Big Jim's Philippines Experience

 

 

Useful Philippines Links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malls, restaurants and food links

 

I do not guarantee the service provided by any of the businesses in the links section.

The links are provide for information only. You use any services offered at your own risk!

 

 

 

My friend, Perry Gamsby, has spent nearly 20 years experiencing the Philippines. He has been involved in several businesses including a bar on Malapscua island and the family piggery, been involved with property purchases, lived in the city and in the boondocks, worked plotting sites of interest for Philippines EZ maps, worked for an advertising company and has appeared in promotional videos. Perry is an expert in the Filipino martial art, ARNIS, and has taken part in competitions in the Philippines.  He has experienced the schooling system, medical system, transport system and life in general throughout the Philippines. Perry has been in out of love many times but is now happily married to a beautiful Filipina and has several children.

I have visited Perry when he was living in the boondocks. I have visited Perry when he was living in the city, where he conned me into helping paint a new boat he was building. In 2005, Perry and I got together to make a video about dealing with traffic in Cebu City. It is called DEFENSIVE DRIVING and is on page 2 of my videos.

Perry has written 6 books about the Philippines. If you would like to benefit from his vast knowledge, click on the book links above. A full description of each book will be available after you click.

 

 

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Asia Dining Multiple link site with links to some restaurants and bars in the Philippines
Asia Recipe Recipes and how to cook Filipino food
Ayala Malls Information about location and events at Ayala malls throughout the Philippines

Was an Expat hangout in Banilad, Cebu City.

Now closed.

Breakfast around the world Information about breakfast around the world
Cebu Appliance Center Situated in SM Mall Cebu City
Chowking Budget, chinese fast food restaurant operating throughout the Philippines
Diamond Tongs

Owned by the family of my friend Ron Winkley. It is located :in F. Cabahug Street, in Mabolo, Cebu City. They offer an all you can eat buffet for P199 and free WIFI while you dine.

P199 buffet available 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

Duty free Philippines Duty free shopping in the Philippines
Filipino Food Glossary                               Description of more than 100 types of Filipino foods
Filipino Foods Recipes and glossary of Filipino foods
Filipino Recipe Recipes for Filipino foods
Filipino Recipe Links Links to other sites with Filipino recipes and Filipino recipe books for sale
Find Pinoy Cookbook section of this website which has many recipes submitted by readers
Gerry's Grill More than 30 outlets throughout the Philippines. It is real Filipino food, in a classier setting than most Filipinos usually experience, at reasonable prices. If you are a foreigner who wants to take your new Filipino family to dinner, take them to a Gerry's Grill!
Global Gourmet Links and general information about food and drinks in the Philippines
Goldilocks Bakery franchise operating throughout the Philippines. When I want a cake for a special occasion, it is my first choice.
Greenwich Fast food pizza chain operating throughout the Philippines. They offer other foods as well. I like the Chicken Ala King.
El Gecko Resto Bar Popular expat hang out. on corner of Jackosalem and Mango Avenue in Cebu City. Mango Avenue is also known as Gen Maxilom Avenue. .
Jazz 'n Bluz The latest "IN" place to go in Cebu City
Jollibee Philippines version of McDonalds. Very popular with Filipinos
Kukuk's nest Accommodation, bar and budget dining, for foreigners in Cebu City. Nice big rooms in a garden setting. It is less than 10 minutes walk to Ayala Mall

Lechon Cebu

Lechon baboy is roast pig. Lechon Cebu deliver free in Cebu City and to the airport for delivery around the world
Lone Star Saloon Bar My favourite bar in Cebu City
Makro Wholesale shopping for businesses in the Philippines. They have outlets in several major cities including Cebu City, Iloilo City, Davao City, Makati City, Cagayan De Oro and more
Marshall's Irish Pub Located at  Unit 41 in the Century Plaza Commercial Complex
Juana Osmena St., Cebu City. The commercial complex is nearly opposite the Mango Square Mall.
Max's Fast food chain whose speciality is chicken. My favourite dishes are camaron rebosado and crab meat fried rice
McDonald's McDonald's Philippines
McDo Order McDonald's online
Orange Brutus Has nothing much to do with oranges. Yes, you can get orange juice in an Orange Brutus but it is a restaurant chain which seems to be only located on the province of Cebu, It has many outlets in Cebu City. I like dining there because the food is to my liking and is value for money.

Our Place

On the corner of Sanciangko and Pelaez Streets in down town Cebu City.

One of the best known bars in Cebu City. It was formerly a bikini bar in the 1980's with a restaurant upstairs. The bikini bar is long gone but the restaurant remains with a large wooden bar where patrons sit on both sides of the bar. You can expect to see some odd characters in Our Place but they will be the people with the best information about Cebu City. So for the lowdown on Cebu City, cold beer and good food at reasonable prices, Our Place is a must visit!

Park Mall Cebu The newest mall in Cebu City
Ratsky's Used to be in Ayala Mall Cebu City. Not sure what is happening there now. Presume other sites in Malate and Quezon City are still operating. Live entertainment, good food and pleasant atmosphere!
Rick Cafe Never used them myself but I have read online where many other people have used them and were happy with the service. They deliver gifts for free in Angeles City and for a modest fee to other parts of the Philippines.
Robinsons Appliances Online info about the products sold in Robinsons Appliance Stores
Robinson's department stores Situated throughout the Philippines
Rustan's A major department store in the Philippines

Website not working. The Sandtrap is still open with new owners but no website at the moment. It is situated in Banilad, Cebu City. A popular expat hangout with open air restaurant, tennis courts, swimming pool and club house with billiard table.
Shakey's Pizza Fast food pizza chain operating throughout the Philippines. They offer other food as well.
SM Cinemas Book your movie ticket online. There are quality cinemas in SM Malls throughout the Philippines. Including Imax Theatres in Cebu City and Manila
SM Malls Shopping malls situated throughout the Philippines
SM Supermarket online Shop for your groceries online
Spooks Now closed
Tequila reef  Cantina Corner Santos and Real Streets in Angeles City. Mexican, Western and Filipino food
The Wine Shop Wine bar with live bands and dancing situated on Gorordo Avenue in Cebu City, just near the Golden Peak Hotel.

 

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