Monday, August 29, 2016

Eat O'Clock In Cebu Part 1 - With Pinky

I just spent several days in Cebu to celebrate my birthday.  The theme was....

"It's eat o'clock!"


I found this personal body clock online from I've never seen anything like it before!  It is perfect for me!  I am known to eat and think about food every hour! I even taught my friends to eat every hour but most of them can't keep up with me.

I took a very early flight last Thursday so I could eat a lot but air and land traffic situation was horrible! 

As usual, my flight was delayed (I expected that) but what I was not expecting was the traffic on Marcelo Fernan bridge - 1 hour on the bridge, complete standstill.   I woke up at 2 am to shower and get ready for my 5:40 am flight that was why I fell asleep in the uber car.  

After dropping off my bag at the hotel, I immediately went to my favorite breakfast place!

Abaca Baking Company!




It was just 350 meters away from my hotel but I still rode the uber because it was hot.


I love their waffles.  My goal was to order all the different kinds of waffle.


Nutella and Cream


After my "light" breakfast (light because it was light and fluffy), I went to Rico's Lechon.  I ordered the Spicy Lechon -Rib part


And 1 serving of rice.  


The caldero is cute! Same as Dicovery Shores'.

Dessert at Majestic, Snow Halo Halo!


And Sio Mai!


I was not yet nauseous, so I ate another serving of siomai, this time from Dimsum break.


It was time to check in to my hotel, Holiday Spa Hotel.  


It has a king-sized bed good enough for 2.


The room has a view of the pool but I kept the curtains closed all the time. 

I showered and slept until Ompy called me up around 5:30 pm.  Pinky was on her way to be with me but got held up in traffic.  She told me to look around the area.  

I did and went to the nearby Crossroads and had a bowl of Pho Bo Vien at Phat Pho!



They will open another branch in Rockwell soon.

When Pinky finally arrived, her request was to eat at Zubuchon!


She loves the lechon there.


I had mongo soup with rice.


My favorite duhat shake!


We shared an order of ube cheesecake.



I still wanted to eat chicken at Sunburst but it was closed already.

The next day, breakfast was at..... Abaca Baking Company!


I had the peanut butter and chocolate waffle while Pinky had the nutella and cream.


And then...... The most exciting part of my Cebu trip! 

Carcar City Public Market!


We rode the bus at South Cebu Bus Terminal.  It was an air-condioned Ceres bus and the fare was only 60 pesos.  The trip took an hour and a half to Carcar and an hour and a half back to the city.

Was losing 3 hours of my time worth it?

Yes! Baby, it's worth it! 


Tada! Lechon! Lechon! Lechon!


My favorite lechon is from Lita and Joel. I got 1/2 K. ribs.



One of the bloggers said to try Guilling's, so that was where Pinky bought her half kilo.



We ate it at Mcdo across the market.

What I love about their lechon is that the skin was very crispy without it being hard as opposed to other lechons in the city.  

The best part..... It is the lechon drippings! See that soup like sauce? Soooooo good and you pour that on your rice! Or you can slurp it!!!


The next time I go to Cebu but not on a day trip, I will definietly go back to Carcar!

Only if I can .... But if not... I can always eat the other lechon in the city.  Will make do with either CNT or Rico's.

When we got back to Cebu city, we had our merienda at Majestic.

Beef steamed rice for Pinky.


Pork steamed rice for me


And sio mai, again.

I had my usual vanilla while Pinky ordered the Ube flavored snow ice halo halo.


We were quite tired from our trip so we just had Vietnamese soup at Phat Pho, Crossroads for dinner.

Pinky had the Pho Bo.


I ordered the Pho Bo Bue(?).


It was so spicy! Gumuguhit! I could not take it, I asked them to drain the soup and replace it with ordinary broth.

This concludes my eating story with Pinky.  She had to leave for the airport the next day.

I am used to travelling by myself but when I woke up and looked around, I was alone. I felt the loss of my travelling companion.

I was sad for a bit but it did not last long because when I got out of bed, my eating clock started ticking again!

Thank you Pinky for spending time with me.  


I was so happy I was there for you when you needed me most!

You can always count on me!

Don't worry, you did not spoil my appetite! As you can see.... I still ate a lot and often!

Love you, my friend!

Next.... Eat O'Clock in Cebu Part 2 

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