Cebu Eats: Ginabutan sa Mactan

A visit to the country’s oldest city, Cebu, would never be complete without trying the original Cebu delicacies and dishes that will surely leave its visitors wanting more. One of the city’s famous food is ‘ginabot’, a kind of street food which Cebuanos take a lot of pride in.

With Cebu constantly developing, it resulted to the opening of several ‘pungko-pungko’ places. So, don’t worry if you’re living from the island of Mactan because finally, there’s one (and hopefully more to come).

Officially opened last November 2019, “Ginabutan sa Mactan” has been a go-to place for those who crave the palatable dish of chicharon bulaklak. Since then, it has always been packed with customers.

Now, what is this crispy dish made of? ‘Ginabot’ or chicharon bulaklak is made of deep-fried pig intestines. It tastes better when dipped in spicy vinegar with lots of sliced white onions (you’re lucky if you’re an onion lover like me because they serve them with no limits) and paired with carbonated drinks or beer.

This crunchy and delicious food is often found in a place called “pungko-pungko” where a variety of dishes like, fried porkchop, lumpia, ngohiong, and a whole lot more are being sold. If you’ve been staying in Cebu for quite a while, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of this place.

What are you waiting for, mga Oponganons? Have a taste of the crunchy porn crackling!

Rates & Other Information

Price list

  • Ginabot (chicharong bulaklak): ₱15 per piece
  • Fried pork: ₱35
  • Crab meat: ₱25
  • Puso (hanging rice): ₱4 per piece

Other Information

How to get there?

Exact location: S. Osmeña Street, Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City (street going to Hoops Dome)

BY PUBLIC JEEPNEY: From Cebu City or Colon, ride any jeepney bound for Parkmall.
– 20B – From Ayala Terminal / Parkmall / San Minguel
– 21D – From Cathedral / Plaza Independencia / SM City Cebu
– 22I – From Country Mall Banilad
– 25 / 24 – From Liloan / Consolacion
From the terminal, board a jeepney bound for Tamiya and drop off at eskina Humay-humay (going to Hoops Dome) or MI-04A. From there, ride a tricycle going to ‘Ginabutan sa Mactan’.

BY CAR/GRAB/TAXI: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and search for “Ginabutan sa Mactan”. Parking space is available.

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