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The Chocolate Chamber Boutique Cebu is now Open!

The Chocolate Chamber has been producing cocoa confections that have been delighting locals and tourists for some time now.The brand’s earthy and bold cocoa flavor produced from high-quality cacao sourced in Balamban and some parts of the Philippines gives their chocolate creations a distinctive character.

The brand started with their first outlet, Ralfe’s Gourmet (now Casa de Cacao, Cebu) located in Topaz Street Baranggay Kasambagan. With the growing demand for local gourmet chocolate, the chocolatier established another dining outlet in President Quirino Street in the same Baranggay – The Chocolate Chamber. And just a week ago, The Chocolate Chamber Boutique launched at the ground level of Sarrosa Hotel Cebu – the brand’s third chocolatier in Baranggay Kasambagan.

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The Chocolate Chamber Boutique does not only cater to dine-in guests, but also to customers who wish to avail of customized gourmet chocolate products. This branch is still in their soft opening, and serving only sandwiches and the signature hot chocolate for now. They will be serving more food choices after the grand launch scheduled sometime third week of October 2015.

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The Chocolate Chamber Boutique is located at the Ground Floor of Sarrosa Hotel Cebu and is open from 9am to 10PM everyday. For inquiries and reservations at The Chocolate Chamber Boutique, call them at +63917 628 7661.

Tour de Cebu 2015: A 1,000-Kilometer Historic Rally Across the Visayas

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This October 3 to 5, 2015, Cebu’s premier car club, the Performance and Classics Enthusiasts of Cebu (PACE), in cooperation with the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC), will be staging the much awaited 2nd Tour de Cebu, the country’s only 1,000-km historic sports car rally inspired by the notable Mille Miglia event in Italy.

Last year, the event, which was supported by Petron Corporation and Sun Life Financial among many others, gathered 25 beautifully restored historic vehicles, comprised mostly of sports cars owned and driven by key personalities from Cebu and Manila. This second run aims to finally cover both Cebu and the Negros Island Region (Bacolod and Dumaguete cities), with an expected participation of over 35 vehicles. Apart from promoting the enjoyment and preservation of vintage sports cars, Tour de Cebu will also help elevate tourism, as scenic spots in the Visayas will be highlighted.

Tour de Cebu is open to sports cars manufactured in 1972 or older. All entries are subject to technical scrutiny led by a committee. Major factors for passing include authenticity, period correctness, mechanical soundness, and safety.

The official list for eligible sports cars shall be based on a list compiled by the MSCC. PACE grants limited exception for classic, race, or rally cars manufactured on or below the cut-off date of 1972 with high historic value or prestige. Run-off sports car models beyond the manufacturing cut-off of 1972 are allowed pending technical consensus.

In addition to the rally, PACE will be holding a 2-day Concours d’ Elegance from October 2 to 3 at the Montebello Villa Hotel in celebration of the prestigious car club’s 10th anniversary.

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The 2nd Tour de Cebu will once again be sponsored by Petron and Sun Life Financial. It will also be supported by Nissan Cebu, the official lead car provider of Tour de Cebu, and C! Magazine, the official automotive magazine of Tour de Cebu.

For participation or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Sophie delos Santos, Tradeshow International, Inc. President, at 09178132694 or at tourdecebu@gmail.com.

 

Guining Falls, Cebu City

It may not be as majestic as Kawasan in Badian or as mesmerizing as Dao in Samboan but Guining Falls treats its guests with a scenic trek in the Tabonan Forest, a cool intimate private pool and it’s just within Cebu City!

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The trek from Tabunan Barangay Hall to Guining Falls takes about 25 minutes, passing through a coconut plantation and into the inner section of Tabunan forest. Tabonan came from the word “tabon”  or scrubfowl, a bird specie which used to live in concentration in the area. But sadly today, there’s no more sightings of scrubfowls or tabon in Tabonan Forest.

Tabunan/Tabonan is 1 of the 31 barangays comprising the Cebu City Highlands.

