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[Review] Boy Zugba - SM City Iloilo

The front of Boy Zugba restaurant located in SM City Iloilo

Boy Zugba is a Cebu-based restaurant that has now opened a branch in Iloilo City. They are known for their quirky decor filled with witty and sometimes angsty "hugot" quotes on the restaurant walls and on the staff t-shirts. These are of course in Hiligaynon as one would expect since they have adapted well in markets outside Cebu City. I can only surmise that they specialize in grilled food since I think that their name is a play on the word "sinugba" which is grilled food in Hiligaynon (hey I could be wrong given that the restaurant chain is originally from Cebu).

Offering "unlimited rice" is definitely one of the come-ons for this restaurant
They have an extensive menu with offerings that range from budget meals to sharing platters. The dishes are not quite Visayas region-specific and I would say that it falls in the general Filipino food category with all-time Filipino classics such as crispy pata, Filipino-style BBQ, vegetable kare-kare, sinigang, pansit palabok, and bulalo among other offerings.

Inasal na Manok
I just opted for chicken inasal as my main meal and crispy chicken skin for the appetizer. The chicken was juicy and flavorful, but I was a bit surprised how generous the portion size is for the chicken skin. I think it was meant for sharing.

A generous serving of crispy breaded chicken skin
 Overall a pleasant dining experience. I would definitely go back and try the rest of their menu. I'd probably invite a few friends so that we could try the sharing items on the menu.

Oh yes, Chubby is indeed the new sexy. :P
Check out the rest of the items in their menu in the photo below.
A big menu upfront so that passers-by can browse it

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