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Gina’s BBQ Xpress

Gina's BBQ Express 2

Gina’s BBQ Xpress in my opinion is now the king (or rather queen) of BBQ in Iligan City. Well, for me their BBQ is the best in town and last night (yep, last night Sept 18, 2013), me and Leia got invited for a taste test because they offered a number of new dishes on the menu. They also transferred to a new place which is just right in front of their old location (right across the street) and last night was their 2nd night opening.

Oh yeah, their pork barbeque is really super good plus their liempo (pork belly), pork chorizo, chicken pecho and grilled bangus is also a must try. Last night though was kind of a special night because they introduced two of the most favorite pinoy dishes that are especially good with beer (though I rarely drink even just a bottle these days) – Pork Sisig and Lechon Kawali. Yup these two are the new dishes on the menu plus the GBX fried chicken (fried chickens are everywhere) also.

Basically the three dishes were still on the testing stage so our (and other close friends) feedbacks were particularly important to improve their dishes. Oh, did I mention that Gina (the owner, hence the name) is actually a cousin of Leia? I guess not, so without further ado, here are the goods that filled my stomach to new width:

(btw, don’t mind my watermark – I’ll explain at the bottom of this post why it’s yobzleia 2012)

Gina's BBQ Express Food


The Classic Pork Barbeque and Gina’s Barbeque is perhaps the best in town.


Grilled Bangus – if you want to get a break from pork and chicken


Pork Chorizo – Nomnom!!!


Atchara – pickled unriped papaya which is my fave side dish for grilled dishes


GBX Fried Chicken – A bit more salt then this one is a winner too.


Lechon Kawali (Deep Fried Pork Belly) – best paired with Mang Tomas Sauce


Lechon Kawali – up close and personal


Fried Chicken – Everybody’s party staple


Pork Steak – with creamy gravy


Sizzling Pork Sisig – a Pinoy delicacy!!!


Isaw – grilled chicken intestine, our fave too! Yum!


Chop Suey – to balance the meaty diet, I love it!


Imagine all the food we had in that table… miracle!!!


from left to right – Mary (Gina’s younger sis), me, Leia, LJ and Gina

Gina's BBQ Express Deco

The subtle deco you’ll find in milky tea shops here surprisingly seems to compliment well with the overall interior design.

So there you have it, if you’re looking for some grilled dishes or barbeque to go with your beer or dinner then Gina’s BBQ Express would be the first place I would recommend you to check out. Oh and one more thing, I also enjoyed the cooler which is an orange juice with apple and mango tidbits.

You won’t miss Gina’s BBQ Xpress along Quezon Avenue Extension (road going to the Strip, City hall, City Hospital and Vmart) besides DTI.

For more information, you could Like their FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/GINASBBQXPRESS


This post is not a backlog, but because it’s been like a year that I posted a blog about food/food joint, I totally FORGOT that I used my outdated watermark (yobzleia2012). Somehow it didn’t register, and I just realized my mistake when I was about to finish this blog. I thought of changing the watermarks, but it seems easier for me to write a note instead than take down all the photo uploads to change all the watermarks on each photos. Yup, I almost slapped my face. Argghhhhh! Oh well, I hope you enjoy my first food blogpost in a long time!



Filed under food, Iligan City, restaurant

Nuak’s Pinoy Food Delicacies.

There are mainly three things that I really love to write. Mix martial artsfood and everything else in between, but most of my blogs are about FOOD!  Let’s face it; food is the answer to world peace. If you see children fighting over a piece of chicken inasal, that’s where all the world conflict starts from: at the table!

I’m not really a 100% food blogger per se, but I realized blogging about food has its perks. You get to have loads of excuses to eat any of your favorite Pinoy dishes anytime without having to worry about Body Mass Index or BMI for short. Pinoy food has always been a passion for me, since I learned how to shove food in my mouth. It will always be a lifelong passion, even if I lost all my teeth because of it.

Today, me and my girlfriend went to this popular mini restaurant NUAK in Iligan City that serve’s mostly Filipino dishes.

Here’s what we had for lunch:

Food with geometrical appeal or whatever that means. Hehe

1. Filipino Pork Sisig!

My all time Nuak favorite: Pork Sisig!

For starters, Pork Sisig is made from hog cheeks, nose and ears that are cooked in three phases: boiled, broiled and then fried and sauteed with garlic and onions. It is usually served on a sizzling plate with chillies’ and a fresh egg on top of the Sisig.

You might protest that something is missing in the picture. True, it is not served on a sizzling plate, but because Nuak’s frequent costumers are students, Nuak has to downsize its Sisig to make it affordable for students on a budget and on the go.

Nonetheless, minus the sizzle and smoke, Nuak’s Sisig gastronomically tasted good.

2. Papait!

Papait or Papaitang Kambing!

For the uninitiated, it has a hint of bitterness hence the name Papait which comes from the word “Pait” or bitter. Papait is a bittersweet Pinoy delicacy and one of my favorites.

3. Ampalaya with Egg

Ampalaya with Egg!

The purpose of the egg is actually to help lessen the bitter taste of Ampalaya. Ampalaya is actually very healthy that is why despite its bitter taste, we Pinoys found a way to make it delectable.

4. Sinugbang Baboy

Sinugbang Baboy or Grilled Pork!

Believed to be a panacea for drunkenness, loneliness and heartbreaks or at least in my imagination, Sinugbang Baboy can truly bring that sweet smile again to most Pinoys. I’m no drunkard, lonely or heartbroken, but I love Sinugbang Baboy!

Here’s me about to gorge in.

Am I so enthusiastic or what? Haha

It is so obvious that we Filipinos’ have a penchant for eating regardless of dish size. Whether it’s a full-size adult Lechon Baboy sprawling at the table or a measly sized saucer of Papaitan Kambing staring at me, Pinoy food is the best among the best, and that I believe makes me THE ULTIMATE SOOO PINOY BLOGGER! ^_^


Filed under food, Iligan City