Circa 1980, those were the years that my palate had been rather exposed to street foods, dirty ice creams, taho, cheese curls bartered with empty bottles,to say the least. Those were the times when you warily run after the honking horns while the vendor would yell whatever they are selling and you run to the gate or doorstep with old (sometimes new) newspapers or bottles of ketchup and other condiments.
Then at dusk, the alley near us would be seen as eaten by smoke as barbecue stands would line up in array, each serving up their specialty. With words such as Betamax, helmet, adidas, is often heard on the streets being talked about. If you are an 80's dude or gal, you might be familiar with them, but I'm not talking of things, these actually are what's on the menu of these stands and more.
Back to the future, (hehe, getting way to much with pun on the 80's) not only was I exposed to gourmet, fusion, seasonal, farm to fork foodie madness, I somehow lost my fondness to some of the food I have grown to like, probably due to safety and nutritional matters, especially about barbecue stuff.
So when I heard of a restaurant serving typical Pinoy street food skewered and ready fro the grill, I braced myself and expected something out of the ordinary.
The restaurant is also air-conditioned, and as much as the restaurant owner wants the place to be a cool hang-out, of course no barbecue is ever tasty without the heat from the charcoals, so surmise a rally hot table. Sitting may be comfortable in one side but not on the other areas with stools to rely on. Again, the set up is casual so don't be asking a new set of plates or paraphernalia and the table can only accommodate one plate and a glass for each person. The idea is for you to cook your skewer and eat it right away.
However, if the EAYC skewers is not fro you, you may also try these affordable meal packages.
In retrospect, I enjoyed the dinner as much as I enjoyed reminiscing over the 80's yester-years. Love having the pineapples roasted and specially the saba bananas. I almost had my marshmallows though on the coals, so make sure to have a watchful eye on that one. I like the idea of the rotating skewers so you don't have to flip them anymore, and it would only take less than 10 minutes to wait. The idea of chatting with friends, talking cynical things while you are waiting and basting your skewers is in fact an awesome idea to date.
Address: UG03 CTTM Square
68 Timog Ave Cor. Tomas Morato
Phone: (02) 412 8661