Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cebu's Makan Ahooy Food Kiosk | Your All in One Food Place

Makan Ahooy Food Kiosk just recently opened in June 2016 but it's gaining traction with Cebuano diners. It's right in front of the University of Southern Philippines, Lahug Campus. It's a small food complex where various food stalls or kiosks are offering a variety of meals and dishes that diners can choose from.

The place is open from 10am-10pm on Sundays to Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays, they are open until 11pm.

Ahooy Makan facade

Chef Marc Cuizon set-up the place and even has his own food kiosk named after his son Zee. Zee's Tapsilogan offer different kinds of Tapsilog (a rice combination meal) on weekdays but on weekends, they have a Lunch buffet that starts at 11am. All you can eat for the price of 288php. The highlight of the buffet is Cebu's favorite food of all time, Lechon belly. They marinade and roast their own boneless Lechon belly.


Zee's Boneless Lechon Belly

Why Makan? Makan is a Malaysian term for "let's eat". And Chef Marc also drew inspiration from Singapore's great hawker place, Makasuntra.

Another thing that they're doing that is quite different is that for every meal or dish that a customer orders, a portion of the proceed goes to charity.



They hope that Makan Ahooy will be popular with everyone who's on a budget but still love good food. It's an unpretentious place where you can wear shorts and t-shirts and just enjoy eating. The place is clean and accessible to public transportation. They also provide parking for those who have cars and motorcycles. Every food kiosk has it's own food adventure.

Cio's Asian Street Food (which I wrote about on an earlier post), is more into Southeast Asian fare. They have La Paz Batchoy, Singaporean fried chicken, Indonesian fried rice (Nasi Goreng) and Thai Crispy Bacon.

Adobong baboy from Cio's

There's also Miga that has Korean food. The owner used to work for a Korean restaurant that was named, Miga. So, you won't go wrong with their dishes especially if you want affordable Korean food.



Mackies, offers all things fried and steamed. Your typical fast food that Cebuanos love. They have ngohiong, fishball, chicharron bulaklak, squid ball, siomai --- you name it, they'll have it.


It's unusual in a food court or even a kiosk to find someone selling lasagna but that's what Lasagne Que is all about. They make their own version of lasagna with their special recipe and serve it fresh and hot. They offer individual serving as well as a family-size one. You can also order party-sizes from them.




Lamoi has sizzling, grilled and anything that you can place inside a pandesal. I ordered their Melon drink and I liked it. It was refreshing and tasted like ice cream.



And finally, there's Jacob's Shawarma. If you love beef and wraps, this is the place for you.

Shawarma roasting on an open fire

I haven't tried everything but that's a reason for me to go back to Ahooy Makan Food Kiosk. Let's go!

1 comment:

kingofsinulog said...

I envy USP students for having a hawker-like establishment. Great place for a food trip!