A pochero restaurant in Cebu City is a dime a dozen but the idea of Muvanz Pocherohan and Seafoods came to be on October 2010. Originally enjoyed by the Villacastin family of Bantayan Island for an ordinary family meal. Once tasted by relatives brought on the adulations for an extraordinary recipe. The original flavor of the regular cebuano viand was enhanced with twenty- four secret ingredients that are natural and are found locally. The recipe was too good to keep for a family meal that sharing it brought on the idea of opening a pochero place in Cebu.
And so came Muvanz Pocherohan and Seafoods on December 15, 2010, three months after the idea came up. Originally there were 7 exotic dishes on the menu: melon shell which is a large mollusc with a decorative shell that we are all familiar with, sea cucumber which resembles the vegetable cucumber and has a distinct leathery feel but pleasantly palatable, hebi shrimp are sun-dried shrimps, and scallops taken from their individual shells and cooked. These were the unique seafood selection which were all brought fresh from the Island of Bantayan. There is also lechon kawali and crispy pata which are very Filipino dishes that is familiar to the palate.
Over the years and months that Muvanz Pochero and Seafoods operated the menu has constantly evolved. The head chef who is also one of the managing partners is always experimenting and cooking up ways to introduce a new food that marks the culture and distinct taste of the Island of Bantayan. Now the menu consists of a seafood section, meat that are grilled and sizzled, dessert section and snacks.
Pochero lovers likes the distinct taste paired with the creamy scollops that is very addicitve. Meals at Muvanz Pocherohan and Seafoods is well very affordable and can be savored over and over again without putting a dent in your budget. Initially Muvanz Pocherohan and Seafoods occupied the first unit at Century Plaza Complex open from ten am in the morning until four am the next day. Customers came in at all hours especially at dawn after a night out painting the town. Soon after the restaurant’s closing time was moved to accomodate those who comes at dawn until the store hours was made to open for twenty-four hours.
Muvanz Pochero and Seafoods is now standing at Century Plaza Complex occupying the center isle al fresco with the indoor main branch still occupying the first unit of the complex air-conditioned. It’s food a taste of excellent home cooking at a very affordable price. It’s ambience is friendly and homely with the staff mostly Bantayanons who are a bit shy but courteous.