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How to get to Guining Falls: 

From Cebu City V-hire Terminal (now located at the back of Compania Maritima Building, SRP), ride a van bound for Balamban. Tell the driver to drop you off at “iskina Barangay Cantipla and Barangay Tabunan/Tabonan” (corner of Barangay Barangay Cantipla and Barangay Tabunan/Tabonan). From there, ride a habal-habal (motorcycle for hire) to Tabunan/Tabonan Barangay Hall.

Be sure to let your habal-habal driver wait for you until you are done trekking, because he’ll be your only way to get back to the main road. Then instruct your driver to drop you off in Busay, just at the foot of Mountain View Resort/ Lantaw Restaurant. From there, you can ride a jeepney or another habal-habal to JY Square.

Note: Before hopping on to a Habal-habal, be sure that you have negotiated the fare for the trip. The trip is from the corner of Barangay Cantipla/ Barangay Tabunan to Tabunan Barangay Hall in Tabunan, then to Busay. Habal-habal fare for this trip starts at 500php for 2 people.

Before heading to Guining Falls, you can call Cebu City Tourism Commission at (63) (32) 412-4355 to ask for the phone number for Tabunan Barangay Hall to hire a guide for the trek towards falls.

You can also drop by at Betty’s Botanical Garden in Barangay Cantipla before heading back to the city.

NOTE: The Habal-habal ride to Tabunan is a bit challenging and steep, so for adventure newbies you might want to save this trip for later. 🙂

If you plan in driving to Guining, there are parking spaces available at the barangay multi purpose hall. Vans and 4X4 cars are recommended for this trip. Cars and lowered vehicles are not advisable to drive through the terrain.

For all weekends of September 2015, Cebu City Tourism Commission has set special Cebu City Highland Tours. Read more about it here: http://www.iluvcebu.com/cebu-city-tourism-launches-highlands-adventure/

Brique’s 6 comfort food additions by Chef Noel Dela Rama

Brique Modern Kitchen Cebu continuous to bring modern comfort food to Cebu, constantly innovating new dishes but with ingredients that are mostly familiar to our tastebuds – triggering nostalgia, at the same time creating a whole new gastronomic experience.

22 August 2015, Brique Modern Kitchen Cebu – The Creative Cuisine Group hosted a food tasting featuring the 6 dishes to be added to Brique’s menu soon. Creating dishes of continental flavors with a glaze of Cebuano zest, renowned personal chef in New York Noel dela Rama introduces his culinary creations of new spectrum of flavors.

Corn, potato and bacon chowder -personal breakfast favorites in a bowl of creamy chowder soup. The starchy potato taste, the sweetness of corn and the salty-crisp bacon go in harmonious relationship with the cream soup. Loved this one!

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Penne Regate with chorizo de Cebu, truffle, cream and cheese topped with  arugula; my favorite among the 5 dishes I tasted – loved the earthy truffle flavor and the nutty-bitter taste of the arugula, and how they mildly balance the fatty zing brought by the chorizo.

 

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Miso-gazed medium-well salmon in Pilaf rice topped with pickled radish, cucumber and carrots. This dish is the most Asian among the 6; the miso and sprinkled sesame seeds reminded me so much of Japan.

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Crab Cake Sandwich made with meat from Bantayan crabs, with Sriracha mayo, mango & cucumber relish, fresh greens and tomato slices in a sesame bun. A fresh take on a burger!

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Cervesa Negra Short Ribs topped a pile of mashed potato and heightened by onion rings with string beans on the side. Yum!

 

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The 6th one is Chicken in green salad with blue cheese and sauce on the side. Wasn’t able to taste this one though. Maybe on my next visit.

Chef Noel Dela Rama continues to push the limits of innovative cooking and these six (6) dishes will surely give a dynamic perspective perspective and diversified feel to Brique Modern Kitchen‘s Menu.

Visit Brique Modern Kitchen Cebu at their pilot branch in Salinas Drive Lahug, and soon at the Roof Garden of Ayala Center Cebu.

Prime Cut Fridays at Radisson Blu’s Feria

Fridays will even be more ecstatic as Radisson Blu Cebu treats all meat lovers to a satisfying grub with a spread of prime meat cuts at Feria.

