Teacher Eats: My Locavore Kitchen and Drinks Dining Experience

I’m a huge fan of food. Body weight and health issues aside, going around places to discover different food cuisines is my thing. Well, I didn’t go that far for food searching but I see to it that I’m always look for an opportunity to go to these food places and satisfy my food cravings. I was blessed to be given a chance to go to this resto located in Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City. And oh boy what an opportunity to share this with you!

Locavore Kitchen And Drinks (Loca-local and Vore-carnivorous) is a restaurant in Brixton, Kapitolyo where they serve different kinds of Filipino Dishes in their unique way. But if you think that this is a usual, boring type of resto in kapitolyo, think again. Because the food, ambiance, and their concepts are way too different from your favorite Filipino Resto place.

Here are my Teacher Points on why you should go and make Locavore as your favorite food place:

1) THE DISHES ARE FILIPINO-ADVOCATE BY HEART

Regardless of the little western-themed setting of the resto, the ambiance, food, and condiments are mostly Filipino products. They support local farmers and Filipino traders by patronizing their products and crafts from suppliers of ingredients, etc. Now talk about Filipino patriotism. From the appetizers to the main course, down to the deserts and merienda. All of the dishes are Filipino inspired but very classy. They also featured some themed music events with their very own performers and musicians that you’ll surely enjoy.

The outside area was a bit cozy for group gathering.
The outside area was a bit cozy for group gathering.
No, you're not in a Chinese Restaurant but you can peak through the kitchen area where the magic creates.
No, you’re not in a Chinese Restaurant but you can peek through the kitchen area where the magic creates.

For Appetizers:

If you want some “street food vibe” in your food but taste expensive, try Singkamas (native turnip) and Mangga (green mango to be specific) with bagoong (shrimp paste) , patis (fish sauce) and salt & chili flakes.

Singkamas at Mangga with bagoong, patis at salt and chili flakes, 180 pesos
Singkamas at Mangga with bagoong, patis at salt and chili flakes, 180 pesos

The “Street Food Platter” (Fish balls, Squid balls, Kikiam and Quail eggs) with vinegar, chili sauce and sweet sauce on the side tastes expensive for me than just buying it on the streets.

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“Street Food Platter” (Fish balls, Squid balls, Kikiam and Quail eggs) with vinegar, chili sauce and sweet sauce, 200 pesos
Tortang Talaba, 300
Tortang Talaba, 300

My favorite appetizer would be this “Oyster Sisig“. The crunchiness and flavor of the oyster are really appetizing and appealing, it makes me want to pair it with rice.

Oyster Sisig, 380 pesos
Oyster Sisig, 380 pesos

2) THEIR FILIPINO DISHES ARE ALL UNIQUE IN PREPARATION

Because they’re serving Filipino cuisine, I’m guessing that it might be the same as it is. But you might consider order some of their best selling dishes. They innovate the cooking process of some dishes like Kare-Kare, Dinuguan, and other Filipino food and turn it into something new for my taste buds. Some of the dishes prepared for us were new to my senses and how excited I was!

For Main Course:

The “Boneless Lechon Belly” taste better than the usual “Crispy Pata” that you can find outside. The tenderness of the meat and the crunchiness of its skin makes it easy to chew. And it is less oily so you can be confident munching it with fewer worries.

Boneless Lechon Belly, 550 pesos
Boneless Lechon Belly, 550 pesos

The texture of “Ginataang Kalabasa” is thick, mouth-watering and taste really good in the mouth. Good to complement with rice. Same with the “Dinuguan Lechon“, which is their best-selling dish. It tastes different compared to the usual dinuguan that we serve. And it was nice to try something new for a change.

Ginataang Kalabasa with Liempo and Sugpo
Ginataang Kalabasa with Liempo and Sugpo
best-seller: Dinuguan Lechon
best-seller: Dinuguan Lechon

Well this “Kare-kare Wings” surely was different from all the kare-kare I tasted. They cooked it differently, but the taste is amazing. I highly recommend this dish to those adventurous foodies who want to eat unusual kare kare.

Kare-Kare Wings, 290 pesos
Kare-Kare Wings, 290 pesos

3) THE FOOD SERVING IS ENOUGH FOR YOUR FRIENDS TO SHARE

Not unless you want to eat on your own, the servings of some dishes are good to make 2-3 people happy. And their food price range is from 150-780 pesos that make it reasonable for us to share.

The “Mac’s Boneless Chicken” is good for 3 people to share. It tasted like a mix of Korean and Filipino flavor in my mouth from the skin down to the meat. And it’s good to serve with hot garlic rice on the side.

Mac's Boneless Chicken
Mac’s Boneless Chicken

But my most favorite main dish among the others is this “Sugpo con Mayonasa” since I personally love big prawns! The mix of butter and citrus to the prawns taste unusual compared with just plain soy sauce base. And the prawns really taste awesome in my mouth.

Sugpo con Mayonesa
Sugpo con Mayonesa

For Drinks:

Their juices, beers, sodas, and cocktails drinks are available separately but if you want to compliment it to your dinner, you might consider choosing these drinks. Personally, I chose their “Pineapple Smoothies” which helps me a lot in lowering my blood pressure after munching those pork dishes (since I don’t eat pork meat at all). 466637962

4) THEY MADE FILIPINO DESSERTS TASTE AMAZING

As a confessed “dessert lover”, I would never miss this opportunity to end our dinner experience with desserts on it.

For Desserts:

This “Turon con Leche with Caramel Sauce” is my favorite. Having Leche Plan wrapped in a turon wrapper, fried plus drizzled with caramel sauce was indeed a lovely way to end every dinner.

Turon con Leche with Caramel Sauce is heaven to my mouth.
Turon con Leche with Caramel Sauce is heaven to my mouth.

My next favorite would be their “Mango Torta” which really melts in your mouth. It tasted more like sans rival by chewing it but more flavorful than your Graham type of frozen desert.

Mango Torta
Mango Torta
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Bicho Bicho with Caramel and Tablea Sauce

5) THE RESTO PLACE IS JUST ON BRGY. KAPITOLYO, PASIG CITY

This restaurant place is located near “Ace Water Spa and Hotel” and  a few minute drive away from EDSA MRT Shaw Station. Address: 10 Brixton St. Kapitolyo, 1600 Pasig Picture1

My food experience in this place really fascinates me to do it all again and I’ll hope that I can visit again soon. To learn more about Locavore, you can add them to these sites:

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Instagram: instagram.com/locavore.ph

Twitter: twitter.com/locavoreph

For reservation guidelines:

pic from Locavore FB page
pic from Locavore FB page

About Teacher Angel

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