Whenever I travel to different places in the country, I always go to different restaurants and try local cuisine. Since we are covering the 2008 Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival, Eric and Nina planned to have our breakfast in Abuhan Restaurant upon our arrival in Cebu. Once we knew the dates we were leaving, we booked our hotel in Cebu so that we would be close to our favorite restaurant. We were so excited to eat at our favorite place that we didn’t even drop our suitcases off at the hotel.
We went directly from the airport to Abuhan Dos in F Ramos Street near the Robinson’s mall to try Nina’s Favorite Pochero.
So What is Pochero?
Pochero is a pork stew of Spanish origin, stewed beef or pork cooked with chorizo de bilbao and lots of chopped onions and tomatoes. The vegetables and saba bananas are usually cooked separately. Some versions of pinoy pochero include garbanzos and fried sweet potatoes.
In Cebu, Bulalo is called Pochero. It was perfectly cooked in Beef broth mixed with shreds of ginger, fresh cabbage and sweet corn. Cebu’s Famous Bulalo is best eaten with steamed rice. Nina is right, the soup is realy tasty and the rice is superb.
We also tried the Sizzling Pochero, Imagine the Abuhan’s Famous Pochero without the soup, corn and vegetables and replace it with butter gravy, fried potato chunks and set it on a hot iron plate.
Forget about your super healthy diet and just plan for a heavy exercise, these Cebu’s Finest Pochero can increase your body’s cholesterol level. But who cares? The Food is Fantastic!
About the Restaurant:
Abuhan; vernacular for a dirty kitchen aptly makes Abuhan Uno and its branches quite like the kitchen of Cebu. It has, for over 30 or more years captured the palate of Cebuanos with its quintessentially Filipino dishes.
All Abuhan branches accepts all major credit cards in case you ran out of cash. If you are planning to visit Abuhan Restaurant; check out their branches.
F. Ramos St., Cebu City
Telephone: (+6332) 2531881
176 F. Ramos Street, Cebu City (near Robinsons Mall)
Phone : (032) 253 5774
Fax no: +63(032) 253-1883
Open 24 Hours
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Phone : (032) 253 1151/1881/5774
Open 24 Hours