Army Navy

Army Navy

Rumors do spread like wildfire indeed, as word on the streets reached our ears that a new branch of Army Navy has arrived here in Cebu. After buying my (newish) second hand Experia active, my sister and I were eager to try and compare the newly built Army Navy with the branch back in Glorietta.

The place still smelled of wet cement and paint, but had the same old feel and ambiance of Army Navy. The same old menu we loved back then was still there, something that felt new and refreshing in contrast to the normal fast food joint. I mean, where can you find a burger joint that sells three-patty burgers, some really good milkshakes, and awesome burritos?

Anyway, I mentioned that three-patty burger right? We had that (it's called Bully Boy burger) and a Starving Sailor sandwich, which had thin slices of Rib Eye steak in it. The Bully Boy burger had three delicious juicy beef patties and vegetables in two lightly toasted burger buns in contrast to the Starving Sailor sandwich that had moist medium well strips of meat and veggies. We had these sandwiches paired with a serve of onion rings, fries, Libertea (their special brewed iced tea) and a can of soda.

Army Navy
Eblock2, IT Park, Cebu City

Verdict: 4/5
The food is scrumptiously delicious! The drawback to this is that they have very expensive meals (had to pay around 700+ for two sandwiches.) Not for the faint of wallets!

Chicken & Beer

We came upon this korean-themed restaurant in IT park one fine evening after gym and decided to try why many people opt for this restaurant. The interiors looked cozy enough and even the atmosphere was pleasant enough.

Oh boy, how wrong we were...

As I've said, the place from the outside looked pleasing to the eyes. As we were seated, we were attended to by this young lady in her late 20s. From the name of the restaurant itself, we were ready to acknowledge that the house specializes in, drum roll please, no other than chicken.

And of course, local and imported beer. The food wasn't much, definitely not a place you should go to if you're looking for a quiet place to unwind and enjoy the evening's meal with fellow friends and workers. The food here is over priced, not to mention the poor service where the servers stood there idly in a corner, talking to each other. The Crispy Pork Leg took forever to arrive, and the kimchi was too sour. The sisig was ok, but that's that.

Chicken And Beer 
Asiatown IT Park, Lahug (Padriga St.)


Not very satisfactory. Perhaps if I were out to get a drink, sure. But otherwise, no.


Located a few steps away from the main entrance of the JP Morgan building, this casual dining restaurant offers the relaxing ambiance of Filipino dining while maintaining its traditional Chinese feel. We arrived here a few minutes past 5:30 and were seated comfortably to one of the establishment's couches. The restaurant was as empty as it could be, perhaps because of a bad choice of location or simply the budget. But it was one of the things I liked about this place, the absence of chit chattering individuals who can't seem to stop yapping about who did what in their workspace.

I was surprised by the service of this place; within five minutes after finalizing our order and myself coming back from the public washroom, several plates of food were laid out in front of me and my sister for our consumption. We had crispy noodles, macao roast pig, radish cake and kung pao chicken.

The crispy noodles were somewhat of a disappointment, having been immersed in too much sauce for one to enjoy. Although to make up for it, the noodles absorbed as much juice that complements what's left of the crispiness it's supposed to have. The roast pig is good, soft but dry and the sour spicy sauce is very good. The radish cake is an excellent order, if I say so myself. The Kung Pao Chicken is okay, as I don't have a basis to compare it with something else as of now.

Unit 101, E-bloc Tower 1
Asiatown I.T. Park Lahug

Verdict: Perhaps an update in the menu would be a good thing seeing how there's very little to choose from. Promos to attract customers too would help. The place lacks... a certain appeal that would make their customers regulars.