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Dining in Hola España Mactan

April 7, 2012

Quick stop at Hola España Mactan Cebu for dinner after hanging out at Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan Cebu. There is really something about Spanish restaurants that make us think of home cooked meals and our moms swatting our hands because we decided to eat with our hands despite how hot the meals are.

This deli-restaurant located beside Islands and More was so secluded and private it wouldn’t be a surprise if you happen to miss the place on your first visit. Everything was divine we couldn’t wait to go back :-)

CEBU YACHT CLUB

CEBU YACHT CLUB

 the classic callos

CEBU YACHT CLUB
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Saffron Cafe at the Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan

March 18, 2012

Now that we taken a tiny tour around Crimson Resort and Spa in Mactan Cebu, I just wanted to show you the resort’s restaurant, Saffron Cafe.

Saffron Cafe, like the spice we love on our paellas, is where all meals at Crimson Resort and Spa are being served unless you wanted yours served at Azure Bar, their chillout lounge that faces the ocean or at the comforts of your own villa’s tiny dining space. The 250-seater restaurant is located near the swimming pool and just down the main lobby. The dining room that serves as their main dining room also has their own coffee shop. And I’m such a huge fan of open kitchens!

You can also dine outdoors at their Lanai areas or have a private dining party at their function rooms.

Saffron Cafe’s buffet serves mainly Asian dishes – the center island has all kinds of Japanese-themed food such as makis, sushis and for the Koreans – their kimchis!

Italian dishes from Saffron Cafe at the Crimson Resort and Spa such as pastas and tomato dishes also find their way in their serving stations.

So do grilled dishes and Filipino favorites like the lechon!

The juice station –

Now for the main course – dessert! (hey, this is my blog, right??)

A must-try – the chocolate croissants!

This was a special order compliments from the chef.

This gastronomic post has to end somehow. Ha. Toodles! Will come back on a post about our day at the Cebu Yacht Club. See you! xx

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Inviting Everyone to Sumo Dine!

January 26, 2012

Among the few who got to witness the official opening of Sumo Sam Cebu Restaurant at the Ayala Terraces Cebu, we were invited to an afternoon treat of Japamerican or Japanese-American dining with Marvin Augustin. Of course, we also got to meet the owners of Sumo Sam Raymund Magdaluyo and Cebu partners’ Shanna Lopez and Glecy Lopez-Go.

Check out the courses we had to sample!

(above) Sumosam’s Pride – Grilled Prawns with Mangoes and Walnuts P259

(above) The classic fave – Fried (or order steamed) Gyoza P138

Chicken Teriyaki P188 (of course there were more earlier haha)

(above) Tempura! (below) Assorted Sushi

Everyone was giddy as well when Marvin Augustin came inside. He is absolutely dreamy!

SumoSam dining is definitely not your conventional Japanese dining. “When people encounter the word ‘fusion’ they tend to get confused of what their dining experience will be. We live the goal of making our customers experience dining by combining different techniques and elements of cooling from different cultures and discipline of international cooking integrating it to Japanese cuisine without sacrificing taste, service and quality of dishes,” says Raymund.

Each Sumo Sam restaurant will come up with different dishes unique to a specific branch. This is what separates one brand from another. In Cebu, Sumosam will be incorporating local ingredients such as danggit and mangoes to their menu. Ever tried their chicken teriyaki pizza with mangoes? Fusion in this Japanese-American style of dining is attractive enough to all diners.

Of course we just had to come back the same week! Hahah.

Beef Tepan P288

Thank you to Mayan Benedicto for the lovely photos (sharp ones – yes!) Thanks also to BigSeed Media and Shanna Lopez for the generous reception of Cebu’s media. SumoSam Cebu is located at the ground floor of The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu; open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Monday to Sunday. For reservations and inquiries, please call 401-0643. Government taxes and service charge apply.