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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Out and About: Brunch at Sunburst Fried Chicken Restaurant

Yesterday was Tuesday and it felt very Sunday-ish for us. We woke up at around 9:30 AM, refilled the cats’ food and water bowls, hit the showers and off we went to Robinson’s Mall Dumaguete. Our refrigerator is almost always empty around this time of the week so it definitely is time to do some serious food shopping.

We didn’t eat breakfast before leaving the house so before going to the grocery, we went to look for a place where we can eat something that is filling but not too heavy since it’s not exactly time for lunch yet (it was 10:40 AM). Without further ado, we went straight to Sunburst Fried Chicken Restaurant located at the al fresco area of the mall for some lighthearted meal to enjoy.

Known for their crispy fried chicken and crispy chicken skin, Sunburst Fried Chicken Restaurant was founded in Iligan City during the early ‘70s and they now have 15 branches all over Mindanao and Visayas. We didn’t go here to eat their famous chicken dishes though, but for their (underrated) Lomi (Php 108.00) which we think is perfect for brunch!



Lomi is a noodle dish made from fresh egg noodles that are usually ¼ inch in diameter and wheaty in taste. It’s cooked with small pieces of pork meat, liver and shrimp and vegetables like cabbage, carrots and spring onions. Hands down, this is the best Lomi we have ever tasted, at least here in Dumaguete. We love how their version of this renowned Batangas specialty was cooked with a spring onion stalk which gave the dish a very delicate sharpness to it. It was so rich and flavorful that it only took us several minutes to empty our bowls and fill it up again.



We also ordered a cheeseburger (Php 110.00), which we asked to be cut into half so we could share it. It’s a regular cheeseburger made from real beef patty with slices of cucumber, pickles and tomatoes. It was good but nothing really special. We like how the patty was fully done and love how they paired it with crispy homemade potato chips.



A few moments before our food was completely finished, they served us our green mango shakes (Php 68.00). These shakes taste very good – a combo of not-too-sweet and semi-sour will assault your taste buds in just the right way. Also they are blended with full cream milk, which is another favorite of ours.




Overall, our brunch at Sunburst Fried Chicken Restaurant was very satisfying. We usually eat here for dinner and found that the place also has a cozy atmosphere even during the day. The service is good, the people are polite and the food was pretty filling.



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