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Chibi’s Kitchen Evia City

I am a self-proclaimed Queen of the South, but to my shame, I didn’t even know there was a place called Evia City along Daang Hari. I guess I was too comfortable with the mall right across where I live that I have made my world too small. To be quite honest, everything I could ever want or need is just a stone’s throw away, so if there is no invite, I stay mostly in my little corner of the world. All along, I thought that after Alabang was Tagaytay already, lels. I practically skipped this route! :P

A friend of The Bossman just opened a Japanese Comfort Food Restaurant at Evia City. And he thought that since I was like living 15 minutes away, I should take a visit pronto. Which of course I did. Alas, a whole new undiscovered territory opened up to me. Who knew there was this gem in the farther south waiting to be discovered.


Evia is really hard to miss. Just take the Daang Hari road & right beside Manny Villar’s upscale Portofino is EVIA. Along the building where Rustan’s Fresh is.

To my surprise, the mall has been in operation for a year now & I’ve never even heard of it. Must rectify that situation fast & visit this land called Evia more often, especially since new stores & restaurants are cropping up left & right. I heard from a reliable source that Stores Specialist will be occupying majority of the retail space. I’m already secretly doing my dance of joy!

The Bossman introduced us to DEMPSEY UY, owner of CHIBI’s KITCHEN , a new Evia baby at more or less 2 months old.


Upon introduction, I really thought Dempsey was a Japanese national. So I kept speaking to him in english. Nag-ARIGATO pa ako. Aysus. Pinoy pala! Or better yet, Chinoy. Just like my dear Kap.

Chibi’s Kitchen

G/F Everyday Building Evia Lifestyle Center, Evia City Las Piñas (02) 887 0148


Chibi (ちび or チビ?) is a Japanese slang word meaning “short person” or “small child”. The word has gained currency among fans of manga and anime. Its meaning is of someone or some animal that is small. It can be translated as “little”, but is not used the same way as chiisana [小さな] (tiny, small, little in Japanese) but rather cute. Lke this little fellow who is Dempsey’s mascot of choice. OINK!




Chibi’s prides itself in its TEISHOKU or “set meal” dishes.


The Girl & The Boy. :P


The sign above indicates the available seating upstairs. Which is 12. Divided between this bar & the couches below.



And 11 more seats downstairs making it a total of 23. Not very big.


Dempsey tells us about his menu, and what they serve.


The menu is kept very simple.





It’s fast food style where you pay at the counter & your food is delivered to your table. Complimentary bottomless hot or cold unsweetened tea is given after you get settled in.

Dempsey gave a 5-man team TEN (10) dishes to try. And I have to say, in the spirit of transparency.. NAUBOS LAHAT! ;))


Karaage Teishoku Set 290 php. Chicken Karaage with white rice, miso soup, salad, and a featured side dish of the week.


Karaage with Takoyaki Sauce Teishoku Set 290 php. Chicken Karaage takoyaki style (bonito flakes) with white rice, miso soup, salad, and a featured side dish of the week.


Buta No Kakuni Teishoku Set 290 php. Slow cooked pork belly with white rice, miso soup, salad, and a featured side dish of the week.


Beef Curry Rice Teishoku Set 310 php. Beef strips in curry sauce with white rice, miso soup, salad, and a featured side dish of the week.


Sanma Shioyaki Teishoku Set 270 php. Grilled Whole Pacific Saury with white rice, miso soup, salad, and a featured side dish of the week.


Higawari Teishoku Set 360 php. A daily special. Grilled fillet of Japanese Horse Mackerel with white rice, miso soup, salad, and a featured side dish of the week.


Gyudon 220 php.



Gyoza & Chahan 300 php. Japanese style kakkuni fried rice.


If you’re a heavy eater, you might want an extra side dish. Weiner 270 php. Pan-fried Sausages.

For an upgrade of an additional 65 php, you get a drink (soda or Iced tea) & featured dessert of the week Not bad, right?


