I remember when I was still in college where a small cozy bar called “Pipeline” is the place to be when you want to enjoy, hangout and have a drink with your friends, for 12 years, Pipeline is still kicking and it is the preferred destination by many here in Cebu, it is probably one of the oldest running Cebu bar and hangout place in Cebu. And now they are moving in Salinas drive (near Metrosports) where they still offer drinks and delicious food for its loyal and new customers. This time they are open for 24hours except Sundays.
The Cebu Pipeline Salinas branch is much more spacious and cooler to hangout since it is an open space and tables are not very close to each other. They also have billiard pool if you prefer to play with your friends.
“It is called Pipeline, because the owner loves to go to the beach and surf and the barrel where the wave is hollow and where the surfers go inside resembles a pipeline”
Aside from their drinks they have a lot of food to offer for a bar, and they have a lot of choices which will keep you come back for more.
One of their dish which is yet to be served to the public is their Crocodile sisig, inspired by the crocodile sisig in Palawan, they make it a way that it is more affordable and delicious as well, and we are not definitely not disapppointed since it is tasty and not too oily nor salty, in fact, you can never tell or see that it is a crocodile made dish.
Then we tried their Breaded Cheese Stick which is a great appetizer for any meals.
One of their best dishes is the Pipeline wingers which best paired with their drinks. The chicken is just cooked right and you can tell that the chicken is freshly cooked from the first bite and not from a frozen one.
If you prefer a spicy alternative, they have the Chucky’s Spicy Wings. The sauce spiciness is just right and best paired with beer 🙂 A great dish to spice things up. The taste is on par with other popular spicy chicken wings place here in Cebu.
Do you know that they also served Carbonara Pasta? it is not common to serve this kind of dish in a bar but they still do for those pasta lovers and want a heavy meal before drinking.
Not only they served Carbonara but spaghetti as well! Heck if your celebrating your birthday in Pipeline, why not order their spaghetti which is taste equally great or better than most fastfood restaurants.
In every bar around town serving drinks, it would not be complete they don’t have pizzas. They served different flavors like the Hawaiian, Italian Sausage and many more. They also serve this is 12 inch and a big 21 inch. Their pizzas tastes really great, the crust is soft and the toppings are fresh and well cooked.
Their drinks are also available which is for me affordable than the other mid to high end bars around Cebu. I mean if you just want a to relax and have a drink with your friends after a long day at work especially if you are near in IT Park then Pipeline is the perfect place fo you.
They have many other dishes to try as well. Aside from their dine in food and drinks. They also deliver their food and pizza right at your doorsteps, they also offer silog meals in the morning or daytime.
Pipeline is still one of the most consistent bar restaurants here in Cebu and they are revamping their offerings that will cater both the loyal and new customers, their food and drinks are great and affordable, place is accessible and no other dramas, just sit, chill, drink and bond with your friends.
Cebu Pipeline Bar
Location: Salinas Drive Lahug (Near Metro Sports)
Pipeline Contact: 233-777
Food stops are getting popular here in Cebu where you can just food establishments are near the road and accessible, it is usually located along the street or in busy areas where people can just come by and have a quick meal instead of going to the malls. One of these is the Makan Ahooy Food Kiosk Cebu.
Located in the busy streets of Salinas Drive Lahug Cebu, across USPF University of Southern Philippines Foundation, where you can easily spot the place, it is like a native restaurant in a hut where you can see different food establishments or tenants in it.
The Place is spacious and the ambiance is great, though they need to get rid of flies though. There are 5 tenants lining up and you can choose dishes and Korean, Filipino, Middle East and Chineses food
One of the tenants is the popular Lasagne Que, they started as an online food stop where they make their known Lasagnas and deliver it per order basis, now they have their first store and still serving the delicious lasagna, so you don’t have to order online and just drop by Makan Ahooy Kiosk and get it your order right away.
If you feel like eating middle east or persian food, then Jacob Shawarma is for you, they served the all time favorite Shawarma and other middle eastern dishes.
If you’re looking for a quick Korean meal and craving for one as well , then Miga Kiling Kiling Restaurant is your choice, serving not only delicious Korean food prepared by experienced cooks making Korean dishes for many years, it is also very affordable compared to other Korean restaurants.
