Boy Zugba re-invents Bisdak Cuisine with a twist

Jun 30, 2015

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Okay, so there’s a new Filipino Restaurant in town, what has it got to offer that’s not already in the hundred other restos of all size and genres found in Cagayan de Oro?

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Plenty. Though not that new, Boy Zugba is already making waves at its location along Corrales Avenue-Ramon Chaves St (beside Pit Stop, across Parasat office) and won a devoted clientele that regularly comes in daily, weekly or when-can-you.

 

Chicken Inasal

Chicken Inasal

Despite its relatively ‘young’ age (it opened last February 9th) it already ranks 9th among 141 restaurants listed by TripAdvisor in Cagayan de Oro, garnering an “excellent” rating for all reviews submitted in its behalf.

 

Sakay sa Bisaya Express

Sakay sa Bisaya Express

Said a reviewer from nearby Iligan: “Read about Boy Zugba from the internet and decided we’ll give it a try once we’re in Cdo. I like the artsy names of their food, the ambiance (with their funny local sayings) and their outstanding service. No wonder the place is packed when we got there that night. Will surely dine there next time we’re in town.”

 

Kiping dala Atik

Kiping dala Atik

The “artsy names” of the menu items were christened by Henrik Yu, the other half of the dynamic duo which came up with the concept for Boy Zugba, the other being his wife, Joanna Cris Lim-Yu.

Doy and Ann (as they are known to friends) together with partner Catherine Genabe put up in 1999 Bigby’s Café & Restaurant,  their first restaurant whose global cuisine and fine/fast-casual dining format revolutionized the Kagay-anons dining habits and  now ranks it #5 in Trip Advisor with 8 branches in the Visayas and Mindanao.

 

Lechon Kawali, giulanan sa sili ug tanglad

Lechon Kawali, giulanan sa sili ug tanglad

Another ground-breaking establishment followed in 2000 with the advent of Missy Bon Bon Breadshop Restaurant, serving gelato, pastries, sandwiches and pasta at Limketkai Center, and now ranked the #7 restaurant in Cagayan de Oro by Trip Advisor.

 

As if two game-changing restaurants weren’t enough for a lifetime, the partners have put their collective wisdom together to come up with yet another winner in Boy Zugba.

 

Those who’ve grown fond of Bigby’s and Miss Bon Bon, will find themselves right at home with the trademark “artsy names” they’ve become familiar with, (courtesy of Doy) like Gidagat na Calamares, Humba ni Opaw! (with pride bread), Sakay na sa Bicol Express!, Humba …is that Steeww?, Pansat Gi-hubog sa Itlog Maalat, Squid Tac Tic, , Banana de Coco Martin and What’s your plan, leche Flan?but my favorite is Pancit sa Pulis!There’s many more, but I won’t spoil your fun by mentioning them here: Go find out for yourself!

 

What's your plan, leche flan

What’s your plan, leche flan

But those are but names, so how does the food measure up? Said another local review from Trip Advisor:“Among all the Filipino restaurant that I’ve tried, Boy Zugba has the best Filipino Food so far. Great Food , Excellent Service , Great People. For me, it’s more what you’ve paid for because of the high quality that they serve.”

 

Sinuglaw de Cagayan

Sinuglaw de Cagayan

A quick rundown of the fast moving bestsellers can guide the first time diner:  Bandihadong Karne (a sampler of their best selling Pork barbecue, Cheezy Chorizo and Liempo);  the classic Kagay-anon Sinuglaw de Cagayan, Chicken Inasal (that can hold its own against the best from the Chicken Inasal capital of the Philippines!), Lechon Kawali Gi Ulanan sa Sili ug Tanglad, Manok La-uya, Presko nga Lumpia Ubod, and not the least, the quaintly named Kiping dala Atik for dessert!

 

Cheezy Chorizo

Cheezy Chorizo

Reads another review from Trip Advisor: Try the cheeezy chorizo. It’s amazing! And also the pisbol! Very nostalgic street food! Binignit anyone? Sizzling at that!

 

For reservations, please call 880-5555. Now na!

 

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