What I Ate: Larsian

December 4, 2017 Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Going to a Larsian was recommended to me by Dutched Pinay Travels. I would have never found this place without her. 

After my failed attempt in eating lechon in Zubuchon (they ran out early). We decided to walk to Fuente Osmena to experience Larsian.
Larsian is all about grilled and barbecue food (meat and seafood). It's a big outdoor square with different stalls selling meats/seafood. I didn't count how many stalls they have but i'm sure it's over 20. They all essentially sell the same items.
I didn't know how to pick a good stall so we just randomly picked one to order from. It was packed with people enjoying dinner. We loved it! It was mainly locals dining and enjoying grilled food.
You pick the stall that you want. You pick your meat/seafood and order it. And of course you can't forget to order rice. The grilling takes place at the center of the square. 
It smells wonderful here!
They bring you the food in plates covered in plastic so they won't have to wash the plates each time. We opted to eating with our hands so they gave us gloves to use.
Everything was delicious!
This is how the rice was packaged. Never seen this before. Only in Cebu?
We really wished we had more room in our tummies to fit more barbeque's but we gave up after ordering a few different types of meat. 

It was a fun experience. And the price was very cheap!

I highly recommend visiting a Larsian when you visit Cebu. 


  1. The best items to eat at these Larsians (there are several in Cebu and the Fuente one is the oldest), well at least according to me are: pork barbecue, chicken leg barbecue and the grilled dried squid. Dip the meat in soy sauce, vinegar and chilli. Yum!

    Glad you enjoyed it. It is an authentic Cebuano thing.

    1. It was delicious! We wished we had a bigger stomach to try everything there.

  2. Oh, also the rice is a Cebuano thing. We call is PUSO. We normally say, Let's go and eat "puso ug bbq".


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