Choobi Choobi Cebu Seafood Restaurant
Choobi Choobi Native Restaurant opens its doors to the public weeks ago and this time, I had the chance to taste and review some of it. Located in outside Parkmall Mandaue Cebu, they can be easily spotted in building beside Jollibee.
They offer a lot of dishes mostly Filipino foods and the prices are just right for the budget ranges from 80-300php per meal.
First is their main specialty dish, the “Shrimp in a Bag” (literally in a plastic bag 😀 ), in their menu stated that if you haven’t tried this then you haven’t been to Choobi Choobi Seafood Restaurant after all. They served it in regular and spicy, tried their spicy and it is indeed a flavorful dish, the shrimp is properly blended with the ingredients and spices that pops out the flavour in it when you peel of its skin(scales?) 😀
I wish they could serve ready to eat, I mean already peeled of skin/scales and not anymore peeled it manually and just pick it up and eat it right away. But it is still a good shrimp dish.
Their Tuna belly is also good, presentation is great and taste is your usual grilled fish. Nothing more to say really but it is a decent grilled fish dish.
“Pompanos are marine fishes in the Trachinotus genus of the Carangidae family. Pompano may also refer to various other, similarly shaped members of Carangidae, or the order Perciformes”.
This is one of their best fish dish so far, though the quantity is only small, it tastes really great and it is properly cooked grilled with the right mixture of ingredients, the fish is also fresh from its texture.
Their stir fried morning glory (chinese kangkong) is an interesting dish, I thought it is some kind of grass, but actually a vegetable similar to kangkong only thinner which is proven by its taste which is similar. A good vegetable treat and a healthy option if you have too much meat in your table 😀
The crispy adobong kanding (fried goat meat) is another interesting dish because only few restaurants here in Cebu offers goat meat, which is popular mostly in carenderias (small food stalls). Some like it, some don’t but for this dish it is actually very good, though quantity is small (I just remembered a certain Kanding Restaurant) still a must try if you haven’t tried kanding/goat meat
Choobi Pata is their version of Crispy pat but this is my least favorite dish here, maybe since I have tried a lot of Crispy Pata already from different restaurants which is actually very good, this one does not meet my expectation. It doesn’t not taste bad but it is not the best so this one needs improvement in overall aspect.
Their grilled pork is good, I like the presentation especially with the sesame seed on top, you can also taste the sweet flavored sauce which added to the distinct taste of the grilled meat. This is a must try.
Their version of lechon manok aka Lola Pepang’s Fried Manok is a family recipe passed on for 4 generations which also good in terms of taste and flavor, the presentation looks like just your ordinary lechon manok dish but it is a great chicken dish.
Overall, it was a good dining experience combined with the open view in the place. It is good for family dining and team bonding (eating) and for those who love shrimp, seafood and other native Filipino dishes