From all over the world, we all have our different versions of grilled meats. For Americans, they have their ribs and brisket, for Latin Americana, they have churrasco, for the middle east, they have their kebabs, and for Asians, they have their rich array of satay, yakitori, and barbecue.
What is a skewer? To most of us, that is simply a barbecue stick. But further research points it is a metal rod that is used to fasten meat for cooking. What we don’t usually talk about it is how each other Asian nations actually has some sort of version of it.
Here in Skewered, they bring all these difference skewered meats from different countries into just one table.
Upon entry, we notice the theme of the restaurant, the entire place is a replica of a shipwreck. Low hanging wooden fixtures, rustic lamps, moss-covered walls, and ceiling. A variety of elements can be found all around the floor if you look close enough.
What is interesting is the mural they have on the back side of the restaurant, it tells the story of how spice traders landed in Asia and eventually influenced them by using the spices on the ship eventually helping to create the different kinds of skewered meats each Asian country had. That same ship is represented by the Skewered restaurant itself, is a mixture of Asian flavors. Here are our top picks on your next order.
JAPANESE MISO SOUP
Their miso soup is served with a skewered tempura. There is a hint of sweetness to the broth, but it’s a nice contrast when you grab a spoonful after a bite of tempura.
THAI TOM YUM
Tasty, tangy, and comforting.
Generous portions of cabbage, lettuce, edamame, and peanuts drizzled with a sesame soy dressing.
This was a nice take on the traditional chicken tenders. The whole bite is balanced with the fresh garlic, pickled vegetables, lettuce, chicken, and the salted egg sauce.
- Szechuan Chicken Skewer – Slightly spicy and great with the peanut or salted egg sauce
- Chicken Tandoori – Smoky, tender, and a mild taste of Indian spices.
- Mongolian Chicken
- Japanese Pork Belly
Experience a roullete of flavors from all around these Asian-inspired skewered meats!
Two layers of hanging salpicao that is torched right on your table.
Hints of butter and garlic envelope your mouth.
These dishes are served with their three Homemade Dipping Sauce: Salted Egg, Peanut, and Lemon Fish Sauce. All made in-house.
The plating of their Pad Thai is beautiful, enveloped in scrambled egg and topped with char-grilled shrimps. The dish has a mild contrasting tinge of sweet-sour flavors. This has to be one of our favorite Pad Thai’s in Manila.
Fried rice mixed with Chinese sausage, eggs, spring onions, carrots, corn, and green peas. It’s tasty by itself and is a bit similar to pepper rice.
ROTI WITH BANANA MANGO
The roti envelopes the fresh banana and mango slices. They top this with coconut cream and peanuts.
Skewered has a pretty extensive bar list and not to mention pretty strong alcohol. Perfectly goes well with their laid-back vibe and pairing dishes.
We recommend that you try these drinks below for your ultimate liquid courage sampling for the night.
- Cheap Lapu Lapu
- Plains of Laguna
- Engkanto Lager -5% Alcohol
- Engkanto Double IPA- 8.5% Alcohol
If you’re a hop head you’d be happy that Skewered serves Engkanto craft beers. Probably one of the only few who offers this craft beer in the south. Go for their double IPA which will knack you with ABV 8.5% to get you lose and animated.
Skewered takes you on a Pan-Asian Tour with flavors reminiscent of each country profile presented. Each element that they borrow from these various cuisines is authentic, flavorful, and friendly to the Filipino palate. It is not overwhelming, and bring a strong impact on their dishes.
- Ground Floor, Expansion Wing (Water Garden), Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
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