And their Flamin’ Hot Aburi is a fiery force to be reckoned with, too!
Sushi bakes have been dominating the social media scene, which is why many brands started selling it. Modeled after a casserole, it’s made up of layers of rice and a creamy mix of seafood and fixings. To enjoy, just scoop some on a sheet of nori, fold it up like a taco, and pop it in your mouth. Yum!
Although there are many variations, such as the Filipino-style bake or even a Nacho bake, I personally enjoy a good ol’ Japanese-style sushi bake… but with a twist, that is. Yes, I’m talking about the aburi technique.
Aburi, which translates to “flame-seared” is a technique used to incorporate new flavors. Usually, the result is a smoky, almost rich profile that elevates the dish to a whole new level. You get complex flavors (sometimes textures, even) that make each bite an adventure. And although rich, I find that this version does not have that umay factor that most one-dimensional dishes have — precisely because there’s just so much going on.
So, if you’re looking for a brand that offers a fun take on sushi bake, Quisine‘s got you covered.
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A home-based business, Quisine prides itself in “providing sumptuous and trendy dishes that will tantalize your taste buds and make you keep wanting more. Using only the finest ingredients, the shop ensures its patrons to be able to maximize the flavor in every serving.” And when they say maximum flavors, Quisine wasn’t joking, all right.
Quisine’s Aburi Trays
To date, Quisine offers two kinds of aburi trays: the Cereal Shrimps with Salted Egg Aburi and the Flamin’ Hot Aburi. Made with different flavor profiles of their own, you can expect the former is rich and complex, while the second one is spicy. But both are fully-loaded with toppings and very creamy in their own right. As in, we’re talking about the filling to rice ratio, I’d say that both bakes have a 1:2 ratio with the first one being the rice, and the second one for the toppings.
Let’s take a closer look at each one.
Cereal Shrimps with Salted Egg Aburi
Remember when salted egg was the in thing in the food scene? Well, this aburi tray pays homage to the yesteryears of this cult favorite. Made with Japanese rice, this bake is topped with layers of premium kani, native salted egg, shrimp, curry leaves, and Quisine’s special sauce. But the finisher? Tobiko on top, along with coarsely crushed cereal for that added crunch.
In terms of flavor, you can expect some complexity in this one. First off, you’re treated to the dominant fatty taste of the salted egg. It’s a smooth, lightly salted sauce with curry leaves to offset the richness. Next up, you get bites of kani and shrimp, and finally, that soft layer of rice.
But if you thought that was all to this bake, well, you’re wrong. Quisine’s aburi comes with cornflakes on top for that added crunch. This stands out starkly against the creamy sauce and helps reduce the umay factor. What’s more, Quisine even offers these cornflakes on the side. That way, you can sprinkle as much as you want in every bite.
Flamin’ Hot Aburi
A real treat for those who like it hot, the Flamin’ Hot Aburi uses spicy Cheetos as its main ingredient. But again, that’s not all. Other notable elements in this mix include Japanese rice, premium kani, tobiko, Quisine’s special sauce, and yet another spicy contender: Samyang. Yes, that same spicy sauce that has burned one too many tongues, back when this Korean instant noodle was trendy.
Although you may think that the heat comes from the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, the actual fire comes from the Samyang sauce. But don’t worry — unlike the Korean instant noodles, the heat in this bake fades quickly.
Just like its counterpart, this aburi tray features a variety of textures for improved mouthfeel. Once you dig deep into the layers, you’re greeted with a creamy mix of kani that melds well with the light heat from the Samyang. Finish off with a thin layer of sushi rice, and then you’ll get the best part: a lightly crunchy Flamin’ Hot Cheeto layer. And if you want more, there’s always an extra pack of crushed chips served on the side. Yes, Quisine came prepared.
How to Order
These aburi trays come in two sizes: one for regular or for sharing. The regular comes in an 8.5 by 6 inch-tray that’s good for 2 to 3 people, while the sharing option is served in a 10 by 7.5 inch-tray that’s good for 6 to 7 people. The Cereal Shrimps with Salted Egg aburi is priced at PHP1,100 for the regular size and PHP 1,680 for the sharing portion. On the other hand, the Flamin’ Hot aburi comes at PHP 850 for the regular option and PHP 1,280 if you want the sharing size.
To ensure that each aburi tray meets Quisine’s standards of good quality, delivery is scheduled every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. For orders and inquiries, you can always contact the shop on its social media accounts, but if you really want your tray right now, you can fill up the order form to secure your slot.
Contact Number: 0919 061 2361
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