Chowabungga Asiatown IT Park Cebu
Want to taste an around the world menu that is easy on the budget? Admiring skyscrapers in Cebu Asiatown IT Park and can’t decide where to eat? Looking for a good restaurant after midnight?
The King of Sinulog is off to Chowabungga located in Asiatown IT Park in Lahug, a budget-friendly restaurant with a diverse menu that’s a favorite among people working the graveyard shift that’s named after a famous expression of a well-loved cartoon show. Read on as I share to you what this establishment has to offer.
Assuming you’re already in Cebu City, tell the driver to head to the I1 Building of Asiatown ITPark in between a 7Eleven Convenience Store and Bo’s Coffee. The I1 building is on the right side of the road as you enter the overhead sign at Asiatown IT Park from TESDA and the restaurant’s brand name is very conspicuous from the highway even at night. There are also public utility jeepneys (17B) plying this route.
This restaurant has a modern look, a fusion of a gourmet place and a café populated with fast food tables and chairs that could accommodate about 40 people in one setting that’s good enough for a quick meal. The place is lighted by lamps that remind me of police interrogation rooms with quotes plastered on the walls. One side is a white brick wall with gray scale images of its culinary delights. The style here is to pay as you order your meal from the counter and wait for the food to be delivered at your table.
They have a diverse menu indeed. Pamachow are all-day breakfast meals served with sinangag rice gift wrapped in a 2-egg omelette. Pinoy Favorites consists of sisig, pancit guisado and bangus to name a few. Land of the Rising Sun are Japanese-inspired meals such as Katsudon and Tonkatsu. The Middle Kingdom consists of Chinese-inspired meals such as Wanton Noodles and Steamed Fried Rice. South of the Border meals are Mexican-inspired such as Quesadillas and Burritos. Stars and Stripes consists of American-inspired meals such as fried chicken and French fries. They also have sandwiches and Pinoy desserts.
Tapsilette is one of my favorite meals because of its tender and well-marinated meat and generous portions with garlic rice wrapped in an omelet to die for. The first time I tasted this silog meal was through a packed lunch. I was hooked instantly that I needed to know the location of the restaurant so that I could eat there again for dinner. Another noteworthy dish is their Nachos Supreme good for sharing with two people. This dish contains nachos, tomatoes, onions, cheese and ground beef with Mexican spices that will surely leave a lasting impression on your palate.
If you’re on a really tight budget and would prefer eating at a restaurant, a typical meal for two at Chowabungga just costs around PHP200 without drinks of course. If you’d ask me price and value wise, then this restaurant is truly worth it because of its variety and ambiance.
Cooking time took around 15 to 20 minutes. Service was okay despite the demanding shifts of their staff knowing that they are open 21 hours daily. Just don’t expect great service during peak dining hours.
Overall, if you’re looking for a restaurant in Asiatown IT Park that has a diverse and affordable menu then Chowabungga is perfect for you. Later!
Chowabungga is in i1 building, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City. For inquiries, you may contact them at (032) 416-9837. For promos and updates, you may also check out their official Facebook page.