Friday, September 13, 2019

Food Crawl at Bonifacio District

Japan is one of my favorite countries in Asia. I have always admired their culture, place and most of all their food. When I visited Japan last year, I did enjoy their food. From street foods of Dotonbori in Osaka to the famous Ichiran Ramen in Tokyo. 

The memory of how the food tastes definitely makes me dream of coming back to Japan soon.   Ramen, sushi, and maki really are the best that I can remember.

Just this month, I got invited to do a food crawl in Bonifacio district in Mandaue City, Cebu. I did not even realize that I am about to try the best of Japan and the bonus part is… it is available here in my place: Cebu City!

So, what do you think, I did? of course, I seized the day! Let me tour you around, to the very best restaurants we have in Cebu. Only at the Bonifacio district.

Coco Ichibanya

Coco Ichibanya in Cebu

The #1 Japanese Curry House in the World is now in Cebu. It holds the Guinness World Record for the largest curry restaurant chain in the world–with over 1,400 stores. 

And this store in Bonifacio District is the first in Cebu.

Here are some of the food we ordered:

Coco Ichibanya opens at 11am to 10pm daily.

Mitsuyado Sei-men

Mitsuyado Seimen is a ramen restaurant that was founded in 2005. You can choose between "Tsukemen" and "Ramen". 

Tsukemen means that the noodles are separated from the soup and you can dip them in the soup right before you eat them. Usually, tsukemen noodles are served cold.

Mitsuyado Seimen opens at 11am t o11:30pm from Sundays to Thursdays 11am to                                                  2am Fridays and Saturdays

Ueshima Coffee Company (UCC) Clockwork
 The second in Cebu branch of Ueshima Coffee Company (UCC) Clockwork.


Mango Crepe Samurai

Among the rest of the coffee shops here in Cebu. UCC is special to me as  it gives me my favorite coffee which is not available in other coffee shops and this is the "Kori Kohi:

They also have Affogato

UCC Clockwork opens at 7am to 12 am daily.

Cebuanos are so lucky to have the best restaurants situated in one location. Coco Ichibanya, Mitusyado Seimen, and UCC Clockwork at Bonifacio District, 341 F. Cabahug St, Mandaue City, 6000 Cebu.

Experience the best of Japan at Bonifacio District!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Metro's SideWalk Sale today!

"There's always something for you at Metro!"

Metro Stores has always been the Cebuanos go-to place since time immemorial. It has always been the place of comfort, the avenue for family and friend's hang out. Whenever you need to buy something for your home, for yourself and even for other people, it is the default shop to get anything you want.

Metro has been the consistent store that each Cebuanos would love to visit and they have never failed us.

Big discounts and Big Savings only at the Metro


To your favorite snacks

Kitchen needs

Sidewalk Sale, today!

Metro Stores has been dedicated to the Cebuanos, always giving the best there is and with that being said, Metro Stores launch its "SIDEWALK SALE" starting today, September 13-15, 2019.

Enjoy big discounts and big savings as it offers you up to 50% off on great selections! Shop and double your MRC (Metro Rewards Card) points.

What a great start for our "Ber" months with big savings to stretch out up our shopping budget!

What are you waiting for?! Head now to your nearest Metro store and enjoy the big big discounts!

See you there!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Byahe ta bai offers the lowest fares and wide array of destinations!

Tours7 with its Platinum Sponsors, Cebu Pacific and Robinsons Galleria Cebu

Tours7- The Tourism Operators Unite in Region 7 launches the first-ever  "Byahe Ta Bai" Travel Fair this coming  September 13-15, 2019 at Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

With Cebu Pacific and Robinsons Galleria as its Platinum Sponsors, it surely would draw the crowd as it offers the lowest fares and wide array of destinations.

Byahe ta bai is supported by the Department of Tourism and the Cebu City Government.

Here is the list of Exhibitors:

Cebu Pacific Air
Philippine Air Asia
Savoy Hotels
Kandaya Hotel
Golden Sand Destination Resort
Parklane International Hotel
Summit Galleria Cebu 
Department of Tourism
Bigstart Travel and Visa Assistance Services
Sole Searchin Travel
Frolics Travel Agency
Lovely Planet Travel
Tripplaners Travel
Experience More Travel
UHX Travel Central
Smartways Travel
SkyHorizon Travel and Events
Eon Travel
Divaishnavi Travel International
Grand Hope Travel
Bal Tours
 MQL Travel
Comfort and Leisure Travel Agency
Starr Assist Insurance

During the fair, they will be giving away exciting prizes such as roundtrip tickets to Shanghai, Incheon, and Macau as well as 4D3N land arrangements to Prague, Paris and Rome.

On top of that, there will be exciting giveaways during the fair from the various exhibitors on board. Airlines, hotels and travel agents will be participating in this event.

Fairgoers can expect to get exciting tour packages to international destinations like Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Europe, Holy land as well as to domestic destinations such as Siargao, Palawan, Ilocos, Boracay and more.

Cebu Bloggers Society joining the Byahe Ta Bai Fair! See you there!

