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American Dining at Casa Verde (Cebu)

  
Its our last day in Cebu, since we were really tired from our Bantayan Island Trip and Waterpark Adventure in Cebu the past days, we decided to spend the whole morning sleeping and check out at noon. After we checked out, we left our luggage's at the front desk then went to spend the rest of the afternoon at Ayala Mall until its time to go to the airport for our flight back to Davao.  We met our friend Orlee at the Mall and had lunch at Casa Verde.

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Casa Verde is a family owned restaurant and one of Cebu's popular dining destinations. Though the interior looks like with a fine dining setting yet the overall ambiance was casual and relax. Great food, quality service, reasonable price and comfortable atmosphere were apparent in this American style dining restaurant.

These wer what we had for lunch at Casa Verde

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WATERMELON SALAD
  • A refreshing combination of watermelon cubes, served over crisp lettuce, mango strips, jicama and nuts, drizzled with our sesame-seed dressing.

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      FISH AND FRIES
    • Tender white fish fillet breaded and golden fried to perfection. Served with tartar sauce and French fries.

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    BRIANʼS RIBS
  • If you taste me youʼll never forget me... Our best seller! Baked pork ribs with a sweet, tangy piquet sauce served with rice and corn and carrots.

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    TING-TINGʼS TAVERN SHRIMPS

  • Eight would be great if you ate... Delicious butterflied and lightly crusted in breadcrumbs and fried ʻtil golden. Served with our own tartar sauce paired with harvest rice and seasoned vegetables.


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    We had a nice time during lunch.  Not only do we get the time to bond with our friend but also enjoy the generous serving at Casa Verde. 

    THE TERRACES (AYALA) BRANCH
    Stall 304, 3rd level, The Terraces
    Ayala Center Cebu
    Cebu Business Park, Cebu City

    CNT Lechon of Cebu

      
    It's our last day in Cebu, our friend Emily left for Manila already and Dave and I have nothing to do anymore and so we decided to spend the day at SM City Cebu.  We also wanted to try their famous Cebu lechon (roast pig) and CNT Lechon is just nearby SM. Good thing about staying at Regal Business Park Hotel was a jeepney (public ride) terminal going anywhere in Cebu was just nearby. So we asked the front desk what route should we take in going to SM City. We went immediately to the jeepney terminal located across the street before reaching Ayala Mall. It wasn't really hard to find what jeepney to take because it has small signages naming their route and there were also "barkers" (a man who calls passengers by shouting) around telling where to go. The ride took a few minutes, then we alighted at SM City. 

    Waterpark Escapade at Imperial Palace (Cebu)

      

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    Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort & Spa
    We originally planned to go to the famous water resort in Lapu-lapu City Cebu when the father of our friend from Cebu mentioned about Imperial Palace Resort.  So while we were in Bantayan Island I searched the web about the two resorts and weight the things that will make us enjoy the most.

    Regal Business Park Hotel (Cebu City)

      

    While we were still in Bantayan Islands, I searched the net for an accommodation in Cebu City. It was in a blog that I was following that I came across with Regal Business Park Hotel (Cebu City). She gave a nice review in terms of location and  price, so I continued searching to find the hotel's contact number. I called the front desk and made reservations, the frontdesk staff said that he will check for room availability and will return my call later. Not very long after, I received a call and it was from the front desk staff confirming our reservations. It was very nice of them to accept reservations via phone without requiring an advance payment unlike other hotels.

    Escape and Adventure at Bantayan Island Cebu

       THE BEACH
    I woke up early the next day to catch the sun rise after a tiring trip from Davao to Cebu to Hagnaya Port to Sta Fe Bantayan Island.  As the sun rises, slowly revealing the landscape along the stretch of white shoreline, I just couldn't help humming the song "Da Coconut Nut".  That was my first impression of Sta Fe, coconut trees are abundant.


    Lunch at Mactan's Famous SU-TU-KIL

      
    We arrived at Mactan International Airport a little past 10:00am.  Our friend Emily was already waiting for us at the arrival area, her flight from Manila was ahead of us for 2 hours.  I immediately went out of the arrival area to meet our Cebu friends Orlee & Jakayel who fetched us at the airport.

    I told Orlee that we haven't explored Mactan yet because everytime we are here we always stay or proceed immediately to Cebu City.  Since it was still early we took a taxi and went to see Lapu-lapu Shrine and also try the famous SUTUKIL Restaurants which is just beside the park.

    LAPU-LAPU SHRINE

    Lapu-Lapu Shrine is a bronze statue erected in Punta Engaño in honor of Datu Lapu-lapu, a native leader who killed the Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan and defeated the Spanish Soldiers on 1521.