|Newly opened boutique restaurant in Cebu City, “One Claypot House,” serves all-time favorite Southeast Asian cuisines…|
Recently opened on May 2012 in Cebu City, boutique-restaurant “One Claypot House” serves a fusion of various all-time favorite dishes from the Philippines and also from the neighboring countries of Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.
This quaint-looking shop boasts an excellent, cozy ambiance for families who want a quiet time together, couples who are on romantic dates, and yuppies/teenagers/groupies who wish to catch-up all day long, while enjoying delicious dishes that can be shared together.
|Head cook/Owner, Winston Desierto|
Head cook/Owner and Cebu-based, Winston Desierto, 32, came up with the idea of “One Claypot House” while working for his hard-earned money in Singapore for almost four years as an Interior Designer in a furniture shop. “Being an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) is tiring-yet-fun. At the end of the day, you really have to work hard to earn a good pay. This forced me to save up, to dream big, to have a business of my own one day, and to do what I really like which is cooking,” says Winston.
Before flying to Singapore, he previously runs his own boutique shop where he does fashion/wedding design and tailoring for various clients including some Cebu socialites and famous personalities. With Winston’s background in design, passion in cooking, and exposure to Southeast Asian dishes while in Singapore, “One Claypot House” came about. Most of the food in the menu are his very own favorites, that’s why he worked hard in studying how to cook each one of them.
|One Claypot House interiors|
Located at the very heart of Cebu (#68 Don Gil Garcia St. Capitol Site 6000, Cebu City, Philippines), the restaurant is easily accessible from people working around the areas of Cebu Doctors, Provincial Capitol Building, and even those living within the vicinity.
Contrary to initial perceptions that the dishes in “One Claypot House” are a bit pricy because of the look-and-feel of the place, the meals here are all affordable. The price of each meal roughly ranges from P120.00 to P180.00, which is comparable to most restaurants in the metro.
When you visit, the must-try dishes include the famous “Lah-Lah-Lah Claypot” (Claypot Rice) from Singapore which mixes rice, a staple of most Southeast Asian countries, pork/chicken, and Chinese sausages. Other favorites are: Thailand’s “Sawasdee Noodle Salad” (Glass Noodles) which suits those who wish to try a sweet, sour, and a bit spicy type of noodles; Malaysia’s “Milky Fried Fish Soup,” a milky soup which is perfect for those who are into healthy dishes; and the delicious “Tempting Seafood Pasta” and the “Super Meatballs” which is Winston’s answer to various Pinoy pasta cravings.
Winston adds, “Our marketing strategy behind the restaurant is through word-of-mouth PR and social media. We are hoping that people can come by our resto, take pictures of themselves while eating our dishes, and upload them on Facebook or blog about it.” After all, the ambiance of the restaurant and the food here are really worth sharing to other people.
Come by the restaurant to experience a yummy time!
To make reservations, call: +63908-2791498.
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays (closed on Sundays) from 10 A.M. till 10 P.M.
Address: #18 C Rosal Street, Camputhaw, Lahug, Cebu City
Email: [email protected]
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