Enjoy Grilled Tuna Panga and More at STK ta Bai!

Me and some of my college classmates haven't had a get-together for quite some time. Although modern technology allows us to communicate through mobile phones, e-mail, and mostly Facebook, I haven't physically been with my buddy Jai since we last watched a Philippine Azkals football game against the Los Angeles Galaxy at Manila's Rizal Memorial Coliseum in 2011. I do meet up with Orville more frequently compared to my other college batch mates. This past weekend we had a chance for a get-together with some college classmates and our batch mates from the 8th circle of the Facilitators' Circle. When it was time to part ways again, three of us decided to have dinner on a Sunday night. We ended up at STK ta Bai as Orville was craving for some grilled tuna panga.

 STK ta Bai at Paolito's Seafood Restaurant in Cebu City Philippines


Ambiance

The brown varnished walls along with the wooden heavy furniture and tiled brownish-colored floors and various collections of porcelain, chinaware, religious icons, paintings, and photographs that adorn the STK ta Bai interior, gives the rustic feel of an old house. It gives diners a feeling of eating at home.

Grilled Tuna Panga & More


Of course we ordered a generous serving of grilled tuna panga. Aside from that, we also ordered shrimp sinigang, suglaw, crab relleno, and 2 servings of baked scallops. For our beverage, we got some good old iced tea.

Grilled Tuna Panga

Grilled tuna panga is the specialty of the house at STK ta Bai. What makes this rock besides it is really meaty is the sweet glaze. Simply awesome for the Pinoy palate. So far, this is the best grilled tuna panga I've had in Cebu.

 STK ta Bai at Paolito's Seafood Restaurant in Cebu City Philippines



Suglaw with gata

Suglaw is fish kinilaw (ceviche) with sinugbang baboy (grilled pork) mixed in gata (coconut milk). This is a nice appetizer to the grilled tuna panga.

 STK ta Bai at Paolito's Seafood Restaurant in Cebu City Philippines


Crab Relleno

We had some crab relleno to make it officially a seafood-heavy meal. That's some crab meat and flour stuffed into a soft crab shell then fried.

 STK ta Bai at Paolito's Seafood Restaurant in Cebu City Philippines

Shrimp Sinigang

For the soup, we had shrimp sinigang, a sour-blend Filipino soup with shrimps and vegetables. The sourness is a good compliment to the sweet-glazed grilled tuna  panga.


Baked Scallops

Among many restaurants in Cebu, STK ta Bai's baked scallops stands out. I am speaking from personal experience. This sweet, cheesy treat can be a good appetizer for the grilled tuna panga.

 STK ta Bai at Paolito's Seafood Restaurant in Cebu City Philippines


Also try the baked scallops at The House of Lechon in Cebu City, Philippines.


Our Bill


In total, we spent PhP 1,605 for the meal that fed three (3) fellows with huge appetites. Here is the breakdown of the tab:

Two (2) servings of Plain rice platter @PhP 75 each = PhP 150
Two (2) orders of baked scallops @ PhP 135 each    = PhP 270
One (1) order of grilled tuna panga @ PhP 450         = PhP 450
One (1) order of shrimp sinigang @ PhP 195             = PhP 195
One (1) order of suglaw with gata @ PhP 180           = PhP 180
One (1) order of 5 pieces crab relleno @ PhP 200     = PhP 200
One (1) pitcher of iced tea @ PhP 160                       =  Php 160

Location and Contact Information

Street Address: #6 Orchid (A. Climaco) Sreet, Capitol Site, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (+6332) 256 2700

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