Thank you Dempsey for accommodating our little group, and many thanks to the Bossman for the introduction. You always bring people together. <3


BTW, Chibi’s is not just a restaurant, it is also a mini Japanese grocery store that sells soooo many cute stuff aside from chips, dips, and many other things. So I guess you’ll be seeing me around, Chibi! ;)


Cutest bento box ever! <3

Speaking of THE BOSSMAN, Happy Birthday to our dearest SPANKY ENRIQUEZ for being the best handler & manager. For being my KUYA even though I’m A LITTLE older. Thank you for expanding my horizons and introducing me to so many interesting people & places. For always seeing to it that our calendar is full, our bellies happy. Kahit na nalilito ka na minsan sa mga schedule namin. ;)) For getting people with a common ground together, pushing us to be friends and help each other become a better person, a better blogger. Thank you too for being a superhero not just to us but most importantly to the ones in need. For being the Batman to the kids in Tacloban, always unselfishly giving -never receiving. I cannot count the number of times you have quietly visited Tacloban armed with toys & supplies. You have a big heart that I hope someday, a girl with the same golden heart will share. #forkeeps At kahit na karamihan eh bomba ang pino-post mo sa Instagram, bomba at bongga ka rin naman pagdating sa tulong. So quits na! ;)) LOVE YOU BOSSING, Happy happy birthday! <3



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  • Reply Cherryll

    Drooooool! Must. Visit. Chibi. ASAP. Hahaha. I pass by Evia everyday and only stops in Starbucks. I thought they only had McDonalds, Shakey’s and Breadtalk so I don’t bother to really explore. I haven’t finish reading and I’m already planning to tag along the Fiance and force him to take me there. Thank you, Ms. Jane for giving us options to dine in the South. :)

    Sidenote: I’m now quite conscious whenever I go to ATC. Baka makita kita and I’m not prepared, kakahiya naman. Hahaha.

    November 19, 2014 at 8:41 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Yayyyy!! And please cherryll if you do happen to see me, do call my attention. I would love to give you a greag big hug to thank you for your support! :-*

      November 19, 2014 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Wow!such a nice discovery. medyo malayo lang nga. pero kung nakapunta nga ako sa las pinas, kayang-kaya din puntahan yan. =)

    November 19, 2014 at 8:50 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Pagaling ka muna please!!!

      November 19, 2014 at 10:01 am
  • Reply kei aclaro

    Wow! Another must-visit Japanese resto… I hope to go there when my husband comes home for a vacation. Just looking at the pictures reminded me of my Japan vacation 2 years ago.

    And those bento boxes are really kawaii! I finally found what I am looking for. I plan on making cute bento meal for my little boy when the time comes for him to attend prep school. :-)

    Thanks for this post, Ms. Jane! Now I know where to go if I wanted to re-live my Japan memories and where to buy the cutest or most kawaii bento box.

    P.S. Happy Birthday to the Bossman! More blessings for him who gives so much unconditionally…

    November 19, 2014 at 10:16 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Kei! Yes, those bento boxes are quite adorable. I also want to purchase a set but Kap was with me at the time haha so I had to restarin myself. Alam mo naman his “no unnecessary shopping” hay. But I will the next time I go. Hopefully Dempsey will have stocks left pa waaaa!

      November 19, 2014 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Frannywanny

    hooray! Dempsey is a family friend and he is also the owner of Solace in Makati :) should we find ourselves in alabang this December we shall try this

    November 19, 2014 at 10:56 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Yayyyyy!! And he is sooooo nice too Franny. Just like you! :-*

      November 19, 2014 at 10:58 am
      • Reply Leng

        Yes, I agree, Franny is suuuuper nice! =)
        Thanks again for the intro, Momma J!

        November 19, 2014 at 10:12 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          Surely! :-*

          November 19, 2014 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply med

    Oh wow! Thanks to you and your discoveries, lalo ako nag-aappreciate ng south! Those bento boxes are LHAV!!!

    November 19, 2014 at 11:02 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I know huhuhu dap at yata binili ko na when I was there! Baka ubos naaaa! ;'(

      November 19, 2014 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Erika

    Ow! Madami na pala resto in Evia? Rustans at Starbucks lang lagi ko pinupuntahan dyan. At na excite ako anong store ioopen ng Store Specialists??

    November 19, 2014 at 11:26 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Not yet erika konti palang restos open. Siguro next year when the cinemas are also open. :)

      November 19, 2014 at 11:27 am
  • Reply michconstantino

    Another discovery from Sugar N Spice. :) too bad south siya. :( we’ll advise family to visit that place. :D

    November 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      maybe we can compile a list for you to visit in the south! ;)

      November 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Ida

    Hi Jane! We ate in Chibi because of your feature :) food was really good and he prices were great!
    They should just make their service faster :) we also loved the ambiance at Evia. Thanks for featuring superb restos,

    November 24, 2014 at 1:00 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Yay I’m glad you liked it there Ida. Will make sure to relay to Dempsey about the service so Chibi’s can improve in that aspect. What’s nice about small restos is the willingness of the owner to improve & adapt to the needs of the customers. Your feedback is truly valuable! :-*

      November 24, 2014 at 1:16 am

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