A quick break from my Taiwan posts! I just really want to share what’s currently happening in my beloved island. It’s nearing the annual Kadaugan Sa Mactan, which literally translates to Victory in Mactan wherein the people of Mactan (Lapu-lapu City) celebrates our country’s first hero’s, Lapu-lapu, victory against the Spaniards. The week-long (and a couple of days more) celebration will be concluded by a reenactment of The Battle of Mactan which happened on April 27, 1521, portraying how Lapu-lapu resisted Spanish colonization.
Leading to that event is a set activities, one of which is the food festival in Mactan Shrine every night. Cuisines from around the world is served by several food booths including hotels, restaurants and local food business owners . Of course, some of the best and famous Filipino foods are showcased here, so if you’re visiting and would like to try our local delicacies and dishes, this is place to be. You need not to worry about budget, as well, most offerings are affordable. Meal prices will probably cost you around P50 – P200. The food festival has started last Friday, April 15 and will be on-going until the 28th. TIP: Go as early as 5:00 in the afternoon to get good parking!
Waterfront Hotel & Casino
Plantation Bay Resort and Spa
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa
Cebu hotels showcasing different cuisine, some, offering live cooking, definitely fresh from the pan and grill!
Local food shops and of course, what is a Cebu visit without lechon?! There are multiple shops serving lechon but any lechon that is from Cebu is delicious by default.
I got some Ebi Tempura from Nonki Japanese Restaurant for P95.
Small kiosks lined up for all ages!
Feed yourself with some good food, good music and a bit of history! Come on over, take a break from all the political stress and let’s celebrate one of the key moments from our past.