CARDINAL BACKESHOP! the YEMA bread and CHEESE bread is sooo soft and yummy that you’ll feel like you don’t want to stop munching! JD’s Backeshop is known for its butter chewies (what I used to call butterscotch). From their tiny stall, 21 South Burger has moved to a slightly bigger space just a block away from their original store. Their space now, though bigger, is always jampacked with customers! Their headquarters is located in J&J Residences unit 105 E. Sabellano Street Punta Princesa, Cebu City. From San Jose Backeshop, take another ride by a tricycle and tell the driver that you are heading to J&J Residences or 21 South Burger. Our taxi driver was really friendly and hospitable. But that’s because most burgers that I know of have thin patties and that wouldn’t feed my hungry (and growing) stomach enough. Minute Burger branches are growing and I could see why. We stopped for awhile to see the intricate details the church was made of. 30 minutes of Jeepney ride later, we reached the San Joaquin church.
It took around 15 minutes walk from the drop-off point to get to the watch tower which was quite near the beach front. The folks there say the other watch tower looked exactly the same. And there went the final (half) day of our trip. We got back there in the afternoon after taking the 1 pm trip. We dedicated the entire afternoon to going to the different churches in Iloilo. So we had a nice dinner with a rock band on the background at the famous night life spot in Iloilo – The Smallville. We wanted to experience some night life. Their patties are really thick, flavorful and very juicy! Their burger patties are tender and juicy and well-seasoned. However, their burgers are not being talked about, I wonder why! Their burgers and even hotdogs go in a buy-1-take-1 style which makes it even more worth it. Although it was such a rush, and we wish we had more time, I really enjoyed it. I wish we could repeat it. We managed to pull off an extra hour to buy some pasalubong.
We have managed to explore 3 islands in 5 days (4 and a half to be exact). But somehow, the 4 days of continual moving from place to place had suddenly toned that desire down. Nonetheless, Its a great place to stay when you’re in Cebu. Its the best place to stay in the City. They are competing against each other in bringing the best burgers in Cebu, and the Cebuanos are the luckiest! Anyway, if you ever find this piece of gem around Cebu, please do let us know so that we can update this post. But it turned out later that it can be bought at the Iloilo airport at an even cheaper price. Without it, even with all the necessary carbohydrates and protein in a meat, a burger will remain always as a snack for me. It is so much more, it is a shame to even compare it to Angel’s. At first, I thought that Minute Burger was just another Angel’s Burger but I was wrong. Yes, Minute Burger is part of our list because I feel like this brand is underrated. And yes, they do have a budget for their promo materials.
Yes, if you will it, it is possible. They say when you get to taste it, “Lucky Me” would be outside your vocabulary. Their Facebook reviews say that their burgers are uniquely flavored. Sad to say, their last update on Facebook was July 2017. They posted a photo that says they were moving. Our last destination for the last two days of our trip was the beautiful province of Iloilo. Unfortunately, our time was cut short because we failed to catch the last morning Ferry trip from Bacolod back to Iloilo. But we had to limit them because of the lack of time. Those five days were epic, cakes la carlota fun-filled, enriching, relaxing, longest time we’ve spent together and away from Manila. You cant turn on the shower without turning on the faucet below it as well. Thankfully, though, burger joints have grown in number and their burgers have grown in size as well! The portion size is big as well, I could barely fit a bite in my mouth. Another burger joint that has never let a single customer down is New Found Burger. New Found Burger is actually 21 South’s neighbor.