People are always asking me where to eat so I wanted to share my recommendations from my travels abroad. These are my Philippines #agnespicks from my Instagram. Disclaimer: We were only in Cebu so all these recommended spots are on that island.
Cebu is the the self-proclaimed lechon capital of the Philippines. For those of you who have yet to discover the magic of lechon, it is a whole pig roasted over charcoal. You cannot leave the Philippines without eating lechon! The best part is the skin, which cracks like glass when you hit it with a knife.
RICO’S Lechon is the place to go.Don’t go for dinner like us… because they are usually sold out by then! But the good news is that they deliver. So naturally my chef husband and I got Rico’s smallest whole lechon delivered to our hotel room the next day. It was glorious.
If you want seafood, but are scared because you don’t want to get sick from the water… go to Bucket Shrimps. They have all sorts of shellfish in different sauces and seasonings, and they only use filtered water. Only thing is it feels and tastes very American (typical crab/shrimp boils, etc), which might not be to your taste when you’re in Asia.
Last must-eat before leaving Cebu has to be pochero. There are many different versions all over the Philippines, but Cebu claims to have the best. It’s a comforting beef shank and cabbage soup with corn and greens. Variations can include pork and tomato. My favorites are Abuhan and Maribago Grill, but I guarantee you can order it anywhere and not be disappointed. It’s the perfect sick/hangover soup.
Check out #taldephilippines and #agnespicks on my Instagram for more photos! But STAY TUNED! Next post will be about Hong Kong…