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Taken at: Casa Verde, Ayala Center in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

I just realized that I am alone in Cebu tonight. My colleagues have moved on to their next assignments. So, what better way to spend this cold, rainy night but with the most comforting food Cebu can offer.

Casa Verde offers steak at very low prices. They have delicious food and you wouldn’t realize you’re in Cebu. I sat at the bar because I didn’t mind and I don’t want to wait for a regular table to free up. I had pasta and steak and a delicious milkshake.

Perfect!

 

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Taken at: Mendokoro Ramenba in Makati City, Philippines

They listed this place as one of the best ramen finds in the Metro. And, boy, they did not disappoint!

They have limited seats so you might have to wait a while if there are customers. You don’t get to choose to be seated together because you get what you can – seats and all. They are solely focused on ramen with some sides like gyoza.

The ramen was delicious especially the broth. The noodles are firm just the way I like it. The chashu was the perfect addition to the broth and noodles. It was the perfect bowl of ramen!

Sorry, Ramen Nagi. There’s a new favorite in town.

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Taken at: Sodam Restaurant in San Juan City, Philippines

So, we tried this Korean buffet in Little Baguio, San Juan. I was relieved that they have a lot of food options. But, was a little disappointed that some do not feel authentic Korean to me. Also, they use pechay instead of lettuce for their samgyeopsal.

Still, it was a good lunch and very filling.

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Taken at: Hakka Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dined in one of the oldest restaurants in KL and it didn’t disappoint. Just a precaution though, included in their fame and history is the price of their food. But, it was definitely worth it.

Shizen Ramen

I walk past this shop whenever I go home but I never bothered stepping inside.

To be honest, the outside display is cute. Also, the shop isn’t that big. The place could probably hold at most 20 people inside.

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We sat on the bar because the place was full even if it was already 9:20 PM. We ordered the Beast Ramen – pork bone broth, chashu, beef strips, corn, spring onions, and tamago.

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It was indeed a beast! The bowl was bigger than my face. And for the price of PHP 310, the taste wasn’t bad! In fact, it was better than what I expected. They got the noodles right – firm with a bit into it. The only thing I will probably comment was the egg. It lacked a little flavor but was cooked right.

The place is quaint and homey.

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I am surprised that I didn’t try eating here. Now, I have a place to go for not-so-late cravings. The next time, I’ll try the other items on the menu.

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Seafood Still

Was still craving for seafood. 

We found Han’s Deli in one of the alleys of Myeongdong. It’s spicy! The noodles are tender but with a bite. They were very generous with the amount of seafood in the plate. 

It was the perfect closure to a great and unforgettable trip. 

Don’t Miss


Sulbing (it’s the brand name, the food is bingsu). It is probably one of the best things your money can buy in Korea. 

Strawberries are not in season so I settled with mango. It is not as exciting but delicious nonetheless. 

See the number if spoons given to me? One bowl is supposed to be shared between 2 people. Who cares? It’s so delicious, I can consume one on my own.