BUFFET restaurants seem to be the trend in Cebu nowadays with a myriad of choices available to us. Hotel restaurants have also joined in the bandwagon offering quality yet affordable buffets to its hotel guests and the local community.
Quest Hotel’s Puso Bistro and Bar s no exception! My mom and I came in for lunch to meet Liza Bigornia and Ian Baol of Quest Hotel.
I was excited to see the spread! Puso had an ample variety of seafood, sushi, salads, and some delicious appetizers. But what really caught my eye were the dripping pork asado and hainanese chicken displayed underneath a nipa-inspired hut.
Puso prides itself of making flavored puso. I was excited to try the adobo and paella flavors and to my pleasant surprise, those were really, really good paired with the humba, and even the assorted dumplings!
If you are a paella fan or simply a rice lover, you will go crazy over the idea of actually getting to “make” your own paella! You get to decide to put more (or less) chorizo, squid, chicken, shrimps, onions, and even squid ink to make your paella negra! The novelty of creating your paella is one thing but what makes it more awesome is that the paella is really good! I made a paella negra, extra everything! It was beautiful!
The selection at Puso has a predominant Filipino vibe with dishes like the delicious humba I got to try, the ginataang squash, the crispy beef ribs, bico, puto cheese, and halo halo.
To the Bisaya, puso is hanging rice. To the Tagalog which the Cebuanos also speak and understand, puso means heart and that’s what this restaurant has a lot of – big, warm hearts that create sumptuous dishes and provide good service to all its diners.