WHERE it’s always a feast, homegrown restaurant and dining institution Golden Cowrie won People’s Choice for Best Filipino Restaurant and Best Crispy Pata in Cebu in this year’s Sun.Star Best of Cebu Awards.
Known for its classic Filipino cuisine with a touch of nostalgia in every bite, Golden Cowrie provides a memorable dining experience with familiar and flavorful dishes reminiscent of home-cooked meals and is on every Cebuano’s list of restaurants to go to when entertaining local and foreign guests and celebrating special occasions or everyday moments.
A standout in its delectable menu is its Crispy Pata, which also received an accolade as the People’s Choice for Best Crispy Pata. Its deep fried pig leg is succulent on the inside and crisp on the outside served with savory sawsawan that provides the perfect blend of flavors befitting the acclaim.
“We at Golden Cowrie are grateful to Sun.Star Cebu for these accolades, and more to the generations of diners who continue to grow and support us over the years. We share this recognition with everyone who has made Golden Cowrie a part of every festive tradition,” Golden Cowrie general manager Kenneth Kokseng said.
Sun.Star Weekend’s Best of Cebu is a way of celebrating the best that Cebu has to offer. In its People’s Choice category, the selection began with a Facebook post on the different accounts of the publication soliciting nominations for certain categories. The nominees were then collated and shortlisted.
With the recent renovation of Golden Cowrie’s main Lahug branch, the Filipino restaurant offers a new and exciting dining experience to its patrons who, over the years, have developed a more discerning palate. Revamped by Cebu’s celebrated interior designer Hannah Lim, the total transformation features bigger function rooms, brighter lighting and modern interiors that pay tribute to Cebuano creativity.