When you visit a new restaurant, you always want to find something unique and memorable in it, not only on terms of food taste & flavor but in overall presentation of the dish & the satisfaction of the experience itself, one new restaurant worth visiting.
Located in the newest food district hub in City Times Square Mandaue Cebu (Beside Parkmall Madaue) where it is one of the pioneering restaurant that opened there. Located beside the Korean Pancake House that was not yet finished the time we went there. The place looks like a Chinese resto when you see its exterior desigb, but they actually serve Filipino dishes mixed with a little bit of Asian style cooking.
The lemon Chicken is one of my favorite which the taste really blends with the lemon with the right sweetness and texture, I definitely recommend it when you dine in .
Their kinilaw is great and capture the authentic way of making kinilaw.
Overall, it is a great dining experience, I recommend dining in with family and group of persons.
To celebrate the local dish, along with the history, art and skill that goes into the Cebuano Lechon, The Mactan Newtown, in partnership with the City Government of Lapu-Lapu, is hosting its first ever Lechon Festival.
Running from July 22 to August 13 at the Mactan Alfresco, a 500-seater dining hall inspired by Singaporean hawker centers inside the 30-hectare township, the grand food festivity gathers Cebu’s top lechon-makers in a three-week long celebration aimed at giving tourists and local folks alike a genuine Cebuano gastronomic and cultural experience.
“This festival really puts the spotlight on the Cebu lechon, a world-class and truly Filipino dish hailed by many as the world’s best pork dish. We have gathered Cebu’s finest lechon-makers in Mactan Alfresco as we look to share this unique culinary experience to local and foreign tourists, while immersing them to the rich Cebuano culture through cultural performances and fun activities,” says Kevin Tan , senior vice president and head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.
A wide selection of lechon dishes from Cebu’s top lechon-makers plus amazing deals on the Cebuano delicacy will greet guests at Mactan Alfresco during the festival’s run, while live entertainment featuring musical and cultural performances will provide an added treat to dining guests every evening.
Mactan Alfresco is also offering an even more immersive way of experiencing the world-famous delicacy through its very own Lechon Pit. Guests can witness firsthand how the lechon is made—from seasoning to roasting at the coal pit to being chopped and served on their own plates. To learn more about the history of Cebu, educational installations and interactive displays about Lechon will also be placed around in the venue.
The celebration kicks up a notch on July 29 and 30, where guests can take part in traditional Filipino games like habulang biik, pabitin, palo sebo and more, and bring home exciting treats and prizes.
Meanwhile, another must-see culinary spectacle awaits guests on August 3, at the Lechon Cooking demonstration, where Cebu’s finest lechon-makers are expected to battle it out for a chance to be hailed as the province’s best.
Highlighting the festival is the much-awaited Grand Lechon Parade, happening on August 4. Culinary schools and representatives from barangays will also take part in cooking demos featuring different and never-seen-before Lechon recipes. To further boost the festive mood, a street dance competition and live performances will also be held at the venue.
The Mactan Newtown is a 30-hectare township development that has its own beachfront. Located along the M.L. Quezon National Highway (also known as the Mactan Island Circumferential Road) and a few minutes away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, The Mactan Newtown is home to award-winning residential condominium and office towers, shops, schools, hotels, mall, and commercial hubs, as well as leisure and recreational facilities.
The rewarding experience of sharing a feast is just one of the many perks of cooking especially for Filipinos, and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil ambassador Chef Donita Rose happily shares her passion in cooking at the last stop of her Regional Festival Tour in the Sinulog Festival,
Celebrating through colorful dance rituals and processions to recall the Filipino’s paganism and the country that is being held every third Sunday of January. And to add more colors to the festival in Cebu, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is proud to bring Chef Donita Rose for a live cooking demo show during the hype of the festival.
The celebrity chef, together with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, is currently doing a series of festival cooking demos around the country. And as part of the last leg of her nationwide tour, there will be a cooking extravaganza at SM City Cebu Event Center on January 14, at 6:00 PM.
Chef Donita will prepare Popiah, a vegetable spring roll which is very famous in Cebu, while adding her own twist to the recipe using here cooking techniques and unique fresh ingredients from the Queen City of the South.
Aside from getting cooking tips from the celebrity chef, Cebu mommies and foodies will get a chance to try the dish made by Chef Donita during the mall show. Alongside with it, they may also join in several games prepared by Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil an d win exciting prizes..
“The Cebuanos, with their wide array of food cuisines, really love to eat particularly during the week long festival of Sinulog. Our culture is practically centered on food which brings families closer, so we should be aware of how we prepare the food and what ingredients we use for the ishes we serve” said Donita.
Chef Donita also wants to help Cebuanos to prepare delicious dishes using their harvest, and making it heart healthy with the use of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil.
“We Must always be conscious that the ingredients we use should be good for the heart, like jolly Heart Mate Canola oil which contains the lowest ampunt of bad fats(saturated fats), but packs in the good kind like omega 3 and 6” Donita Shared.
Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil also contains vitamin A an has a pale golen color,light texture an neutral taste that makes it goo for all kinds of cooking. Aside from being verstaile, it also has one of the highest smoking points which make it ideal for frying.
“We are very happy that Donita continues to be the brand ambassador of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil” She easily connects well with her audience given here lively personality lifestyle by using a healthy oil like Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil in all the dishes we cook at home and especially in festivals such as the Sinulog”. added Zen Prudentino, Fly Ace Corporation Senior Product Manager for Jolly Heart Mate Canola oil
After the last leg of her nationwide tour, Donita will continue to share her cooking tips an recipes through various events this year. For more information on Chef Donita’s next event with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, visit their facebook page on www.facebook.com/JollyHeartMateCanolaOil
Are you looking for new a restaurant free from the busy streets in the City or just want to hangout and dine aside from the usual mall restaurants? then Third Degree Charred Bar and Grill Cebu is the perfect place for you.
The name Charred in Third Degree Charred Restaurant comes from the owners name Richard (Charred).
Located along Quano Avenue, Third Degree Charred Bar and Grill Restaurant is an outdoor dining place where you have the view outside the venue. They can accommodate up to 60 persons and accept exclusive usage of the place for events, parties etc.
The place is cozy, since it is a semi outdoor type, it is perfect for chilling out with your drinking buddies as well as eating their delicious food. They have also plans in putting a small band in the corner to add a lively ambiance in the place.
They have a lot choices in the menu, you can choose according to your preference.
For their food, they mainly serve Filipino with Chinese Fusion cuisine. Though most of the their dishes are grilled which you can see right in the venue itself.
The Crispy Pata is also well cooked from all sides, meat is tender, it is not that oily even though it is deep fried and just taste as good as other crispy patas.
If you are not into pork or chicken, then you can order their tunga panga which is fresh and tasty.
Next ,we tried their pork barbecue, you can tell that it is fresh and juicy from the fact that you can see the actual grilling itself. They are really delicious and recommended if you happen to visit in Third Degree Charred Cebu.
They also serve alcoholic beverages which is good if you want to hangout with your friends and just have a good time.
Aside from grilled and fried dishes they also have the Pork Pochero where you can just enjoy and sip the very tasty soup broiled with the pork bones and meat. Perfect for family and groups of friends who likes Filipino food.
Then their Kinamatisan Kawali which is my favorite of them all. The taste is similar to bicol express with more pork and tomatoes in it which is what I like.
One their appetizers served is the Crispy Kangkong which is quite good to be honest. It’s not too oily and it’s just like eating a chicharon 🙂
Overall, Cebu Third Degree Charred Grill and Bar is a great new place to hangout if you prefer to dine outside malls or the usual bar and grill restaurants. Aside from it is outside the busy traffic streets ,it is also a more private and quiet alternative place to bring your family an friends when you dine here in Cebu.
An early Christmas present awaits to all lechon lovers out there. Cebu’s best lechon place, Rico’s Lechon will conquer central Cebu as they open their newest restaurant on Thursday, December 8, in N. Escario St.
Enrico “Rico” Dionson founder of Rico’s lechon inspiring story where he started working as a “Kristo” (the one who communicates with the bets during cockfighting which is popular here in the Philippines), where after cockfighting is getting lesser , he needs to find a new way to make a living and that where he started in making Lechon. Using his wealthy contacts in his Kristo days he was able to find customers that like his Lechon and started making orders until he was recognized by then President Joseph “Erap” Estrada and that started the popularity of his Lechon.
“Ricos Lechon is the only Lechon maker in the Philippines that got invited personally by a President of the Philippines to make Lechon for him”
Rico’s Lechon opens the door of its third and largest branch ahead of the holiday season. The newest home of the best lechon can now be accessible to Axis Entertainment Avenue, Vibo Place at N. Escario St. just a few minutes away from the Cebu Provincial Capitol.
The brand new hub for all occasion is a two-storey facility that features 100-seating capacity dining area and another 100-seating capacity function room. The expansion does not only cover the venue but the menu as well. Apart from its main attraction, which is their signature lechon, the restaurant also offers a wide array of Filipino dishes.
Enrico “Rico” Dionson, founder and chief executive officer of the chain restaurants, recognized the increasing demand of their lechon and events booking in Mactan and Mabolo branches. Bringing Rico’s Lechon closer to the heart of Cebu City would not only accommodate more customers but also reach out to those who may find it hard to access the first two branches.
Opening this new bigger branch of Rico’s Lechon is one way to say thank you to those who continuously patronize our product. We want to give all Cebuanos and tourists more accessible place to try our best lechon and show them that we have more special dishes to offer as well. Now, friends, colleagues, and families can all come and enjoy.
In February, Rico’s Lechon opened it second restaurant at the Mactan Promenade in Lapu-lapu City. The 90-seater restaurant is just a few meters away from the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA).
Rico’s Lechon in Axis Vibo Place is open daily from 8AM to 10PM for take-out; 10AM to 10PM for dine-in. In addition to dining in and takeout, it is also available for private events. For more information please visit our website www.ricoslechon.com.
The interior design is amazing ,where it feels like home and not that commercialized mall feeling.
This is their 3rd store and Rico’s Lechon have plans in opening a branch in the Southern part of Cebu Soon. For now they have no plans in franchising Rico’s Lechon in order to keep the quality of their lechon and also no plans so far in putting up Ricos Lechon in malls due to some strict compliance.
Ricos Lechon Cebu Contact Number
Whole Lechon Orders
0915 115 0248
Ricos Lechon Mabolo Branch
Ricos Lechon Mactan Branch
Ricos Lechon Escario Branch
Ricos Lechon Order Online
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