Ready your palates for take-off and taste the rich flavors of Japan from the comfort of your own home!
Pia’s Kitchen, a CloudEats brand created in collaboration with none other than 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, is set to deliver different cuisines from around the world through their traveling menu which changes cuisines every few months. Right now, their menu offers sumptuous dishes from Japan perfected for deliveries and home consumption.
In case you didn’t know, CloudEats is a restaurant group that operates with cloud kitchens, meaning they are solely available for delivery. Thus, they make sure that their food remains presentable, IG-worthy even, and the quality remains throughout the whole delivery process: from their kitchens to your door!
Pia Wurtzbach revisits her culinary roots
Before becoming a beauty queen and the Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach studied culinary arts at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies (CACS). At a recent exclusive tasting event for Pia’s Kitchen held at the CloudEats Test Kitchen in BGC, Wurtzbach recalls how she started this business venture.
“It’s been a while since I got in touch with my culinary roots, but it’s always been at the back of my mind. I love food, hindi na mawawala sa’kin yan. Especially now that I’ve been traveling a lot, I’ve been exposed to so many different cuisines and flavors, and it’s been such a dream. Also now that I’m in a phase in my life where I really wanna have my own businesses, I am really into trying my hands at entrepreneurship. So when the opportunity came to work with CloudEats on a project like this, I said yes right away because it was exactly what I was looking for,” the beauty queen shared.
A trip to Japan through food
While Pia’s Kitchen is set to deliver different food from different cuisines, each menu is carefully curated by Pia and Chef Carlo Miguel to really tackle your tastebuds with its chosen flavors for the season. Their current Japanese menu, for example, really embraces the food in Japan that carry both quality and convenience.
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During the tasting event, we started with a sampler of their Spam Sando, a filling sandwich that combines the lip-smacking flavors of SPAM, scrambled eggs, spring onions, and their Umami Sauce.
For sandwich lovers, they also offer other Sandos such as the Beef Sando made with a homemade beef patty, cheddar cheese, caramelized onion, and Umami Sauce; their Kani Sando with Spicy Kani and hardboiled egg; and Quorn Katsu Sando with Quorn Fillet, Teriyaki and Umami Sauce, and fresh cabbage.
If you’re going for some greens, their Salmon Teriyaki Salad is really a solid choice. Its perfectly seared salmon glazed in Teriyaki Sauce is so soft and rich in flavor while the combination of fresh vegetables and fruits– Romaine, red cabbage, cucumber, mango, red onion, and quinoa– further elevated by their Asian Salad Dressing really freshens up one’s palate.
If you’re a fan of spicy food, you can also try their Spicy Kani Salad made with fresh greens, furikake, ebiko, and ripe mangoes mixed with a salad of Kani with a spicy mayo dressing.
The love for a hot bowl of rice with some flavorful ulam is something we Filipinos and the Japanese share. At Pia’s Kitchen, you can choose from a tempting roster of donburi meals!
We got to try their Chicken Katsu Curry, which has a Panko-crusted chicken thigh fillet that has tender meat under its crispy coating, a separate curry sauce you can add to your liking, and pickled red onions, jicama, and carrots to garnish. The striking flavor of the curry really speaks authenticity, beckoning the diner to chow it all down in no time.
Another rice meal we got to dig into is their Beef Gyudon. Thinly sliced, its beef is really tender and bursting with flavor. The poached egg also gives this flavor balance while the onions complete the components for every satisfying spoonful.
Aside from these two, here are more donburi meals from Pia’s Kitchen: Pork Katsu Curry, Pork Katsudon, Salmon Teriyaki Bowl, and Beef Curry Rice. If you crave something more packed with flavors and ingredients, they also have a Spam Musubi Bake made with sushi rice, Spam cubes, Tebasaki sauce, savory cream cheese, and furikake.
As for their desserts lineup, we got to try a sampler of their Egg Tart, which has a crisp and flaky tart and a soft custard center that has the right amount of sweetness. They also have the Milk Tea Egg Tarts which are infused with milk tea flavor and topped with boba pearls. Finally, their Original Basque Cheesecake offers a light and rich cheesecake with a deep caramel exterior.
Pia’s Kitchen is just a few clicks away!
If you’re ready to dig into these delicious Japanese dishes before Pia’s Kitchen takes us to its next destination, ordering is hassle-free and just a few taps away! Their dishes are available 24/7 via GrabFood with prices ranging from P150 to P300.