Last week, we attended the launch of Skewr, the latest food destination along Maginhawa St. in Quezon City.
Skewr offers affordable, healthy, Mediterranean fusion cuisine – including popular favorites like shawarma, kebabs, rice and even pasta and yogurt shakes!
We started with the Pita Strips with Fire Feta (P80), crispy sticks of thin pita bread, brushed with butter, with a hot feta dip on the side.
Their iced tea is quite good, with a strong lemongrass flavor.
We also got to try their signature Beef Shawarma (P130):
The Beef Shawarma was nice, first thing I noticed right away was that the beef did not have any stringy bits, and it was not fatty.
I also liked the light but creamy Chicken Pesto Melt (P120):
Rustic Greek Chicken Pizza (P220):
I liked the Skewr Pasta (P150), an oil-based pasta much like a longganisa pasta, but using Skewr’s signature beef shawarma meat instead.
The Rubia Krab Yaqla (P180), reminded me of the “money bag” dimsum. It is a fried parcel of delicately flavored minced prawn and crab meat.
My favorite dishes were the Luleh Kebab (P170), and the Chicken Shish Kebab (P170). The Luleh Kebab is similar to the chelo kebab of other places, the ground meat is juicy and flavorful. The Shish Kebab was also delicious.
These come with a biryani rice that is delicately flavored with turmeric and cardamom.
There are 3 sauces available on the table that can be used with any dish at Skewr – these are a garlic sauce, a hot sauce, and a cheese sauce.
For dessert, we had the Yogurt Shake (P80) – I had the Strawberry. It was creamy and foamy.
I was also able to try the Yema Cheesecake (P120), which I liked the most, while others on the table preferred the Chocolate Pecan Pie (P120).
FYI, they have an option for MEAT OVERLOAD, where you can add more meat (double the meat, I think), by adding just around P70 or P80.
I also liked these floor tiles:
THE PEOPLE BEHIND SKEWR
Skewr is owned by siblings Marlene and Bee Jay Burog, who have 10 years of food industry experience, having started a successful shawarma food stall business back when they were still studying at UP. The bubbly Marlene told me that serving healthy food is important to her, so she made sure that the dishes served at Skewr are balanced, not greasy, not fatty, and include healthy salads.
There’s also free WIFI.
Here’s their Menu:
Skewr offers healthy, non-greasy Mediterranean fusion dishes at very affordable prices. The ambience is nice and cozy, but still hip. The milkshake dispensers give it a diner feel. The dishes are mildly spiced, so diners who are not into strong, Mediterranean spice flavors will appreciate that. Personally, I prefer a bit heavier hand with the spices, although I found the Luleh Kebab to be just right.
Reasons to visit: legitimately quality servings of meat that don’t throw in gristle, skin or pieces of fat; affordable prices and a nice setting.
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