Chix Savour: Chinoy Restaurant in Lahug, Cebu City

Most Chinese restaurants in Cebu and the Philippines are either dimsum places, fastfoods, or high end restaurants. Only recently have I come across a Chinese restaurant that caters to the working class. Well, it's not totally a Chinese restaurant. They serve a mix of Chinese dishes and Filipino favorites so they can be more aptly be referred to as a Chinoy restaurant.

Chix Savour Chinoy Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Chix Savour started with students in mind and now is looking at expanding their market to target the working class, most of which are the call center agents or those working in the business processing industry at the nearby Asiatown I.T. Park in barangay Apas, Cebu City, Philippines. I recently ate at the place with the #CBCFoodies, the food bloggers who are members of the Cebu Blogging Community, one of the more active blogging organizations in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

As starter, we were served some meatballs congee, tofulicious, and siomai. All these dishes paved the way for an amazing lunch. The tofulicious dish is a star. This was pleasantly different from all the tofu dishes I tried at other restaurants. Chix Savour's tofu has more crunch and tastes fresher as this is prepared in store.


Meatball congee and tofu at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Meatballs congee and Tofulicious at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Chix Savour's fried whole chicken was the dish that started it all. This chicken dish is real juicy and it comes with a tasty gravy as well.

Whole fried chicken at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Whole Chix at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

If the whole chicken is too much for you, you can always order the Chix Sarap meal which serves a quarter of the fried chicken with rice, gravy, and some shrimp crackers.

Fried chicken at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Chix Sarap at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

My personal favorite was the crispy kangkong, breaded spinach that is deep fried to give it enough crisp. It is perfectly paired with a mayo-ketchup dip.

Crispy kangkong at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Crispy Kangkong at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Another dish that tickled my taste buds was the Big Brother Belly, grilled marinated pork belly which also happens to be the favorite of Ms. Annrea Sy-Almario, one of the owners of Chix Savour.

Pork belly at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Big Brother Belly at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Some of the bloggers liked the rice toppings. We were served two (2) kinds: lengua asado and pork asado.

Pork asado at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Pork Asado at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

After the meal, we were served some buchi. The buchi at Chix Savour is unique. Instead of a plain peanut butter filling, they add in some chocolate into the mix.

Buchi at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Buchi at Chix Savour Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Location and Contact Information of Chix Savour

Street Address: Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City (across Metrobank), Philippines
Mobile Number: 0932 850 8771
Facebook Page: Chix Savour Restaurant
Operating Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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