Upon arrival at Cebu International Airport, we immediately headed out to have lunch at Mactan Seafoods Restaurant with their popular sutukil and yummy seafood cook to perfection. With a plan to head out to the Lapu-lapu Monument and Mactan Shrine afterwards.
Sutukil: Fresh seafood by the seas of Mactan island
When you’re in or anywhere near Lapu-Lapu City in Mactan Island, you have to try sutukil. Sutukil is a portmanteau of the three ways fish are cooked in eateries near the Mactan Shrine: Su is for sugba or grilled, tu is for tula or prepared into a soup and kil is for kilaw or turned into a raw fish salad.
Sutukil restaurants let you choose whatever you want cooked from stalls of fresh fish, prawns, crabs, seaweeds, shells, clams and even lobsters. These seafood are as fresh as seafood can be and the crabs and lobsters on display are still alive as you pick which ones you want cooked. Sutukil eateries get their daily supply of fresh seafood from fishers in nearby islets.
After filling ourselves, we then proceeded to our next destination.
The Lapu-Lapu Shrine is a 20-meter bronze statue located in the Mactan Shrine park in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu. The statue was erected to honor Rajah Lapu-Lapu, the native chieftain of Mactan Island who defeated Ferdinand Magellan during the historic Battle of Mactan in 1521.
The Lapu-Lapu Shrine is inside a plaza commonly known as the Magellan Shrine park that commemorates the events of the Battle of Mactan. Thousands of foreign and local tourists visit the park every year. The park includes the Magellan Shrine and a covered structure that houses a huge mural painting of the Battle of Mactan and a commemorative marker.
More AdventuRoj Adventures in Cebu
- Cebu Heritage Monument / Parian Monument
- Yap-San Diego Ancestral House
- Magellan’s Cross
- Basilica Minore Del Sto Nino & Cebu City Cathedral
- Fort San Pedro / Plaza Independencia and Casa Gorordo Museum
- Taoist Temple
- Adventuroj Ventures Cebu’s Edge Coaster and Sky Walk
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