Thin Crust Pizza and More at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines

Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines specializes in thin crust pizza. yet it has several interesting items on their menu. Let's explore what they do offer.

Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines
Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines

Pica-pica 

Pica-pica are finger foods and appetizers. At Handuraw Pizza, they have peanuts, potato jojos, French fries, chili chips, tapa tips, chili wings, chicken fingers, sisig, cheese sticks, garlic mushrooms, grilled Italian sausage, and calamares.

The chili chips are homemade nachos that comes along with a spicy salsa.

Chili chips at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines
Chili chips at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines

Potato jojos are fried potatoes that come with a Caesar dressing dip.

Potato jojos at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines
Potato jojos at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines

Chicken fingers are breaded chicken fillet which are fried and served with a garlic mayo dip.

Chicken fingers at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines
Chicken fingers at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines

Salads and Soups 

Salads available at Handuraw Pizza include summer greens salad, tuna mango salad, and chicken salad. For soup, one can have cream of mushroom soup, cream of pumpkin soup, tomato soup, salmon harvest chowder, and beef pochero.

Sandwiches 

Ciabatta sandwiches are served at Handuraw Pizza with two (2) varieties: Tuna in Ciabatta and Chunky Chicken Ciabatta.

Pizza 

Of course, pizza is the specialty at Handuraw Pizza. They take pride in their thin crust pizza. The pizza menu at Handuraw Pizza is categorized into four (4) : Adventurous Pizza, Premium Pinoy Pizza, Classic Pizza, and Simply Basic Pizza.

Classic Pizza

Classic pizza flavors are bacon and mushroom pizza, Hawaiian pizza, meatlovers pizza, pepperoni pizza, vegetarian pizza, and the Handuraw Special pizza.

The Handuraw Special pizza is the signature pizza dish of Handuraw Pizza obviously. This pizza flavor is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, olives, green bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, ham, and bacon, and mozzarella cheese. That's a lot of toppings! Regular size sells for PhP 388 while solo orders are at PhP 208.


Handuraw Special Pizza from Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines
Handuraw Special Pizza from Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines

Hawaiian pizza of course is the classic Hawaiian pizza with pineapples, ham, cheese, and bacon as toppings. Sells for PhP 198 (solo) and PhP 358 (regular)

Classic Hawaiian pizza at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines
Classic Hawaiian pizza at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines

Those who are on a vegetarian diet will love the vegetarian pizza. It is topped with mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, and green bell peppers. PhP 358 (regular) and PhP 198 (solo)

Vegetariam pizza at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines
Vegetariam pizza at Handuraw Pizza in Cebu City, Philippines

Simply Basic Pizza 

There are three (3) basic pizza flavors at Handuraw Pizza: Cheesy Cheese, Margherita, and Roasted Garlic and Cheese.

Adventurous Pizza 

For pizza flavors inspired by a host of other international cuisines, look out for the adventurous pizza section which lists German Sausage Pizza, American Roast Pizza, Mexicana Pizza, Seafood Delight Pizza, and Anchovy Lovey Pizza.

Premium Pinoy Pizza

Another twist on pizza at Handuraw Pizza is giving pizza a more Pinoy feel with their premium Pinoy pizza flavors such as Chicken Adobo Pizza, Pizza Cebuana, Sisig Scramble Pizza, and Tinapa Delight Pizza. 

Pasta 

Where there is pizza, there must be pasta. Pasta choices at Handuraw Pizza are all meat Bolognese, beef lasagna, carbonara, pesto pasta, tuna vegetariana, and seafood marinara.

Breakfast 

Handuraw Pizza also serves all-day breakfast mainly the popular silog meals such as tapsilog, longsilog, tosilog, sardinsilog, corned-beefsilog, and tinapasilog.


Rice Bowls and Platters

Handuraw Pizza has really diversified its menu outside of pizza and the usual Italian cuisine, Their rice bowl and platters lists items that are mostly Filipino favorites such as lechon kawali, pork binagoongan, adobong humba Bisaya,  chicken adobo, and sizzling bangus. There are also some Japanese dishes such as grilled pork teriyaki, grilled chicken teriyaki, and katsudon.


Desserts

There's not a lot of dessert items at Handuraw Pizza's menu. Selections include Ice Cream Scoop with Oatmeal Cookie, Frozen Brazo de Mercedes, Brownie a la Mode, and Ice Cream Cake.


Branches

Handuraw Pizza currently has four (4) branches in Cebu City and one (1) branch in Mandaue City.

Handuraw Events Cafe 

Street Address: 460 Gorordo Avenue, Camputhaw, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (032) 412 2230 | (032) 238 6462
Mobile Number: 0920 958 1630
Facebook Page: Handuraw Pizza Gorordo
Business Hours: 
  • Sundays to Thursdays (11 a.m. to 12 midnight)
  • Fridays & Saturdays (11 a.m. to 2 a.m.)

JY Square Mall 

Street Address: Ground Floor, JY Square IT Building 3, JY Square Mall, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (032) 406 0380
Mobile Numbers: 0917 306 8358 | 0920 958 1547 
Facebook Page: Handuraw Pizza JY Square
Business Hours: Open Daily (10 a.m. to 2 a.m.)


