Opening salvo for my summer is a road trip to Badian. Badian is located south of Cebu. It would take approximately around four to five hours from Cebu City to Badian (depending on the traffic and stops) . Badian boasts Lambug for its powder sand beach.
We rented a table for for PhP 300 at Lambug beach and set up a tent nearby. Since we reached the area around five in the afternoon we were at the far end of the shoreline.
From our “fated” location, we had to walk for five minutes from our tent to the toilet. We had to pass through bushes and trees. I had to recite a prayer while going to the toilet at dawn.
It costs Php 30 for a pail of water to shower. If you bought food with you, they can cook it and they’ll charge for a minimum amount.
But before we frolick under the sun and admire the star-filled night skies (it was so pretty), we had our stomachs filled with food. Luckily, we also had our buttons undone too on our way back to Cebu City because of the food stops.
What better place to have lunch than in Carcar. When we arrived at the market, we were swarmed with food stall owners handing us a piece of crispy lechon skin. We had to say no because my friend’s Mom has a “suki” (stall number 11). We got a one and a half kilo for PhP 600 of lechon for lunch and the rest of the lechon will be fried and paksiw for our dinner in Lambug. We went to a nearby carenderia and bought rice, tinolang isda and nilat-ang baboy.
Barili’s Ice cream
Being inside the car for quite sometime has made me ache in some places and I am not even driving. So it was a good idea to stop over for a bit of stretching and more food.
We bought some ice cream for Php 40. It was a hot afternoon that my chocolate ice cream from Barili’s Milk Station melted down after taking some pretty pictures.
Ronda’s Dragonfruit shake
The dragonfruit plantation we visited in Ronda did not have any ripe fruits. But as mentioned by the staff, they will start having fruits by May to September. Lights were installed for them to flower and bear fruits. They said the plantation looks pretty awesome at night.
We ordered dragonfruit shake for only Php 95. It was refreshing especially after the quick tour in the plantation. It tastes just right, not too sweet or milky.
Moalboal’s Power bowls
While driving though Moalboal, we talked about a travel show featuring Shaka cafe in Moalboal. Then we all agreed on trying their famous power bowls. How spontaneous! Aside from the power bowls they also offer shakes and fruits to cater to people who are inclined to a healthier lifestyle.
We ordered Bom Dia and Super bowl. Bom Dia have blueberries, açai, mangoes, coconut and granola while Super bowl have yogurt, watermelon, bananas, apples, mangoes, quinoa and granola. They costs PhP 250 each and are filling. I would love to have them for breakfast everyday. Bom Dia is a favorite.
If you have a car, parking is quite difficult. Parking space in front of the store is occupied with tricycles. The road is quite narrow too and filled with tourists walking and parked vehicles. I hope they’d do something with the flow of the traffic.
Finally I got to try Aventino’s pizza of Naga. We had Tricia for PhP 380. It has 3 layers of dough with all cheese, all veggies and all meat for every layer. We had to walk around the boardwalk because we are too full.
A weekend less on my beach therapy but more on food trippin’. There is too many more to see and yes, eat, in Cebu. Something for me to look forward to another Cebu road trip. To more food crawls!