- Zubuchon Escario Central, Escario Street, Cebu City, Philippines
- Phone: (032)-2540247
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- Cuisine: Filipino
- Price: $$
On January 3rd, 2013, I was a giddy school girl at Zubuchon in Cebu, Philippines. This restaurant has the famous Cebu lechon declared “the best pig ever” by my celebrity crush, Anthony Bourdain. (See the FoodMeOmaha post, “FoodMeOmaha Goes to the Philippines, Part 6: Cebu Lechon + Anthony Bourdain + Market Manilla = Zubuchon“.)
I was beaming smiles at Zubuchon. Of course, we ordered the famous lechon.
Oh my goodness. I worship the crispy lechon skin and tender meat. FoodMeOmaha was in heaven. Lechon me anytime.
It’s not just their lechon that marveled the taste buds. Feast your eyes!
While all the fruit shakes are refreshing and delightful, the smash hit is Zubuchon’s original creation, the Iba shake. The Iba shake is hard to explain. The closest description is a cross combination of green apple, green mango, and cucumber. The Iba shake is a cold, tart and sweet combo that is is a great counterbalance with the rich, savory, hot dishes.
The Kalabasa soup is smooth, warm, creamy squash soup that comforts and warms like a favorite, soft blanket.
Refreshing pickled platter is a nice accent and crunchy counterpart with the rich, savory food and rice.
The squid stuffed and lechon sisig comes to the table sizzling. Tender squid with savory lechon is a tasty union of land and sea.
The chorizo was superb, flavorful sausage to remember. I found heaven again. This is FoodMeOmaha’s “best sausage ever.” Enough said.
Sylvanas is a sweet treat to delight in. It’s a crunchy, creamy, frozen cookie that is a cold, light, layered marvel.
I HIGHLY recommend Zubuchon if you happen to be in Cebu, Philippines. A must stop for memorable Filipino food at reasonable prices! I wish I could teleport there right now.
Zubuchon Escario Central
- FoodMe YUM Rating: 9.75 out of 10
- FoodMe Service Rating: 9 out of 10
- FoodMe Value Rating: 9.75 out of 10
- FoodMe Atmosphere Rating: 9 out of 10
- FoodMe Overall Rating: 9.5 out of 10