For years I’ve been a foodie, I’m always on the lookout for a good place with great food that brings joy to my palates and good service that simply warms my heart. And this month, I’ve found one.
A couple of weeks ago, a good friend invited me to check this place out since she knows how much of a food trailer I am. As soon as I stepped in Cio’s Kitchen, I got this homey vibe even though its interior has this dark “industrial” look, the place got that perfect “Instagrammable” look.
I met the Palangs: Bennett and Beverly, and they shared how much they love comfort food which gave birth to Cio’s Kitchen. They both want to share the kind of dining experience where one finds emotional comfort in their food when they are under a lot of stress after a long day. They also want their restaurant to be a go-to place for any celebration with family and friends. Besides, food brings people together. And every meal shared creates a true bonding experience – from intimate dinner parties to fun lunch hour meetings with workmates.
Speaking of food! Cio’s Kitchen has recently come up with new items on their menu. As I took delicious bites from every dish, I think I must have heard Marie Kondo asking me, “Does it spark joy?” Oh yes, it definitely does!
WHAT’S COOKING IN CIO’S KITCHEN?
Their homemade bacon is a must-try! They’re really good and the gambas-chorizo pairing is such a clever idea to have it in one dish – it’s totally bursting with a whole lot of flavors!
WINGED FRIDAYS AT CIO’S KITCHEN
Cio’s Kitchen recently unveiled their Friday specials – unlimited wings from 8 AM to 9 PM with no long queues and no time limit – which makes your Fridays definitely a fly day!
Their unlimited wings come with seven (7) flavors to choose from (Oriental, Saucy Hot Hot, Garlic Mayo, Hot Barbecue, General Caesar, Maple Mustard, Adobo) and unlimited rice for only Php 199!
Hands down my personal favorite sauces are: Garlic Mayo, Mapple Mustard, Adobo and their Barbecue 🙂
Cio’s Kitchen concocts such refreshing drinks that enhance the dishes you’re eating which completes your Cio’s dining experience. Their drinks are interesting and it’s something new which I haven’t tried before. I got to taste their Lychee Milk Tea and Green Tea Apple Cooler which has become my favorite drink throughout the dinner. These drinks come in pitchers for only Php130.00 and can serve up to four to six people.
SOMETHING SWEET AND UNIQUE!
What better way to end such a sumptuous dinner than capping the night off with a couple of unique and sugary sweet desserts! I was in awe when they brought out the Sweet Potato and Ube Turon because I never thought these ingredients can make good sweet fritters – usually, we are used to eating bananas with it. I enjoyed how crispy it is on the outside then once you get into the core, it’s so mushy and it complemented well with the caramel dip.
Then the grand finale, Cio’s Parfait! I know anyone can relate to dipping their fries into their sundae, right? hehehe Well, Cio’s giving you that similar experience but this time with homemade fried sweet potatoes! Imagine a layer of ice cream and whipped cream topped with fried sweet potatoes – this combo is another hit for those who love something sweet and salty in their desserts. And I love it!
Also available in Cio’s Kitchen are their homemade pickled chilies in small and large bottles priced at Php120 and Php200, respectively.
There’s a lot more to explore in Cio’s Kitchen and for sure I’ll be coming back for more comfort food and ooohh their chocolate cake which I’ve heard is something special because it’s an old family recipe which is enough to pique my curiosity. Well, this is not goodbye yet but huge thanks, Cio’s Kitchen! Until our next foodtrail 🙂
Location: Door 8, Plaza Nouvelle, E. Benedicto Street, Brgy. Zapatera, Cebu City
Store Hours: Sundays to Thursdays – 8 AM – 9 PM | Fridays and Saturdays – 8 AM – 10 PM
Contact Number: (032) 401 1913
Facebook: Cio’s Kitchen
A former educator and now working as a freelance writer. Simply living her own version of life’s passion – music, mobile photography, story telling, road trips and food trailing! 🙂