“Busay ta na!” Busay is among the most effortlessly romantic spots in Cebu. From the top, a great view of the beautiful Cebu City and a sight of the sunset or twinkling little stars will greet you. The temperature is cold, too, which adds up to the romantic feels of the place. It is perfect for cuddling (no PDA please)!
Ten years ago, Busay was probably not as busy as it is today because now, several restaurants, resorts, and gardens have been popping up, attracting more tourists. We can’t blame them though because the place indeed offers a sweet escapade and a perfect spot for intimate moments.
Balay sa Busay
Balay sa Busay is not a house nor a resort, but it will make you feel at home by dining in this modern restaurant located at the top of Busay mountains. This restaurant provides Filipino cuisine to quench your craving Filipino soul. If you have been away from the Philippines for a long time, I am sure that your food cravings are strong. You missed so many parties and family gatherings. You miss the people and the taste of authentic Filipino food.
If you are the person above, or simply someone who wants to try great Filipino dishes, your place to be is Balay sa Busay. This restaurant is not a regular Filipino restaurant though, because they take time creating excellent recipes that play in your mouth.
Take for example paella.
Paella is a Spanish food which was adopted by the Filipinos as our own. Balay sa Busay gave the dish a twist by incorporating Dinuguan (pig’s blood) and Pinakbet into the sticky rice. That, for sure, is very Filipino.
Pochero, a local dish, is also upgraded!
And the simple Binagoongang Baboy is perfected. Balay sa Busay takes a regular Filipino dish and turns it into something that your tastebuds will vener forget.
Even as simple as lehon and tinola are fused together to bring a whole new level of flavor explosion!
Their menu has a long list of different offers starting from merienda (snacks) and desserts, followed by beverages, appetizers and main dishes.
For merienda, you can choose between Palitaw na Yema, Palitaw Plain, Shakoy with Tsokolate, Turon, and Putong Itom. Prices range from 60-115 pesos per serving. For desserts, you only have 2 options: Banana Cue Ala Mode (115) and Milk Tea Shaved Ice (99).
For the cocktails, wines, shakes, juices and other drinks, the list is long! The prices range from 44 (bottled water) to 1,900 (Bourbon Whiskey). You can have several options between those prices so don’t worry! Shakes and juices are at 99 per glass white Coke products are at 69.
The mouthwatering appetizers will have you drooling! Who doesn’t love Baked Cheesy Scallops (245), Honey Chili Wings (245), and Sisig (220-245)? Vegetables, soups, and noodles are also available.
The most awaited part, the meat! Pork Barbeque (175), Sinugbang Baboy (190), and Crispy Pata (745) are certified Cebunao favorites. For seafood choices, the have Shrimps in Buko (335), Grilled Tuna Panga (359), Grilled Tuna Belly (275), Squid Barbeque (245), and many more.
There are still many more must-try dishes prepared by the restaurant for you. Great food, great ambiance and great memories are waiting. If you need a weekend booster, going up to Busay will indeed refresh you and remind you of your roots.
You can find Balay sa Busay at Cebu Tops Road in Brgy. Busay. It would be a little hard to commute all the way back to the city coming from tops, but to give you an idea, and also if you are driving, start your adventure in JY Square. For habal-habal commuters, take a habal-habal from JY and tell the driver to take you to Balay sa Busay.
For those with a personal vehicle, turn to Transcentral Highway then follow the road to Marco Polo, Busay Brgy. Hall, Mountain View Nature’s Park until you reach La Tegola Busay. A little more, turn left to Skyline Garden Columbary until you see the Balay sa Busay signage (beside Delice Recipes).