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Going Chinese at Choi City

Address: G/F South Arcade, Banilad Town Center, Banilad, Cebu City
Telephone Number: (+63 32) 239 0800 / (+63 32) 239 0999

Camera: Pawlito, a Nikon 3100 with 18-55 mm lens

 Roast Layered Pork 


My college years would not have been easy without my crazy Titing, my paternal uncle.  I did not have any curfew, so I often went home  past midnight. Although I often made his wife, Ate Flor, worried, but I just shrugged it off. I spent the evenings browsing the Net at Ang Suga office and walked the eerily silent and loud streets to Sto. Niño. I sometimes love my  gutsiness. But it often causes embarrassment.

Roxan, Titing, Ate Flor, and the round me

After moving out from their place, I promised to treat them to pizza. The promise kept dragging on and reached four years. I was so busy with the “I” and forgot about the “they.” So I finally made time and upgraded the pizza to dinner, and not just any dinner but  Chinese dinner. And not just any Chinese dinner but authentic Chinese dinner prepped by four Chinese chefs.

Timing can be everything. Yes, it was a table of festivity.

Thank you.

 Shrimpy Plate

 Fookien Fried Rice

Fried Lapu-lapu Fish

 Special Taho

The food story will continue on Cebu Eats—yes, a new blog for foodography and foodgasm.

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Hi there, I’m Jona! I’m in my early 30s and is currently based in Ha Noi, Vietnam.I primarily write poetry and short stories in Cebuano and lengthy travel essays in English. Blogging has become an outlet to think out loud. I live the life I set for myself. I try to live an unapologetic life. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at backpackingwithabook@gmail.com. Find me somewhere else!

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