ONE Championship: Filipino Cuisine Gives Honorio Banario A Big Smile
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 20, 2019 05:24 PM
“My favorite place to eat in Baguio is Good Taste Restaurant. The food there is awesome, the price is less expensive. It’s really delicious food, and the serving is huge,” - Honorio Banario
Other than showcasing his skills as a top-level mixed martial artist on a global stage, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario also loves to spend time finding good food wherever he is.
The 29-year-old Filipino hard-hitter has a recommendation for people who would want to go up to Baguio City and spend their time in the highlands.
“My favorite place to eat in Baguio is Good Taste Restaurant. The food there is awesome, the price is less expensive. It’s really delicious food, and the serving is huge,” Banario said.
“You can get your chicken and pancit fix there. It is a Filipino-Chinese restaurant owned by a Filipina. I usually order adobong hito (catfish), which happens to be very delicious.”
The restaurant has already turned into a staple as travellers and locals alike make long queue on the busy road of Otek Street to get a seat,
Banario shared that it was current ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon who introduced him to the restaurant.
“First time I tasted that adobong hito (catfish) was when Kevin Belingon had me try it, and I was hooked to it since then,” he stated.
“Cake and coffee over there is highly recommended as well.”
Banario revealed that most of his travels to Metro Manila or La Union would not be complete without dropping by to his go-to restaurants along the way.
“My favorite food is usually served on the roadside when we drive to La Union. It's intestines, liver, heart, and kidneys mixed together with meat cooked adobo style. When we travel to La Union, stopping by to eat this delicacy is a must or else the travel would not be complete,” he explained..
“When on our way to Manila, I go to Tenoyans in Marcos Highway. I especially like their barbecued hito, adobong kambing (goat) and bulalo (Beef shanks).
“Just like La Union, our trip would not be complete if we do not visit this restaurant.”
Eating and finding good food has turned into quite the hobby for Banario, but “The Rock” insists that he is not taking his fitness for granted.
“We enjoy food, but we are also very careful with what we eat. In the event that we have an extra intake, we train hard to make sure we burn those calories,” he pointed out.
“We enjoy what we eat and not think too much about gaining weight because we go to the gym every day.”