Ulli’s Streets of Asia is not just a flavorful homage to the colorful street food of Singapore, Hong Kong, and a bit of Japan, but it is also a labor of love. “Ulli” comes from the third generation of Urbinas’ term of endearment for their grandmother, Julita “Julie” Urbina, who started it all.
Located on the rooftop garden in the new wing of the Ayala Center Cebu, Ulli’s is not only a quick and easy dining respite among greenery and water features away from the actual busy streets of Cebu, but its menu also offers a wide variety of mouth-watering, crave-inducing healthy options from fresh fruit juice blends to hearty meals and nutritious desserts.
Ulli’s serves a variety of noodles, salads and fish or prawn balls in broth or curries, for starters, as well as grilled favorites like chicken wings, yakitori-style barbecues, and angus beef rolls. Stone pot meals are served with pata tim, shrimps, bamboo shoots, and tofu, among others, and then there are specials such as Szechuan ribs, Chinese popiah, and their signature multi-grain fried rice. Their starters, rice toppings and desserts are labeled as “mine” or meant for individual portions while their specials, stone pots and rice dishes are marked as “ours” for the whole table to share. Staying true to the spirit of street food, all meals are prepared in plain sight, in an open-kitchen, while prices are kept affordable to attract the young and adventurous.
Ulli’s also takes the juicing trend to whole new levels, offering over 10 combinations of freshly-juiced blends. Unlike the familiar and equally-trendy fruit shakes, Ulli’s boasts of vitamin-bombs, all freshly juiced and made of nothing but pure fruits and vegetables.
Ideal for those with an active lifestyle, “quick and easy” is taken seriously at Ulli’s as most items on their menu are made ready to be enjoyed on the go, through its accessible take-out counter. Its proximity to the Ayala Center Cebu cinemas will also give a tasty alternative for avid movie-goers who may want more than the usual cinema fare.
The appeal of Asian street food served in a welcoming and relaxing ambience ought toplease both the casual diners and discriminating foodies. Ulli’s Streets of Asia brings international street food right at Cebu’s doorstep, and ready to go.