Where to eat in Cebu: Not just your ordinary eateries in Cebu

Where to eat in Cebu: Not just your ordinary eateries in Cebu

Lechon is the first thing that comes into mind for many people who visit Cebu. So I will not feature them already.. ^_^

I’ll aim to showcase the authentic (and sometimes underground) local eateries and dishes in the area. So sorry if you are looking for posh places to eat around Cebu, these are for people with strong stomach only ^_^

 

1. Pungko pungko

I always thought that in the Filipino tradition, we eat food using our bare hands inside the house or in informal gatherings only.. That is why in India and Indonesia, I was surprised when people are eating with their hands even in posh restaurants.. like KFC.

Apparently, I was wrong when I say we only eat with our hands only inside the house. In this part of the country, people do enjoy eating with their hands in public places. Pungko pungko anyone? ^_^

For those interested, there are lots of pungko pungo places in Cebu. But we ate somewhere around Fuente, Juana Osmena street right after Fuente Pension House before HP Diagnostics.


pungko pungko in Cebu

2. Kabayoan

I know I’m trying to be a vegetarian.. in fact, I eat more veggies than meat nowadays. But for the curious who want to try out something different, visit the place below. Although for me, I think that will be the last time I will get to eat a horse. I’d rather have it as a pet than have it for my dinner.


More details at http://grasya.com/2014/06/where-to-eat-horse-in-cebu/

3. Larsian

Most tourists come here so this place is kinda popular. It’s like a carinderia where all eateries are beside each other. And you can eat with your hands too. Check out their barbecues and their rice wrapped in leaves. For digital nomads, check out the free wifi too.


rice wrapped in leaves
Larsian is located at Fuente Osmena, Cebu City. Here’s my aunt when she first came to Cebu.


larsian in Cebu

4. Part Ebelle

I have eaten Tanigue/Tanguingue or spanish mackerel in this place. It’s kinda awesome for me because the fish servings are big. Visit them at Mabolo Proper Juan Luna Extension, North Reclamation Area

It’s actually walking distance near SM Cebu, check it out if you are near the area.


yellow finn

5. Ekit Food Haus

Ok, to be honest, not sure why the place is very famous, it’s even featured in a newspaper..


ekit food hause in cebu
Ekit food haus is located at Tandang Sora, Kasambagan, Mabolo, Cebu City. From the outside, it looks like just any ordinary house in the street. But once you found yourself inside, there are actually lots of people eating. My cousin says he hangs out with his law schoolmates here.. Order pochero if you fancy. And don’t forget to ask for their version of bagoong.

pochero in Ekit Food Haus, Cebu


So those are interesting eateries that I found in Cebu. Price range for these eateries is very affordable and ranges from 50-100 pesos per person. The catch is that these eateries are not for weaklings errrr I mean, those who are meticulous about their food. Not everyone gets to eat food with sometimes flies around and not get sick after.

Anyway, have you found another interesting authentic culture filled eateries worth visiting? Share them away so I can visit them too next time I’m in Cebu ^_^

Want more? Check out Miss Eat section for more of my foodie finds.

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