Combi de Cuisineuer - Suman at Tsokolate ( Hot Chocolate and Glutinous Rice Cake )

My delightful culinary experience in Cebu City continues. This time, we had a perfect match of Tsokolate at Suman ( Hot Chocolate and Glutinous Rice Cake ) for breakfast. Another Filipino favorite duo for breakfast I would say.

The hot, thick, steaming and  rich chocolate  was made from the cocoa mass shown above. It was personally made by Majal's Aunt where we spend the night before. They have grown cacao trees at their farmville, made the cocoa mass and saved it for their visitors like us. Majal's aunt was very accommodating and sweet. Always taking care of us. The cocoa mass was cooked in a pot on this humble, homemade stove.

On the other hand, the Suman or the Glutinous Rice Cake wrapped in banana leaves were bought from the Suman maker. We saw how it was prepared when we passed by going to the San Guillermo de Aquitana Church the night before.

 I am very grateful to experience not just a superb cuisine but personalized or shall I say, cebuano's way of hospitality. Indeed, Cebuanos are very hospitable people. Thank you tita for accommodating and feeding us.

Where to Go in Cebu - Tingko Beach

Seriously, this was the cheapest place we been to when we Conquered  Cebu last December. It is 30 minutes away from my friend's hometown, Dalaguete. So, right after the the Obong Spring Experience, we then proceeded to this beautiful beach.

Tingko Beach is a public white-sand beach in Daan Lungsod, Alcoy. The KM 95 marker indicates the distance of the beach from the city. No entrance fee. Beachgoers do not have to spend a single centavo to enjoy the sand, the sun and  the sea. According to some locals, the beach can be crowded during weekends where locals and city folks, and occasionally, foreigners, flock to enjoy the gorgeous beach.

Those row of charming white houses at the end of the shoreline is a community of German Nationals who fell in love with the place and the people  adds beauty to the beach. Cottages like the above picture are available for rent. The rate ranges from Php 900 - 1500. We chose to stay at the Barangay Beach House to help the community. The rate for an overnight stay is PhP 600 (negotiable). It includes 1 bedroom that can accommodate 3-5 people, 1 bathroom, kitchen and balcony.

Tingko beach offers a kilometer shoreline of white sand and crystal clear water, wherein you can enjoy an early morning walk as you gaze up to the sunrise, dive and snorkel, read a good book, videoke, or just enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing. For me, this is a perfect spot for a photo shoot with my signature all white outfit every time I visit a place.

A complete set of cruiseuers: Jen, Jelaine, Jim, Richard singing along while Me Majal and Nathan were photo-shooting at the back.