A modern carinderia experience at Benjo’s-A A +A
Sunday, August 25, 2013
AS CEBU continues to boom as a business and travel destination, various establishments have opened to offer different dining options to its residents and tourists.
A uniquely Filipino experience, however, is the carinderia. A popular find in almost every corner near schools, homes and offices, a carinderia is noted for its wide selection of home-cooked meals at affordable prices.
Alongside Cebu’s growth in development, some carinderia have taken it upon themselves to improve while still retaining the homey experience. Such is the initiative taken by Benjo’s Carinderia, one of the well-known carinderias in Talamban. It first opened in the 1980s and earned a following among students of the University of San Carlos and residents of the nearby subdivisions.
Last month, a brand new Benjo’s was opened. Although it retains the same location, the new Benjo’s offers a more comfortable place to dine in.
Despite its more modern interiors, Benjo’s offers the same experience well-loved by its loyal customers. It serves 30 to 40 native dishes, with specialties such as pinakbet, monggos, humba, caldereta and hamonada. Everything is at a price standard to a carinderia. Benjo’s can accommodate up to 50 people, and also caters for special functions. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. (PST)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 26, 2013.