On a budget but craving for a good meal that wouldn’t exceed 50php?   We took the 50 Pesos Cebu Meal Challenge and drove around the metro and dined at some of Cebu’s favorite food joints to so see how far our 50php can fill a hungry tummy.


  1. Bradex Steamed Fried Rice

Cebu’s favorite Chibuano (Chinese-Cebuano) rice topping meal “Steamed Rice” got food hacked! Bradex ’s “Steamed Rice” is made with white rice topped with the signature sauce with slices of pork and green peas. It may not taste exactly the same as the Steamed Fried Rice at Tsim Sha Tsui or Harbour City but at half the price, it’s all good.


Bradex Steamed Rice 30php + Sparkle 10php = 40Php

Bradex is at Tisa Labangon and is open 24 hours.

Burpee (Busog Lami) Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Cebu Budget meal No. 2




  1. Siomai sa Tisa

Another Chibuano dimsum favorite that has been well loved by everyone! Siomai sa Tisa is steamed ground pork wrapped in wanton. It’s best dipped in soy and chili sauces and paired with puso.


4 siomai 24Php (6Php each) + 3 Puso 12php (4 Php each) + 10php Sparkle = 46PhP


Siomai sa Tisa is sold in stalls along Tisa Labangon which are open 24 hours.

Burpee (Busog Lami) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Cebu Budget Meal no. 5


  1. Chinese Ngohiong

We went to Domeng’s in Guadalupe but they closed early yesterday so

opted to eat at Chinese Ngohiong near San Carlos Main.

3 Ngohiong 21php (7 each) + 3 Puso 12Php (4 each) + Sparkle 15php = 48Php

Burpee (Busog Lami) Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars


Cebu Budget Meal no. 3




  1. Tagala’s Chicken

Well seasoned, fried crisped really good makes Tagala’s Fried Chicken one of my personal favorite Cebu fried chicken restaurants. And the signature Tagala sauce makes it even better. Plus free crumbs! ^_^

Chicken Belly 24Php (you can choose other parts like drumstick and wings at 28Php) + 2 Puso 8Php (4 each) + 7Up 10Php = 42Php

Burpee (Busog Lami) Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Cebu Budget Meal no. 6



  1. Ginabot sa Fuente

If you’re up for a sinful meal packed with cholesterol and uric acid, then have some ginabot at punko-punko sa Fuente. “Lami gyud ang bawal nuh?” Teehee.

2 Ginabot 24PhP (12 each) + 3 Puso 12Php (4 each) + Sparkle (12Php) = 48Php


Burpee (Busog Lami) Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Cebu Budget Meal No. 4



  1. Larsian Barbecue

Larsian is a foodcourt of Cebuano grilled favorites! And this is where you can find a stick of pork barbecue at just 5php!


4 Barbecue Sticks 20php + 4 Puso 12Php (3Php Each) + Mineral Water 15php = 47Php


Burpee (Busog Lami) Rating: 4.5 out 5 Stars


Cebu Budget Meal 1




Do you have your own list of delicious food meals under 50? Share it with us! We’d love to try ‘em out.