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Locavore Kitchen & Drinks

I’ve been hearing so many things about LOCAVORE Kitchen & Drinks. Some good, some bad. Good food, bad service mainly. But in spite of, I decided to go & see for myself. I’m not a fan of Filipino food, as you know. But Filipino food with a twist, now I go for that! \m/

Pasig is not a place we would go all the way to visit just for a restaurant. Masyadong ma-effort. So when we had a staycation at Oakwood Premier Manila which was just a stone’s throw away from Locavore Kitchen & Drinks last weekend, and even though our tummies were still so full after a heavy rice meryenda, we still went ahead just so I can finally judge for myself & take it off my resto bucket list. Matigas talaga ang ulo ko. May sariling pagiisip! ;) But I’m so glad we did.

Locavore Kitchen & Drinks

Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig (02) 632 9600

I tried calling for a reservation but they don’t accept on weekends. So even with tummies heavy from a very recent meal not even 2 hours passed, we trekked to LOCAVORE Kitchen & Drinks to make sure we got seated. And I must have been on a lucky streak because there was ONE & only one table up for grabs in the air-conditioned area when we got there.

 

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The Al Fresco situation. I prefer indoors. So nah.

 

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The air-conditioned area. Definitely my scene. And the one & only table was awarded to us. Yay!! <3

 

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I was on a mission to order all of the above among other things. But I had KJs for companions. So nasira lahat ng plano ko! @_@ Well 2 out of 6 ain’t bad.

 

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The ultra KJs who wouldn’t let me order to my heart’s content. :|

 

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Steamed Organic Brown Rice 70 php. IKR. Ma-sarsa food goes with steaming white rice! Huhuhu.

 

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Kinilaw Trio: Fresh River Shrimp 220 php. Green mango, calamansi, patis, wansoy. | Kalibo Oyster 220 php. Cane vinegar, shallots, calamansi, red bell pepper, wansoy. | Tuna 220 php. Gensan tuna, wansoy, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, ripe mango, tagarashi.

 

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Admittedly a bit pricey. But hey, this is FRESH seafood we’re talking about.

 

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I Loved all 3. But I super loved the oyster best! <3 Ang saraaaaap!

 

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Ginataang Kalabasa 390 php. Not your ordinary ginataang calabasa dish. This one is ala surf & turf with pork belly, sugpo, and french beans!

 

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Kare-Kare Wings 290 php. Told you this was a Pinoy twist resto. I love how Locavore came up with interesting takes on old-time faves. Hipping it up.

 

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Sizzling Sinigang 530 php. I’m not too keen on the soupy sinigang so this was really perfect for me. I love stews & the tamarind base of this dish is a winner! <3

 

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Lechon & Oyster Sisig 400 php. Nuff said. I fell in love with Locavore Kitchen & Drinks.

 

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Sisig Sausage Stick 280 php. Sisig in a sausage? FTW! but it works so well!

In as much as I loved the main dishes, the desserts didn’t really call out to me. I think I’m too much a fan of Neil’s Kitchen’s Desserts that I find them a tough act to follow..

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Turon de Leche 220 php. meh.

 

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Pandesal Pudding. 180 php. Nope.

In all honesty, our servers that night were courteous, attentive, friendly, and quick. Maybe the management got them sorted out, but whatever it is, I hope their chumminess & good service continues. Nothing can destroy a restaurant than bad service. No matter how good the food may be.

When in Pasig, I will most definitely visit Locavore Kitchen & Drinks again for the tasty main dishes & those fantastic kilawins! <3

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