I cannot believe I waited so long to try this restaurant. It is the only Filipino restaurant I have seen. I know there are a couple of other ones, but I haven’t searched them on the internet. Why, when you see one in passing all the time?
Cebu is a Filipino restaurant. There are some traditional dishes, but I would say it is mostly Filipino inspired. Mr. Lumberjack has never has Filipino dishes, and I rave about my favorite dishes all the time. Palabok, Dinuguan, Turon anyone?
I know a lot of Filipino dishes thanks to my Filipino friends from college. My freshmen year I joined the Philippines Student Association (PSA), where I learned so much about the food, traditions, dance. It really was eye-opening.
I honestly wish there is more Filipino food around Chicago. I feel like the food is slowly starting to enter the market…AND we need more. Pronto! However, for now, you have Cebu.
Mr. Lumberjack and I shared sisig, garlic rice, chicken and ube waffles and halo halo.
The food is really good. One thing is I find Filipino food can be heavy, so I was surprised about the sisig. It had grease, which yum, but I didn’t feel weighed down after I ate it. Also, the halo halo wasn’t too sweet. Maybe because the restaurant skipped the condensed milk or the coconut gel syrup.
We were both pleased and happy. I am also excited when I get to introduce Mr. Lumberjack to new things. 4 years in PSA, so 4 years of learnings. Cebu just brings back so many wonderful memories.