Western-influenced Japanese cuisine in the heart of Cebu
Apart from key tourist destinations and its famous lechon, Cebu is now becoming a very popular food hub, with its budding food scene.
An effort to introduce Yoshoku in the Philippines inspired business partners Kate Yu and Chef Masaki Tsuji to open Skillet Japanese Cafe and Bistro, located at Norkis Cyber Park, A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City, Cebu.
Skillet is not your traditional Japanese restaurant. There are no ramen and sushi in the menu. Instead, they specialize in Yoshoku dishes which are Western-influenced food reinvented to make it Japanese.
Some Yoshoku dishes that diners will enjoy in Skillet are Omelette Rice with Demi-Glace sauce (P380), spaghetti Napoletan (P280), Chicken Pot pie (P350), stewed hamburger steak (P350), potato gratin with minced pork (P280), baked beef cheese curry (P380) and korokke — a creamy crab croquette (P 270)
Skillet also features some amazing desserts that diners will surely love. Their bestseller is the Gateau Chocolate & Ginger Ice Cream which only cost P220. Some other crowd favorites are the Tokyo Cheese Cake (P200) and Tiramisu Rollcake (P180).
Aside from the food Skillet offers an overall dining experience to diners by also giving attention to the restaurant’s ambience. Its walls are decorated with commissioned paintings of Japanese artist Aito Kitazaki.
Skillet is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 11:00p.m. on weekends.