Paluto All-You-Can- Cook. Eat. Repeat @ Isla Sugbo Seafood City

Seafood City’s latest offering for the month of October is a gastronomical experience like no other. For P680.00 you can enjoy their PALUTO All- You- Can which includes their seafood, meat and a fruit platter which can be cooked according to your preference. At their discounted price, you can help yourselves to their wide array of fresh seafood choices excluding their premium items such as lobsters, crabs, grouper, stone fish and the sea mantis which are charged separately.

PALUTO All- You- Can is not for the greedy though as left overs will be charged P 1,360.00. But with food as good as theirs, left overs are highly unlikely so dine away!

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Here are some shots of our feast during the launching of Paluto All- You- Can:

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Steamed live suahe soy sauce

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Squid Adobo

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Fried fish grouper sweet and sour soup

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Tinola tangigue soup

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Mud crabs with salt & pepper

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Grilled pork belly

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Buttered lobster

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Oysters

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Fruit platter

For reservations and inquiries, plese call +63 32 260-800

Eat Well,

Issa P.

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The Asian Taco in Cebu: Pow Bao

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Consider me a little late when it comes to popular food choices in Cebu but like the saying goes, better late than never.

The Asian Taco, also known as Pow Bao, invaded Cebu a couple of years ago, first debuting at our favorite food markets until they finally set camp at the Banilad Town Center. Their handful of choices for fillings offer Cebuanos who love to experiment with food with great options such as chicken, pork belly, chorizo and even tofu!

If you’re looking for something heavier, they also offer rice meals with the same meal options.

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Pao Baw is actually a fusion of Taiwanese food with a touch of Mexican street food which are both great cuisines individually and surprisingly great together.

Not being the most adventurous with food, I was honestly a bit hesitant to try this meal out but I was delightfully surprised that the Asian Taco was really good and not to mention, extremely filling! I personally enjoyed the chicken and tofu fillings the most.

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Assorted (mix of 3 baos) @ P100.00

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Rice meals (pork belly, fried chicken, chorizo or tofu) @ P 90.00

Meat+ vegetables +special yellow rice = LOVE!

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Baos (pork belly (steamed or fried)/ chorizo/ fried chicken/ tofu) @ P80.00

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Pow Bao is located at the front of the Banilad Town Center. Operating hours are from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm everyday.

Follow them on Facebook Instagram for updates and deliveries.

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The Best Burger In Cebu

 

We are on the look out for Cebu’s Best Burger. Yes guys, this is serious business.

Catch the pilot episode of my new food series focusing on finding the best food in Cebu, The Blind _______ Challenge. And of course I had to start with burgers!

This is just ONE of the many awesome things I have lined up for my new youtube channel so I hope you guys find the time to watch it, like and subscribe to my videos for more stuff like this.

Also, I know the video quality and the background and what not aren’t quite there but I am working to improving my videos in the near future so <3!

Follow Josh (@joshvarelawhut) and Jet (@jetluga) on Instagram!

Eat On,

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Cupcake Fever @ Douce Amor Pastries, Cebu

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It’s hard not to fall in love with cupcakes especially when they come in pretty designs and taste better than they look. My sugar intake may be limited but my sweet tooth gave in to temptation one too many times with this box of red velvet cupcakes from Douce Amor Pastries.

I truly believe that passion makes everything in life so much better which is how these amazing red velvet cupcakes came to be. The proprietors, Alani and her boyfriend, Erlo aren’t bakers by profession but because of their passion, they were able to create something amazing. Also, I love how Douce Amor also means two love. It’s so inspiring! <3

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Douce Amor Pastries offers frosted cupcakes at P500.00/ dozen and fondant cupcakes (which tastes amazing, btw) at P700.00/ dozen. And since we all know how everyone loves a good cupcake design, Douce Amor Pastries strives at making the perfect ones for your special occasion whether if it’s a cartoon, something elegant for a wedding or naughty cupcakes for a good pre- wedding gag.

They also offer cakes that start at P 1,500.00 depending on the size and design and dessert buffets and set ups for any special events.

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For orders/ inquiries, feel free to contact Douce Amore Pastries on FACEBOOK & Instagram (@douceamorpastries)

or contact them directly at 09238575024/ 09434340625.

Have a sweet Wednesday,

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(BLOG GIVEAWAY!) Food Panda Arrives In Cebu

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Food Panda, a global online food ordering marketplace has finally arrived in Cebu! It’s the perfect mobile application for foodies, yuppies or just those who’d prefer a nice meal in to discover and choose from a wide range of food that usually isn’t available for delivery. Now ordering your favorite food just got so much better.
I’ve used the Food Panda application a couple times already and I’ve been impressed by their services so far. For those who haven’t tried using it, leave it to me to show you how it’s done! Enjoy 🙂
Step 1: Download the Food Panda application on your Android/ iOs devices OR visit the Food Panda website. Fill up the necessary information and choose your current location so Food Panda can locate the nearest establishments to you for a faster delivery.

