Booking ourselves a room in Gran Tierra Suites near the Cebu City capitol proved to be an advantage as we were just within walking distance to the restaurants in Orchid Street. On our first night in Cebu, we had dinner at Kuya J Restaurant which is just across STK ta Bay! STK ta Bay! was already crowded when we arrived. Thus, on our second night, we made sure that we arrive in the place early enough to reserve us some good seats.
Just like Kuya J’s, STK ta Bay!
was once a home that was converted into a restaurant. Food is grilled by the garage entrance which also serves as a dining area should it becomes crowded inside.
Our latest food trip sent us driving more than an hour away from our place in Cainta. It was my husband who discovered it after watching it being featured on a show one Sunday. As it turns out, Kainan sa Tabing Lawa has been one of Tanay’s famous restaurants since the 60′s.
Lately, we have been eating in what I call, “don’t judge a book by its cover” restaurants. (Remember, Tamerlane’s?) Kainan sa Tabing Lawa is an addition to that growing list. Outside, it just looks like a big rustic cottage built of nipa and bamboo. Inside is an eatery with ordinary looking chairs and tables. No airconditioning, too.
Being in close proximity to Antipolo, our family would often drive up the steep road that leads us to this pilgrimage city. One of the many things that we love about it, aside from its resorts, is the variety of places that would interest foodies like us. Our latest discovery is Tamerlane's Ihaws, a small carinderia that serves affordable grilled food.
Internationally acclaimed food expert, Anthony Bourdain, called it the “best pig, ever!” I couldn’t agree more.