Cebu serves not only a tourist destination, but also one of the nation's best gastronomic hubs where the best lechón and pusô in the country abounds.
Native Cuisine and Local Specialties:
Referred to by many as "Hanging Rice", it is cooked rice inside a packet of intricately woven young coconut leaf, resembling the size and shape of a heart, hence its name.
Only the famous dish in Cebu, lechón is the Spanish word for suckling pig and in the Philippines connotes a whole roasted pig.
Cebu stakes a claim as having the finest mangoes in the world.
Available only in Cebu, these are crunchy, over-sized spring rolls which have become a certified local classic favorite.
Silvanas are crunchy, creamy, frozen cookie made up of a layer of buttercream sandwiched between two cashew-meringue wafers, and coated with cookie crumbs.
A hot chocolate drink made from locally-grown cacao seeds or tableya.