Hukad restaurant is a popular Cebuano Restaurant chain now with a good number of locations in Metro Manila. I was there on a weeknight and the place was full of large groups of families. The space is somewhat eclectic: contemporary with Filipino accents. Interestingly, tables have a sliding/ removable divider (mini fence) so 2 groups can share a table with relative privacy.
Food is on point... no complaints. Flavors of Paksiw na Lechon and Bicol Express reminded me of home-cooking which is a good thing. The Ngohiong which is a relative of the Kikiam is more of a fried lumpia with a battered wrap. The filling is made of some minced veggies and singkamas (native turnip). It goes with a killer chill sauce. And then there's the you can't go wrong Crispy Prichon. Salivating yet?
Paksiw na Lechon and Bicok Express
Sago at Gulaman
Just like the next person, I enjoy good food. Doesn't matter if it's cooked one minute or one hour, if it looks good, it usually is.