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Enjoy the Prime Cut Fridays feast for only PhP 1,650 net per person – a dinner buffet which includes unlimited portions of your favorite choice meats. With Yorkshire pudding and grilled corn and vegetables for side dishes, choose from USDA prime rib with your preferred sauce of red wine, hollandaise, blue cheese, rosemary or peppercorn, Cebuano lechon, slow roasted Australian lamb, Peking duck, salmon and roasted chicken. And what better way to enjoy your favorite meat than with a bottle of red wine that comes complimentary for every table of four?

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Along with the carving station, take a global gastronomic buffet journey with your well-loved international cuisines at the Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean stations prepared by Feria’s seasoned roster of culinary masters including Indian Chef Hira Tiwari and Chinese Master Chef Peter Yeung led by Executive Chef Roberto Kunitz. Complete the dining experience with a delightful dessert station by Executive Pastry Chef Allan Barrios.

For inquiries and reservations, please call Feria at Radisson Blu Cebu  (63 32) 402 9900 or email reservations.cebu@radisson.com.

 Isuzu opens bigger Cebu City branch

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In its bid to serve its customers better in Cebu, the local arm of Japanese carmaker Isuzu has opened its latest and newest showroom in the Queen City of the South.

Last August 7, the Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC)—through its dealership Isuzu Cebu Inc. (ICI)—has relocated its Cebu City branch to a bigger and more accessible area in the locality. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by IPC President Hajime Koso, ICI Chairman Emmanuel Aligada and Ayala Automotive Holdings Corp. Chairman John Philip Orbeta.

The new Isuzu Cebu Branch Office—located at A. Soriano Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City—is situated alongside other Ayala-owned car dealerships.

IPC President Hajime Koso noted that the new Cebu City branch will be Isuzu’s biggest showroom in Cebu. He also mentioned that even with the current branch relocation, IPC will be maintaining its main dealership in Mandaue and its satellite office in Talisay.

Meanwhile, ICI Chairman Mr. Emmanuel Aligada said they are eyeing better sales output with this new facility coupling it with ICI’s new marketing strategy.

“We have been planning this relocation a few years back to gain a wider audience, by increasing our visibility in Cebu City, which could yield into better sales output,” Aligada said.

According to Koso, the relocation “gave our well-loved Cebuanos a bigger and better view of the Isuzu vehicles that they have trusted over the years. This branch has a big floor area as well as better service facilities.” he said.

Both Koso and Aligada expressed optimism that the current relocation would generate an increase in the number of walk-in customers as well as vehicle servicing.

Yakitori Binchotan Cebu

Restaurant: Yakitori Binchotan

Address: 2nd floor of Ramen Sora, Lightsite Parc, AS Fortuna Street, Mandaue City

Operating Hours: 10 am – Midnight 

Mode of Payment: Cash/Card

Parking: Yes, Arcade Parking

WiFi: None

 

Yakitori Binchotan recently opened its maiden branch in the country at Lightsite Park AS Fortuna Street Mandaue City. From the heart of Japan’s culinary center – Hokkaido, now made available to be enjoyed by Cebuanos.

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So what makes Yakitori Binchotan special? 

Yakitori Binchotan uses a secret sauce for the skewers, and grilled in Binchotan- a special kind of charcoal found only in Japan that brings out the taste of skewered delights. The restaurant has to ship the Japanese charcoal to Cebu, to bring authentic flavors from Hokkaido to Cebu.

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We want to ‘transport’ our guests to Sapporo and bring them as close as possible to the true Yakitori experience,” said Francis Villaluz, Sr. Marketing Manager of Gerry’s Group of Restaurants.

Yakitori Binchotan‘s recipes were passed on to Chef Nori by his grandfather who used to prepare them for his family during special occasions.

Yakitori isn’t as simple as putting meat or vegetable on a stick and grilling them. “There is so much discipline required in preparing this dish. The smell, the aroma of skewered dishes, and ultimately the taste makes all the difference,” said Chef Nori.

Recommendations: 

Tiger Roll (335php) is an ultimate favorite at Yakitori Binchotan! Tiger prawns rolled in Japanese Rice and topped with salmon and drizzled with special sauce. Yum!

