Handuraw Pizza Sikatuna

Posted by: Carlo Lorenzo

Handuraw Pizza Sikatuna QC

Start with the Chili Chips and work your way down the menu until you reach their delicious thin crust pizza selections. I had a wonderful time hanging out with friends at Handuraw’s Pizza while listening to the live band play “World Music.”

Chili Chips Php68

Chili Chips Php68

fried dough with special tomato salsa topped with cheese

fried dough with special tomato salsa topped with cheese

Handuraw is a Cebuano word that means “the power to imagine.” And I think it’s very appropriate for the pizza recipes they have.

Handuraw Pizza Sikatuna: 2nd Floor, 1A Masunurin Street corner Anonas Extension, Sikatuna Village, QC

Handuraw Pizza Sikatuna: 2nd Floor, 1A Masunurin Street corner Anonas Extension, Sikatuna Village, QC

The place is ten minutes away from UP Diliman in Quezon City. When you reach the corner of Masunurin Street and Anonas Extension in Sikatuna Village, look for the side entrance and go up the stairs. Handuraw is located on the second floor.

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You’ll immediately see posters of their events on the wall. This includes the different bands that play in the restaurant, as well as scheduled movie nights.

One of the owners, Ms. Rain Abaoag, welcomed us and served their bestsellers.

with Handuraw Pizza Sikatuna part owner Ms. Rain Abaoag

with Handuraw Pizza Sikatuna part owner Ms. Rain Abaoag

The best for me was the Chili Chips. I mean, I just couldn’t have enough. I thought I could consume ten servings of Chili Chips for dinner. It’s fried dough with their special spicy salsa topped with grated cheese. I asked what’s mixed with the salsa but Rain said it’s their secret. This is definitely a MUST.

Potato Jojo Php68

Potato Jojo Php68

Another famous appetizer here is the Potato Jojo. That’s coated fried potatoes with dip.

All Meat Bolognese Php98

All Meat Bolognese Php98

After the starters, it’s time for pasta. The Bolognese is meant to be shared. Maybe I had too much appetizers that I had to pace myself. I ate little pasta to make room for the main event — Handuraw’s thin crust pizza!

Handuraw Special Php338 - Homestyle handuraw tomato sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, bacon, mushroom, olives, onion, mozzarella cheese, green bell pepper and fresh tomatoes

Handuraw Special Php338 – Homestyle handuraw tomato sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, bacon, mushroom, olives, onion, mozzarella cheese, green bell pepper and fresh tomatoes

Their signature pizza is the Handuraw Special. It has everything in it and it’s best enjoyed when served hot while the crust is crunchy and the cheese melted. If it gets cold, you can request for the waiter to have it heated in the oven.

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Since they have a lot of options for the pizza, it will be impossible for me to try them all. But the next best thing is this — they now offer the “One Pizza, Two Flavors.” Choose two flavors and it will be served as one whole pizza. You pay for the price of one and that would be the pizza with the higher price.

One Pizza Two Flavors

One Pizza Two Flavors

For the “One Pizza, Two Flavors,” half of the pizza served was American Roast and the other half, Hawaiian. It was the first time I’ve tasted this kind of pizza and I’m referring to the American Roast. Imagine this, honey-mustard sauce, roast beef and lettuce on top of your pizza. It’s a different kind of experience.

But surprisingly, I loved the Hawaiian flavor the most. The pineapples were subtle. The ham and bacon in it didn’t overpower the cheese. So here, I was able to fully enjoy the cheese. I love cheese.

Makiling Band

Makiling Band

While enjoying dinner, the “Makiling Band” performed. At first I was hesitant to stay on because I don’t like loud music while eating and having conversations with friends. But when they started playing, I immediately felt at peace. The music was soothing. The volume was appropriate to allow my friends and I to hear each other. Rain, the part owner of the restaurant, calls it “World Music.” She said it’s the regular type of music played by the bands performing here. It’s ethnic and reggae combined. The sound that night felt a bit Indian with the use of the strings, mainly from the hegalong which is a long and slender type of guitar.

