I’ve been meaning to write about this restaurant after the first time that we ate there but it seems the universe is conspiring against it. Every time I would try to write about it the lazy bone would kick in or my artistic juices would just run dry(if I have some of it) and so to prove to myself that I can write if I really want to, here I am again, trying my very best to complete this draft after around two months after it sat in the drafts section.
“Hikay” is a Cebuano term which means to prepare food. I remember when I was still in High School, my mother would tell me “Pag-hikay na..” (“Prepare the food now..”) and I would cook something out of the limited recipe that I knew.
“Hikay: Lutong Pinoy” is another addition to the restaurant in the heart of Cebu. It is located in the Calyx building of IT Park, Cebu. Here, it is accessible to professionals working all over the park(IT park is packed with a lot of companies ranging from BPO to IT companies) as well as those people working outside the park.
The menu comprises of Filipino dish that were prepared with a sense of being at home. Of course, when it comes to Filipino food nothing can compare to it if it was prepared at home. And so, a lot of Filipino restaurants boast their Filipino delicacy that has a touch of being home-made.
I already ate there twice: once with my boyfriend and batchmates and the other time was last week– for a birthday of a friend. For the overall coverage of my food tasting expedition here are the list of the food that I tried their:
Sweet and sour fish.
Chicken soup (Tinolang Manok)
Sizzling Pusit (Sizzling Squid)
Kare-Kareng Kambing (Kare-kareng goat) and Pancit Canton with Seafood mix
All those six recipe were superb, though the chicken soup should be a little more salty. I like salty food so I guess it wasn’t that appealing to my palate but hey, I’m just one palate and I think it would suffice for other taste buds who prefer their cooking style.
To make everything as appealing as possible they are offering unlimited rice and unlimited iced tea. Yey, Filipino are known to be one of the biggest consumer of rice in the world, we can’t call a meal without a rice– that would be dessert or a snack. A meal should have a rice–around 3/4 to 3 servings of rice would suffice. 🙂
The place is not really packed with a lot of people so it is really for family, friends or lovers who are looking for a place to have some time to relax. The interior of the restaurant is designed to be relaxing and a good place to dine.
I’ll surely go back there when the cravings for Filipino dishes kicks in again. 😀