|About||We make Japanese street-style food or "yakitori" at Malingap Central Food Hall.|
At Hapitori, we make Japanese street-style food, or yakitori.
“Yakitori” is traditionally “grilled chicken”, but we’ve come up with a wholesome menu that also includes fresh-off-the-grill pork, beef and vegetables.
Our stuff is made even more sumptuous with a generous brushing of our own take on the traditional tare sauce which we make from scratch daily – we make it a little sweeter than it usually is, to suit the Pinoy palate.
Owner Eugene Chua teamed up with Chef Billy Wilson Lim to create Hapitori after a trip to Japan ignited his love affair with yakitori. Eugene so enjoyed eating off the streets of Osaka – from Kuromon market to Dotonbori – that he wanted so much to bring the experience home with him.
We have 5 types of chicken on our menu, but the most special is our tsukune – a marriage of dark and white chicken meat made even more scrumptious with the addition of chicken skin, ginger and onions.
We’re particularly proud of our butabara. We use thinly sliced pork belly with just the right amount of fat that becomes caramelized when grilled – every bite is as tender as it is flavorful. If there’s one item you must try, it’s this.
We finish off our yakitori with our signature tare made fresh everyday from grilled aromatics, chicken bones and trimmings, and an infusion of mirin, soy sauce and a little sugar.
Visit Hapitori soon for your Japanese street-style food fix!