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Friday, October 18, 2013
AS IN life, most of the time, we fail to see the goodness of the near and dear. Take food for instance. It’s not that it’s a total contention, but why do we love so much all these western establishments and their imported tags when these homegrown eating houses are spread all over town as practical hunger busters for every typical local foodie? Some have already aged but are still equally satisfying and competitive at that.
Owned by Cebuanos and for Cebuanos, Mother’s Fried Chicken has never ceased to sport a classic menu, which has won the palates of Cebuanos all these years. The business was founded in 1979 by Mary Rapes Lim and her husband and was designed by their Singapore-based architect son, Joseph Albert Lim.
Mother’s has its presence in St. Patrick Square on Mango Ave., Cebu City, and in Ayala Center Cebu. The latter was renovated in August of last year for a fresh, modern look in preparation for the opening of the mall’s new phase, which eventually brought in a new market.
It’s been 34 years of homey, unpretentious cooking. For those who haven’t heard of an original chicken player down south, here’s a Cebuano restaurant if native kick is what you might have been looking for. For those who have probably forgotten what a genuine Cebuano fried chicken is like, here’s a reminder and an update altogether.
From the iconic whole chicken to pork, fish, noodles and even sandwiches—whether for an all day breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner—Mother’s got your daily cravings covered.
Their products are not just done home-style but are made with natural ingredients—no preservatives, no extenders, no artificial flavorings. What you see is what you eat, really, which kind of explains why Mother’s is still around. Kudos to the secret recipe of mother Mary and her attention to details.
The signature item—chicken—has a distinctive taste that sets it apart from the mainstream. The taste is in the meat, not on the coatings or on the skin.
Included in Mother’s suggestions are corned beef omelet to start your day, pancit palabok in-between bites and grilled pork chop for a heavy meal.
And because it’s always fun to reinvent the recipe, Mother’s has recently added sizzling bangus sisig and crispy veggie pouch in the list—two new dishes which are very compatible with the rest of the menu.
Scouting for a relaxed Cebuano food experience in a comfortable and kid-friendly atmosphere? Visit Mother’s Fried Chicken for a casual Cebuano dining. Your favorite chicken resto might just be humbly tucked around the corner all this time.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 19, 2013.