You need not go the distance anymore for a seafood feast as Talisay’s famous Manang Julings Kilawan opens its first branch in Cebu City.
Manang Julings Kilawan, birthed in the 1970s, is known to be one of the first carinderias (roadside eatery) to serve sinugba (grilled), tinola (soup), and kinilaw (raw), or what is more commonly called, “sutukil.”
The kilawan, surely rings a bell for many foodies who frequent Tangke Talisay to satisfy their seafood cravings. Though only officially named ‘Manang Julings’ in 1985, that had already been its moniker for which many notable personalities know it for. Aside from their long list of prominent patrons, it is their pride that even the former Philippine President Fidel Ramos has dined there.
Now being managed by Manang Juling’s daughters, the kilawan is on a reluctant expansion. “We are already contented with running our only store in Tangke Talisay, we really did not want an expansion,” says Sarah Suizo, daughter of Manang Juling’s. But with the persistent convincing of a business partner, branching out ultimately became a reality.
With almost 40 years in the business, the daughters of Manang Juling have developed an eye for seafood, and they make sure to serve only the freshest catch of the day. They also see to it that more people can enjoy their signature sutukil dishes by keeping their prices easy on the pocket.