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Teritaki Chicken Salad (275Php). Mixed greens with chicken slices, sweet corn kernels, peanuts, sesame seeds, sliced cherry tomatoes with teriyaki sauce and Japanese Mayo.

 

Tsukune with poached egg (95php), chicken meatball cooked yakitori style. Yum!

 

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Tip: 

The Sapporo way of keeping sticks after you munched on all those skewers – put them on the stick receptacle! 🙂

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Have you tried eating at Yakitori Binchotan already? Which dishes are your favorite? Tell us, we would love to know!:)

 

Pen Meet Cebu

Event: Pen Meet Cebu

Date: August 30, 2015 | 1:00PM-5:00PM

Venue: Space 40 of The Henry Hotel, Ma. Luisa Road Banilad Cebu City

Registration Fee: 800PhP (Registration will start July 18, 2015, Saturday until August 15, 2015, Saturday.)

About: 

Pen Meet Cebu is a sister event of Pen Meet Manila, a gathering of all calligraphy enthusiasts, letterers and typographers in the city. It is hosted by calligraphers – Christia Sandee Suan (Digital Designer), Chinchin Trinidad (Graphic Designer), Toni Pino-Oca (Registered Nurse, Life and Style Blogger), and Jean Yu (Website Developer, Fashion, Food and Lifestyle Blogger).

Pen Meet Cebu will be held on August 30, 2015, at Space 40 of The Henry Hotel, from 1:00PM until 5:00PM. The Henry Hotel Cebu is located at No. 1 Paseo Saturnino, Ma. Luisa Entrance Rd. Banilad, Cebu City, Philippines. For P800, participants will get the chance to try a variety of nibs, inks and holders, share tips and learn new things about calligraphy, and of course meet online friends and gain new ones. All participants will have a Pen Meet Cebu kit and will be given exclusive access to online shops (Pensgalore, Idiosyncratic.crafts, Boredandcrafty and Papersandtschai) registered to sell during the event. Exciting raffle prizes will be up for grabs and sumptuous food and free flowing drinks from Rica’s Cafe will be available as well.

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Downstream Canyoneering to Kawasan Falls

Remember how you thought you’d never be able to ride the bike because your fear of crashing just takes over? Then you start pedaling,  get those wheels running and it was awesome!  Throwing myself off a 15 foot waterfall was just about the same jittery experience and the adrenaline rush  from my first jump gave me the urge to do it again and again.

Canyoneering or canyoning recently became a popular attraction in Cebu where adventure seekers walk through nature trails, jump waterfalls, swim a river and  climb boulders. The most famous route is downstreaming Kanlaob Alegria to Kawasan Falls in Badian. The iLuvCebu team (Reymond & Doyzkie Buenaviaje, Charlene Retalla and Lui Balbuena) together with our friends, Marco of Lamikaayo.com and Jeemah of JeemahVillaverde.com,  took the weekend off to experience the thrill ourselves.

 

Getting there: 

If publicly commuting,  you can either hop on a bus from Cebu South Bus Terminal or a V-Hire(Van for hire) at the South V-Hire Terminal. Both terminals are located at N. Bacalso St. Cebu City. You can also hire a private van to bring you to Badian which would probably cost around 3,ooophp/70USD one way.

The cheapest way to get there is to take the bus ride from Cebu South Bus Terminal to Matutinao Badian which would cost around 150php (3.5USD).  Then riding a habal-habal (motorcycle for hire) at 70php per person to Kanlaob Alegria drop off point.

Driving to Matutinao Badian would take roughly 3.5 hours/130KM. And when doing the downstream canyoneering, It’s best to park your car at the parking lot in front of the Matutinao Chapel since you’ll be exiting there after canyoneering. Parking Fee: 100php

 

Booking a guide: 

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Recently (August 16, 2015) went Canyoneering again and this time we booked licensed guide Raymund Sande (highly recommended). Fee’s at 1,200PhP per person (as of September 2015), which included the motorbike ride from Matutinao to Alegria, entrance and exit fees, vest and helmet fee and lunch. You can contact him through 09151392249 or 09326079016.

