The restaurant known as Everything Yummy might not have as expansive a menu as some other larger restaurants here in Cebu City, but this restaurant’s name by itself implies that everything served there is in fact yummy. Everything Yummy embraces the belief that good food is love from a cook’s heart. Its tagline is “food + (lots of) love.”
This restaurant was primarily built upon what it calls the best charcoal-grilled ribs in Cebu. According to Everything Yummy, coals are the soul of extra flavorful grilled ribs. The ribs served at Everything Yummy are made in such a way that they attain a fall-off-the-bone goodness, and they are smothered in a special homemade honey barbecue sauce.
Restaurant owners Hans Congmon & Mel Tam started out in 2010 by cooking delicious homemade ribs themselves and delivering these to friends. They sent text messages to people about the barbecued ribs for sale, and soon, they received orders from as far away as Cagayan de Oro (CDO).
As people with a passion for enjoying good food, Hans & Mel believe that a good dining experience is all about having a good time while eating good food. Because of the support and encouragement of their customers, they were eventually able to open a little nook in Piazza Elesia on Talamban Road, Cebu City, on October 18, 2011. The restaurant’s full delivery service started in the closing months of 2011. By May 2012, the restaurant had become bigger.
The restaurant serves its signature American-style ribs as a full slab (one whole side of pork rib cage), half slab (premium baby back ribs) or rib quarter (spareribs). The rib quarter serving already includes rice.
Everything Yummy’s spicy pork adobong Tagalog was given the amusing name Adobomb and was also made available as a meal with rice and egg. Its delectable Spanish chorizo is in crumbled form, a variation from the usual pork sausage segments that Filipinos would expect to see on their breakfast table. Speaking of breakfast or maybe brunch, you may be interested to know that Everything Yummy has a Spanish chorizo meal too, and it includes rice and egg.
Those who would rather not eat pork also have yummy choices at this restaurant. Beef dishes include homemade corned beef, The Big Burger Steak (175 grams all-beef patty drenched in mushroom gravy with caramelized onions) and the Pinoy recipe called Salpicao, while those who prefer chicken can have the unique-tasting lemongrass inasal or roasted chicken, which has crispy skin and tender, juicy meat. On September 24, 2012, the restaurant announced through Facebook that herbed French beans and chicken were cooking in the Yummy kitchen. Scrumptious beef brisket was mentioned on their social media account as a possible menu item too.
If seafood is more your style, then you might like the Asian-style grouper & mushrooms, seared grouper in citrus cream sauce (a kid-friendly dish also up on the Yummy menu since September 2012), Singaporean pepper prawns, or fusilli & shrimp in basil pomodoro sauce. Everything Yummy also asked its fans on Facebook whether they wanted pepper crab to be on the menu, though the owners did mention that the dish was a special.
One of the restaurant’s side dishes is salsa rice, which is an Everything Yummy original. The restaurant recommends pairing extra salsa rice with the barbecued ribs because the herbs and tomatoes in the salsa rice complement the flavors of the barbecue sauce and the spice rub for the ribs. The other side dish choices are mashed potatoes, garlic rice and plain rice. Extras for your meal at Everything Yummy include white gravy, canola spiced oil (recommended as a flavorful dipping sauce for the lemongrass chicken inasal) and barbecue sauce.
Everything Yummy has offshore ordering for people in Butuan, CDO, Davao, Iloilo, or Manila who want barbecued ribs. It sends orders through certain Cebu Pacific, PAL or Air Phil flights and charges only the actual freight cost plus packaging cost as add-on cost for offshore orders. The ribs are packed in boxes that can contain five or ten slabs.
Because of a limited number of seats, Everything Yummy encouraged its diners to call ahead for reservations. They may also pre-order so that service will be faster by the time they get to the restaurant.
To get a taste of Everything Yummy, visit the outlet from Tuesday to Sunday at 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For deliveries, reservations, and takeout orders, you may call Everything Yummy at telephone numbers (0917)89-YUMMY or (0917)89-98669, (032)406-5678 and (032)418-0081. The restaurant’s Web site is www.everything-yummy.com while www.facebook.com/everythingyummy is its FB page. You might also want to follow @everythingyummy on Twitter or send [email protected] an e-mail message.