Restaurant: Everything Yummy
Address: Piazza Elesia, Talamban Road, Cebu City 6000
Contact Number: +639178998669 | +63 32 4065678
Food: American ribs
Mode of Payment: Cash
Text and Photos by Andrew “Doyzkie” Buenaviaje
Everything Yummy takes their ribs seriously. The overnight marinating, 3 hours of cooking and then the grilling is a labor of love that makes Everything Yummy’s American Ribs oh so tender, oh so yummy and yearned by many. Started with giving slabs of their own recipe of American ribs to friends during the holidays, owner Mr. Hans Congmon and his partner then started getting orders from friends, friends of friends, and with Facebook’s help, they got orders outside their social circle, cooking the ribs at their home in Mandaue. The rapid rise of Everything Yummy’s list of clientele and patrons made owners decide to open a physical restaurant, thus the humble restaurant in Talamban seating 15 customers was set in motion just October of last year . Though the original plan was to mainly just “Ribs-for-delivery”, yet hungry customers just keep on pouring and dining in for those ribs.
Arrived at 6:15pm on a Friday at Everything Yummy, good thing I breezed in before the peak hours which usually starts at 6:30pm and able to take pictures before the place got packed. When you plan on dining for lunch or dinner at Everything Yummy, be sure to call them to reserve a table for you and your friends or else you would be left with no choice but to wait for the customers to clear out the table or have the ribs to go. And be sure to be at Everything Yummy 15 minutes before your time of reservation and not be late or else have the risk of having your table be given to a line of waiting customers. The place gets really packed with regulars and foodies during peak hours but fret not rib lovers, for pretty soon Everything Yummy will be expanding to accommodate more regulars and new customers! The restaurant’s ambiance is warm, intimate and cozy. Simple and no fuzz.
Soft, tender and flavorful ribs smothered in delicious honey barbecue sauce, Everything Yummy’s charcoal grilled American Ribs is the restaurants main attraction. Everything Yummy got great comments from local newspaper and magazine, not to mention great reviews from blogs and recommendations from regulars, saying Everything Yummy Ribs is Cebu’s best charcoal grilled American ribs – and I would agree to that. Owner Mr. Hans Congmon adds that Everything Yummy uses prime cut ribs giving his customers the best that they deserve.
Everything Yummy Lemongrass Inasal is my personal favorite from the restaurant. Drizzle the sauce on the chicken, then take a bite on the crispy chicken skin, then tear the soft juicy zesty tender chicken meat, yum! Inasal given a Cebuano lemongrass twist with sauce made with healthy canola oil, achuete and spices.
Singaporean Pepper Prawns is the owners’ original recipe but a deviation from the original recipe which supposed to be Singaporean Pepper Crabs. But since they can’t find a good supplier of crabs, they opted to try it with prawns and knowing it still tasted good, they added the revised recipe to the menu. I also noticed that the the prawns are deveined, so there would be no gritty or funky taste.
2 of Filipino favorite breakfasts, Everything Yummy gives a dash of their own to their chorizo and corned beef. So what’s special with Everything Yummy’s version of these Filipino favorites? Special Homemade corned beef is made from 100% beef. It is less greasy and is fried until its a bit crunchy but not dry. My brother Edd would love this!
Everything Yummy’s Spanish Chorizo. Chorizo without the skin fried with spices.
And you might be wondering why the owners named the restaurant Everything Yummy, well for the simple reason that they make sure that everything they put on the menu is yummy not just to them but to their customers as well. The menu consist of just a few entrees and had been loved by the owners and their patrons even before the restaurant opened.