Mango Square 

Street Address: Ground Floor, Mango Square Mall, Juana Osmeña Street corner General Maxilom Avenue, Camputhaw, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (032) 410 7491
Mobile Number: 0920 958 1627
Business Hours: 
  • Mondays to Saturdays (10 a.m. to 12 midnight)
  • Sundays (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

White Gold 

Street Address: White Gold Club Annex Building, A. Soriano Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Carreta, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (032) 263 5826
Mobile Number: 0920 958 1552
Facebook Page: Handuraw Pizza White Gold
Business Hours: 
  • Sundays to Thursdays (10 a.m. to 12 midnight)
  • Fridays and Saturdays (10 a.m. to 2 a.m.)


Canduman

Street Address: H. Abellana Street, Canduman, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines (in front of Sacred Heart School - Ateneo de Cebu)
Telephone Number: (032) 328 0071
Mobile Number: 0942 385 9842
Facebook Page: Handuraw Pizza Canduman
Business Hours: Open Daily (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Deliveries

Handuraw Pizza delivery is available by calling a specific branch or through the Food Panda mobile app which charges a delivery fee of PhP 50. Deliveries are available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Handuraw Pizza Good Neighbor Policy

Handuraw Pizza's good neighbor policy extends 10% discounts to students, teachers, staff, and alumni of schools within the vicinity of its branches or employees of nearby businesses or residents of nearby communities. For the Handuraw Pizza Canduman branch, this discount is extended to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Sacred Heart School - Ateneo de Cebu. For the Handuraw Pizza Mango Square branch, the discount is extended to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Cebu Institute of Medicine, Velez College, and St. Theresa's College. For the JY Square branch, the discount is extended to residents of Prestigio Hotel Apartments, employees of e-Performax, 1 & 1 Internet - JY Square, and 3D Academy. For Handuraw Pizza White Gold, the discount is extended to employees and shoppers at White Gold Club.

Affordable Japanese Food at Yoshinoya Restaurant

Those who know me well know that I am a sucker for Japanese food. How delighted I was to learn that the Yoshinoya Restaurant finally opened its first branch in Cebu at the SM Seaside City. A second branch is also opening soon at Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

One fine day last December 2015, we decided to dine at the Yoshinoya Restaurant in SM Seaside City largely because I had a coupon that says I can avail of free serving of California Maki for a minimum spend of PhP 500. This was from a promotion on my SM Advantage Card. Initially, the store did not honor the offer since the electronic coupon from the SM Advantage Mobile Application only indicated the offer was only available at SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila, SM Megamall, and SM North EDSA and not at SM Seaside City. Luckily however, the manager at the SM Seaside City branch later on agreed to give us the free item, a cost of PhP 59 anyway for four (4) rolls of California Maki.

What We Ordered

For appetizers, we ordered ebi tempura and gyoza. Both were fast food-grade. Three pieces of gyoza sells at PhP 59. A piece of ebi tempura retails at PhP 39, three (3) pieces at PhP 115, and six (6) pieces at PhP 229.


Ebi tempura at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Ebi tempura at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Gyoza at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Gyoza at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

The California Maki which we got for free was fast food-grade as well, but I am not complaining at its cost of PhP 59 for 4 slices. Plus we got this one on the house.


California maki at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
California maki at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

For our meal, we ordered a bowl of beef gyudon and two (2) jumbo plates. the gyudon was spot on. Regular size order sells at PhP 139 while large orders are at PhP 175.
Beef gyudon at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Beef gyudon at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines


Our jumbo plate orders were beef and yakiniku and beef and tempura, The beef and yakiniku jumbo plate was a plate of plain steamed rice topped with beef gyudon, pork yakiniku, and bean sprouts. PhP 215 per order.

Beef and yakiniku at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Beef and yakiniku at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

The beef and tempura jumbo plate was also served as plain steamed rice topped with beef gyudon, yasai itame or stir-fried mixed vegetables, and four (4) pieces of ebi (shrimp) tempura.

Beef and tempura at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Beef and tempura at Yoshinoya Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Location and Contact Information of Yoshinoya

As of December 2015, Yoshinoya's only Cebu branch is at the Lower Ground Floor, Mountain Wing of the SM Seaside City at the South Road Properties, barangay Mambaling, Cebu City, Philippines. Some stores in the immediate vicinity are Krispy Kreme, Max's Fried Chicken, Kuya J Restaurant, and Cinnabon.

Plans to open a second Cebu branch are underway at Robinsons Galleria Cebu at the North Reclamation Area.

SM Seaside City Cebu Branch

Unit 051 - 053, Lower Ground Floor, Mountain Wing, SM Seaside City Cebu, South Road Properties, Cebu City, Philippines
Business Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily



Dining at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

On the 25th of December 2015, I had dinner with my brother, sister-in-law, my brother's mother-in-law, and my nephew at Kuya J Restaurant along Escario Street, Camputhaw, Cebu City, Philippines.

Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Our Christmas Meal at Kuya J's Restaurant in Cebu City 

Baked Scallops

I have heard great reviews about the baked scallops at Kuya J. So we took one order just to try. It was not the best one I tried in Cebu to be honest and so that was a bit of disappointment. It wasn't bad however, it should still make my top five (5) list. PhP 165 per serving of ten (10) pieces.


Baked scallops at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Baked scallops at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines


For my top picks for best scallops in Cebu read:



Sinigang na Baboy 

For our soup, we had sinigang na baboy. Seems like this was everyone's favorite. Pork belly slices in a sour soup base mixed with 

Sinigang na baboy at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Sinigang na baboy at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Grilled Tuna Belly in Chili Sauce

My favorite so far at Kuya J is their grilled tuna belly in chili sauce. Well done but not charred then topped with dried chili. Spicy food lovers would be delighted in this. PhP 315 per order.


Grilled tuna belly in chili sauce at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Grilled tuna belly in chili sauce at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Pancit Canton

Another personal favorite. Stir-fried egg noodles topped with prok slices, squid balls, squid bits, shrimp, carrots, chayote, cabbage, beans, and green onions. 

Pancit canton at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Pancit canton at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Chopsuey

stir fried vegetable dish that has chayote, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, beans, pork slices, and chicken liver.

Chopsuey at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Chopsuey at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Humbinagoongan Rice Platter

While we ordered some plain steamed rice, we were also attracted to their fried rice varieties. We had a choice of danggit rice, dilis and salted egg rice, humbinagoongan rice, chorizo rice, sisig rice, and crab rice. We ordered the humbinagoongan rice platter. It was a bit too salty for my taste.

Humbinagoongan rice at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Humbinagoongan rice at Kuya J Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Location and Contact Information of Kuya J Restaurant

Kuya J has five (5) branches in Cebu: Escario Street, SM City Cebu, SM Consolacion, Ayala Center Cebu, and SM Seaside City. They also have several branches throughout the Philippines. For more information about Kuya J Restaurant, visit the Kuya J Restaurant Website.


Ayala Center Cebu Branch

2nd Floor, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, Barrio Luz, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: + 63 32 232 0537
Mobile Number: +63 923 642 6734

Escario Branch

Escario St. corner Tojong Street, Kamputhaw, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Numbers: +63 32 260 2991 | +63 32 260 3563
Mobile Number: +63 919 911 2098

SM Cebu Branch

Upper Ground Floor, SM City Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: +63 32 266 8600
Mobile Number: +63 998 962 4269

SM Consolacion

Ground Floor, SM Consolacion, Cansaga, Consolacion, Cebu, Philippines
Telephone Numbe: +63 32 266 8188
Mobile Number: +63 998 862 4271

SM Seaside City Cebu

2nd Floor, SM Seaside City Cebu, South Road Properties, Cebu City, Philippines
Telephone Number: +63 32 255 7085
Mobile Number: +63 998 962 4273

2 Treats to Try at Frozen Snack Bar in Cebu City, Philippines

We chanced upon a cafe near midtown Cebu City specializing on frozen treats such as ice cream, banana splits, sundaes, and parfaits. I'm referring to Frozen Snack Bar at the Cebu Century Plaza Complex along Juana Osmeña Street, barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City, Philippines.

Two (2) Treats to Try at Frozen Snack Bar in Cebu City, Philippines

During one of the business meetings I held for Cebu Teambuilding Services back in the day, one was held at the Frozen Snack Bar and we ordered some light snacks while we discussed important things with my business associates.

Street Food Platter

We ordered a street food platter which had colored shrimp crackers, kikiam, squid rolls, and fish balls with a sweet chili sauce accompanying it. Nothing fancy, tastes just like how we expected it.

Street Food Platter at Frozen Snack Bar in Cebu City, Philippines
Street Food Platter at Frozen Snack Bar in Cebu City, Philippines

Chocolate Supreme Whopper

Frozen Snack Bar is basically a dessert cafe. While they do serve meals, it's the dessert items that stand out. We ordered one big dessert based on the recommendation of the waitstaff: the Chocolate Supreme Whopper. There were five (5) of us and it was a real challenge to consume just one order. Chocolate lovers will really love this treat. It has chocolate wafer sticks, several scoops of chocolate ice cream, chocolate puffs, chocolate cereals, and marshmallows served on a big bowl of crushed ice.


Chocolate Supreme Whopper at Frozen Snack Bar in Cebu City, Philippines
Chocolate Supreme Whopper at Frozen Snack Bar in Cebu City, Philippines

Other desserts worth mentioning would be the banana splits, ice cream, and milkshakes.

Location and Contact Information

Frozen Snack Bar is located at the Cebu Century Plaza Complex along Juana Osmeña Street, right across Muvanz Pocherohan and beside the Boiling Shrimp Haus. Other establishments in the business complex include the Cebu Century Plaza Hotel and Alejandro's Crispy Pata.

Street Address: Unit 41, Cebu Century Plaza Complex, Juana Osmeña Street, Camputhaw, Cebu City, Philippines

Telephone Number: +63 32 254 0107

Mobile Number: +63 943 613 5919

E-mail Address: malusaludes@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: Frozen Snack Bar