5 Intimate Places to Dine in Cebu

Still can’t decide where to dine for Valentine’s Day? Cupid certainly had created a lot of problems for the guys every February from gifts to dates. Since this day is somewhat special for love birds and falls on a working day, here are intimate dining places found in Metro Cebu that you might want to consider:

  1. Cul De Sac

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A restaurant found inside Santo Nino village. They are not that full always but that doesn’t mean that they don’t serve good food. With less than Php 1,000.00, you can already experience a formal semi-fine dining set up. Food selections are definitely recommended by several diners who have dined here.

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5 Intimate Places to Dine in Cebu

SKILLET: Your Modern Japanese Fusion Cafe & Bistro

Unique flavors inspired from the fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine is the stronghold for Skillet Japanese Café and Bistro. Led by their chef, Masaki Tsuji, Skillet has successfully fused not only Japanese and Western Cuisine but also Asian cuisine.

Fortunately, we were invited to try their newly-crafted dessert which we will share shortly. Varied appetizers were served before the main dessert. The appetizers were very succulent and were plated to spice up your appetite. We’ve had their Bangbang Chicken, Sisig Quesadilla, Smoked Salmon, Onion Gratin Soup, and Caprese with Basil Miso Soup.

Appetizers-at-Skillet-Bistro

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SKILLET: Your Modern Japanese Fusion Cafe & Bistro

MASTER PO: Home of the Best Chinese Comfort Food

Master Po recently opened last November 23, 2016 and is having their grand opening today! They serve a variety of budget-friendly Chinese comfort food. When you say Chinese food, some would definitely think about a variety of dim sum, but Master Po isn’t the usual fast food restaurant that serves a wide-array of dim sum to satisfy your Chinese cravings.  Find out what Master Po is offering as you read along.

Before talking about Master Po’s food, let’s try to describe their interiors and ambiance that exudes class! If you might have noticed, there are digitized images of children in the walls of Master Po. On the ground floor (the first photo below), those are the kids of the owner, Jan Joan So. The kids on the second floor are the owner’s nephew and niece. Master Po really gives a warm-cozy feeling when you dine.

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MASTER PO: Home of the Best Chinese Comfort Food

Top 5 Favorites at Lava

If you think you have savored every delightful and mouthwatering desserts at Fudge, then you’re wrong. Fudge has another brand for their enchanting sweets and they call it Lava by Fudge – inspired by their all popular dessert Lava Cake. Lava by Fudge is brought about because the Lontok couple have always been invited to different places to bring their restaurant brand. Not all the desserts that you have tried at Fudge are present at Lava or vice versa.

We’ve visited Lava at SM City Cebu, specifically at the second floor of north wing. We’ll try to share this time our top picks of their delectable and innovative desserts as well as delish merienda meals.

  1. Chocolate Chip Lava Cake

A variation of their popular Lava Cake. Their Chocolate Chip Lava Cake has the right amount of chocolate chips that adds more taste to the cake filled with dark chocolate topped with the classic vanilla ice cream. It gives a perfect sensation to your taste buds.

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Top 5 Favorites at Lava

Dong Juan: A Fusion of Western and Filipino Cuisine

Started as a hole in the wall restaurant in Guadalupe in 2007, Dong Juan continuously grew and became one of the prominent restaurants in Cebu known for their burgers, pizza and pasta. Dong Juan gives you that homey and family-friendly ambiance.

Dong Juan offers value for money with their consistent dishes that makes you come back for more. But Dong Juan isn’t limited only to what they are known-for, they have Filipino dishes that are a must-try like their Sisig and their Pochero.

Dong Juan’s menu is a fusion of Western and Filipino cuisine that captures the Filipino palate. For starters, Miss Aubrey Borja, the owner, allowed us to try their Mozzarella Sticks and Chili Wings. The Marinara sauce gives of the Mozzarella Sticks give the sticks that playful flavor of the tomatoes. The Chili Wings, on the other hand, is similar to the buffalo wings but with a twist because of the sesame seeds that adds a nutty and crunch to the wings.

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Mozzarella Sticks & Chili Wings

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Dong Juan: A Fusion of Western and Filipino Cuisine