• Menya Hachi brings Japanese-Hawaiian taste to Cebu

      Menya Hachi officially opens its doors to the public. The owners from left: Robert Tambis, Mary Tambis, Nelin Tambis, Chef Masaaki Kawamoto, Dane Belcina, Jerome Belcina, Jackie Ulep, and Clyde Ulep.

      Cebuanos can now enjoy a gastronomic fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine as Menya Hachi officially opens today, January 23, at the AyalaMalls Central Bloc in Cebu IT Park.

      Expect a different kind of dining experience as Menya Hachi puts together flavors from the East and West.

      Savor the flavors of Japan with Menya Hachiís flavorful ramen varieties. The restaurant uses Katamen firm noodles that originate from the Hakata province of Japan. Try their bestselling Cheese Bari Kote Ramen, a flavorful broth composed of black garlic oil and garlic butter with a dash of cheese for a unique twist. The restaurant also offers ramen favorites like Shio, Shoyu, Bari Kote, and Kotteri Ramen.

      Get a taste of Hawaii with Menya Hachiís version of the Hawaiian favorite Loco Moco, a burger steak served on a bed of Japanese white rice, gravy, and egg. Chicken lovers will like their Mochiko Chicken, a reinvented version of the Karaage chicken that makes use of sweet rice flour, shoyu, and ginger.

      Expect each dish to be meticulously prepared by Chef Masaaki, a native of Hawaii with Japanese roots. With over 25 years of experience in preparing Japanese cuisine, Chef Masaaki ensures that Menya Hachi offers only the best to Cebuano diners.

      ďWe are revolutionizing the dining landscape in Cebu. We see that the Cebuanos will always look for something new to try to satisfy their palate. Thus, we are bringing new flavors to their plates,Ē said Cebuano entrepreneur Robert Tambis, one of the owners of the business.

      Menya Hachi came to be through the collaboration of Tambis and Chef Masaaki.

      ďMenya Hachi is an ode to the wonderful fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine that started in the shores of the US Island state,Ē said Tambis.

      It was in the late 1800s when an influx of Japanese hit the shores of Hawaii. To have a taste of home, migrants would prepare Japanese dishes with the fusion of Hawaiian flavors.

      Menya Hachi is located at the Corte of AyalaMalls Central Bloc. It is open from 11 am to 11 pm daily.
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