You may have already seen them in the trendy food markets around Metro Manila, such as Mercato and Banchetto -- they are popular for their kebabs. SkewU: Skews & Sizzlers, a joy to many of their fans, has now opened a permanent restaurant. It is located at 56A East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig, along a row of many other restaurants. Not only is their name clever, the food is also awesome!
For some reason, I did not think they would have soup in their menu. To my surprise, they have what they call the Squash n’ Pumpkin Soup (P68). It is a generous serving of creamy and flavorful squash soup.
Squash n’ Pumpkin Soup
The USDA Angus Tapa (P89), along with their Angus Kebab (P98 per stick, P118 meal) and Roasted Black Angus (P118) (or what they call the 'RBA') are their best selling dishes. The USDA Angus Tapa is not your ordinary tapa. Simply put, it is the best I have ever had. None of that chewy beef we usually associate with tapa.
USDA Angus Tapa
Roasted Black Angus "RBA"
The Angus Kebab and Chicken Kebab (P89 per stick, P108 meal) are cooked to perfection. You can tell that SkewU has already mastered the art of cooking Kebabs. The meat is tender and juicy, and you can have it as is or with rice. It is good either way.
Angus Kebab Meal
The T-Bone Steak (P170) is a large slab of good quality steak served on a sizzling plate. For some reason, I find it to be a very masculine dish, something that a man would more likely enjoy with a beer on the side.
Chili Wings (P128 sharing, P68 meal) and Shrimp Pop (P128 sharing, P98 meal) are great choices for sharing appetizers, but if you like it so much, you can always have it as part of a meal. The Chili Wings have just the right amount of spice and are full of meat. The Shrimp Pop is fun to just pop in your mouth and there are lots of dips to choose from.
Shrimp Pop dips
They also have a fine selection of dessert. I was able to try the Pasta Crepe (P68) and Malaka Tapioca (P58). The Pasta Crepe is their take on Mango Crepe, where the crepe looks like pasta and the sauce is a simple mango concoction.
It was my first time to try Malaka Tapioca, and I have to say I really liked it. It is a Southeast Asian dessert, made up of tapioca drenched in a sweet syrup-like sauce.
This is just a small part of their repertoire; at SkewU, they have a dish for almost every person. You should also know that you get the value of your money because their servings are big and reasonably priced. Another great thing about this restaurant is that they have a large space at the back, ideal for events and parties. In fact, a lot of people have already thrown parties there. For more information, you may visit their Facebook page (facebook.com/skewUskewsandsizzlers).
It's a great place to hang out with friends accompanied by some delicious food. I am definitely heading back to SkewU and I’ll certainly be dragging my friends along with me!
You can also catch SkewU at Best Food Forward 2012 on March 24 and 25, 2012 at the NBC Tent. To join this weekend event, you may contact 0917-8871933, 211-9644 or visit www.bestfoodforward.com.ph