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Manitoba 7th March 2018 10:02 PM

The best of...
 
We all have our favourites.They can be local delicacies or things you miss from home but have found great ones here.

This thread is a place to let others know what you think is the best of class that you have found here.

For me, I like a good north american style burger. All the fast food places sell machine made patties on tasteless buns so I went searching for a home style one. The best I've found so far is Rockfeller's in Greenbelt 3. They have a great BBQ burger and some of the best cole slaw I've tasted.

Pretty good local beer too. I like their dark or the banana beers

Foods, service, views, experiences, what are your favourites here?

expatuk2016 8th March 2018 12:10 AM

I like the US burgers from S&R very big and tasty. Also the coffee granules from Bentonvile.
1 thing i miss is Cider ! Not cider vineger but brewed apple cider such as Strongbow and Magners, but both sold out here ! I prefer cans as they are 500ml bottles 300ml. But as of now SMig apple beer is a good replacement.
I like the Jollibee champ and in south supermarket there is a max burger franchise yummy !

JRB__NW 11th March 2018 06:07 PM

Well I'm a bit of an ethnic foodie and high quality is hard to find in Cebu, even in the big malls. None of these are cheap in Filipino terms (1000-1200p lunch for two, w/o alcohol), but they are really good quality and service (attentive, food comes in proper sequence) and I enjoy each of them at least once a month in order to keep my sanity. Note that my filipina can eat with the kid for a lot less in any of them by sharing, haha.

JRB's short list of outstanding restaurants in Cebu:
Mediterranean/European - Anzani (simply amazing quality, world class)
Greek/Mediterranean - Cyma Greek Taverna (very authentic and excellent quality)
Mexican - Maya (Excellent quality Mexican food, generous portions, dinner only)
Vietnamese - Phat Pho (Excellent. Go to the main one in Crossroads Mall)
Japanese - Azabu (very good, they recently moved, so I haven't been in a while)
German - BoRussia, (1 1/2 hours north of Cebu City in Sogod, excellent, and in a relaxing setting)
Bon Appetit!

expatuk2016 12th March 2018 01:59 AM

For anyone visiting Los Banos and the surrounding provinces.

My foodie places for cheap meals with good service CELS restaurant just outside the Unie entrance .
Food is good and so are their shakes. Average price 200pesos for 3
ELLENS Fried Chicken Lopez avenue branch just a few yards from the crossing food always fresh.
And i love their fried chicken. Average price 150pesos inc pepsi for 3
Bit further afield is SULYAT Restaurant just before San Pablo best cooked cream dory i have had so far and the ambience is great ! Average price 1000 pesos for 4
For chinese food it has to be KING BEE in Nuvali ! Their fried rice YUMMY and i hate rice !
Average price 1200pesos for 4
We order 12 pieces of cordon bleu from a caterer on the national highway for 1000 pesos always freshly cooked
And still warm when we collect it the next day.
I never eat at roadside stands as the little woman wont let me ��

Manitoba 18th March 2018 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by expatuk2016 (Post 14136586)
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1 thing i miss is Cider ! Not cider vineger but brewed apple cider such as Strongbow and Magners, but both sold out here ! I prefer cans as they are 500ml bottles 300ml. But as of now SMig apple beer is a good replacement.
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Ever think of trying Mr Beer kits and making your own? It is not at all difficult or time consuming but might be a little pricey if you have to order from Amazon in the US.

I have found that it is worth it to spend a little extra for something from home that you really miss to make life in a different culture better.

Papaikoutea 27th March 2018 05:57 AM

In Cebu, I found that S&R was probably the only consistently decent food available, but a few months ago they cut the quality of the fried chicken, plus started filling the clam chowder bowls to 70% (or less). After trying dozens of restaurants in the past 20 years, I'd say that home cooking is the only place to find food that's high quality with consistency. The difficult part is sourcing the items needed to produce decent food at home. :)

hogrider 27th March 2018 07:25 AM

One thing I miss here is a good old fashioned crusty loaf of bread, baguette. All of the bread sold in supermarkets has far too much sugar in it and is not crusty.

Gary D 27th March 2018 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by hogrider (Post 14224226)
One thing I miss here is a good old fashioned crusty loaf of bread, baguette. All of the bread sold in supermarkets has far too much sugar in it and is not crusty.

French Bakers do a nice french stick, no sugar and crusty.

Asian Spirit 27th March 2018 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Gary D (Post 14225122)
French Bakers do a nice french stick, no sugar and crusty.

Gary, is that the same as the one in SM City - Clark? I'll have to give it a try.

Gary D 27th March 2018 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Asian Spirit (Post 14225818)
Gary, is that the same as the one in SM City - Clark? I'll have to give it a try.

I assumed they are franchised to SM, we use the SM Pampanga when passing.


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