In the beautiful province of Cebu, barbeque is not just preparing a food, it’s a
culture. The barbeque culture comprises a considerable portion of the Cebuano identity,
lifestyle and supports a whole range of minor industries in Cebu City.
Larsian is located along the Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu and beside the Fuente Osmena
landmark has become a food haven for students, nurses, doctor, workers and staff
working in nearby hospital and some Cebuanos who pass in this place for many years.
At Larsian, you can find almost any grilled food; grilled pork, fresh seafoods,
fish, beef and various chicken part like skin, intestine, liver, heart, feet and
gizzard. The grilled dishes are best paired with puso( a rice cake wrapped in a coconut
Larsian-Haven of Grilled Foods
Larsian concept is similar to that of Dampa. You can go and choose the stall that
has the best savor of grilled food. Each stall has their own name and their freebies
like unlimited rice and free soup. Most restaurant ake their own toyo, with chilli
peppers garlic and other vegetable. Some have flamboyant crews and put up colourful
lights, curtains and plastic ornaments.
Now there are more than 30 barbeque stalls at Larsian and most of them have same
menu, so the competition is very tight. To get customers attention many vendors would
scream at you and convince you to eat at their stall and tries to differentiate their
products from everyone else.
Eating in Larsian would not matter if you are rich and poor. All customer here get
same treatment. Guest can eat using bare hands or they can use spoon and pork, but
mostly of Filipino guest would prefer to eat without a spoon and pork, they just
use cellophane to cover their hands.