Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oozing at Onze

Last year, I asked my good friend Mister Google what Onze means but unfortunately, there was no exact meaning about the word. But I remembered Maam Sheila telling me before that they named the place Onze because it’s actually their house number. So I figured that it’s actually Once (in Spanish) and was just spelled as Onze to make it sound “saucy”. Note: this is just my own observation. 

Onze is owned by fellow Ungo Runner Sheila Apepe Colmenares. Maam Sheila calls herself the Golden Girl Runner. She and her 3 kids helped out in preparing and serving of the food and drinks. Of course, the ever helpful Ate Cerile is always there to wrap things up for you.

Located at 11 Orchid Street, I considered this cozy resto bar my haven. My first visit to Onze was last November when Agz and I had a nice time chatting and drinking beer. We were sitting at the outdoor sofa and just chilling out and we didn’t even notice time had gone so fast.

Onze serves San Miguel Light and Red Horse beers, Tanguy Ice and a few short orders. But now they added a new set meal in their menu: a choice chicken, fish or pork; served with mixed veggies and macaroni salad; a dessert and iced tea. And the price? – just 148 pesos!                


On Valentine’s Day, Agatha and had our dinner at Onze. I pre-ordered the set meal (with fish as my choice) and was instantly salivating just seeing the dish. The fish is tender, so juicy and was served with garlic. The mixed veggies complimented the main dish. 

main dish with the molten lava

After a few spoonfuls of our well-cooked meal, I quickly munched the dessert.  Agz can’t get over the taste of the vanilla ice cream. We had to order some more dessert. We had the Molten Lava and it was indeed a perfect pair for our main dish.

If your weakness is sweets, then the Molten Lava is the perfect must-have at Onze. It is served with Brownies bursting with yummy chocolate syrup topped with vanilla ice cream. Now I call that lip-smacking!


Onze also serves short orders. They call it Kwikies (not the one you’re thinking... you naughty, you!). Their best-selling Lasagna is really a must-try for the first-timers. Other Kwikies include calamares (I once ordered this but paired with rice), chicken sandwich, tuna melt sandwich, fries and kropek.

Calamares and Lasagna 


Desserts are as welcoming in Onze. Aside from the Molten Lava, they also serve Peach Cobbler (also topped with vanilla ice cream), Creamy Flan, Chocolate Fondeau and Sylvanas con Crema. If you like going Pinoy, they have this delicious Suman embedded with sliced ripe mango and served with native tsokolate or tablea.

Runners’ Refuge

Ungo Runners during Max's Bday
Since its opening last October 10, 2010, Onze became a haven for runners like me. Running groups Ungo, TeamTytsBogdo and RH Runners, goes to Onze for some re-hydration especially after a hard day’s run or simply celebrating after a completing a big race. 

Last week, Ungo Supremo Max Limpag celebrated his birthday with a night run and everyone headed to Onze for some delectable Lasagna and wine. And last year, Dailymiler friend and serial marathoner Wayne Plymale had a kick of Red Horse at Onze. He also had his first taste of balut there.

L: Katol with the singles last V-Day | R: Max enjoying his birthday at Onze

The homey feeling at Onze makes this a come-on haven for me and Agatha. The place is simply very modest. The food tastes really good and it’s cheap. I would love to make this my own refuge.

It was a gastronomic love affair for me and Agatha last Valentine’s Day.  Onze just made it simple yet perfect.

Hmmm.. would love to have the Tuesday Group to go to Onze next week.

*burp* Excuse me! J

11 Orchid St. Capitol Site, Cebu City
In close proximity to STK and Yayoy's Grill
Very near to Hotel Asia and BOs Coffee (near Cebu Doctors Hospital)

Opens from 7:30 pm to 12 MN (open everyday Monday to Sunday)
Usually, last call for food is at 12-12:30MN

FREE WIFI for those who want to make use of it.

Photos by: Belle, Arianne, Ray & Sam

Sunday, February 13, 2011

1000kms in Running

Today marks my 1000kms in Running.
Thank you to all my DM, TTB and Ungo Family
for all the support, motivations and inspiration. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Try Try Triathlon

Note: This will be an addicting sport!

When Ungo running couple Doc Kingking and Adz decided to organize the 1st Ungo AA Triathlon, I didn't hesitate to join as this will be my first time to do the swim-bike-run challenge.

Last Sunday's triathlon as one hell of an experience. Although there are some factor that made me think twice about joining -- if I can swim 750meters or bike 20kms or run 5K!

Try Try Triathlon

At first, I was hesitant to swim and I decided that I will just do the bike and run events. But at the last minute, I decided to do the swimming leg anyway. Without proper training in swimming, I headed to the chest-deep water with other fellow Ungo runners. I made it to the 750meter-swim (+ walk) leg!

Good thing Doc Kingking allowed me to use her mountain bike. Although I know to ride a bike but I am not much into biking or cycling. I even forgot to adjust the saddle height of the bike. The bike leg was also crucial as we rode off up until the 29th KM marker in Danao City while the sun is up and the big trucks just zoom by without warning. I headed back to the venue (Seafront Resort) all in one piece (although my butt hurts!) and ready to run.

I ask my PR Agatha to pace with me in the 5K run leg. I decided to run slow so that I can conserve my energy towards the finish line. Not to mention that my legs start to wobble. We stopped at the turning point -- our famous buko juice stop in Liloan. We drank buko juice to rehydrate and head back to make one loop. We were supposed to make 2 loops but the other runners decided to do one loop instead. We then head to the finish line. I finished 8th among 11 participants with a time of 1:32:46.


Last Sunday's triathlon experience was very fulfilling. It inspired me to do better. I know swimming is my weakest sport. But I've realized that proper training can make myself stronger in the sport. I can bike and run so I just need to train in swimming.

Last Sunday was also a day of thanksgiving as it was also a post-birthday celebration of fellow Ungo Runner Brian Padilla. 

To Do List:
  • train for swimming
  • do more spin classes with Syd
  • buy my own bike 
  • run more marathons
  • join Ungo Triathlon ver 1.10

Thanx to Adz and Doc King2x for organizing the event. And to all members of Ungo Tri for making a difference... THANK YOU!

Now did I say this sport is addictive? 

When is Version 1.10?

*Special thanx to our Photographers: James Go, Sydney, Doc King2x, Victor and Belle.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011



How dare you REY FERDINAND MARIBAO malign the UNGO name? 

How dare you REY FERDINAND MARIBAO make fun at fat people?

So what if the Ungo Runners jog and walk during our Friday Night Runs!

So what if we are FAT!?!

So f*cking what!!! Do you have a problem with that?






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