Handuraw Pizza in Eastwood CyberMall
Budget : ~Php350 per pizza
Duration : ~1-2 hours
Bummers : none but waiting time may greatly increase if there are more customers
Nomnom Rating : 4/5
Handuraw Pizza is a popular thin crust pizza place that originated from Cebu. Handuraw (han-du-rao) means the power to imagine in Cebuano dialect. The pizza place started as an events and hangout spot by budding Cebu bands. As it became more popular – families, friends, and different groups of people started going more frequently at Handuraw Pizza. That’s probably why it was named such.
Handuraw Pizza in Eastwood City is relatively new compared to the other few branches that you can find in the metro. For quite some time now, its other branch in Xavierville Ave, Quezon City is a well-known hole in the wall spot that serves hot pizza that you can pre-order and pick-up after 15 minutes. At Handuraw Pizza Eastwood City branch, you order more than pizza and dine in their compact but cozy pizza parlor.
I had a refreshing drink of Raspberry Iced Tea (Php38) to begin with. It’s a little sweet for me but I can taste the raspberry-ness of the drink. I wonder what brand they use. However, one order of this drink isn’t enough for me. I should’ve ordered the pitcher.
Started with Mozzarella Triangles (Php98) from the pica-pica (finger food) menu. This is like cheese sticks but instead of in the form of sticks, they are triangular. And instead of using lumpia (spring roll) wrapper, I think bread or pizza dough was used. The mozzarella triangles is a bit greasy for me but the melted mozzarella cheese inside is epic! Paired with a creamy mayo dip, this is a good food to set your appetite with.
Then, I tried their Seafood Marinara (Php118). I love the sauce of this pasta, it’s tomato-ey with a sweet taste in the end. However, they used sliced seafood for this dish. So, it’s a little difficult to determine what seafood they used. I think there were bits of shrimp and squid but aside from those, it’s tough to recognize them.
And the star of the dinner was the Handuraw Special (Php338). This pizza has pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, ham, mushroom, olives, onion, green bell pepper, and tomatoes. It is topped with special Handuraw tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. I love the fresh taste of the veggies used and the Handuraw sauce was amazing. The pizza is a little bit hard, which is why I am usually indecisive when it comes to trying thin crust pizzas. I am actually more of a thick and stuffed crust pizza aficionado. But overall, the Handuraw Special was super.
Aside from enjoying the food, I also enjoyed playing with their salt and pepper shakers. Their salt and pepper shakers came in a form of 2 entities (I think ghosts. Lol!) that hug each other.
Geez, I did the duck face?! It’s a virus!!
I think Handuraw Pizza has fairly reasonable price. Definitely worth it if you’re craving for thin crust pizza. For more information about Handuraw Pizza, visit their website here.
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