Last weekend, I was in high spirits.
No, not the intoxicating spirit kind, but I was just so happy that my Mom visited us again in Cebu.
Her timely visit was all the made more special because I was nearing a depressive episode, and I can only surmise that this was brought about by the countless sleepless nights, plus the shifting (and may I say, abnormal) weather conditions.
She was accompanied by my sister-in-law, and for the two days that they were here, I felt the comfort of home once again.
Last weekend was especially memorable — because apart from refilling our sad and empty food pantry, my Mom also treated all of us to dinner in a popular dining place here in Cebu.
The place is called Casa Verde, and this restaurant is frequented by first time Cebu visitors. The main reason why this place is popular is because of its sumptuous main courses, but pegged at really reasonable prices.
My favorite dish in Casa Verde is their house specialty, the Brian’s Ribs.
I don’t even know how to describe this heaven-sent dish. But for starters, and I hope I give it justice, its flavor is so rich that you can almost taste the smokiness. The meat is tenderized to perfection, and it is glazed just right — not too sweet, and not too tangy.
And don’t even get me started on the price. Although it’s a mouthful (I once surmised that it’s the ribs of a T-Rex), it costs less than $5. If ever you find yourself in Cebu and you wish to taste what Cebu offers best, you can never go wrong with this uberly-popular dish.
One thing that I also like with Casa Verde is its modern Restaurant System which streamlines its kitchen processes.
Right after we signaled the waiter for a dish out, they instantaneously gave us the bill — and my mom was quite surprised with how (relatively) cheap our bill was.
Anyway, sad and gloomy days are in the offing once again in the coming days, because pre-midterms is coming up, and I as I write this, I am feeling a little bit under the weather.
Here’s to more happinesses in the coming days, guys.