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Locavore’s newest dishes are out to impress

4 months ago

Locavore’s newest dishes are out to impress

 

Hot and Sour Oxtail and Baga Sisig

Hot and Sour Oxtail and Baga Sisig

Locavore has certainly proven itself to be one of the most beloved Filipino restaurants in recent years. It’s highly regarded as the local resto where people can discover and rediscover what makes Filipino flavors so appealing. Headed by chef Kel Zaguirre, the innovative taste maker and his team has made it a point to push the bounderies of Filipino cuisine resulting to modern creations out of familiar favorites.

“The [Locavore] menu is known for its twists [on Filipino dishes]. And we have become very notorious with our takes. We don’t hold back with our seasonings,” Chef Kel shares. And if you believe that they’re finished with their signature dishes like the Sizzling Sinigang or the Oyster Sisig, you better think again.

Not one to sit and settle with the old, Chef Kel decided to create new offerings, some of which were inspired by the Locavore business partners’ and his family heirloom dishes. One of them is the Hot and Sour Oxtail and Baga Sisig, which shows Chef Kel’s fascination with off cuts or meat parts that are not popularly used in fine dining restaurants. “I love to use off cuts rather than the tenderloin or striploin. I can play around with the flavors and it’s also cheap to use!” For this dish, finely chopped ox tail and beef lungs are marinated and sautéed then plated with a half-cooked egg in the middle of the pan. The dish is then finished off with a heavy garnishing of heady aromatics.

Kalabasa with Pickled Apples

Kalabasa with Pickled Apples

Sizzling Adobo sa Gata

Sizzling Adobo sa Gata

Since some of the regular customers were looking for healthier options, chef Kel came up with the Kalabasa with Pickled Apples. Fried squash patties are piled up then strewn with fresh apple slaw, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro then drizzled with a tangy dressing. The Sizzling Adobo sa Gata was inspired by Chef Kel’s grandmother, which eventually became a favorite among the Locavore family. To describe this dish however, Chef Kel invites everyone to taste it for themselves.

Locavore BGC in Forbes Town Center

Locavore BGC in Forbes Town Center

If you find the original Kapitolyo branch too far, customers can take comfort in their BGC branch, which also exclusively offers a one-of-a-kind Pinoy Brunch menu. Suffice to say, classics like -silog combinations (all served with garlic rice, 2 eggs, and pickled sidings) and other known Filipino breakfasts are given a millenial makeover giving brunch goers another place to fawn over.

Torta with Alimasag, Crabmeat, Kani, Veggies, and Tobiko

Torta with alimasag, crab meat, kani, veggies, and tobiko

Chorsilog Omurice

Chorsilog Omurice

We greatly recommend the Duck Lugaw with a side order of TBPL (tokwa/baboy/pato/lengua) and Chorsilog Omurice for those who like to pile on the flavor. Torta, on the other hand, is Locavore’s version of the omelet which has four unique variants (vegetables, mushroom, talaba/oyster, & alimasag/crab meat/kani) all served with two pieces of kutsinta roll slathered with cocojam butter. But for the hardcore breakfast lovers, go for the Champorado ni Speedy and Grilled Bistek Omurice. All the dishes are big on portions so either bring a big group or have a very big appetite. We promise no dish will dissapoint on presentation and flavor.

Duck Lugaw

Duck Lugaw

TBPL (tokwa/baboy/pato/lengua)

TBPL (tokwa/baboy/pato/lengua)

Grilled Bistek Omurice

Grilled Bistek Omurice

Champorado ni Speedy

Champorado ni Speedy

Locavore. GF, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Call (0917) 574-2017.


Words by Angeli De Rivera

Photographed by Miguel Abesamis of Studio 100

Art direction by Regine Paola Velilla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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