“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” -Federico Fellini
Cebu, Philippines — Definitely, pasta has been a part of my everyday existence, much to my excitement when Xia and Xeb’s Lasagne Que opened. I was craving for lasagna when I got the invite from a fellow blogger, Lyssa. I had my first hand experience when my father taught me how to cook Spaghetti with Mushrooms. He is also a born foodie, and this passion was passed down to me. In my paternal side of the family, half of my father’s siblings are all cooks, being my late Aunt on the top helm. She was the best example of a simply cook who uses fresh ingredients from scratch. In my previous journals, she is already featured in passing due to her contribution on my passion in pursuing great food.
I personally love lasagna. Even when I reached a point before that I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome [PCOS], still I cannot help but give in to my craving. My OB-GYN already told me that I am restricted with carbs and anything creamy and savory, but it did not deterred me to consume lasagna on a regular basis. I had been exposed to different lasagnas, from fast food type to gourmet ones. I am also a fan of homemade ones. But, it came to a point where I searched for the best ones in the urban jungle. I tried to venture out and explore, but then it was futile. Until one day, I came across Lasagne Que. I was hesitant at first, since admittedly, the ones served on fast food are
Lasagne Que was a breathe of fresh air. It reminded me of the comfort I sought after in food. I am picky foodie, and since I worked with a resort before, I was exposed to gourmet food preparation and cooking. I was fortunate to work with foodie chefs who really made it a point to make cooking as a passion for higher learning and elevated experience. Miss Shing Pacana, the owner of Lasagna Que, shared that she loved cooking pasta. She is the youngest in the brood of 3 and her mom was also a foodie. She grew up with the yummy lasagna recipe of her mom, and when she decided to start a business, she decided to bank on what she was excellent in, cooking and preparing heavenly lasagna.
Together with my Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc family, we sampled Miss Shing’s treats. We were surprised and delighted with her lasagna for the following reasons:
- Creamy Silky Texture — The pasta and the sauce was really silky to the tongue.
- Consistent Cheesy Taste and Light Bechamel — I am a fan of cheese and bechamel, and this lasagna did not disappoint. I was really surprised that the quality of the ingredients are top notch, giving us, the customers, an idea that the quality was taken into priority.
- Pasta was al dente — Surprisingly, the pasta was not too soggy, not too stiff. It was cooked just right.
- Pasta sauce was equally flavorful — The lasagna sauce was really flavorful, with the evidence of herbs and spices that compliment the entire taste. It was one of a kind, not too salty, not too sweet.
- Service size was really big for Php 100.00 — The solo serve was actually large enough for 2 people. But if you came in famished, the solo serve is enough to satiate your hunger and craving for this exquisite and at a point, decandent lasagna.
Palatability — 5 stars
Plating — 4.5 stars
Value for Money — 5 stars
Accessibility — 4 stars
Over all Impact — 5 stars
Here is our spread during the food appreciation for Lasagna Que: [courtesy of Neil Jed]
For the love for Lasagna and anything fine in life,