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On Loving and Eating — Manggahan Bar and Grill

Nothing — not a conversation, not a hug or even a kiss– establishes relationship so forcefully as eating together. 🙂 

Time flies so fast. As cliche as it sound, but that’s definitely a fact.

Last Saturday, we celebrated our first month of being happily married. Which we are very grateful and we thought it caused a celebration. 🙂


We went to my hometown where my grandfather cooked saba or cardava banana dipped in spicy fish sauce with calamansi, and fresh buko (coconut). We arrived home late so we didn’t have time to go on a private dinner. (Anyway, I think visiting my hometown was already a celebration.)

So, we decided to do have a post celebration yesterday. Ace went to work, so we agreed to meet at his office around 5:00pm. As usual, I was 10 minutes late. (LOL, sorry.) Our plan was to go to DuzzGrill  where we had our first date. However, they don’t open on weekends. But no worry tummy, my good husband has a backup plan.

Manggahan Bar and Grill

Manggahan, in Filipino means Mango Farm. 🙂 So you know the first thing I looked for was the mango trees, where are they? But no, I didn’t find one (just yet). When we went inside, we were greeted by their friendly crew with that smile glued on their faces. I was well, a little bit impressed when Ace opened the back door showing me the big mango tree I was looking for. (Hahah) It’s big, but only one, lol. Anyway, they have dining tables inside and outside if you want al fresco dining. We chose to sit outside which is more private.


They gave us the menu which was in Visayan (our region’s vernacular). The price are very reasonable. They offer exotic dishes like crocodile sisig, fried frog, fried mud fish and many more. But no we did not order those.

Here’s our order.

Kinamot nga Pasayan, Spicy Sizzling Squid and Pochero Soup.

Kinamot nga Pasayan (Fingered Shrimp) is fried shrimp simmered in a special sauce with plenty of chili. Sizzling Spicy Squid is  flour-coated squid, fried with spices. And of course, Pochero soup is a bone-marrow soup with beef. 🙂

Burp, burp, burp!!! Tummies were full. ❤

Verdict: Their food is sooo yummy that until now my mouth is still watering. Prices are very reasonable to their serving. Place is very cozy and perfect for a date or family dining, too. I’m pretty sure this wouldn’t be my only visit. 🙂 5 stars, yey!!!

Address30 Wilson St., Apas, Lahug, 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

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‘Til our next food trip, see yah! 🙂

P.S   The quote above is derived from Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Nothing — not a conversation, not a handshake or even a hug – establishes friendship so forcefully as eating together”.



Hi, there!.. :) I'm Emz, a frustrated writer/blogger from a far-flung place of Cebu, Philippines. I love reading and writing, and if there's two things I can't live without, it would be my pen and my notebook. I have the love for food and travel. I am optimistic and I am a dreamer. Thus, Thought Diary is more like me. Here are tidbits of life, inspiration, places, people and myself. Welcome to my corner! Thank you for dropping by. :)

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