Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sooo Pinoy: Chika-an sa Cebu Restuarant

Chika-an sa Cebu Restaurant is probably the most-visited place when it comes to Cebuano cuisine.

Its menu is all about the flavors of Cebu and some with twists. For foreigners and balikbayans alike, it's recommended by locals to try out the place when they're yearning for Cebu in their stomach.

Many have known that Cebuano food is not that healthy. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Filipinos have rice as staple food and having been grown to that kind of eating, they should know that it's not alright. Staying in a country near the globe's equator means we need to eat foods that make our bodies cool but ironically, we continue intaking rice which contains a lot of calories that heat up the body.

Cebuano food is full of fats. Every part of the province has it's very own food icon and sadly, most of it contain fats, Carcar's Chicharon Bulaklak and Talisay's Crispy Lechon to name a few. They are all delicious to the tummy but not to our health.

And so, fast-forward, our visit to Chika-an sa Cebu was about Cebu food being healthy. Served were Utan Bisaya and Pickled Ampalaya with Dilis and Dried Fish.

Utan Bisaya is a soup made up of malunggay, string beans, tomatoes and many other vegetables. It's a very nutricious dish.

Pickled Ampalaya with Dili and Dried Fish is a dish simply made up of ampalaya, some dried fish and some slices of local vegetables.

I'm not really a fan of the two dishes but they tasted very good and I love the fact that when you make these dishes at home, it's no big work. Both are actually staple dishes of a Cebauno home because it's easy to make and the ingredients are mostly grown at the back of the house.

Chika-an sa Cebu is located at Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines. For inquiries or reservations you may contact them at 2330350.

1 comment:

  1. I don't quite understand the Ampalaya thing but just by its look, I think it is delicious.


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