Pit Senyor! One of the most famous festivals in the Philippines is the Sinulog Festival. That is why millions of people flock Cebu City every third Sunday of January. I, myself, had experienced the fun a few years ago. There were endless street parties, fairs, booths, and other cultural and religious events during the festival. And of course, that momentous occasion is always paired with a hearty feast.
Didn't make it to this year's Sinulog Festival? Fret not because Hukad and Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen, homegrown Cebuano restaurant brands, are bringing the Sinulog fever to Manila. Through Hukad and Golden Cowrie's feast of Cebuano authentic local dishes and Sinulog dance performances by their staff, you will surely enjoy a full-blown Sinulog festival dining experience.
Order these must-try dishes from Hukad and good luck trying not to devour it all:
1. Pomelo Salad (Php280)
For starters, a lighter and healthier choice would be the fresh Pomelo Salad. The ingredients certainly create a balanced flavor consisting of pomelo, turnip slices in a calamansi-based dressing topped with crunchy dried squid.
2. Sinigang Baby Prawns (Php335)
Warm up your tummies with a hearty bowl of Sinigang Baby Prawns. The soup has a moderate sour taste with a good amount of fresh baby prawns that are not really baby in size.
3. Ngohiong (Php170)
This vegetarian-friendly Cebuano street food is similar to the fried lumpia sa ubod, except that the ubod in Ngohiong is mashed and blended with local spices. Pair it with spiced vinegar and soy sauce and you will never look at ngohiong the same way before.
4. Baked Bantayan Scallops (Php265)
Paying homage to Cebu’s abundance of seafood, Hukad's baked scallops is cheesy and buttery-- just the way I like it. Its mouthwatering flavor will surely get you asking for more.
5. Cebu Lechon Belly 1/4 (Php355)
A fiesta is not a feast without the lechon. Hukad's sinfully good lechon belly is flown in straight from Cebu everyday. The meat is flavorful and cooked to perfection, and I love that the skin is crispy.
6. Agua Fresca Pitcher (Php299)
These are perfect refreshments to wash down a hearty meal. Available in watermelon, pineapple cucumber or green mango cucumber.
7. Halo Halomazing (Php155)
As they say, there is always room for dessert, especially for this heavenly sweet Halo-halo! Hukad's Halo-Halomazing is made with shaved ice, red & green kaong, beans, corn, macapuno, ube halaya, and served with ube ice cream and corn flakes on top. And here's the deal: Get a serving for FREE when you spend a minimum amount of Php1,500 at Hukad from now until January 31, 2019!
Other best sellers include the Lechon Sinigang, Pocherong Katag, and the Red Egg Chicharon Sisig.
Hungry now? Explore the tastes of Cebu and join the Sinulog invasion at all Hukad branches nationwide! Magkaon na 'ta! #alwaysafeast #hukadfeastsenyor #mysinulog
HUKAD - https://www.zomato.com/manila/hukad-bagong-pag-asa-quezon-city/menu#tabtop/
Golden Cowrie - https://www.zomato.com/manila/golden-cowrie-filipino-kitchen-mall-of-asia-complex-pasay-city/menu#tabtop/
HUKAD STORE LOCATIONS:
Ayala Malls Trinoma
Ayala Malls Mall of Asia
Ayala Malls Cloverleaf
Ayala Malls Feliz
SM San Lazaro
SM North Towers
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Podium - Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen