I love eating out. One of the reasons I gained a lot during the past three years is that boyfriend and I love to try some delicious restaurant here in Cebu. Last time, I posted about our American style casual dining at Casa Verde. This time, I’ll be posting about our experience when we decided to try the Native Filipino Restaurant in Gaisano Country Mall– the Lighthouse Restaurant.
I’m currently living near Gaisano Country Mall and I’ve been seeing a lot of their promotional posters that advertised about Lighthouse being the oldest restaurant in Cebu. To satisfy our cravings for this Native Filipino restaurant, we decided to try it.
We arrived around 7:30 pm on a weekday and the place is a bit empty. Aside from us, there were only one or two set of other customer. The place is really spacious and it was designed to give off that Filipino native feeling with banana trees around and in between tables, a flowing fountain and a blue sky themed roof. A group of blind men were playing some old song that suits the cool feeling inside.
We found a perfect spot near the band and ordered some food. The price is on the average. If you’ve tried Hikay, Chikaan or Hukad, this place has the same price range with those Filipino Restaurant. The price range is around 150 PHP (~4USD) to 300 PHP(~8USD).
We ordered pumpkin soup, Relyenong Talong (Sugarplum’s new favorite), Vegetable set (I’m trying to go on a diet), sizzling beef and seafood rice.
The food were really delicious. This restaurant has a way of cooking food that certainly reminds you of home and they are even served with the serving spoon that is made of coconut. A spoon that reminds you of a Filipino home. The food, those without liquid, are served on a banana leaf plate. If you’ve been to some province in the Philippines, you’ll see that on fiesta’s or gatherings, Filipinos love to serve their main dishes on a plate covered by a banana leaf. It certainly do add some sweet home scent to the food.
We shelled out around 900 PHP (~20USD) for a dinner of three. The dinner was really fun because of the singing band and the food was awesome. If you want to try Filipino food, you should visit this place!
Here’s our dinner picture. See you around!