A Taste of Mandarin: First Authentic Chinese Restaurant in Cebu

Started in 1997, A Taste of Mandarin was the first authentic Chinese Restaurant that came in Cebu with a Chinese chef as their head cook. Owned and operated by the Gaisano for almost three decades. Their Chinese-style cooking originated in Guangzhou which mainly features a sweat and subtle flavor.

RESTAURANT AMBIANCE

A Taste of Mandarin Cebu

A Taste of Mandarin is a Chinese restaurant that is very spacious ideal for group dining. Its interiors brings you to China as it exudes a traditional Chinese restaurant using the red motif. For a more private and intimate dining experience, they have VIP rooms which you can also use.

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A Taste of Mandarin: First Authentic Chinese Restaurant in Cebu

3 Reasons Why You Need to Dine with Your Family at Chik Chow

Chik Chow Food Express Buffet is a Chinese-Filipino buffet restaurant located along Mango Avenue with a spacious parking space and is ideal for group gatherings, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t dine there alone. Chik Chow is actually derived from the name of their son Buchik plus the term “chow” which means to eat. This cozy buffet restaurant’s place is actually the Ancestral Home of the Lims wherein they’ve transformed the ground floor into a buffet restaurant.

Chik Chow Facade

So much with the introduction about Chik Chow, let me give 3 reasons why you need to dine with your family at Chik Chow:

  1. They serve SPECIALTY dishes.

Chik Chow Buffet

Most of Chik Chow’s food selections are actually Mr. Lim’s favorite dishes. Some of these dishes include the Chik Chow Rice, Lengua Estofado, and Roast Pork. For the usual buffet restaurants in Cebu, most of the food selections are the fried dishes which Chik Chow didn’t follow.

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Dine with Your Family at Chik Chow

Pueblo Mexicano: Your Mexican – Latin American Comfort Food Destination

Mexican restaurants back in 2010 in Cebu City were very scarce. This reason inspired current Pueblo Manager, Enzo Nable, to open a Burrito Bar, a small kiosk in Banilad Town Center, because of his cravings for tacos and burritos which he would eat on a weekly basis.

Ambiance

Now, the small Burrito Bar is turned into a casual dining restaurant named Pueblo Mexicano that opened in 2013. Pueblo’s ambiance transports you to a cozy home of a Mexican grandmother with folkloric tapestries drape from multicolored walls. Pueblo boasts of their authentic Mexican dishes because they entirely create them from scratch using herbs straight from the garden.

Pueblo Mexicano Food Selections

Mexican cuisine is combination of indigenous (Indian) and Spanish influences. In Pueblo, you’re going to savor on elegant tamales, or steamed corn masa dumplings stuffed with lechon carnitas and cheese. From their appetizers to desserts, we’ve come up with our top 5 favorites. Continue reading “Pueblo Mexicano: Your Mexican – Latin American Comfort Food Destination”

Pueblo Mexicano: Your Mexican – Latin American Comfort Food Destination

Tim Ho Wan: Michelin-Starred Dim Sum Restaurant

Tim Ho Wan known as the most affordable Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant offers precision and consistency in terms of taste, quality, and value. Their dim sum dishes are handmade-to-order, and not pre-steamed and reheated to retain its intended flavor and texture.

Last March 25, 2017, Tim Ho Wan opened its doors at SM Seaside City Cebu. And we had the chance to be part of the media preview before the official opening of the restaurant. With that, we are privilege enough to individually savor and evaluate Tim Ho Wan’s four heavenly kings. The four heavenly kings are the stars in Tim Ho Wan’s menu which diners would really line for.

The Four Heavenly Kings of Tim Ho Wan

Baked Bun

Baked Bun with BBQ Pork. In simpler terms, this is our local meat roll but a high-class type of meat roll. It is best eaten when it is still hot and fresh from the oven. The bun is definitely soft and similar to a streusel bun’s softness. The pork barbecue filling gives a playful yet balanced sweet and salty flavors. Continue reading “Tim Ho Wan: Michelin-Starred Dim Sum Restaurant”

Tim Ho Wan: Michelin-Starred Dim Sum Restaurant