Streetfood

Curbside Street Food Cebu

Curbside Street food Cebu

Address: Banilad Cebu City, (Across Bright Academy)

Operating Hours: Mondays- Sundays 10AM-9PM

Free WiFi: Yes

Mode of Payment: Cash

Parking: Yes

Curbside Streetfood Cebu

Curbside Streetfood Cebu

 

Street food is a favorite for most of us Filipinos.  Though our hazardous love affair with ghetto grubs have a risk of  us ending up in a hospital bed, we still take ’em with our mouth wide open.

Missing my college days, I drove to Banilad Road (the road I pass everyday to get to USC-TC) to check out this 3-day old street food joint. Curbside Street Food is just across Bright Academy. The restaurant’s yellow walls and red door is hard to miss.

Curbside Streetfood Cebu

Curbside Streetfood Cebu

 

The walls are painted with popular Cebu street names,  and walking to the counter to order, can’t help but admire how cleverly they transformed the wall separating the dining area and the kitchen into a blackboard where the menu is written with colored chalks. With the sanitary looking dining area, I was relieved  and convinced that I’d  be piggin out on street food without getting sick. And I’d be the bearer of more good news, for they have AC and WiFi! \m/

Curbside 3

They only have a few stuff on the menu, but an unusual item on a street food cart  in Cebu is enough to get you intrigued, Deep Fried Quails! Honestly, it was my first time to eat quails. Well, I love hard boiled quail eggs, but the deep fried quail birds,’ twas my maiden bite today. I know this might sound like a cliche, but it does taste like chicken.

Deep-fried Quails 3pcs, 120php. Curbside Street food Cebu

Deep-fried Quails 3pcs, 120php. Curbside Street food Cebu

 

Also had the veggie lumpia which is soo good, especially when dipped in vinegar! Also had the Turon ala mode for dessert. Dirty Ice cream and ice cream bars are also available.

Veggie Lumpia, 10php each. Curbside Street food Cebu

Veggie Lumpia, 10php each. Curbside Street food Cebu

Turon Ala Mode, 35php. Curbside Street food Cebu

Turon Ala Mode, 35php. Curbside Street food Cebu

 

Buko + Milk 25php. Curbside Street food Cebu

Buko + Milk 25php. Curbside Street food Cebu

 

Serving only 5 vaiands for now, I wish they could add more. Some kwek kwek perhaps? hehehe. Looking forward for more additional street food items on Curbside’s menu.

And hey, where’d those fried quails go? ………….Buuuurp!

 

Curbside Cebu

Curbside Cebu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Branch Address: Basak Lapu-lapu CIty

Food: Barbecue and streetfood

Good time to dine:  6pm-11pm

Mode of payment: Cash

 

 

Manang Fe Barbecue is the place where you can find one of Filipino street food favorites – the betamax or locally known as dugo. It’s a bit rare to find betamax in our kanto or  sidewalk grills here in Cebu. And if you are craving for it, this is the place where you can get your fill of the street food favorite. So what’s betamax made of? It’s actually scalded chicken blood then cut into rectangular pieces, resembling the shape and the color of the betamax tape, explaining why it is called such. 🙂

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Dining at Manang Fe Barbecue, first you have to choose your meal at the food station. Aside from betamax/dugo , you can also order other street food like adidas or chicken feet , isaw or tina-e , atay or chicken liver , chorizo and balunbalunan /batikon. And for people who are not that adventurous with food, you can order the pork barbecue and the chicken barbecue.

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Native plates wrapped in plastic and puso/hanging rice adds up to the street food feel.

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

 

Tulo ka isaw, usa ka betamax, duha ka baboy, upat ka puso ug usa ka sparkul (3 isaw, 1 betamax, duha ka baboy, 4 puso and 1 sparkle) would be well enough to get you full tanked, costing you less than a hundred bucks. 🙂

After dining, don’t forget to head to the cashier and pay. 😉

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

Manang Fe Barbecue

 

For more food features, click here: http://www.iluvcebu.com/niche/cebu-restaurants-and-bars/

Larsian

Larsian has been one of Cebuano’s all-time favorite barbecue stations, and is Cebu’s most famous. Larsian has been in Cebu for as long as I can remember and is a must visit when in Cebu. I remember a joke about the Larsian barbecue joint- that eating at Larsian may get you hospitalized, but no need to worry, because Chong-hua is just about 30 steps away. Well, Larsian had a reputation of being unsanitary (even some Cebuanos refuse to eat here) but the newly renovated Larsian compound is waay waaay cleaner. So get your appetite on for a barbecue feast and let’s do the Larsian experience!

 

Larsian

The Larsian experience starts upon entering the compound, when a mob of stall barkers invite you to dine at their table, giving you different offers like free soup or 5% discount on your total bill. Each stall differs from the other, but nonetheless, each barbecue stall in Larsian has a recipe with a taste that shouts “I am the king of Cebuano street food.”

 

Larsian

Before heading down to sit at the dining area, choose your grilled meal first. Pork on a stick, pork belly and chicken barbecue are the most common orders. There’s also chorizo, chicken skin, liver, intestines. There’s also a variety of seafood available depending on which stall you choose to order. There’s squid, fish and more. Pork on sticks are priced for as low as 5php-8php and Chicken breast or legs at 40-50php. Your 100 bucks would be a big solo feast already at Larsian.

Larsian

 

After ordering, sit down and relax as they grill your meal. Grilling time is from 5-15 minutes depending on the customer count. Another thing with the new Larsian is the centralized grilling station for all the tenants, which is great for you wouldn’t be smelling like skewered meat when going out of the compound.

Larsian

There are food that are great paired with puso or hanging rice – and barbecue is one!

Larsian

 

Larsian

Larsian

 

Part of eating barbecue in Cebu is making your own sauce from vinegar, soy sauce and chili, and if available, tomato, onions and garlic where the barbecued pork gets dunked before eating it. Once your done with your sauce, put on your plastic glove and start eating.

Adding to the Larsian ambiance are the sampaguita and chicharon vendors and the performers asking for some loose change.

Though not an issue, when at Larsian, do not ever leave your things unattended.  🙂

 

Getting there is easy. All cabs would know where Larsian is. But incase they do not (a big hunch is that they’re playing you) , Larsian is at Fuente Osmena just beside Chong Hua Hospital.