Ilaputi started as an air conditioned karenderia back in April 2002 in front of University of San Carlos in Talamban. With only few ready to eat options and some to-cook dishes, ilaputi’s menu and restaurant expanded to cater the demands of its customers. In 2007, ilaputi moved to Panagdait for few months and then to Cebu IT Park boasting a new restaurant with a more sophisticated interiors and selections to their menu.
On its 13th year, ilaputi still offers their best selling The Stroganov and Pasta Puti, as well some new additions to their menu.
Gambas. This is the owner’s all time favorite appetizer. The shrimps are fresh and perfectly seasoned. The sauce is not too salty and not to sweet, it has the perfect taste to ready your palate for more food.
Kung Pao Chicken. Another appetizer served at ilaputi which I can eat with rice serving on the side. The dish is made with real szechuan pepper sauce that makes the flavors really authentic. This dish is really savory with a little kick of spiciness to make it more appetizing.
Grilled Chinese Chicken Jambalaya. This is the first dish that I tried at ilaputi back in 2010 when I moved to Cebu. This dish has a generous serving of Peking fried rice with slices of Hungarian and Chinese sausages topped with grilled chicken breast glazed with five-spice barbecue sauce.
Southside Ribs & Salted Egg Fried Rice. Pork ribs drizzled with Guava Barbecue sauce and served with Salted Egg Fried Egg. This dish has a very interesting combination of flavors. The sweet guava barbecue sauce really compliments the salted egg fried rice. The flavors just explode in the mouth.
Jan’s Signature Sisig. This has become an instant favorite because it reminded me my uncle’s home cooked sisig. The dish is not oily and uses the part of the pig that Kapampangans use for sisig. I like how the pig’s brain adds creaminess and texture to this dish. Extra rice please!
Bibimbap. Another favorite at ilaputi. I like this Bimbap version compared to the original one from South Korea because it’s more flavorful and it captures the “panlasang Pinoy”. It comes with a generous mix of greens, meat, egg and rice.
The Stroganov. Tenderloin tips in thick mushroom sour cream sauce served with garlic fried rice. Everyone’s favorite which I always end up ordering whenever I can’t decide what to eat. Its the creamy sauce that does the magic.
Dragon Chop. Thick and tender pan-seared pork chop served with garlic cilantro yoghurt sauce, mango chutney and buttered garlic raisin fried rice.
Saigon Adobo. Lemongrass tenderloin adobo served with garlic shrimp fried rice and nuoc nam.
Grilled Liempo. Overnight marinated garlic pork belly served with garlic fried rice and coconut vinegar dip.
Penang Plato. Malaysian mock-satay served with coconut-shrimp fried rice, cucumbers and peanut sauce.
Vietcondobo Sandwich. Vietnamese adobo, pickled carrots and cucumbers on wheat baguette.
Pasta Puti. Bacon-infused mushroom cream sauce topped with bacon bits.
ilaputi is located at the Ground Floor of i1 Building, Cebu IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City. Please visit their Facebook page to get timely updates.