A part of my to eat-again food list while being Cebu is its local Ngo-hiong. To those who are unfamiliar with this, I will give a slight description of what this is. Ngo-hiong looks similarly to the usual fried lumpiang gulay, except that its wrapper is crispier than that of an ordinary lumpia and I think it is breaded and coated with a special ingredient that makes the first bite unique. Then it is stuffed with some ground pork and some vegetables which I am honestly unfamiliar with but I thinks there's ubod (a vegetable which is locally described as the heart of bananas).
Okay, if you want to taste some of Cebu's best Ngo-hiong, I can suggest a place to go. A small canteen called Chinese Ngo-hiong is one of the popular destination of those who wants to try this or to those who simply wants to satisfy a hungry stomach for an affordable price. The place may be small, it is not air-conditioned but I assure that the experience is worth it.
Paul took me here after I told him that I want to eat Ngo-hiong again since I don't get to experience this even just once in Manila. So before we shopped for pasalubongs, we ate lunch there.
Aside from their famous Ngo-hiong, they also offers other fried specialties which are all Cebuano's favorites. Included in the food choices are fried bola-bola, stuffed eggs, BBQs, fried chicken and pork chops.
The meal is incomplete without its "sawsawan" or dipping. Here in Chinese Ngo-hiong, the famous dip is soysauce and their house-specialty mix of spices.
And ofcourse, Cebu's local hanging rice which is locally called "pusoh" isn't absent in the scene.
This food will never be deleted in my food list on the next time I'll visit Cebu. Afforrdable, delicious and satisfying.
Ngo-hiong, Bola-Bola and Pusoh (Hanging Rice)