CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Craving for baked sushi? Get ready to feast your eyes and palate with a unique selection of baked sushi from The gROSHery by Rosh Guevarra-Eusebio.
Baked sushi--from the classic California maki to the spiced-flavored sushi--has become the latest quarantine food trend all over the country. And Pampanga, the culinary capital of the Philippines, will not miss it for the world!
Usually served in pans, baked sushi is the deconstructive version of the Japanese rolled sushi. The main difference--all ingredients are cooked (baked), unlike the usual sushi that has been known for raw ingredients.
Homegrown online shop The gROSHery has put an exciting twist on the new food trend.
Called Baked ROSHie, a play on the owner’s first name and baked sushi, it comes in three delectable flavors - Baked California Maki, Baked Ottogi Wasabi Kani-Shrimp, and Baked Creamy Salmon.
Aside from the usual pans, The gROSHery owner Rosh Guevarra Eusebio is serving her baked sushi like a cake. But, this time, made with layers of Japanese rice, furikake, and fish roe topped with crab sticks, mangoes, shrimps, or salmon bits. It’s like the savory version of cakes, perfect for those who are not into sweets.
The ROSHi Cake is a three-inch tall, eight-inch wide baked sushi that comes with three packs of nori sheets enough to satisfy the craving of up to 12 people.
Baked ROSHi pans come in different sizes with prices ranging from P299 (one to two pax) to P1899 (18-20 pax), while ROSHi cakes are priced from P1,299 to P1,399.
In addition to her baked selection, The gROSHery also offers Baked ROSHawarma pans, the deconstructive version of the Middle Eastern-cuisine shawarma. The ROSHawarma includes shawarma wraps, special cheese and a home-made chili sauce.
“Since we noticed that people loved the idea of being involved in what they eat, just like how they need to wrap a spoonful of Baked ROSHi into a nori sheet or make their own shawarma wrap, we thought of introducing another product - the Spring ROLLsh,” Rosh explained.
Rosh shared that their spring rolls can be eaten two ways - wrap and roll (the usual way to have a spring roll), or toss and sauce (just toss everything in, add the sauce and dig in!).
ROSHawarma pans price start at P299, while Spring ROLLsh pans start at P285.
To cap their savory dishes with something sweet, The gROSHery offers their own version of another quarantine food trend, the burnt cheesecake.
Called Quemada Tarta de Queso, the Spanish name for burnt cheesecake, features the same cheesecake that The gROSHery patrons loved, but this time, it’s burnt to perfection.
The cheesecake has a light and airy texture that will make you want for more after every spoonful! It comes in seven variants including the Golden Sun (plain), Chunky Amethyst (tube-walnut), Matcha Jade in Heaven (almond cheesecake with matcha dip), Topaz but Not Too Furious (dark chocolate with choquor dip), O-Some Onyx (Oreo), Garnet Peanet (Chocnut), and Sapphire Desire (blueberry).
Served in a golden tin can with a golden spoon, burnt cheesecake prices start at P195.
The gROSHery started in 2018 as a top-quality neighborhood online-based food shop. Mainly offering cheesecakes, its owner Rosh eventually thought of creating hunger-busting food like baked sushi when the pandemic happened.
“We know that this is a trying time for all of us, so we thought of offering that is heavy on the stomach, but not on the pocket,” Rosh shared.
Freshly-baked The gROSHery goodies are nicely packed that you can even send them as gifts to your loved ones.
And as a way to give back to the community, The gROSHery recently provided baked sushi pans to medical front liners at the Jose B. Lingad Regional Memorial Medical Center.
“It’s a way to say thank you in our own way for our front liners’ hard work during this pandemic,” Rosh said.
Excited to try The gROSHery goodies? Order from their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thegROSHery or their Instagram @thegroshery.
Don’t miss out on the new food trends and satisfy your craving because The gROSHery is your “Road to Overly Satisfying Happiness.”