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Hi Guys!  Anyone there?  Hello?  Hello?  Can you read me?

I hope you guys (our fans! hahaha) are still there despite our absence for a few weeks (errr months??).  The Pakalistas are extremely busy running their own empires (okay small business) but for sure we haven’t forgotten our mission and vision to Discover Cebu Restaurants One Bite at a Time!

Lately, things have turned around because we are already starting to feel the fruits of our labor.  Restaurants (okay just a few) are already calling us to try out their food but unfortunately we’re so busy to attend to it (sensing attitude problem?).  But anyway, karon we will make hinay-hinay nga mo atiman ani nila na.

First up is Pablo’s Pizza!

Pablo's Pizza in Cebu Philippines

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Cebu Restaurant - Mediterraneo Greek Restaurant Bar and Cafe

I’ve been unusually silent on this food blog this couple of weeks.  I’ve been busy on quite a lot of things from official work, photography jobs, and freelance product research and development.

You might be wondering if I’m still doing my job as a Pakalista.  The answer to that is an unfortunate YES!  I have the extra inches on my waist to prove that.

In the coming weeks, I’ll be reviewing the following Cebu restaurants: Mediterraneo Greek Restaurant Bar and Cafe, Pablo’s Pizza, Tandoori, and Abaseria.

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Cebu restaurant UCC Cafe Terrace breakfast

Back when UCC first opened its doors at The Ayala Terraces in late April this year, I already took notice of the menu standee beside the cafe’s entrance. It heavily features enticing pictures of the breakfast entrees that UCC serves in the morning. And when I say enticing, I really mean ENTICING! Of course, the place has a well-known reputation for being quite pricey for someone of my humble stature in society. Hence, my urge to try out their breakfast selections was put on hold for a later date. But alas! Here came my knight-ress in shining armor — Ms. Abbey Thomas — with an invitation for DiningCebu to try out their coffee and breakfast selections in exchange for… errr… hmm… I don’t really know. I guess they were feeling generous that day, haha! Read More »

If you love coffee, then you must try UCC’s coffee. Yes, UCC Cafe Terrace is relatively expensive compared to the other Cebu coffee shops. However, it is (arguably) by far the Cebu coffee shop with the most number of choices. If wa palang ko nauwaw nila Abbey and Kathleen, naabtan siguro kug 48 years pinili sa drinks na akong sulayan. If you’re the type who looks at the entire menu before choosing, ay makahilak ang waitress ug hinuwat hehe. UCC Coffee is not for everyone. Casual coffee drinkers (me included) would cringe at the sight of SOME of the prices and might not be able to appreciate or be able to tell why their coffee is special. Read More »

It was early July when I got an invite from Abbey of UCC Coffee to try their breakfast specials. I was pleasantly surprised to get the e-mail because I wasn’t the author of our first UCC post. Two weeks after that, Berg and I finally got to meet Abbey and Kathleen at UCC Coffee Cafe Terrace (ako tawn ng pirti ka lapad sa picture above, walay mo-comment ha!). Berg had been to various UCC shops in Manila. Me? It was my first time there, but I’ve been meaning to try their drinks despite hearing that it could cost me an arm and other appendages (so you think Starbucks is expensive!). Yep, I was mighty impressed and had a fun time. Lami gyud ang free haha!

I learned a lot about coffee that day, not only about UCC Coffee but about the beverage in general. And to show our appreciation, we will have 3 separate posts featuring UCC Cafe Terrace. It’s UCC week y’all!

I was happy to get my very first freebie as a Pakalista months ago, so you can just imagine my joy when I got more freebies — some low-fat coffee and a UCC mug as souvenir! I am so babaw, and loving it!  The mug was indeed special. If you want to know why, read on …

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I was contacted by people from Eastgate Publishing last May, and they informed me that my photo of the Terraces Ayala Cebu will be published in the June issue of Mabuhay – the in-flight magazine of Philippine Airlines.

I finally got the complimentary copy of the magazine.

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I was talking with my barkada which Cebu restaurant we frequently visit.  Unfortunately, we can’t single out anything.  It must be because we don’t usually go to a single place to eat, instead we usually try something new.

Back in the days, I remember us being a frequent visitor of East West when “The Village” was still around.  Whew! Time flies really fast.  I remember late nights of eating mango crepe, having some shakes, and of course my favorite garlic cream and sausage pasta (or something like that to ang name sa food hehe).

East West has a new branch now at “The Walk,” and we figured to check it out.

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If Fedge’s goal is to try all steak houses in Cebu (and beyond), mine would be to eat at least once in every Korean restaurant here in Cebu. I am continuously in search of the best bibimbap. I’ve been to less than 10 Korean restaurants so far, and the best bibimbap I’ve had is the one served at Yu Hee Jeong. Not all Korean restaurants serve bibimbap though, certainly not the one in JY Lahug. Dakimong serves mostly chicken dishes, but they also have pork, beef, and seafood. I didn’t find a good bibimbap here, but I found a unique appetizer and a new favorite – the Osam Bulgogi. Read on to find out what exactly it is. Read More »

Baked Potato Soup

Mga tol!  Kumusta?  Unsay dagan sa atong life ron?  Ako mao lang gihapon, thanks for asking ha.  Kanang mga men (and mga women) nakakaon namo didto sa Casa Verde Ayala?

Ako naka-eat naku ana nga Cebu restaurant in Terraces Ayala.  Mga three times na siguro.  Pero bad kaayo to last namo pakal didto mga men oi!  Bad tripa adto woi!  As in makapungot! Kanang pungot to the max gyud bah!

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