Pieces of cacao beans that are made for Tablea

Tablea: The Best Hot Chocolate for Cebuanos

Tablea is a popular ingredient used in many Filipino delicacies. Photo courtesy of Leonard Asuque on Unsplash They say if you want instant comfort, just add chocolate.  In fact, many popular delicacies in the Philippines are made with chocolate because of one important ingredient: tablea.  Tablea refers to the chocolate disk-shaped tablets made from locally sourced cacao. When dissolved, these tablets

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piece of Ginabot

Ginabot: Cebu’s Exotic and Budget-Friendly Pork Rinds

Ginabot refers to the fatty pork rinds sold at several streetside eateries in Cebu. Cebuano foodies will tell you that nothing is more authentic about the island’s culinary culture than the pungko-pungko: roadside eateries with tupperwares full of greasy and delicious fried food.  Among the many fried foods inside these tupperwares are flower-shaped pork rinds that are a perennial favorite

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A bowl of Larang

Larang: A Must-Try Exotic Seafood Dish in Cebu

Larang is a fish stew that is made with a coconut-milk based broth. (Photo courtesy of No Problem STK Facebook page) Cebu is, without a doubt, a seafood haven.  Sutukil dishes have inspired countless restaurants around the island, giving customers three different ways to enjoy their favorite seafood meals. However, this popular concept is notable not just for the three

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Pieces of puso stacked

The Fascinating History of Puso in Cebu

Puso is a famous delicacy that Cebuanos love to pair with various Filipino dishes. Many Cebu street food stalls and small-scale eateries are known for selling the famous puso. This diamond-shaped delicacy is the go-to choice to pair with any pork, beef, chicken, or seafood dish, thanks to its affordable price and value. This is made by putting rice inside

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Collage of famous Cebuano dishes

Irresistible Cebuano Dishes You Should Try at Least Once

Which Filipino dishes do you think scream Cebuano? Of all the scrumptious Filipino dishes in the Philippines, which ones scream Cebuano? The Queen City of the South is a haven for Filipino restaurants, but it may be difficult to distinguish which dish or delicacy is originally from Cebu. The island is one of the oldest settlements in the country and

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Wide shot of the Big Brain, a Tuslob Buwa restaurant in Kasambagan

Tuslob Buwa and Street Food at Big Brain

Try some flavorful tuslob buwa at Big Brain in Kasambagan, Cebu City. Filipinos are very resourceful with their food. Many delicacies from the Philippines are made from unusual ingredients like animals’ internal organs, and among them is a Cebuano specialty that has become a rather famous food trip favorite.  Tuslob Buwa is a bubbly gravy-like substance made out of a

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