There are always new food places popping up in the “Queen City of the South” and here are three new discoveries i found in my last visit.
Me and my cousins decided to have brunch in this quaint cafe in Escario Centrale, called Cafe Sarree.
We started with TORTA which is a pastry that Cebu is known for but Cafe Sarree smothered their torta in butter and cheese and served it warm. Perfect pair to their brewed coffee.
I was craving for EGGS BENEDICT so thats what i ordered. The eggs were properly prepared, the yolks broke when i cut into them and the smoked salmon hit the spot.
My cousins ordered the LAMB ADOBO which was so tender and flavorful and the SOUTHERN STYLE PORK BELLY was savory.
We had the “CHURROS NI LOLA” for dessert. It came with three sauces – deep fried dessert goodness.
Apparently, the BRAZOS DE MERCEDES there was also a must try but we were too full. Something to look forward to on our next visit.
After a good movie, we headed to Abaseria for snacks. Abaseria is a restaurant / pasalubong store. They have artisinal food items from all over the Philippines that the owner personally chooses. The ambiance reminds you of an old filipino house and you immediately feel at home. Plus, while waiting for your food, you can browse the pasalubong offerings from bottled sauces, to flavored salt to custom jewelry to household items. There is definitely some shopping to be done in Abaseria.
I had the CHORIZO SANDWICH which was interesting and they even had ADOBO and HUMBA SANDWICHES.
The definite winner in this place is their DECADENT CHOCOLATE CAKE. It was so good, the kind that brings back good childhood memories.
We also sampled their SUMAN with LATIK and dalandan juice.
This is a great place to bring balikbayans and foreigner friends so they can enjoy true filipino food and hospitality.
For dinner, we decided to try the newly opened Phat Pho in Crossroads. This Vietnamese restaurant has gotten good reviews and for good measure.
The GOI CUN, fresh spring rolls were fresh and delightful appetizers.
The PHO SPECIAL was very flavorful and i dont know why but it made me think of our island in Guimaras.
The ANGUS BEEF SATAY and WOK FRIED NOODLES were flavorful and cooked to perfection.
Phat Pho has an open kitchen and we were entertained by the chefs preparing our meals.
The Vietnamese COFFE DRIP was strong and sweet, just like Vietnamese coffee is supposed to taste.
For dessert, we had the CARAMEL FLAN and the COCONUT CREAM PUFFS.
If you have a sweet tooth, these two cannot be missed. The flan had a very silky texture and the caramel had that sublime burnt sugar taste.
If you are craving for Vietnamese food, this is the place to go. It is not cheap but its worth it.
Before I receive any violent reaction on how much food I posted here, I just want to make things clear that these dishes were SAMPLED by at least 3 – 4 people and not just by myself. Clear?? So, spare me the “fat comments”. Peace out.