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Boosog Lasang Pinoy!

It was one of those nights when me and my hubby felt like dining out (or didn’t want to cook the food ourselves is another way to put it). It was almost 10:00 PM, so you could imagine how starved we were. We browsed through restaurants on our heads. And for some “special” reason, we decided to dine in Boosog, a homegrown Cebuano restaurant specializing in authentic Filipino and lutong-bahay dishes. Okay. I admit that that special reason is because they served unlimited rice and bottomless iced tea. What could be more special than that? Haha! And that was going to be our first time there, too.

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When we arrived, first thing I noticed was the ambiance. I was quite impressed for they had a wide al fresco dining area, which was conducive for a large group gathering, like in a reunion, perhaps, or a random get-together with the barkada. They also had a wide space inside with nice incandescent lighting, which added to the native touch of the restaurant interiors. We decided to sit outside to simply enjoy the coolness of the night. They had an array of choices in their menu. Most of them were tagged as “best-sellers.” It was a bit confusing at first, but our server was kind enough to provide some suggestions. After 15 minutes, the food was served. To our disappointment, the servings were a bit small for the price. And the taste! I don’t even want to start. Spell bland with a capital B. Even their soy sauce was bland, and I’m not exaggerating.

But hey, don’t get me wrong. This doesn’t mean we’re not going back. We probably just caught them on a “bad” day. Everybody has their bad days, right? A restaurant is no different. And I’m a strong believer of second chances. Who knows? The next time might turn out right. So let me just say, cheers to second chances! Burrrp!

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Fried Chicken

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Chicharon Bulaklak

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Grilled Tuna Belly

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Red Egg Salad

Boosog Lasang Pinoy! is open daily, Monday to Sunday, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (lunch), and 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM (dinner). They’re located at The Gallery, Juan Luna Street, Mabolo, Cebu City. Contact details are as follows:

Telephone: (032) 238-1600

About Jeanne M-K

Jeanne M-K is a full-time homemaker and a part-time bum, who also aspires to become a cooking master (in my dreams). She loves to experiment in the kitchen and aims to satisfy the palettes and fill the tummies of her favorite (and only) customers -- the ever-supportive husband and her unica hija, Zaki.


  1. ay parag gusto ko gawin sa bahay yung red egg salad na yun… nagutom ako bigla sa post na to.. kamusta pala yung amibiance ng resto pati yung design>?
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  2. That red egg salad looks yummy. Filipino breakfast with a twist. :)
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  3. They have a great menu… I am craving for chicharon bulaklak….
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  4. Ok, now I need to get my Chicharon Bulaklak craving. Sadly I ordered this today from our friendly neighborhood take out store but it wasn’t available. Will definitely try ordering again tomorrow especially since I read about it here!
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  5. They must have spent so much already on the ambiance and lighting and had a lower budget on the food but maybe in time they’ll consider feedback and improve their products. I think that’s the key to a lasting restaurant.
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  6. Awww, that’s sad that you didn’t get your money’s worth. Hopefully they redeem themselves the next time you eat there.
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  7. Ang ganda ng pagkakuha ng tuna belly. Nakakagutom. Sarap din tignan ng itlog maalat salad! Gusto ko tikman lahat yan.
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  8. Wow! Reading this article makes me feel hungry. I want to try the chicharong bulaklak. I hope there is a branch here in Pampanga. :)
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  9. I noticed that the photos of the different dishes are not fully
    captured… It’s only half the of the frame but then, they look
    delicious though. maybe, it’s a photography style.
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  10. Grilled tuna belly had me at hello! Waaah ang laki ng serving!
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  11. chicharon bulaklak and red egg salad… kamiss! i wonder if there’s red egg here.. hmm.. will look for it in asia shops!
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  12. Nakakagutom ang post na ito. Sarap ng salad. :)
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  13. what a delish meal that is :-) it makes me drool too :-) I miss going to Cebu but I do not think I have been to Mabolo :-)
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  14. Grilled Tuna for the win… and my FAVE, Chicharong Bulaklak!! ilabas ang sukang pinkurat!!!
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  15. this post is making me hungry + made me crave for grilled tuna belly. it has been ages since i had some!
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  16. Nice to see more Filipino dishes here. I’m not a fan of fried chicken though.
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