Then there is Mackies Chinoy Street food if you are looking for Chinese food mixed with Filipino cuisine, they served the undisputed Cebuano favorite streetfood dish, the “Ginabot” and “Nghoiong”, their ginabot is huge and is tasty. They also served dimsum food like siomai which is equally good.
Then there is La Moi Food Haus where they serve Filipino dishes and home made meals that will surely feel that you are dining at home, they also have grilled dishes and snacks as well.
Here are some of the dishes you will in Makan Ahooy Food Kiosk (Warning, you might get hungry after viewing 😀 )
Lasagne are wide, flat-shaped pasta, and possibly one of the oldest types of pasta.The word “lasagne”, and, in many non-Italian languages, the singular “lasagna”, can also refer to a dish made with several layers of lasagne sheets alternated with sauces and various other ingredients. -Wiki
Gimbap or kimbap is a Korean dish made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in gim (sheets of dried laver seaweed) and served in bite-size slices. Gimbap is often eaten during picnics or outdoor events, or as a light lunch, served with danmuji or kimchi. -Wiki
If you are staying or working near IT Park or even a student who wants to have a quick food stop with your family and friends then Makan Ahooy Cebu is perfect where you can enjoy different variety and high quality food at affordable price.
Makan Ahooy Food Kiosk Cebu
Location: Salinas Drive (Across USPF Lahug)
Restaurants these days can offer you a lot of choices when it comes to food, while some are also selling concept aside from their dishes. And that’s what Rodeo Grill is offering to its customers.
If you have been to their restaurant (Located in SM City Cebu), just getting inside the place, you can immediately tell that they are a Wild West themed establishment, a cowboy theme for some. It is a Cebuano based restaurant which is also owned by a Cebuano.
There is also in the culture inside the restaurant which is unique. Their waiters are called partners and their boss are called Sheriffs which is quite fun to know. It also improves their customer service by having the passion of doing the cowboy themed ambiance.
They offer dishes that are mostly meat and sizzlers which is popular in the wild west. Since they are here in Cebu, they have to balance between making the food western style and having the traditional flavors Filipino like or used to eat. For Cebuanos its more salty while in Manila its more sweet.
For their food, they have a lot of choices to choose from. They have sizzlers, baby back ribs, drinks and desserts. Their chefs are also well trained in making these dishes. In fact, their head chef was a former chef in Doha serving the King.
What I like about their food is that it is served hot and fresh. One of my favorite is their baby back ribs which they confidently told us that it is the best in town even better than those popular restaurants serving baby back ribs (Casa Verde) which is quite true when I tried it. Just hope they will be consistent in having a great taste food.
The food presentation is also good as it is served with their grilling plate if you’re ordering their sizzling dishes.
They make comfort food the makes you feel at home which they maintain that flavor Filipinos like. They also served alcoholic beverages like beer but they only served it to foreigners since they are the customers who mostly ask for beer beside their food. They also wanted it to be more family and barkada friendly for Filipino customers.
Aside from main dishes, they also serve desserts, they have this Mango Ice Box Cake, which is popularly know here as Mango Float, it was actually great and the mango is sweet which just melt in your mouth with the cream.
I was not expecting to see a Blueberry cheesecake in the menu but I was luck to try it, not only it looks good but tasted good as well.
Then there’s the Choco Bang Bang which is a brownie filled with ice cream, which is just heavenly in the taste buds. Hope their serving size improves 🙂
Overall, it was a great dining experience, it feels like your in the Wild West while eating their food and still maintain that local taste and flavor that well balanced and definitely will satisfy your hunger while experience something new and unique. I definitely recommend Rodeo Grill restaurant for those who loves meat and wants to feel a cowboy in a day 🙂
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/rodeo.grill.9
One of the know and oldest Lechon restaurants here in Cebu is Tatangs Extra Crispy and Boneless lechon. Their main branch is located in Wilson Street Lahug Cebu City. The place has a small dining area probably becausre their focus is more on the take out orders.
They offer mainly lechon. But this time they have their own version of lechon wraps where lechon slices are placed in taco wraps similar to shawarma style wrap. Though you need the lechon meat to be boneless meaning you have to choose the lechon belly as the wrap filling, you can put other veggies and herbs in the wraps according to your preference.
