It was back in 2005 when I first tasted ngohiong, a common street food here in Cebu. It’s basically a fried vegetable lumpia filled with ubod (heart of palm) and singkamas (yam bean/native turnip) seasoned with Chinese 5 spice powder aka Ngohiong powder.
I may not have liked ngohiong the first time I tried it, but recently, I’ve been addicted to it! *nom* And just a couple of days ago, Val finally brought me to eat at the famous Chinese Ngohiong House near San Carlos University, main campus in Junquera (Ongkera) St., Cebu City.
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We went there around 2 in the afternoon, but there’s still a pretty good crowd eating inside. I can’t imagine how it is at lunch time!
We only spent less than a hundred pesos for our lunch, but we were absolutely stuffed! Amazing, isn’t it? Here’s what I had on my plate:
I just had 2 puso (hanging rice), actually! Val had 3, haha! I also had chicken skin and crab meat, yum! We also like their stuffed eggs but we didn’t order because we’ve tried it already.