are staple and come in different forms, colors, shapes, texture and taste. Chinese influenced breads are also popular with localities having their own versions….Continue Reading “10 Cebuano delicacies you should know”

Bai's Boneless Lechon Cebu

The tricycle I rode from the Pasig Public Market stopped at a little open-air eatery along Mercedes Ave, just a stone’s throw away from the San Miguel Elementary School. The space was festive with balloons and loudspeakers blaring out music. A group of people, I think bloggers, and the owner’s friends were huddled together in separate tables. Servings of food were at the counter table while a hot roll of boneless lechon was placed delicately on the chopping board. I was all eyes on the…Continue Reading “Bai’s Boneless Lechon Cebu opens in Pasig”