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The music was perfect for this intimate setting. Intimate meaning, the tables are arranged closely to one another that you can make friends with the guests from the other table.

The air-conditioned second floor, with dominant red and yellow walls, can seat up to 40 persons. The third floor, which is also the roof deck, is the al fresco area.

rooftop area

rooftop area

Handuraw Pizza Sikatuna is one of the branches of Handuraw Pizza. The mother restaurant is located in Cebu. Rain said that each branch may have common items in the menu but may also have several dishes unique to a particular branch.

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Here’s the menu of Handuraw Pizza Sikatuna:

PASTA:
All meat Bolognese Php98
Ala Carbonara Php88
Pesto Linguini Php98
Seafood Marinara Php118
Tuna Vegetariana Php98

PICA
Potato Jojo Php68 | Chili Chips Php68
Chicken Fingers Php118 | Mozzarella Triangles Php98
Fish and Shrimp Butterfly Php158 | Happy Rooster Chili Wing Php138

SOUP
Salmon Harvest Chowder Php98
Tomato Soup Php88
Cream of Kalabasa Php88

RICE BOWL
Chicken Cacciatore Php98
Beef Strips in Mushroom Sauce Php98
Pork Belly Adobo Php98
Fish Fillet in White Basil Sauce Php98
Garlic Mushroom Rice Php78
Handuraw Beef Steak Php168

CLASSIC PIZZA
Handuraw Special Php338
– Homestyle handuraw tomato sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, bacon, mushroom, olives, onion, mozzarella cheese, green bell pepper and fresh tomatoes
Vegetarian Php328
– Homestyle handuraw pesto sauce, olives, onion, button/oyster mushroom, mozzarella cheese, green bell pepper, parmesan cheese, tomatoes
Hawaiian Php328
– Homestyle tomato sauce, ham, bacon, pineapple, mozzarella cheese
Meatlovers Php328
– Homestyle handuraw tomato sauce, pepperoni, italian sausage, ham, onion, mozzarella cheese
Bacon and Mushroom Php328
– Homestyle handuraw tomato sauce, bacon, onion, button mushroom, mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni Php328
– Homestyle handuraw tomato sauce, loads of pepperoni, mozzarella cheese
Cheesey Cheese Php298
– Homestyle handuraw sauce, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, cheddar

ADVENTUROUS PIZZA
Anchovy Lovey Php368
– Homestyle handuraw pesto sauce, shredded anchovies fillet, olives, mozzarella cheese
Pizza Cebuana Php358
– Homestyle handuraw tomato sauce, mildly spiced chorizo de Cebu, kesong puti, mozzarella cheese
Mexicana Php358
– Homestyle handuraw tomato sauce, chili beans, beef strips, shredded cabbage, tomatoes, onions, mozzarella chesse
American Roast Php358
– Homestyle handuraw honey-mustard sauce, roast beef, lettuce, button mushroom, onion, green bell pepper, mozzarella cheese
German Sausage Php358
– Homestyle handuraw honey-mustard sauce, cabanessi sausage/ garlic sausage, button mushroom, lettuce, mozzarella cheese
Seafood Delight Php358
– Homestyle sweet blend tomato sauce, baby shrimps, scallop, squid rings, onions, mozzarella

BASIC PIZZA
Margherita Php268
– Homestyle sweet blend tomato sauce, red tomatoes, cheese blend, basil/parsley
Roasted Garlic Php268
– Homemade handuraw pesto sauce, garlic roasted in olive oil, cheese blend

HANDURAW PIZZA SIKATUNA
Address: 2nd Floor, 1A Masunurin Street corner Anonas Extension, Sikatuna Village , Quezon City (open from 1pm-12mn daily except Mondays)
Tel. No.: (02) 381-3349
Email: handuraw.sikatuna@gmail.com
Website: http://www.handurawpizza.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/handurawsikat

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Full Disclosure: Handuraw Pizza Sikatuna provided complimentary meals for my friends and I, but I believe, this does not in any way affect the honest impression and genuine experience I wrote in this review.

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