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Step 2: Choose your restaurant.

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Step 3: I chose Burger Joint (for obvious reasons).

As soon as I clicked on the restaurant that I wanted, I was directed to their menu which was categorized based on main dishes/ side dishes/ etc. based on the restaurant of your choice. I love how the application is easy to use but for this part, I would’ve preferred that there were descriptions for each dish.

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Step 4: Validate your order, choose your payment method, enter your promo code (if you have any and there always are!), wait for your confirmation text message and wait for your food.

The Food Panda application comes with it’s own countdown timer and luckily for me, my food has always arrived within the allotted time.

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  Also, if you’re lucky, the Food Panda delivery guy’ll come in his special Panda helmet. HAHA.

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Make sure to download the Food Panda application and follow them on their social media applications such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates and promotion codes!

And because I love you all so much, I am also giving away P1,000.00 worth of GC’s from Food Panda! To join this giveaway, check out my Instagram account (@issaplease) for instructions.

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Good luck to you all,

Issa P.

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IssaEats: My (CURRENT) Favorite Burger Place

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I’m not a food blogger, but I know my burgers (and pizza and steaks and potaoes and corn…). Paolo’s first birthday gift to me was an entire box of 4 cheese pizza from Yellow Cab; on our first date as a couple, I ordered a Cheese burger from Dong Juan; on out of town trips, I always have someone bring me back a burger and if mashed potatoes in a box were decent, we’d probably have them everday. Yep, that’s the kind of people we are.

Last Decemeber, I went to Manila to eat burgers. Unintended, of course but boy, did I eat a lot of burgers in a span of a week! And every chance I get, i’m always tasting new ones regardless of how affordable or pricey it is. Yes, I’ve tried Angel’s and Minute Burger; Yes, I’ve had the McDonald’s black and white burger even if I haven’t been to HK yet and it was only available there and yes, I did get a giant burger for my birthday. So what I’m really trying to say here is:

Burgers are my life, people. It’s not just a quick snack on the way home… It’s the main course!

So far, the top places on my list are: 8 cut burgers (Manila), Kri (Dumaguette), Backyard Burgers (Bacolod) and finally, Fat Cow here in Cebu City.

It is important that I make it apparent to you as early as now that I am a no frills type of burger eater. In the exemption of BB’s, I like my burgers based on the perfect blend of the right bun (even if I highly dislike bread), basic condiments, a quality seasoned patty made of course from good meat, and your everyday tomatoes, onions and lettuce. Oh, and cheese. LOTS OF CHEDDAR CHEESE. Burgers with fancy sauce just don’t cut it for me, they seem more like fancy sandwiches which is why I have been finding it so hard to find a local burger place to love here in the metro.

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On one of our take out adventures, Paolo and I decided to try out Fat Cow located in BTC. I’ve been hearing mostly good reviews in the past year but since we live in the South, Fat Cow hasn’t really been a top priority to us. But boy am I glad that I suddenly got cramps in the middle of the car ride home which required immediate soothing thus, landing us there.

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(Angus Burger P230.00)

In the 4 years that Paolo and I have been together, nothing has ever come close to his Charlies Grind and Grill angus burger but FINALLY, he has made room in his heart to a close 2nd. Priced at P230.00, it made me appreciate how awesome burgers were again after a long time of force feeding myself with generic tasting patties.

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(Bacon Cheeseburger P190.00)

It if were up to me, I would’ve just ordered a cheese burger but since Paolo did the ordering, I landed with a Bacon Cheeseburgr instead. I’ve had bad experiences with these kinds of burgers because I can either not taste the patty because of the bacons overpowering saltiness or I end up not tasting the bacon at all because of the patty but this burger was just the right blend of everything and i’m going to exaggerate a little and say, it created a beautiful harmony in my mouth. Also, i. really.loved.that.patty.and.the.lettuce.was.not.soggy!!

Fat Cow isn’t one of those bang for buck burgers because honestly, it’s quite a pricey burger. With individually priced burgers ranging from P150.00 up, you’d still have to pay an additional P100.00 for a drink and fries. We opted out because 1. I wasn’t ordering, 2. Paolo thinks it’s high time we went on a diet. (As if not having fries would make any difference. Ha!)

With the well known fact that it is a bit of an expensive burger, I’ll still tell you that it’s a burger I would pay good money for! If I wanted a cheap burger, I’d go to McDonald’s and if you wanted something greasy and worth your money, Paolo would take you to Burger Joint. But so far, I’m feeling pretty accomplished and I can finally say that I have a favorite burger place in Cebu. FINALLYYYYY!!

