This just got to be every Singapore-based Filipino's dream come true! It's true, Lucky Plaza has been there for ages and it has been our go-to place whenever we're craving for some home-cooked favorites but even after all those plates of adobo, laing, sisig or bopis, somehow the flavors still have not hit a perfect bull's eye. I often would think it's probably because I have a really picky sense of taste and the fact that my taste buds have been quite spoiled after all these years of being exposed to really good food back home. It sure reminds me of home, that's true, but there's just that lack of authenticity still, I guess.
Located inside Jing Ya Yuan Eating House, Iskina Cebu shares the space along with an Indian stall, one that sells Mix Veg Rice and a huge drink station. The stall wasn't hard to spot as it occupies a bigger space at the far end. My only concern was that there were a lot of pigeons and black birds flying in and out trying to pick up scraps of food from vacated tables. It really freaked me out!
The best way to enjoy your plates of lechon or liempo is to have it with a cold can of soda or a chilled glass of beer. Judging from the regular customers who frequent Iskina Cebu; I'm so happy that finally, more and more people are starting to appreciate the local Filipino cuisine. I can't wait for them to expand and have more branches around Singapore and hopefully to offer more Filipino dishes too like bopis, sisig, chicharon and perhaps sticks of pork bbq too.
While I'm still on my search for some tapsilog here in the Lion City, knowing that I have Iskina Cebu to run to whenever the craving for good authentic lechon strikes again.
Take the MRT to Paya Lebar (Circle Line). Go to exit C and walk towards the bus stop, you'll see Block 1016 right away.
p.s. Be sure to go early as they have very limited stocks of lechon on a daily basis. I recommend for you to go during lunch or really early dinner.
Iskina Cebu is located at Blk 1016, Geylang East Avenue 3, Singapore.