What are you waiting for? Plan your destination now and See you this September 13- 15, 2019 at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Get more perks at the Big Bad Wolf Sale in Cebu

Get more perks at the Big Bad Wolf Sale in Cebu when you pay with PayMaya instead of cash

Cebuano book-lovers can look forward to a more convenient and rewarding shopping experience as PayMaya enables cashless payment options at the Big Bad Wolf Sale as it makes a comeback in Cebu from August 16 to 26, 2019.  

PayMaya customers are in for a surprise as they can get a chance to receive up to 100% cash back each time they pay using PayMaya QR from August 16-26, 2019. For new PayMaya users who will scan-to-pay at least P1,000 for the first time, they can enjoy an extra treat of P100 PayMaya credits. 
Big Bad Wolf X Paymaya

The VIP day of Big Bad Wolf

Big Bad Wolf x Paymaya

Aside from that, shoppers paying via their PayMaya physical card can also get up to 100% cash back for a minimum spend of P1,000. This promo is part of PayMaya's Online Shopping Promo that will run until August 20, 2019. 

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale shoppers can experience seamless cashless payments as cashiers are equipped with One by PayMaya Business, a device that can accept credit and debit cards powered by VISA or Mastercard as well as QR payments through the PayMaya app. 

“Through our continued partnership with Big Bad Wolf Sale, shoppers can definitely enjoy an upgraded book shopping experience with the help of PayMaya QR and the One by PayMaya Business device. We’re really happy to support the Big Bad Wolf Sale and offer cashless convenience and amazing rewards to all Cebuano book-lovers,” said Raymund Villanueva, Director, and Head of Growth and Marketing of PayMaya

After its successful run in Cebu last year, the Big Bad Wolf Sale is once again bringing 24-hour book shopping on heavily discounted books at the IEC Convention Center (IC3) in Cebu City. 

From best-selling novels to popular children’s books, Big Bad Wolf shoppers can enjoy a wide range of book selections and conveniently use their PayMaya app as their wallet to scan and pay for their book purchases via PayMaya QR. They can also avoid bringing cash or coins as they can pay using their debit or credit card via the One by PayMaya Business device. 

Enjoying the books from BBW. Thank you, Paymaya!

To know more about how you can maximize your PayMaya account for shopping, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Traditional Chongqing Hotpot is now in Cebu!

Hotpots are the traditional famous course of Sichuan, of which Chongqing hotpot is especially noted, characterized by hotness, heavy flavors, and dense soup. The traditional Chongqing hotpot's materials include cattle guts, cattle waists, beef, and other vegetables.

Spicy hotpot in Chongqing originated in the 19th century. Going to a hotpot restaurant is a celebration of life.
Long Men Hotpot TiongKing in Cebu
The new Chongqing hotpot in Cebu
Cebu's first traditional Chongqing hotpot, Long Men Hotpot has now opened at the 2nd floor, Queensland Manor, Rahmann St., Cebu City. Now on its second week! Long Men Hotpot TiongKing has opened its doors to the people of Cebu from 11:30am to 2:00pm and 5:30pm to 10:00pm Sundays until Saturdays.

Chongqing Hotpot


As I walked inside the Long Men Tiongking Hotpot Restaurant, I can vividly see the traditional Chinese interiors that made me feel that I am in China.
The spicy aroma filling in the air, the colorful lanterns, different face masks hanging in the walls of the three VIP conference rooms are but substantial to making the place very legit and original.
Long Men Hotpot TiongKing in Cebu

Tiongking Conference room


TiongKing Hotpot is quite new to me, but I love how the ingredients are presented and put in the table for us to choose whether we put it in a spicy or nonspicy soup. 

Here are some of the ingredients and mixtures of your hotpot:

Chongqing Sliced Pork

Tiongking Shrimp Dumpling

Home make Tofu

Tiongking Meatballs

Tiongking Quail Eggs

Then mix all the herbs and spices to make up a very savory sauce and dip the meat & veggies into your sauce.

The Herbs and Spices
We had the chance to try this delicious both spicy and nonspicy hotpot. As for my personal favorite, I love the spicy soup, though challenging but I love to try and taste new Chongqing hotpot. It made me know of the traditional Chinese food.

It is definitely worth a try! Bring your family and friends and together have fun in experiencing traditional Chongqing Hotpot, only at Long Men Hotpot TiongKing in Cebu!

Monday, August 5, 2019

The New Spicy Balamban Liempo…

If you are looking for the best liempo in town, there is no other brand that can satisfy your cravings - our very own  Balamban Liempo!

As Balamban Liempo turns ten years this 2019, they have invited the media both traditional and digital influencers to firsthand taste the new spicy liempo there is! made by the owner himself, Mr. Jojo Vergara.

" The spicyness of the liempo are all made from our local herbs so as to make sure that we can easily get the ingredients we need in our commissary."

As Mr. Jojo caters and attends to the need of the Cebuanos, he also devotes himself to giving back to the people of Balamban by feeding hundreds of locals in the said town.

One thing that marked a word in my heart which I cannot forget from what Mr. Jojo  Vergara told us is the secret of the consistency of the flavor and taste of his liempos are because of the same people making their own ingredients -  from the start of his business up until today. He also stated that he always make sure that he takes good care of his people and treats them as his family, thus, he seldom loses an employee.

Enjoy the delicious and sumptuous Spicy Liempo and Chicken with its introductory rate of Php 210 only!

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