Anton's Cebuano Chinese Restaurant
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Where to Eat in Cebu: Anton’s Cebuano Chinese Restaurant

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Anton’s Cebuano Chinese Restaurant is the flagship restaurant of Amethyst Boutique Hotel.

Check out my hotel review for AMETHYST BOUTIQUE HOTEL CEBU

So is their in house restaurant worth a visit?

Read along to for my restaurant review for Anton’s Cebuano Chinese Restaurant – I promise this would be a quick one.

Afternoon Delights at Anton’s Cebuano Chinese Cuisine.

After checking in to my room, I decide to wander a bit around the hotel. That got me very thirsty and hungry.

Good thing Anton’s Cebuano and Chinese Restaurant was open during that time for me to have a quick drink and some snacks.

The Thirst Quencher, Appetizers and Oh Dessert!

Cherry Lychee Shake

The shake was not too sweet and very refreshing.

Drinks at Antons
Empanadas

Their empanadas?  Oh don’t get me started on them. It was my absolute favorite!

They were perfectly cooked. Hard on the outside and soft at the center and you get a mozzarella surprise! Love it!

Before retiring to my room I was presented with one final item. Dessert!

Dessert

If the tikoy- a sweet steamed cake and the masi a delicacy of Liloan- a town in northern Cebu (feature that next Netflix!) had a baby then this one would be their son or daughter.

Cut to the center of this small but terrible dessert and surprise – peanut butter! I think majority of us are a fan of peanut butter.

An Asian inspired Dinner at Anton’s Cebuano Chinese Restaurant.

Here were the dishes that I tried during Dinner at the restaurant

Yang Chow Fried Rice

Loved how they cooked the rice. As well as the meat and vegetables mixed with the rice. This is a meal in itself.

Steamed Fish in soy sauce

When the waiters told me that this was one of their best sellers I was very hesitant to taste it, why?

  1. Most of steamed fish meals Ive tried are Cream Dory fish– no offense but I am not a fan of that fish (not a reference to the Disney character which I love by the way- I love Dory not the fish okay this is confusing.. moving on)

But when I tasted the dish I was pleasantly surprised! Why?

  1. It was not Cream Dory. It was a fuller and tastier fish.
  2. It does not taste like any other steamed fish in soy sauce that you can easily order in other restaurants.
Brocolli with 3 Kinds of Mushrooms

I love mushrooms so anything with them babies on it I’m trying. Again the taste was very unique (the good kind not the weird type of unique).

I am not sure if their mushrooms were fresh or canned but if they were canned I was not able to notice the “canned” taste of the mushroom. 

Patatim with Fried Bread

A staple in any Chinese cuisine here in the Philippines. This is actually the pork leg braised until tender. And with what I tasted it was extremely tender that the meat fell off from the bones.

Pair it with the Fried Bread and it’s the dynamite meal ready to explode in your mouth.

The fried bread was a winner for me!

The Breakfast Feast

When you book a room at Amethyst Boutique Hotel you also get a free breakfast meal.

And yes, this is the free breakfast when you book a room at the hotel.

A selection of Filipino breakfast classics.

Regardless all meals have the complimentary congee, seasonal fruits and a choice of coffee, tea or juices.

Anton’s Cebuano Chinese Restaurant – An Authentic Dining Experience in Cebu

Filipinos are very picky and critical especially when it comes to food more so Cebuanos. We do love our food.

A Bold Move for Anton’s

 Thus choosing to open a Cebuano Chinese themed restaurant is a bold move for Amethyst Boutique hotel Cebu.

And based on my dining experience at the restaurant the risk was all worth it!

The ambience of the restaurant is simple and clean- nothing fancy. The price?

It’s not for a solo traveler meal as their portions are huge. So its best if you visit Antons Cebuano Chinese restaurant with family or group of friends.

Although they also do take aways so if you can’t finish the meal you can take it home with you.

Their price ranges from 250 Php to 750 Php

Location

#7 M.Velez St. Capitol Site, Cebu City Hotel- 2nd floor of Amethyst Boutique Hotel Cebu

For Reservations: (032) 260 9350

The restaurant has a separate stair case entrance right beside Amethyst Boutique Hotel if you don’t want to use the hotel lobby to head up to Anton’s

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Erik James aka Erik the Hungry Traveller is a Human Resource Ninja and at the same time a travel & food blogger. He uses his passion for the arts particularly with painting and photography to add more fun and color to his social media pages. He loves extreme adventures and does not back out on any food challenge. His passion for food and travelling started during his childhood years where he would accompany his parents to business trips around the Philippines. He currently focuses on writing blogs on solo travelling and trying out restaurants that are not your usual run of the mill places. To counter his extreme love for travelling and FOOD he also enjoys swimming and mix martial arts so that he can stay “relatively” fit and healthy. Instagram : instagram.com/erikthehungrytraveller Facebook: facebook.com/erikthehungrytraveller Email: [email protected]

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    Karletta

    oh my goodness, that Patatim with Fried Bread dish looks incredible. I’ve just eaten lunch and still I could eat that. No longer just Erick the Hungry Traveller – I think you’ll have a whole bunch of people joining you.

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    Anagha

    I have never tried any of those dishes. Empanads are craving, I have tasted something similar. I want to try empanads and dessert balls.

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      Ivan Jose

      I did enjoy reading your post. Traveling for me is not complete without eating good food. First, I love hotel food particularly breakfast. A good breakfast buffet makes me happy. Second, I love Chinese food so this review really made me hungry. The pata tim with fried bread seems interesting. Third, I also don’t like Dory fish too much. I will only eat it if there were no other choice. Anyway, I hope you can also visit my blog (https://www.ivankhristravels.com) so that we can exchange stories.

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    Nafisa Habib

    Those desserts looks so delicious and every dish makes me to try, specially fried rice and steamed fish soy sauce. I like Chinese food. Good to know about Anton’s Cebuano Chinese Restaurant.

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    Fairuz

    Dude, you’re making me hungry! I love Chinese food. Fried rice with steamed fish in soy sauce and broccoli with mushrooms – I’m in food heaven. The empanadas sure make a great snack too. My mouth is watery thinking about the soft gooey mozzarella. Hmmm…

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    Fran Jorgensen

    And now my mouth is just watering! What a great place, I just love the variety of dishes and the relaxed vibes of the restaurant! Thanks for sharing!

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    Claire Lee

    I’ve visited Cebu once when I was young! Beautiful. Gotta go back! This restaurant sounds like a great choice.

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    Ewuzie Kingsley

    Patatim with Fried Bread Really arouse the hunger in me, I love the photos of what I see and would really like to try them, I wish they were available in my country, and I think something similar to the Empanadas over hear is called meat pie and having to take it with the Cherry Lychee Shake will be wonderful.

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