The guide we booked last May 23, 2015 was licensed guide named Noynoy. We contacted him through 0936 133 5001 and booked at a discounted price of 700 php per person (group of 6, Price as of May 2015). The fee only includes the guide fee and vest and helmet fee.

Walk-ins are also welcome, but we recommend you to book ahead.

 

 

The Canyoneering Experience: 

Canyoning noobs, my friends and I took the downstream route from Kanlaob Alegria to the majestic Kawasan Falls in Badian. The tour started with a quick safety briefing, then a short walk to Kanlaob river where you’ll be jumping off the first waterfall, entering the Kanlaob canyon. 

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“Sayon ra man ang downstream. Ug dili sad kaayo hago.” Downstream route is easy and not that exhausting as per our guide Noynoy.  The downstream route is perfect for beginners because it’s relatively effortless. (Well, except for jumping off the waterfalls part which require a bit more courage… and time..  Teehee)

The aberrant summer heat Cebu is currently experiencing calls for a cold refreshing dip, and one of the allures of canyoneering is jumping and swimming in a pool of cold fresh water. Refreshing!  And the beautiful scenic nature around you is a bonus.

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Difficulty: 

If jumping a 15 foot waterfall doesn’t bother you, then Alegria-Badian downstream canyoneering would be like a walk in the park. For those looking for a higher jump-off point, there’s the 25 foot drop. The plunge is optional though so for those afraid of plummeting down a quarter-hundred foot high fall should not be discouraged from doing this canyoneering route.

Be prepared for a long trek, a bit of swimming and climbing. But it’s relatively easy and is a great experience for newbie adventure seekers.

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What to wear on your  Cebu Canyoneering adventure : 

Wearing something light and comfortable is advised when canyoneering. One may also wear a full body rash guard to prevent possible cuts and scrapes.

Canyoneering shoes are recommended but cross-fit training shoes would very much do. Aqua shoes do give a good grip when climbing on rocks and doesn’t slow you down when swimming, but aren’t comfortable enough when walking on pebbly and rocky paths. Rubber slippers don’t offer a good foot grip and definitely not suitable for canyoning.

The guides have dry bags to store your valuables. But bringing your own doesn’t hurt too.

You can also bring your mobile devices but be sure to have them inside waterproofing cases for safety.

 

What to bring during Canyoneering: 

Bring snacks and at least 500ml water. Store them inside a dry bag. And of course, a waterproof camera  or your mobile devices inside a waterproofing case to document the experience.

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After 3 hours  (we took too many photos that’s why it took us that long. hehe), we finally reached the majestic Kawasan Falls. The unfiltered photo below is taken using my iPhone and yes, it’s naturally beautiful! ^_^

Ending this blog with a sample itinerary and an expense estimate which we hope would be very helpful to aspiring adventure enthusiasts like you. Enjoy!

Have you been downstream canyoneering from Alegria to Badian already? Share with us your experience by commenting below.

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Sample Cebu Canyoneering Itinerary with expense estimate per person :  

4:00AM —Meet up at South Bus Terminal

4:30AM — Leave South Bus for Matutinao, Badian (Fare: 150Php)

(Bring some take out for breakfast – fast-food take out 100Php)

8:30AM — Arrive at Matutinao Chapel

9:00AM — Start Canyoneering

(Snacks & Water 100php +

Habal habal ride to Alegria 70Php +

Canyoneering Fee: 700Php +

50PhP tip = 920PhP)

12:00Noon — Finish Canyoneering

12:30PM — Lunch at Kawasan Falls (200PhP)

01:30PM — Dip at Kawasan Falls

3:30PM — Stroll back to Matutinao

4:00PM — Wait for a bus/van back to the city/ drive back to the city

8:00PM Back in Cebu City (Fare 150Php)

 Canyoneering Expense Estimate Total: 1,520PhP

You have an option to add another day to this itinerary and drive farther south to Samboan to visit some of the municipality’s beautiful waterfalls. You can book your accomodation in Matutinao for a night and head to Samboan the next day. Click here to see sample itinerary + expense estimate: http://www.iluvcebu.com/samboans-beautiful-waterfalls/

