5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen: A Must-Try Restaurant in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu

There are a lot of newly opened restaurants in Cebu when the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic are getting slower. Most of us are fully vaccinated. We can now enjoy dining out with our friends and families, but the minimal safety protocols are maintained by wearing face masks, social distancing, and sanitising our hands. Of course, the Cebuanos are adventurous when it comes to food. Last weekend, both of my fellow content creators had an invitation from a newly opened restaurant in Lapu-Lapu City. Were excited to try 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen.


5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen is located in Maribao, Lapu-Lapu City. If you’re planning to visit Lapu-Lapu for leisure, you must include5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen on your list. They served big-serving meals such as Chicken, Fried Rice, Milk Tea, and other Chinese and American-style dishes. The restaurant is visible when you pass M.L. Quezon National Highway in Dalag. Maribago (across San Miguel Plaza). Their restaurant is nearby at prestigious resorts in Maribago such as Bluewater, Cebu White Sands, and JPark. Aside from resorts, there are nearby centres for travellers and local tourists, which are also accessible for everyone who loves to eat and explore different dishes. I finally met the owner of 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen, Chef Ric Ramos. He brought his culinary masterpiece to Cebu through his newly open restaurant, 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen. I am excited to share my overall experience in 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen.


The Restaurant


Let’s take a look at the vicinity of 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen.

You can see the 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen logo, menu streamers, and banners on the outside. It is easy to identify the exact location of the restaurant.



The inside vicinity is spacious and wide. It is a perfect place to bring your family and friends to dine. If you’re planning to visit 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen, here is the menu for you to choose from.


Food Review

5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen dishes are a mix of American and Chinese influences.  As Chef Ric said, most of their dishes are American-style but with a twist of Chinese and Filipino cuisine influences. As you all know that we have a big influence from Chinese cuisine during the pre-colonial period and we added American culture to our cuisine through meat-based and fast food dishes. That’s why I feel at home at 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen because the dishes are relatable and tasteful. I had a chance to try the dishes of 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen and I really love to review each of them. So let’s begin!

Orange Chicken

I heard about Orange Chicken, but I never had a chance to try it. So glad that I finally tried it in 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen. I really like the sweet and sourness with a crunching taste of Orange Chicken. This dish is highly recommended if you are a fan of Fried Chicken, but you wanna try a different flavour. Their Orange Chicken is 2x better than Korean Chicken in fast food restaurants. You can enjoy this dish on a Family size platter for only P398. If you want a solo meal, you can enjoy it for only P128 with Fried Rice (just add P18 for additional Iced Tea or Orange Juice). Or a combo meal for only P198 with Fish Tausi and Fried Rice. For this dish, I give it 9.5/10.


Sweet & Sour Pork

I tried Sweet & Sour Pork often in several Chinese restaurants. At 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen, their Sweet & Sour Pork has a different approach. I really love the tenderness of the pork meat plus the sweetness of the sweet and sour sauce. If you wanna try this dish, you can enjoy this for only P138 with Fried Rice. You can share this dish on a group meal platter for only P448. I like this dish! For this dish, I give it 8/10.


BBQ Pork Pancit

As you all know Pancit is absolutely the rock star of all occasions. You can eat Pancit on birthdays, weddings,  ceremonies, festivals, and even daily. This BBQ Pork Pancit is absolutely a go-to food if you want to celebrate and dine with your family. I really love this dish because they add BBQ Pork as a meat ingredient for Pancit. It feels like eating a Pancit with a Pork Barbeque. I personally love this dish and a must-try! The taste is really good and excellent. Enjoy this dish for only P128 with Fried Rice. P298 If you want to upgrade to Fiesta Platter size. The serving of this dish is so big! For this one, I give it 10/10.




5 Spice Chicken

I am curious about this dish at first. When I tried, it is really good! The 5 Spice Chicken of 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen is a game-changer. I really love the savoury taste and soft but crunchy texture of this dish. The gingery aftertaste of 5 Spice Chicken is a surprise too.  I think this dish is very special because it is my first time trying this kind of taste. So good! For this dish, it is 8.5/10.


Char Siu Fried Rice

I often cook Fried Rice for breakfast. This time, I had a chance to try a different fried rice dish at 5 Spice American-Chinese Restaurant Kitchen. Char Siu Fried Rice gives me a smokey and savoury taste. This dish will entice you to eat more together with other dishes of 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen. This dish is also a game-changer and a great option for you. Definitely a must-try dish. For this one, I give it 10/10.


Spiced Up Savories (Crab Rangoon, Crispy Lumpia, Fried Siomai, & Fried Siopao)

Enjoy these deep fry appetizers while waiting for your favourite dishes at 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen. All of these Deep fry dishes are so good! Have fun eating these dishes with a refreshing beer.



Fish Tausi

This dish is very refreshing. I like the texture and salty aftertaste. Enjoy this dish for only P148 with Fried Rice. For his dish, I give it 8/10.

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Combo Meal C (General Tso’s Chicken, Beef Meatballs with Fried Rice)

Lastly, my favourite pick is Combo Meal C, which comes with General Tso’s Chicken, Beef Meatballs, and Fried Rice. The General Tso’s Chicken is my favourite among the dishes in 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen. I really love the taste, the sauce, and the flavour. I super love it! The Beef Meatballs is really good also. I love the softness and herby texture. These two dishes are a great combo! This is my number one reason why I should go back to 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen. I would give a higher than 10 for this combo dish. Enjoy the Combo C for only P128. You can enjoy other combo dishes; Combo A: 5 Spice Chicken, Sweet & Sour Pork, and Fried Rice for only P198. And Combo B: Orange Chicken, Fish Tausi, and Fried Rice for only P198 too. You can enjoy General Tso’s Chicken with Fried Rice for only P138.





Overall, it was fun meeting with Chef Ric for his dedication to 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen. The food is absolutely delicious, affordable, and has great servings. Plan your weekend food trip in Lapu-Lapu City and include 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen on your list! If you want to know more about 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen, you may visit their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Many thanks to Chef Ric Ramos for inviting us.




If you are planning to visit 5 Spice American-Chinese Kitchen, you can book a ride via GrabCar or GrabTaxi and pin “San Miguel Plaza Maribago. Since 5 Spice is not available in the GrabCar Pin Map location.

Content Creator & Illustrator from Cebu, Philippines.

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