Whenever there’s a new raving restaurant in town, it would always be way down north or somewhere far from where I live. South peeps, you have to agree with me on this that we are a bit delayed on those new happening restos. I do see that the trend is changing with some new ones popping here and there. And one very welcome addition is this Pan-Asian restaurant named Skewered.
I loved the whole ambiance of the place. It felt classy yet very casual at the same time. It was as if I was transported to a different location. It had this outdoorsy feel where I’m having a couple of drinks and grilled dishes in the streets of Thailand. And speaking of food, let’s get right on to it. 😛
At the moment, they only have two non-alcoholic drinks. I found their Iced Matcha Green Milk Tea to have this floral taste. I’m not sure why I was getting that. I do recommend their Iced Thai Milk Tea instead. It was very refreshing, and had that distinct Thai Milk Tea taste.
Inspired by the Japanese dish, Karaage, this was a more crispy and healthier version of that. It had more of that crunch feel with a still juicy meat inside. It’s highly suggested to wrap it in the served lettuce with adding either the salted egg sauce, minced garlic and/or hot sauce. Though that combination was good, I preferred mine with some pickled cucumber and carrots. Whatever combination you opt for this, I bet it’s gonna be good. Perfect as an appetizer here!
Served with wasabi toasts, this salad was pretty darn good! It consisted of romaine lettuce, cucumber, carrots, kani and fresh mangoes topped with ebiko and Japanese Mayonnaise. It’s simple and had this fresh taste.
How lovely is this Pad Thai? Am I right or am I right? Haha. But seriously, I loved how beautiful this was plated. During that time, it wasn’t still on their menu but the owner told us that it will definitely be. Why? Because it tasted awesome!!! It may seem small at first but when you dig in and mix all that up, the serving could be good for three persons. The taste was authentically good. It came with some calamansi (though I wish it was lime), fish sauce and chili flakes. But it didn’t need those. It was good all on its own. 🙂
Now for the main event: their skewers! What’s unique about the skewers here is that they don’t just serve it on a regular plate. They will serve it hanging. Yup, fun right? Just imagine if the “hanger” above was filled with all those skewer goods. It’s gonna be full of love from your IG account. Haha. In terms of taste, they were pretty good. I liked the Szechuan Chicken the most. Out of the sauces, I preferred the Lemongrass Sauce, most especially with the Chicken Liver and Chicken Heart. All served skewers were grilled well and very tender.
We were served with two fried rice dishes that night. I preferred the Phatchick’s Fried Rice for it had a more rich taste than the other one. Their Pork and Cabbage Fried Rice tasted good and was peppery. But I just couldn’t turn myself away from the Sweet Chinese sausage with those scrambled eggs and veggies on their Phatchick’s Fried Rice. 😛
And there were more skewers! They only have few vegetable skewers with having zucchini as another option. It may look like the eggplant was a bit burned but it was definitely still a goodie.
My favorite skewer that night would have to be their Japanese Pork Belly. It was so tender and flavorful that adding some sauce might even be a sin. I just loved how this tasted as the meat shone bright on this.
As they develop more items in their already good roster, this is a very welcome addition in the south. Imagine dining in the new section of Festival Supermall along the river. Pretty nice right? I especially like the ambiance at night where it’s the perfect location to hang out with your buddies with a couple of their Tiki cocktails or craft beers. And yes, having a photo or two with those eye-catching hanging skewers. With great food at reasonable prices, head on over to Skewered for some great dining experience. 🙂