Archives November 19, 2011

Shamcey Supsup at Coffee Dream

Coffee Dream Banawa

Local brew “Coffee Dream” has been very aggressive this year and is definitely going stronger as it turned 15. Adding another address in their Cebu branches, Coffee Dream at Paseo Arcenas Banawa is a two-floor coffee shop with cozy interiors, quiet and serene indoor setting perfect for meetings, studying and gatherings with an al fresco area great for chilling out. Coffee Dream does not just boast about their coffees but the pastries and food as well. Adding to the chill thrill factor at Coffee Dream Banawa, are wines and premium beers only available at this branch, if your into just hanging out at the al fresco area of the coffee shop while  listening to feel good music.

Coffee Dream Banawa

The branch opening was graced by beauty queen, Ms. Shamcey Supsup with Cebuana beauties  Karla Henry, Anna Maris Igpit and Sian Maynard.

Shamcey Supsup at Coffee Dream

Anna Maris igpit, ABS CBN's Adrian Diongzon and Ms. Earth Karla Henry

Shamcey with Kyth Foundation Kids

 

Glen Socco

The 15th year anniversary also discussed on how Coffee Dream has been giving back to the community through Kythe Foundation.

Coffee Dream 15 year celebration ended with the lighting of sky lanterns

15th year celebration of the Coffee Dream was then wrapped up with the lighting of sky lanterns. 🙂

Cebu’s Top 5 Favorite Lechons

Cebu takes pride for having one of the country’s tastiest lechons. And to find out which lechon house is the best, we asked our followers this question:  “What is your Favorite Lechon in Cebu” (poll was made via Facebook Questions)

The votes from lechon lovers determined iLuvCebu’s top 5 lechon houses in the metro.

And the Top 5 Favorite Lechon in Cebu are:

Top 5: Ayer Lechon

Ayer Lechon has 2 branches:

I2 Asiatown I.T. Park and Mactan International Airport

Telephone Number: 231 7615 / 268 0327 / 09228268133

Ayers Lechon

 

Top 4: Chona’s Lechon in Talisay

Talisay City is Cebu’s Inasal Capital and I have heard lots about Talisay’s lechon- them being tasty and juicy. Though I personally haven’t tried any lechon from any roast house in Talisay City or the 4th place on this lechon poll, but will soon and definitely will find out more information about the 4th placer on our Cebu’s Top 5 Lechon Favorites: Chona’s Lechon and lechons in Talisay.

Top 2 &3: Rico’s and Alejo’s Lechon

Rico’s Lechon is known for their spicy lechon and would personally recommend this for it is on my list of my favorite lechons in Cebu. For orders and reservations,  call: (032) 344-0119;(032)345-5688; telefax: (032) 344-1343 cellphone numbers: 0917 4072033 and 09086069641

Rico’s Spicy Lechon

Sharing the 2nd and 3rd place with Rico’s Lechon is Alejo’s Lechon. I havent tried Alejo’s yet but would definitely add this on my list.  For Orders Call them at. # +63.32.261-8575 | +63.32.261-9162. Address: Labangon Salvador Extension Cebu City Cebu

Alejos Lechon

And on our TOP 1 is  CnT Lechon!

CnT Lechon

iLuvCebu.com Team with Tuxedo team

Juicy and tasty meat,  golden crisp skin = Lechon Perfection! iLuvCebu.com team and Team Tuxedo Manila definitely agree with the poll results- CnT is definitely number 1 on our list! One of the factors that CnT is number 1 is that they have several restaurants, where its easier for tourists and locals to dine in, not that fancy but it sets the mood for a perfect Cebuano get together. Though I personally have experienced several awful incidents with lechon attendants in their North Reclamation branch but the lechon sets a good mood feel. On the other hand, their Guadalupe branch is very commendable and would be the best way to experience CnT: great lechon with courteous and accommodating waitresses.  CnT is also available at Ayala Center Food Choices and SM Supermarket which make it easier for lechon lovers to satisfy their lechon cravings! Other CnT Branches are at the North reclamation Area (across SM) and CnT Lechon  1377 Rama Ave, Guadalupe, Cebu City. You may call 6332) 254-4249, (6332) 254-6641 for inquiries and reservations.

 

Thank you to all 232 people who participated in the poll!

Top 5 best Lechon Poll

Sumo Sam: Fresh take on Japanese Cuisine

Since the day Sumo Sam opened in Cebu, I was really captivated with the cozy and chill set-up of the couches outside the restaurant. I have to be honest but I have not been, tasted or even heard of Sumo Sam until it opened here in Cebu. It was the eve of Halloween and iLuvCebu.com Team was so busy with all the preparation for Cosplay HD (a cosplay event we produced with Ayala Center Cebu, Cedf-IT and Cebu Business Park) and our guests who are Elite Cosplay Team from Manila – Tuxedo Team who totally loves Japanese food and iLuvCebu.com Team was also craving for some Japanese goodness and refreshing green tea (which by the way is available and is REFILLABLE/Bottomless at Sumo Sam Cebu, Awesooooome!) so we decided to eat at the new Japanese restaurant at The Terraces, Sumo Sam.

Getting cool and cozy at Sumo Sam - Photo by Sumo Sam Cebu

Sumo Sam Cebu

 

Team Tuxedo enjoying Sumo Sam

Interiors are modern Japanese with warm and urbane lights.

Interiors at Sumo Sam

 

Cool condiment saucer

 

I have to commend the attendants for being polite, attentive and fast! And the food at Sumo Sam is uniquely Japanese. What I have noticed is that for every dish I have tasted at Sumo Sam, they do not  have the same taste with the dishes I have eaten at any Japanese restaurants here in Cebu- I guess they added some unique Sumo Samness in very dish on the menu. Which I guess is a good thing – like for me I sooo love California Maki and I could devour 2 rolls in one sitting ( yeah yeah , I know am such a peehg, :P)  and Sumo Sam‘s version has all the key ingredients with  a little bit smokey twist which was really appetizing that you’d crave for again and again.

Sumo Sam Sampler

 

Bota Yakiniku

Check Sumo Sam out at The Terraces at Ayala Center Cebu! iLuvCebu.com team would like to thank our beautiful and wonderful host Ms. Shanna Lopez for taking care and entertaining iLuvCebu.com Team and Team Tuxedo of Manila during our dinner.

iLuvCebu.com Team, Team Tuxedo and Ms. Shanna Lopez of Sumo Sam Cebu