Handuraw Pizza Cafe: Thin Crust Pizza and More in Cebu

Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City specializes in thin crust pizza. Yet it has several interesting items on their menu. Let's explore what they do offer.


Pica-pica are finger foods and appetizers. At Handuraw, they have peanuts, potato jojos, French fries, chili chips, and tapa tips. They also serve chili wings, chicken fingers, sisig, cheese sticks, garlic mushrooms, grilled Italian sausage, and calamari.

The chili chips are homemade nachos. It comes along with a spicy salsa.

nachos with salsa at Handuraw Pizza
Chili chips

Yoshinoya Restaurant: Affordable Japanese Food in Cebu

Those who know me well know that I am a sucker for Japanese food. How delighted I was to learn that the Yoshinoya Restaurant finally opened its first branch in Cebu at the SM Seaside City. A second branch is also opening soon at Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

One fine day last December 2015, we decided to dine at the Yoshinoya Restaurant in SM Seaside City largely because I had a coupon that says I can avail of free serving of California Maki for a minimum spend of PhP 500. This was from a promotion on my SM Advantage Card. Initially, the store did not honor the offer since the electronic coupon from the SM Advantage Mobile Application only indicated the offer was only available at SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila, SM Megamall, and SM North EDSA and not at SM Seaside City. Luckily however, the manager at the Yoshinoya branch at SM Seaside City later on agreed to give us the free item.

What We Ordered at Yoshinoya

For appetizers, we ordered ebi tempura and gyoza. Both were fast food-grade. Three pieces of gyoza sells at PhP 59. A piece of ebi tempura retails at PhP 39, three pieces at PhP 115, and six pieces at PhP 229.

My top place to get gyoza in Cebu is at Tempura Japanese Grill. For tempura, I recommend Choobi Choobi Restaurant.

shrimp tempura at Yoshinoya
Ebi tempura

Dining at Kuya J Restaurant

On the 25th of December 2015, I had dinner with my brother, sister-in-law, my brother's mother-in-law, and my nephew at Kuya J Restaurant along Escario Street in Cebu City.

Our Christmas Meal at Kuya J Restaurant

Baked Scallops

I have heard great reviews about the baked scallops at Kuya J. So we took one order just to try. It was not the best one I tried in Cebu to be honest and so that was a bit of disappointment. It wasn't bad however. It should still make my top five list. PhP 165 per serving of ten pieces.

baked scallops at Kuya J Restaurant
Baked scallops

2 Treats to Try at Frozen Snack Bar

We chanced upon a cafe near midtown Cebu City specializing on frozen treats such as ice cream, banana splits, sundaes, and parfaits. I'm referring to Frozen Snack Bar. The cafe is located at the Cebu Century Plaza Complex along Juana OsmeƱa Street in Cebu City.

Two Treats to Try at Frozen Snack Bar

During one of the business meetings I held for Cebu Teambuilding Services back in the day, one was held at the Frozen Snack Bar. We ordered some light snacks while we discussed important things.

Street Food Platter

We ordered a street food platter. It had colored shrimp crackers, kikiam, squid rolls, and fish balls. A sweet chili sauce accompanied the platter. Nothing fancy about it. It tastes just like how we expected it.

Street food platter at Frozen Snack Bar
Street food platter