My favorite is their spicy lechon belly where you almost don’t need any sauce to eat the tasty lechon. The meat is evenly cooked and the lechon skin is crispy and spicy as well.
A popular pinoy dish is the sisig and they have the lechon version of it, though it can be too oily and fatty for some, it is one of the best sisig I’ve tried. Just watch you intake for your cholesterol count 🙂
If you love chicharon they you will also love this cripsy lechon version of it where instead of the fat and skin, the meat is minced and cooked to get that crispy chips like texture where you can just enjoy eating it without rice.
When you speak of lechon, there will be always be the ‘Dinuguan’ dish which is a popular Filipino dish, some called it the blood porridge.
One of my favorite is their Pork Kare Kare where big chunks of pork meat are cooked to perfection which tastes like your traditional Kare-kare.
Overall, their lechon is good, especially the spicy lechon belly. The lechon wrapp is a unique addition & the lechon kare-kare is a must try. Just watch your cholesterol and bp level before and after eating 🙂
Phone numberCEBU- 032 316 4719 or 0916 226 9946 or 032 4063873 MANILA-09178814411
The Seafood Island Boodle Feast is first of its kind, creatively re-inventing the way ‘Filipino food bundles for groups’ are created and presented – a trend adapted by most of the other Filipino grill concepts soon thereafter.
BSI Boodle feasts provide customers with a wide array of their Island-Inspired Filipino dishes in a food setting that is perfect for sharing and promotes a literal “bonding” experience – families and friends sharing island-inspired seafood, eating directly from the same big – banana leaf lined boodle tray, where celebratory food is uniquely laid out – where eating with one’s hands is encouraged.
Seafood Bonding Extreme! – Seafood Island offers the best seafood dining experience!
BSI offers Live Seafood choices through Paluto – BSI dishes are made from the freshest catch of the day (live fish, crabs) ensuring excellence in taste and quality. Aside from this, one of the things to look forward to in dining in Cebu branch is that it has a great selection of Crab dishes that will surely satisfy your craving. To name a few, crab items include Szechuan crab, Crab Lilian, Crab Maritess and many more.
You’ve never really ‘Bonded’ until you’ve celebrated with a BSI Boodle Feast! – A get-together with a Boodle Feast is sure to be a most memorable celebration – the kind that makes for ‘photo moments’ and ‘FB Posts’!
Seafood Island Cebu opens its door to Cebuano patrons last December 11, 2013 at the 4th floor of Ayala Center Cebu. Grateful for its humble success, Seafood Island Cebu is expanding by opening its 2nd Cebu store located at Rainforest Park, Mabolo Cebu this September.
Birthday celebration with family and friends are always at its best bonding moment and dining experience at Seafood Island Cebu. Enjoy Free Seafood Island Mug when you celebrate your birthday with us. Continue to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more store and marketing updates.
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Street food is very common here in Cebu, almost all of us tried at least one in various places whether be a travelling stall, grill station or even a simple taho vendor passing buy. If you want to experience street food in a less hassle way in an air conditioned place then Curbside Cebu is the place to be.
Located along Banilad road across bright academy beside Sinangag station (Beside Sushi Boy). You will immediately recognize the small place with its bright sign logo & see through glass windows.
The place is not that spacious, I estimated it to fit perhaps 13-15 people. The setup is unique & artistic which features different streets in Cebu in their walls and jeepney signs, you can recognized these if you are residing in Cebu City & has done commuting in jeepneys.
Their dishes consist of mainly Filipino foods particularly in the street food category like barbeque, puso (hanging rice). chicharon bulaklak, dinuguan, lumpia, kaldereta kanding(goat), paklay etc.
They also have value meals if you are in a tight budget & you will have the variety of options to choose from. Prices range from 70-150 pesos in their value meals. You can look at their walls which has the picture of the dishes.
One of the unique features of the food place is their utensils specifically in their plates which are all stainless steel. Which looks more presentable & consistent in terms of presentation & look.
We ordered their meal #2 & meal #8 & Dinuguan. What I like is their chicharon bulaklak which is very good & their dinuguan is great as well & highly recommended. Their food is served fresh & hot so the quality of their food is high for a street food.
Overall, its is a great street food dining experience in an air conditioned place & comfortable setup, place is lively & colorful & service is prompt & accomodating & food is higher than your average street food or carenderia.
