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Monday, July 16, 2012

Recipes: Red Horse-marinated Grilled Pork Belly

Got leftover beer or do you like to try something new?  Beer is also good to use as marinade for grilling.  It can be your substitute for Sprite or Pineapple Juice.  A lot of people has been doing for sometime. One fine day, I decided to give to it try and a new twist on the classic sinugbang baboy (grilled pork).
For the marinade, I had brown sugar, Red Horse Beer, soy sauce, and pepper.  I marinated the pork overnight.  The next day, I grilled the pork and enjoyed my dinner. ;)

Try it yourself, I am very sure you are going to like it...:)

Enjoying Grilled food at Caohagan Island
Food Trip April 2012
Mang Inasal's Spicy Paa
Joven's Grill Afternoon Buffet

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Food Trip: Ryan's Pizzarelli House

After a long day at work, I took some of my group mates along with my wife and her cousin Lenmar to Ryan's Pizzarelli Place.  The Pizza place is located at Maria Christina Extension, Camputhaw, Cebu City.  For me, I consider the joint as one of Cebu's hidden gourmet gems as it took me quite a while a to find this place.  I first heard about this at and I accidentally found the place when I was driving around Elizabeth Pond. 

When we went there, we feasted on pizza, calzone, and panzerotti.  It was one of heck of a carbo-loading adventure. Coupled with light-hearted conversations with friends, it was a perfect recap to a very productive day.  We  had this dinner just a few hours after a "wild and wacky visit" at Aspen Heights.

I really recommend the place if you are craving for pizza and calzone. The prices are good considering the quality and size of their items (200-300 per order). Most likely, you will be a big fan and I might see you in their picture-filled walls soon. 

They also do delivery!

Me, Steph, Flo, Ariane, Jil and Kim

Lenmar and Ariane (aka Derek Ramsey and Ara Mina - malaria version. j/k)

photo wall




Rainmakers Food Trip at Moon Cafe
Food trip at Dong Juan
Romella's Pizza now in Cebu
Food Tripping (first Quarter 2012)
Ryan's Pizzarelli in Facebook

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Big Dinner at Bigby's with Leslie and Family

My cousin Jane Leslie Lawas Howard went home to Cebu from Edinburgh, Scotland last April.  Leslie is the eldest daughter of the late Benjamin Lawas, my mom's brother.  She is the sister of Rose (Lotlot) and the mother of LJ and Kyle. Her mom is Auntie Luz.

The "balikbayan" wanted to treat us to dinner a few days after her arrival.  We decided to meet at SM City Cebu and look for a good restaurant there.  Here whole family was there.  Steph and I came together while Mommy Ely was with Manang Tal. We decided to eat at Bigby's.  Our sumptuous meal included some pasta dishes, seafood, grilled goodies, and appetizers. We really had a great time.  Thank you, Leslie. We are looking forward to your next visit to Cebu!

Leslie with her sister Rose, mom Luz, and daughter LJ

Mommy Ely with the sisters

Late Uncle Ben's daughters

Friday, July 6, 2012

Snacking Krispy Kreme SM City Cebu

One afternoon last May, my wife and I were strolling around SM and she said she was hungry and she wanted to have some snacks.  Well, she is a sweet tooth and so when I told her that the new Krispy Kreme branch has opened she said wants to go there.  The new branch is just located near the entrance in the East side of the mall (same side as the Radisson Blu Hotel).

 The queue to order was a bit long when we come but who would not line-up for some good snacks.  Many travelers to nearby islands are buying Krispy Kremes to bring their relatives for pasalubong.  Sine the SM branch is so near the port, I bet they got a lot of orders from travelers.

 Stephie ordered two doughnuts for herself and I had one "Pull-apart".  Each piece is around for 200-400 calories so the best accompaniment would be water although have several beverages and signature drinks to choose from.

As always, we really have a great time at Krispy Kreme.  I have said before that this is probably my favorite doughnut shop. Eating at their branch is always and experience.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut SM City Cebu (buyincebu)
SM City Cebu July 2012 events
Jan-March Food Trips
Afternoon snacks buffet at Joven's Grill