Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CNY 2015: Cebu, Philippines

We spent almost 24 hours in Cebu, Philippines between our time on Panglao Island and Boracay Island. We took a Super Cat ferry from Tagbilaran City to Cebu. The ride was about two hour long, we had assigned seating inside the cabin. I think there is also an option to sit outside which was probably nice. After checking in to out hotel we grabbed a quick fast food lunch at Jollibee, which was pretty good fried chicken.
We spent the afternoon at Fort San Pedro. Fort San Pedro is very small, but it was interesting to see. The fort is a triangle shape with two walls facing the sea and one facing land, each wall is 20ft high and 8ft thick. I was not able to find much information about the history of the Fort. Inside we were able to walk around the top wall and view some art and a stamp collection.
After J and I both did some searching we each found a restaurant called Zubuchon that we wanted to try for dinner that evening. It is known for it's 'lechon' and it did not disappoint! J LOVED it! I mean, he loved it so much that we had it for dinner on Saturday evening and then went back the next day for lunch before our flight. Our hotel happened to be a block away from one of their locations, we really lucked out. 'Lechon' is a Spanish term for a roasted suckling pig. In 2009, Anthony Bourdain (chef/author/TV personality) visited Zubuchon with his TV show 'No Reservations'. After he tasted Zubuchon's Lechon he declared it the "best pig ever". I'm not usually a huge pork fan, but I would have to agree that it is very tasty!


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