The Far East is rich in culture, a fact that attracts many Westerners to visit the countries in the East and experience the culture, the places and the colorful history.
Talking about culture, the Orient is also blessed with varying cuisines that have earned them recognition and favors from Westerners and Orientals alike.
The food varieties in Asia have attracted foodies and chefs. Food bloggers showcase their prowess in taking photos of the delightful offers in varying angles to amplify their palpable taste on their blogs. Meanwhile, chefs are inspired to bring certain food to their home country to be able to introduce an Asian cuisine or a fusion of two or more of favored culinary treats to their patrons.
Another fact about the Asian cuisines is that most popular dishes are noted to be healthy and beneficial. However, it is also important to filter food which is healthy especially the greasy food stuff.
Oriental cuisines continue to amaze many people. Laguna group’s Chef Raki Urbina shares this fact and has managed to deliver favorite street Asian foods from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia in one restaurant—Ulli’s Street Food of Asia.
Ulli’s has gained popularity among its target markets—the millennials. It has also attracted other nationals who have found time to visit Ayala Center Cebu.
Savoring the delectable variety of dishes is not just a one-time treat. In fact, many who have contributed in the increasing footmarks of the Cebu mall, have become returning customers. I obtained this information during the recent food blogging event with Chef Raki at Ulli’s.
As a blogger who is conscious of eating healthy, it is my quest to learn about certain dishes from certain restaurants that can offer healthy varieties. I have not spared Ulli’s in the info gathering, noting that I can get first-hand information from the famous Cebuano chef himself.
As noted during the Cebu food blog con, Chef Raki recommended healthy dishes within the menu of Ulli’s.
Healthy servings of tofu, mushrooms, young corn, sweet peas, broccoli, and carrots mix and boil in a hot stone pot to release an aroma that can entice an empty stomach.
The name “Buddha’s feast” may seem ironic, but one can assume it resembles the diet of a practicing Buddhist who strictly adheres to vegetarianism.
I’ll say it again: they serve this dish hot. So be very careful.
If you’re craving for a healthy dish of Korean cuisine, another recommended choice is the Bibimbap.
You can never go wrong in this dish as it has the signature Korean spiciness that most Asians love. This dish pairs beef and the pepper paste known as Gochujang, and it comes served with Japanese rice topped with seasoned vegetables.
And if you see a sunny-side-up egg on it, that’s because they include it.
As you wish to devour it, it is advisable first to mix the ingredients to achieve that eclectic mix of spice and love for something sumptuous yet beneficial.
The all-time favorite of those wishing to pass by Ulli’s or even get an after meal dessert is the chilled taho.
The best thing about Ulli’s is that they serve it all day. You don’t have to wait for a taho vendor to deliver your daily serving of protein-rich fermented soya.
So after a nice bowl of Buddha’s Feast together with Bibimbap, take a serving of chilled taho to complete that full-stomach diet without the guilt.
These choices are not limited.
Again, not only those who wish to stay healthy but also those who want to satisfy their hunger after a full day’s work or a simple hangout with friends and family can enjoy these offerings.