 

 

 

‘N Door F&B Lounge Cebu

‘N Door Lounge

Address: Unit 108 Mango Square Mall, General Maxilom Avenue Cebu City

Operating Hours: 6PM-6AM everyday

Contact Number: 032 416 1023

Free WiFi: Yes

Parking: Mall Parking

 

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It was 6PM and might be a bit too early for alcohol, but the “beeritas” was extremely tempting and thought it was just the right antidote for the heat spell we are are currently experiencing. These colorful and playful drinks are specially concocted by the newest restaurant and bar in Mango area – ‘N Door Lounge! These delectable beauties will debut during their soft opening tomorrow, May 22, 2015.

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A great drink would even be much awesome paired with some munchies, and gladly found a perfect match for these beeritas! By the way, beeritas is a hybrid drink with your favorite margarita and a serving of beer in one single dose. Clever huh? So talking about a perfect match, ‘N Door Lounge’s Bulgogi Nacho is great with any of the beeritas. Nachos with minced bulgogi, jalapeño, tomato, onions with cheese, sour cream and hot sauces. Every bite on the nachos you get to taste the sweet light chili flavors of the Mexican jalapeños and sauces with sweet minced Korean bulgogi which was in total harmony. Seriously good with the beeritas!

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And another interesting flavor fusion is ‘N Door  Lounge Kimchi Fries. Everyone’s favorite just got an intriguing twist. It’s French fries topped with minced bulgogi, kimchi, onions, tomato, jalapeño with cheesem sour cream and hot sauces. Yum!

 

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‘N Door Lounge also offer a full meal offering dishes ranging from Korean staples to Filipino favorites.

Jeyuk Bokeum (Spicy Pork)  would fire up your appetite. Made with samgyeopsal, carrots, bell pepper, spring onions, cabbage and secret Korean sauce, this delicious dish would make you want to order more rice.

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Spam Cheese Ramen would be a good meal after a night of good drinking and partying. It’s Korean Ramen with cheese and Spam stripes topped with bean sprouts, spring onion and sesame seeds.

 

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If you are a fan of our local dishes, Filipino favorites like Lechon Kawali and Sisig are also on the menu!

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With affordable prices and a unique approach to restaurant and bar concept, ‘N Door Lounge would be a great place to chill out anytime of the week. Check ’em out at the ground level of Mango Square Mall. See you there!

Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nDoor.Lounge 

 

La Bella Pizza Bistro Cebu

La Bella Pizza Bistro

Branch Address: The Gallery, Juan Luna Avenue, Mabolo Cebu City 6000

Operating Hours: 12noon to 10PM daily

Contact number: 032-4120200

Parking: The Gallery Arcade Parking

 

Formerly La Bella Napoli, the well loved Italian bistro has been constantly adding more entrees to their menu to entice the Cebuanos (and international guests) even more with authentic Italian dishes. Now La Bella Pizza Bistro, they stay true to their promise of quality and only the best ingredients in every course they serve.

iLuvCebu team recently visited their 35-seater al fresco branch at The Gallery Mabolo and took the liberty of sampling  the newest addition to La Bella Pizza Bistro’s carte.

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Enjoyed a glass of Spritz (150php) as I watched the pizza dough being kneaded, topped and baked on the traditional wood fired-brick oven. Spritz is a wine-based cocktail made with wine, Aperol and soda water.  A great aperitif to prepare me for the feast to come.

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And yes, all pizza doughs are made fresh – moments after you place your order. All pizzas are then topped with premium ingredients and baked on classic wood fire- brick oven for less than 10 minutes. And for mozzarella addicts, the selection served with fresh mozzarella are must-try pizzas.

 

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For our appetizer, we had Parmigiana di Melanzane (Price:300php). A lovely combination of baked tomato, mozzarella and fried eggplants that melts sumptuously together in your mouth. Yum!

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And then a serving of pasta to share – tortelloni alla bolognese (320php). The pasta looks very similar with tortellinis but a bit larger. The fresh handmade ring-shaped pastas are stuffed with mixed meat in Bolognese sauce.

