Chika-an sa Cebu

We were in Gaisano Mandaue (now, the Pacific Mall) to do our groceries. We were so engrossed with what we were doing that it made us forget the time. It was way past lunch! We were famished but weren’t really in the mood for some fast food AGAIN. But we were in luck, so it seemed, because the mall already started with the renovations, and in place were new establishments such as restaurants, fast food chains and boutiques. Glad that Chika-an sa Cebu, a Filipino restaurant, was already open for business, so we decided to give it a try.

Service there was good. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The ambiance had a Filipino touch to it, as it had native furniture displayed inside. Food were served in 15 minutes as promised, which is awesome! Especially for those who really came in to eat — meaning, hungry people like us. However, the food was not really the best I’ve had of its kind. I mean, my mother’s kinilaw is way (waaay) better, and I’ve tasted better beef steak in my lifetime. But what I loved, really, was that they didn’t charge you for food coming from outside (or from Jollibee, to be exact), which made me and my fast-food-junkie of a daughter sooo happy!

If you were to ask, “Am I going to dine there again?” Heck yeah, I am! I haven’t tried their well-renowned crispy pata yet. So, next time, I’m definitely going to sink my teeth into those s*ckas!

The Menu
The Menu
"Come home to great-tasting tradition."
While waiting for our order…
Buttered Chicken
Buttered Chicken
Kinilaw na Isda with Pepino
Kinilaw na Isda with Pepino
Baked Scallops
Baked Scallops
How's the food, sir?
How’s the food, sir?
Happy campers -- I mean, eaters!
Happy campers — I mean, eaters!
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