After a good stroll around Park Mall, we decided to have lunch within the vicinity before heading to the airport. Our flight was around two in the afternoon going back to Iloilo. There are arrays of high-class restaurants in the area and even some fast food chain. I was hoping for something that serves hot and different. After so much deliberation on where to really eat, we eventually chose to grab a simple snack at the airport instead.
Luckily, we were determined to have one more look at the last restaurant we saw and realized it was one of the good bistros friends told us about. The label on top is really hard to read if you are not familiar with it until you look clearly and see that it is named Chikaan sa Cebu.
Chikaan sa Cebu Restaurant has a warm ambiance, suitable for having a good lunch with the family and at typical Filipino resto. It serves mostly Filipino foods with varieties on the soup, beef, pork and chicken menu. They also got some Pinoy delicacies served as dessert after a tasty meal.
We ordered Lechon kawali, baked scallops and since I wanted something hot that day, an order of clam soup. The rice is good for two persons per bowl but you can have a refill for free if you want to.
Lechon Kawali @ Chikaan sa Cebu
The lechon kawali taste like typical lechon kawali but it has crisp pork skin. The meat is so tender you can easily cut it with a spoon. These types of dry food are great with some soy sauce mixed with vinegar or ketchup.
Cheesy Baked Scallops @ Chikaan sa Cebu
Baked scallops were so good that it makes me want some more. But of course, we already had enough for two in an order. (We were also catching a flight J.) It has the right cheese melt on top cooked at the exact degree.
Clamshell Soup @ Chikaan sa Cebu
Since I was craving for a hot soup, the clam soup did fill my desire. Although it was just a plain soup and some seaweeds, it tasted good. The server also fills your cup upon delivering your soup and distributes these to each one in the table. (That is good service!)
Overall, I rate this restaurant as above satisfactory. The place is clean, warm and very cozy. The food taste good (although these are similar to home cooked lunch on a Sunday afternoon). The price is just like any other restaurant of the same class.
If you want to dine in this restaurant with the family, try visiting Chikaan sa Cebu Restaurant at The Park Mall and other key locations within Metro Cebu.