I came to visit this small restaurant due to its active promotion through online especially in FB. It actually worked since I got to experience their food. Located in a seemingly inner part of a large lot beside Elizabeth Mall Cebu, Rodeo Grill Cebu is one of the new grill establishment right in the center of the Queen of the South.
As stated in its name, they offer mostly grilled dishes and purely meat choices. They have only few food choices and barely a single themed setup. The exterior of the store is somewhat like a small wooden cabin located in the spacious vacant lot, the surroundings are not yet landscaped but great for those who want a good parking space.
The interior is theme like the western cowboy like. With the wooden tables and chairs just like a cowboy tavern , the waiters/waitresses wear a striped polo as uniform similar to a cowboy or a country singer 🙂 Place is small, cozy and clean. Inside is an airconditioned part and they also have tables outside which I don’t recommend because it is hot except when their are no vacant tables inside.
Rodeo Grill Cebu
We ordered one of their specialty, their Cowboy Meals which includes the Rodeo Grill Cebu Lechon de Cebu price at 149 pesos. It is a complete meal with Cebu lechon and rice. The taste is good and the lechon is a typical Cebu lechon flavour which is great.
Next is their Paolo’s Porky Pistols priced at 99 pesos, it is a two barbeque meal with rice, it is actually affordable for a meal with two big sized barbeque meat. It is tasty and rightfully cooked to its texture.
Next their all time favorite, the Geronimos sizzling pochero. One of the best sizzling pochero I have tasted (tried it before at Manggahan Cebu ) serving is ok and the gravy is really good. You can almost scraped the remaining gravy sauce in your spoon. The pochero meat is just right in the mouth and not too soft.
Overall it is a gastro appetizing experience, price is just right for the common employee, I even see lots of students dining at Rodeo Grill Cebu, it is also a good place if you want to take your special someone here especially if both of you are into food and that’s exactly what I did 🙂
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The newly opened Choobi Choobi Native Restaurant opens its door to the public at Parkmall Mandaue Cebu. Another restaurant for the seafood lovers out there especially who loves shrimps and prawns at a very affordable price.
“The name Choobi Choobi was inspired by my grandfather who, after eating a great meal, would say choobi choobi,” said owner Stan Tanchan. “It’s a Chinese word that loosely translates to ‘lingaw lingaw’ in Cebuano.
Choobi Choobi is a family oriented restaurant that offers good food at reasonable prices, which is what the typical Cebuano wants. We want everyone to experience the joy of eating without having to worry about the price.” Choobi Choobi offers mostly Filipino food and the owner has their own farm to always provide the freshest seafoods like prawns and shrimps, as well as organic vegetables and free-ranging chickens. The famiy’s
It comes as no surprise then that the house specialty is the ‘Shrimp In the Bag’, which is one pound of fresh shrimp plus sweet com on the cob in five different sauces priced at P350.00. Customers can choose between butter gariic, sauteed in garlic, spicy gata, mild & spicy Choobi sauce, or the extra spicy whaahl sauce.
“Another specialty I am very fond of is the ‘Lola Pepang’s Fried Manok BisdakV Tanchan continued. “This was my great-grandmother’s recipe and is served at family gatherings until now.” Choobi Choobi has also spiced up its menu by offering new twists to all-time favorites.
“We also cook Cebuano favourites in new ways, such as the fried adobong kanding, the crispy balbacua, and a special stuffed squid,” said Tanchan. “Our customers are really enjoying these dishes, and it looks like these will be a mainstay in our menu.”
Other Choobi Choohi species include the Choobi pata. belly dance, okiname tuna belly okiname tuna panga. grilled pompano. and the Choobi house blend iced tea.
They have plans in expanding in Ayala Center Cebu in the future. They also cater receptions, parties and other occasions.
Choobi Choobi Native Restaurant
Choobi Choobi Restaurant
Opening Hours: 11:00AM to 10:00PM.
Contact number: 422-8686
One of the most popular restaurant in Davao is finally here in Cebu, the Penong’s Restaurant Cebu, joining the array of grilled food restaurants here in the Queen City in the South. Their popularity even reach here and is one of the awaited restaurant to open here. Finally, I had the chance to visit the place myself which is located along Escario Street. You cannot miss the place as it is along the road with their huge logo sign.