Fat Cow is located at the Banilad Town Center. Find out more about them HERE

Til our next food adventure!

xx,
Issa (and Paolo)

P.s. I’ve decided to do more food blogs which will most likely involve Paolo because he knows food waaay more than I do. So let me know what you guys think of our new collab which I haven’t really told him about yet. Hihihi

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Perfect Summers with Coke

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I’ve finally found the secret to having the perfect summer: good friends, the perfect beach weather and a bottle of Coca Cola- chilled to perfection!

 With the Coca Cola tumbler, it’s easy to get that #sarapngfirst feeling with every gulp of your favorite year round refreshment!

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And although I’m not at the beach in this shoot, I still feel more than refreshed from the summer’s heat. I’m trying to rock the biker chic/ i-just-want-to-spend-the-whole-day-blogging-in-a-tiny-nook look.. what do you think?

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Headband: Forever21| Necklace: Void online shop| Top: Planet Exchange| Bermuda shorts: DIY| Boots: SnH Shoes (SM Department Store)

Perfect summer; #perfectcoke. I couldn’t ask for more!

xx,

Issa

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Pancake House Forever! feat. Peanut Buttercup Pancakes

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Pancake house is now offering a delightful new dish, for a limited time only, that definitely has our seal of approval! [See picture below for my agreeing face]

The new Peanut Buttercup Pancakes have now arrived in Cebu and are sure to make you reconsider everything you thought you ever new about pancakes. Whether eaten with bananas [P20.00], 2 pieces [P214.00] or even 3 pieces [P318.00], there is no way to eat this dish and not fall head over heels in love with it! Their not-so-secret uptake to this classic dish is an all time favorite, Reese’s butter cups, which are popularly known for their peanut butter-like taste with a chocolate addition. Pancakes and peanut butter chocolate cups, who would’ve thought?

But don’t take my word for it, a dish like this is better tasted. Head on down to the nearest Pancake House and sample this dish before it’s too late! If you’re not a pancake person, their main course meals are just as delightful… I love their tacos!

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Pancake House is located at Ayala Center Center (near the Active Zone), Oakridge Mandaue and Banilad Town Center.

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Outfit shots to follow!

xx,

Issa

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Canvas Bistro Introduces Their New Snack Menu

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The Canvas Bistro has just launched its brand new snack menu created by the resident chefs for the local Cebuano population. Canvas, which is popularly known for their Australian/ fusion cuisine has added brand new, delicious and filling items that are sure to keep your stomach’s full and hearts happy after a long shopping filled afternoon.

With lots of items to choose from such as pastas to pizza breads, sandwiches and more, you’re bound to come back for that distinct taste of flavor and technique that can only be found at Canvas.

Here’s their new snack menu:

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A few weeks ago, I, along other Cebuano bloggers, were given the opportunity to sample Canvas’ new snack menu. But don’t let the name fool you, their daytime are heavy enough to fill your stomach’s throughout the evening but in case your appetite is bigger than mine, there’s absolutely no harm in staying over for dinner as well. All their meals are worth staying for!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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Fried Fish Aioli Sandwich @ P150.00

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Spanish Sardine in Olive Oil Pasta @ P 175.00

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Sardines, Onion and Cheese Pizza Bread @ P 125.00

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Cheesy Tuna & Apple Sandwich @ P 160.00

Check out Canvas Bistro during your next mall trip! They are located at the 2nd floor of the Ayala Terraces and are open during mall hours.

Or you may contact them at 417 1978 for deliveries.

Also, make sure to check out their art installations where they feature different local artists at a time. Here we are creating our own masterpieces!

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‘Til next time,

Issa <3

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Little Miss Sassy Pants

 

 

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There are certain secrets when it comes to dressing such as:

1. You don’t always need to spend a fortune on nice clothes

2. The persevere shall prevail

3. Satin is always a good choice until it begins to look like pajamas

4. Somewhere, out there, the perfect pair of denim pants is waiting for you. Unless you’re 100% sure that you’ve found them- don’t stop looking.

5. Nobody cares if your dress is white & gold or black & blue but both actually do make a good color combination.

6.  Always have more than 1 pair of nipple patches to spare. You will be grateful you have them.

7. There is no harm in lazy dressing.

So I guess this is what a typical working day for me would look like if I had more pants in my life. I love these babies to death but don’t count on me wearing them every single day- Cebu just isn’t the right place for that.

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Silk Top: Let’s StylizeRipped Jeans: Let’s StylizeSandals: Happy Heels

Photos by Val Gabutan

xx,

Issa

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