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Im in PI biatttch! (day 8)

This trip to Cebu consisted of lots of dinners out with friends and family.  However, today I must highlight one of the best eateries in Cebu, Cafe George.  They also have another restaurant called, Oh George (inside Ayala Mall).

 

The owner of this cafe trained at the culinary institute in San Francisco, and later return to Cebu to open up a chain of cafe’s offering Western food fares.  You can find everything from chinese chicken salad, lemongrass chicken over rice, or a classic tuna melt.  

 

Another thing I love about Cafe George is their modern and simplistic decor.  Bon appetite!

 

Cafe George

Cafe George

Menu offerings

Menu offerings

Oh George Cafe (Ayala Mall)

Oh George Cafe (Ayala Mall)

And, for breakfast, we enjoyed some waffles and beef tapas at the Pancake House at The Terraces.

The Pancake House

The Pancake House

Fresh cucumber shake

Fresh cucumber shake

Crispy waffles and syzzzzzrup!

Crispy waffles and syzzzzzrup!

Beef Tapas w/side of vinegar

Beef Tapas w/side of vinegar

Tops, a view of the entire city

Tops, a view of the entire city


In the Philippines! (day 7 – part 2)

My first impression of Cebu was totally different than what I saw when I landed.   Unlike Manila, Cebu is still lacks infrastructure and is still very rural.  

 

My heart really broke when I saw people lined up on the side of the streets working in the trenches in little shops with limited electricity and no air conditioning.  Let me remind you that it is about 100 degrees outside and sunny.  =(  I must say it was a total culture shock to see so many people living in extreme poverty.  I mean, this is like 10 times worst than Compton.  And, to make things worst, the wealthy here live in houses that put Newport Beach to shame.  

 

However, I must give credit to the beautiful dressmaker’s in Cebu and the massive “Irvine Spectrum” like shopping/restaurant plazas.  Did you know world famous designer Monique Lhuillier is from Cebu?

 

Anyhow, here  is where I went on my first day in Cebu.  The Terraces, which features 37 new restaurants and even Starbucks!

Cafe Laguna features local specialties like cripsy prata, sauteed squid, fresh green mango shake, and four seasons drink!

Cafe Laguna

Cafe Laguna

dinner rush @ cafe laguna

dinner rush @ cafe laguna

 

Front pic of The Terraces Plaza

Front pic of The Terraces Plaza

 

Inside pic of The Terraces

Inside pic of The Terraces

 

Coffee Bean!!

Coffee Bean!!