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    "Shoot to Kill" in Cebu

    After the disappointing first dinner at The Port, Tutubi and his officemates asked around for other places to eat near Waterfront and people pointed them to a branch of Neo-Neo which was really near the place.

    Neo-Neo restaurant is similarly themed with the popular SUTUKIL restaurants, more like carinderia eateries, in Mactan Island particularly those near the Lapu-lapu Shrine. Customers can choose raw ingredients of isda (fish), tulya (clams), pusit (squid), talaba (oysters) and others while choosing the way they're cooked.

    Neo-neo, looking at their menu, is also offering Japanese and Singaporean food to serve the number of tourists from Japan and Singapore frequenting the place.

    fresh fish, squid, fish, oysters et al ready to be cooked in three basic ways.

    part of the menu showing prices. Didn't order Manok Bisaya
    for Manila rats like to order seafood whenever they can

    The pop word sutukil or (SU-TU-KIL) is a humorous (sounds like "shoot to kill") portmanteau of three Cebuano words: sugba, tuwa, kilaw -- which refer to the three ways of preparing food, particularly seafood like fish. Sugba means to broil over hot charcoal; tuwa means to cook in boiling water together with some spices and seasoning; kilaw means to prepare raw but soaked in vinegar with spices e.g. onions, garlic and pepper quite similar to ceviche of South America using citrus-based marinate and Japan's sashimi (served totally raw but using dipping sauce of soy sauce and wasabi).

    Similarly themed restaurants in Cebu are Goodah-Gud and Tsibogs. Neo-Neo has branches on Juan Luna Avenue in Cebu City, Fortuna Street in Mandaue City and Lapulapu City.

    The only comment Tutubi has on this restaurant was the slow serving of his fresh buko juice order. Ambiance is typical al fresco but there's also an air-conditioned room but was reserved for the night by a certain group. Tutubi particularly loved the lato kinilaw. This is a recommended restaurant besides Golden Cowrie offering much better choices than the pretentious The Port Seafood Restaurant.

    Neo-neo delivers, you may call telephone number +63.32.232.6688

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:53 PM,

    13 Comments:

    At Jul 22, 2008, 11:49:00 PM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    tutubi, baka naman inakyat pa sa puno yung buko para lalong fresh kaya naantala ang dating sa table mo. i really like restaturants na interactive ba, you can cook your own, mostly broil then over a hot coal, less oil di ba.

     
    At Jul 23, 2008, 3:08:00 PM, Blogger Lawstude said...

    now that is more like it. sayang wala pics ng mga naluto but im sure it is a gastronomic delight.

     
    At Jul 23, 2008, 10:09:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    photo cache, healthy yes. but don't overdo it.

    lawstude, didn't take pictures of food. if you knew how voracious my officemates are. If i take pictures I won't be able to eat. food will be gone in a jiffy :P

     
    At Jul 24, 2008, 12:50:00 AM, Blogger the donG said...

    hay! naaalala ko na naman yang masarapna pagkain.

     
    At Jul 24, 2008, 5:45:00 AM, Anonymous Traveler on Foot said...

    I've never been to Cebu yet. But I've heard alot about the gastronomic feast at SUTUKIL.

     
    At Jul 25, 2008, 7:33:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    the dong, yaan mo tapusin ko na cebu food trip series ko :P balik na ako luzon uli :P

    trveler on foot, you'll love cebu. pati siguro Carcar and Argao church...cebu heritage trail tayo minsan :P

     
    At Jul 26, 2008, 12:12:00 AM, Anonymous bw said...

    what a name...lol :)

    Now this is the kind of restaurant I dig - seafood, seafood and seafood !

     
    At Jul 26, 2008, 12:19:00 AM, Anonymous RennyBA said...

    As a Norwegian, of course I love seafood and would have loved to try SU-TU-KIL! Wish I was there to have a taste. The story was interesting and the pictures where great - thanks for sharing!

     
    At Dec 29, 2009, 11:40:00 AM, Anonymous yummy-cebu said...

    Yeah Seafood is also a dish I love. Thank you for sharing your yummy experiences.

    I wish all the readers and food lovers a yummy new year 2010

    Your Yummy Cebu Team

     
    At Jan 26, 2010, 4:47:00 AM, Blogger itchie said...

    Do you know if "Charlie's Steak House" in Cebu is still around?

     
    At Mar 29, 2010, 3:15:00 PM, Anonymous Toni B. said...

    YES WE ALL LOVE SUTUKIL!!!!
    Lami ah uy! Masarap ang kinilaw ug ang rest...
    Hey guys, check out Yummy Cebu - me and my friends totally recommend it...

    Tony and rest of the Boyz...

     
    At Apr 15, 2011, 9:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    pilay pa catering nila?

     
    At Apr 24, 2011, 7:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sutukil - sugba-TULA-kilaw

     

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