al pater al palapa cebu

Yes! Al Pater Cebu is finally here! I just got excited when I saw in my FB feed that the pater I’ve enjoyed in Iligan has opened its first branch in the city! In 2015, a friend brought me to Al Pater Al Kuwait in Iligan and had my first taste of pater with its wildly delicious and spicy palapa. The food is a Maranao staple consisting of rice topped with cooked meat, typically beef, shredded chicken or tuna (a nod to the mostly Muslim…Continue Reading “Al Pater Cebu is finally here!”

Cebu street food chicken proven

One Cebu street food that is popular with the masses and can be found around the city is chicken proven. You often see people congregating around a cart and eating while standing. It’s a delicious, cheap and filling meal. Chicken proven what? But what is chicken proven? Birds have a two part stomach: the proventriculus (proven for short) and the gizzard. The former is the part after the crop is where digestive enzymes are secreted before the food is passed on to the gizzard for…Continue Reading “Cebu street food: chicken proven”

A brief sojourn. A short visit to Dumaguete City. Even for just two nights. Although it was not enough (its never enough I think), I was glad I decided to make the trip from Cebu to this university town. The purpose of my visit was just to have a breather from post Typhoon Odette which badly damaged Cebu and other provinces in her path. For more than a week, we still don’t have power, mobile data is spotty and water is only present at some…Continue Reading “A short visit in Dumaguete City”

batangas lomi in cebu

I love Batangas lomi ever since I had my first taste of it in Lipa City’s Lomi King way back in 2015. The savory goodness is just filling and sating as well. Compared with the lomi from Cebu, it has a more sticky soup, a separate condiment that you prepare according to your taste with a number of toppings. From that time, I have tasted several other versions, from other towns. And there are still so many to try and explore with several municipalities having…Continue Reading “An authentic and good Batangas lomi in Cebu”

Overloaded Batangas lomi

Lomi is a popular noodle dish in the Philippines. In Cebu, it’s a delicious snack that resemble egg drop soup with thick noodles and topped with shredded chicken meat. Perfect with bread. But then, Batangas has upped their lomi dishes to an extent that when you mention the province, Batangas lomi is never far behind. What makes this distinct from Cebu or from other provinces is that the soup is thicker and sticky than usual. Ang lapot (so sticky)! Other than the Batanguenos elevating the…Continue Reading “5 simple and overloaded Batangas lomi I have tried in Batangas”