One thing we love about Pillows Hotel is its accessibility to some of our target spots in Cebu City and one of this is Larsian BBQ. It’s walking distance from the hotel so there’s no reason not to visit the popular food haven.
Larsian BBQ is a spacious food park with more than 20 eateries nestled inside. In the entrance, you will be greeted by vendors/staff who do their sales talk to convince you to visit their respective station.We’re clueless on where to go because they’re all talking non-stop. Haha! Until this guy whispered, “Libutin niyo muna po lahat Ma’am bago po kayo pumili.” His suggestion caught our attention as he sounded so calm yet confident on what he can offer. So, we ended up choosing from array of barbecue at Smiley Native Restaurant.Aside from usual pork and chicken BBQ, they made us try some specialties such as longganisa de Cebu and white marlin fish. They also offer various seafood choices which are definitely must-try. Then, we’re directed to green colored seats and observed the place while they’re grilling our food. Larsian is an open-space area so no need to worry to get soaked in clouds of smoke. Though many diners go in and out, the place is clean and well-maintained.After few minutes, our order arrived and was grilled to perfection. I don’t have photos of the cooked meals as we dug right in and devoured everything in a snap. 😃 Fhabs and I were also amazed with the rice. They call it “puso” (hanging rice) which is wrapped and boiled in a triangular casing made of woven coconut leaves. It’s considered as one of Cebu specialties and I think I can even eat it alone as it’s really flavorful!ORDER: LONGGANISA DE CEBU, CHICKEN THIGH & HEART, WHITE MARLIN FISH, 2PCS. PORK TENDERLOIN (P376). PUSO (P2 each).*Visit Larsian Barbecue at Don Mariano Cui St., Cebu City