Fieldtrip Boy is fast becoming a Filipino food blog especially if I’m accompanied by fellow trippers Cille and Doi.
Last time we went out, we went to Larsian sa Fuente and have our fill of the famous Cebu bbq. Now we are heading to sample one of Cebu’s hidden secret, the Ngohiong.
Ngohiong is big here in Cebu. You can find it almost everywhere, from pungko-pungko stalls, restaurants, and even in shops inside the food courts of malls. It is as popular as the other Cebu favorite dimsum, the Siomai sa Tisa. Sadly, it is not known in many parts of the country like in Metro Manila and other cities outside Cebu. So trippers the next time you’re in Cebu ask around and sample this tasty and affordable treat. It is also a vegetarian must try.
Ngohiong with Special Sauce
I heard about ngohiong a few years back from Cille. She said that it is like vegetable lumpia served with a spicy sauce. It was a favorite among her and her friends from college. I tasted my first ngohiong at Cheaver’s and it has been a regular fare for me during lunch time ever since.
Ngohiong is basically a variant of the fried vegetable lumpia, but instead of having togue and other vegetables, ngohiong’s main ingredient is thinly sliced bamboo shoots or labong, flavored with ngohiong powder and other spices then wrapped in lumpia wrapper and dipped in tempura batter to make it crispier. It is then deep fried till golden brown. It is served with a special spicy sauce. Of course it is best eaten with puso or hanging rice and don’t’ forget to order a bottle of Coke.
Ngohiong Filling Exposed!!!
Many people here in Cebu tell says that the best Ngohiong in town is found at Cheaverz, and that’s our destination for today.
Ngohiong is sold around 5 to 12 pesos depending on its size and where you are buying it. Here at Cheaverz it’s 9 pesos a piece, not bad because it has lots of filling and is really crispy. I just don’t like their sauce, tastes like Mang Tomas All Around Sarsa mixed with Pinakurat. I prefer mine dipped in good old toyomansi with lots of siling labuyo.
Cheaverz also sells grilled meat and sea food. They even serve pochero and sinigang na baboy for those who want some soup. It is located along A.S. Fortuna and is open from 9 am to 2 in the afternoon then resumes from 4 pm to 10 in the evening. It is in front of another famous hang out spot, Matias BBQ also known as Larsian sa Mandaue. You can also go to various fruit stands located nearby and buy some fruits in season for your dessert.
Grilling Pork Liempo and Lechon Manok
Thanks for reading, see you again soon and I’ll tell you more about of our Fieldtrips / Food trips.