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Skewr: A fresh take on Mediterranean fare

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If you’re on the lookout for a cozy and affordable Mediterranean dining destination,
head on over to Skewr, located in the one of the metro’s most vibrant food hubs – Maginhawa Street in Quezon City.

Skewr – a contemporary fusion restaurant owned by siblings Marlene and Bee Jay Burog – was born from their shared enthusiasm for Mediterranean fare.

Drawing from their 10 years of experience in operating food stalls, most notably Khaleb Shawarma, the Burogs, with Skewr, invite diners to experience the flavors in the evolution of their culinary journey.

“From the usual Filipino restaurants, fast-food chains, hotdogs and burgers, we wanted to have an alternative restaurant here in the Philippines. We want to offer something different for [local] taste buds,” the siblings shared with Expat.

Siblings Marlene and Bee Jay Burog of Skewr

Siblings Marlene and Bee Jay Burog of Skewr

Sample their flavors by choosing from a selection of signature wraps, melts, or pizza in freshly made pita bread; rice meals that feature unique chicken, beef and seafood  dishes; and discover the gustatory delight of Skewr’s mus-try—the oil-based Skewr pasta with beef shawarma bits and Mediterranean spices.

Skewr Pasta

Skewr Pasta

“We don’t want Skewr to be straight Mediterranean. We wanted to cater to the costumers who aren’t conventional type eaters,” Bee Jay added.

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The best way to start your meal at Skewr is with a plate of Pita Strips. These crispy sticks are made from the same pita bread they use in their shawarma, and will surely excite your appetite especially when partnered with their spicy Fire Feta dip, a combination of fire sauce and feta cheese.

Pita Strips

Pita Strips

The tender, juicy beef slices of their Beef Shawarma Wrap mixed with fresh vegetables and served with a side of fries is also a must-try, along with their Chicken Pesto Melt—pita sandwich filled with roasted chicken combined with melted cheese and pesto.

Beef Shawarma Wrap

Beef Shawarma Wrap

Pizza fans are sure to be fond of Skewr’s Rustic Greek Chicken Pizza—made with pita bread topped with chicken in red sauce—perfect for bigger groups.

Rustic Greek Chicken Pizza

Rustic Greek Chicken Pizza

Meanwhile, Marlene’s (and this writer’s) personal favorite is their Rubia Krab Yaqla—three golden fritters filled with crab, fish and shrimp that is sure to win the hearts of seafood lovers.

Rubia Krab Yaqla

Rubia Krab Yaqla

Shish Kebab

Shish Kebab

Blueberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Pecan Pie and Yema Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Pecan Pie and Yema Cheesecake

Skewr’s unique blend of affordable prices, homey interiors, and vibrant flavors has made it a pit stop you have to make in an area with a wealth of dining options.

Skewr is located at 189 Maginhawa Street, Quezon City. For more information, call (02) 573-7449, visit their Facebook page @skewrph or Instagram @skewr.

 

By VIA BAROMA

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