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And oh boy,  the delicious smell of freshly baked pizza as its been taken out of the oven! uuuhrg!  (gets you real giddy! ^_^) Principessa had me at mozzarella (and arugula.. tehee)!  Made with tomato, fresh buffalo mozzarella, parma ham and fresh arugula – it’s currently my new favorite pie at La bella Pizza and Bistro!

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“Eel pran-zoh erah de-lee-zee-oh-so, grah-zee da-veh-roh La bella Pizza Bistro.”

Do you love La bella Napoli/ La bella Pizza Bistro too? Tell us your favorites, we’d like to try ’em too! 🙂

You also can enjoy authentic Italian fare at their other branches at Koa Tree House in Gorordo, Piazza Elisea in Talamban and Karancho in Maribago.

Ice Giants Desserts and Snacks Cebu

Ice Giants Desserts and Snacks Cebu

Branches: The Strip Osmena Boulevard Cebu City 6000

City Times Square Mandaue City 6015

Operating Hours: Sundays-Thursdays 10AM-11PM

Friday -Saturdays  10AM – 12PM

 

Ice Giants Cebu

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The team has been in constant hunt for what’s new in Cebu. Though Ice Giants opened in December 2013, I find it timely to post this today as the temperature has been rising up. And who doesn’t want a serving of ice-cold dessert?

A staple dessert place in Davao, Ice Giants is now open in Cebu. Known for their gigantic servings of ice desserts, it’s a fun way to beat the heat with family and friends! Their giant ice dessert creations weigh 3 kilos and can be shared by up to 10 persons. Try the bestsellers –  the Chocolate Titans, Mango Magnifico and the classic Halo-halo! (Ice Giants starts at 495php up). Solo servings are also available! (Price from 85-150php)

 

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Danasan Eco Adventure, Danao

Ecotourist parks now flourish in the outskirts of the city of Danao Cebu. Let iLuvCebu Team take you to one of Cebu’s hidden beauty, Waterfalls in Danasan (locals say its not named Danasan Waterfalls but Waterfalls in Danasan).

Located at the Center North of Cebu, Danao City, Waterfalls in Danasan might be a little rough to go to as of now but is definitely fun if you are up for an adventure. Before hopping on to a bus or driving to Danasan, be sure to call or text 032-234-0773 or 09335869651 to reserve and arrange pick up point. Reservation personnel will ask for your preferred  pick up point, either  in  I.T park, SM or AYALA Mall (300PHP/passenger) or alternatively at the Danao Fishport or Danao church (200PHP/Passenger)minimum of 8 passengersIt takes approximately 2-3 hours drive from the city to Danasan.

Before starting the adventure, check in at the concierge first. Be sure to waterproof your gadgets with waterproof casing or tight sealed plastic. Be sure not to forget to bring liters of water and snacks. Wear something light and comfortable. Listen to what your guide has to say.

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And of course! Ecotour adventure wouldn’t be complete without the bumpy ride. Hold on tight cowboys coz this rodeo road trip would take about 30 mins.

When the road is too narrow for the tractors to pass, then we then trek to the falls. We would pass a small stream and a wooden bridge which is a very ideal location for photo shoots.

And finally the falls!

Your first step into the water is about hip level if you are my height, 5’10.” Usually locals do come here to relax and camp.

 

And on your second step, you would be completely be submerged and a great way to take a dip in cool fresh waterfall.

If you want to have  a swim on deeper water  you can swim on a deeper part. (Photo below)

Fresh water prawns and tilapyas are inhabiting this part of the fall but fishing http://mypharmacyexpert.com/generic-viagra-online/ is not allowed.

At the center part of the photo below, you can see  the mouth of the cave where you can also do rappelling. :p

“Jumping in strictly prohibited” as the guide says. The 3rd Step (photo below) is about 30 meters long and a deep of the same height. The guide mentioned  that someone tried to jump down the fall and ended up at the hospital. :(and the only safe way to get to the bottom of the waterfall is to use a trekking route which will take a few hours.

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Special Thanks to: Sheila Herrero and March Tud-tud for the sponsored trip!