There’s always a story behind every Foodie Meet Up (FMU) and our recent visit at Skewered in Alabang really put our regular commuting skills to the test. It was quite an adventure, actually. We were supposed to take the P2P bus from Starmall Shaw to Alabang, but it wasn’t available by the time we were leaving and so we ended up taking a regular commuter bus. Anxious at first, but we managed to get to our destination without any sign of damage. LOL. And need I mention, the struggle is real! Oh! And there was never a dull moment on the bus with my crazy foodie buddie, Julie. 😀
Skewered is a restaurant that offers unique food concept with hanging Asian style skewers. This is the type of restaurant where you know exactly what to get. But in addition to their skewers, they also serve our favourite food from throughout Asia, including countries such as Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, etc.
Skewered uses different spices which are mostly imported from different Asian countries. Those murals actually tells a story of a boat carrying spices, but then it got wrecked making the spices spread all over the region of Asia. Thus, they made the interior look like the remnants of the ship with moss around it. Brilliant!
We tried some of their non-alcoholic drinks because duh? We were just getting started! HAHA! And what really caught our attention are the metal straws. I recently got myself one and I think we all should. It’s in the micro ways we get macro effects (Channeling my inner Ms. Earth). LOL. But on a serious note, I love the House-Blended Lemongrass & Pandan Infused Iced Tea (Single Php 48/Bottomless Php 148/Pitcher Php 198). We also tried the Iced Matcha Green Milk Tea (Php 119), but it hardly tasted like one and I was hoping to capture its unique taste.
The Crispy Chicken Tenders is the Japanese-style fried chicken with pickled cucumber and carrots, romaine lettuce and fresh herbs, served with their signature salted egg sauce, hot sauce and minced garlic. This is too good for an appetizer. I was seriously thinking of asking for rice because I fell in love at first bite. Make sure to try it together with the veggies and mix and match with their sauces to know which one works for you.
The Fresh Vietnamese Spring Roll is good for sharing unless you are too much of a Vietnamese cuisine fan. It has shrimp, vegetables, rice vermicelli noodles, wrapped in Vietnamese rice wrapper, fresh herb and crushed peanuts, served with hoisin, Nuoc Cham, and hot sauce. This was probably the healthiest food I ever had in my existence. You cannot taste anything but absolutely rawness and freshness.
More veggies! These Mango Kani Salad (Php 299) and Asian Slaw (Php 199) are some of the appetisers that are available in the menu. If you ask me which one to go for, I would say it’s the Mango Kani Salad because it has Japanese Mayonnaise dressing in it which makes it more interesting and enjoyable.
The Sour Tom Yum Soup (Php 279) brought back a lot of memories when I was in Phuket, Thailand. We used to have Tom Yum, if I’m not mistaken, every single Thai meal we had during our stay. It’s a well-balanced soup with the right amount of sourness and kick from the chili, served with skewered meatballs.
Here I witnessed how they prepare it with passion having more than 75 kinds of imported spices using the best secret recipes gathered from all over Asia. You should TASTE THE DIFFERENCE.
The highlight of this FMU is, of course, the hanging skewers. The have chicken, beef, lamb, pork, seafood, bacon-wrapped, and veggie skewers which you can all pair with their Asian Signature Sauces and let us not forget the torched Beef Tenderloin Salpicao. What I did is I paired the skewers with the fried rice and God knows I finished the entire bowl. SO GOOD! The skewers are also ideal ‘pulutan’ if you wanna get some booze and have some good time.
Another famous dish from Thailand! The Pad Thai is a stir-fried rice noodles with fried tofu and bean sprouts, wrapped in a beautiful egg omelette just like on the streets of Bangkok, served with skewered pork meatballs. Now I’m more excited to go to Bangkok and try every single street food I will see!
Here we have Skewered’s Pineapply Skewers (Php 199), Banana Malay Roti (Php 249), and Banana Fritters (Php 229). I always look forward to the part where the desserts are being served on the table, but this time I just had to let it pass. LOL. All of them had fruits in it and me being not exactly friends with fruits had to just at least take the ice cream and the roti with coconut cream sauce. I still suggest you try it!
These TIKI cocktails with tropical flavours and craft beers are available so you can stay for a drink after dinner, or just pop in for a drink with your friends or colleagues after work. It was Cinco de Mayo that day and these cocktails were just very timely.
All good things come to an end and I must say, Skewered is worth the commute to South. I’m probably not gonna go to Alabang anytime soon and so I hope they open a branch that is more accessible for us lazy commuters. LOL. 😀
Skewered by Phatchick Ground Flr, Water Garden, Festival Mall, Alabang Mon - Sun 10 AM to 10 PM FB: https://web.facebook.com/SkeweredPH/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/skeweredph/