It is hard to find a place like this nowadays. New restaurants are all trying to be something and everything, most of them try too hard and lose themselves in the process. Some focus too much on the concept and forget about the food, some focus too much on the food and forget about service. So many horror stories.
Your Local is none of the above.
Its space is effortlessly cool.
The staff is well-trained.
We were 3 ladies and we ordered chili crab buns, chicken rice, lamb rendang, salmon donburi,
ratatouille pasta, banana bread, and dark chocolate earl grey cheesecake ice cream.
Our waiter said it was too much food already and pried the menu away from me. LOL.
Most importantly, the food is good.
Not everything is equally delicious though.
The crab buns and ratatouille pasta were just okay.
Chili Crab Buns - chili crab, cucumber spears, leeks, cilantro, fried mantou
Ratatouille Pasta - shiitake mushroom, laksa leaves, basil, japanese zucchini, eggplant, tomato,
parmesan, served ali olio on fettuccine
The chicken and lamb very good.
Chicken Rice - steeped chicken, ginger rice, sweet soy sauce, chili sauce
Lamb Rendang - lamb rendang, sous vide organic egg, sweet soy, mint, cilantro,
red raisin black rice
I thought the pasta lacked flavor so I mixed in some lamb rendang into it. So good!
I'm a genius!!! :D
But this salmon dish was the greatest revelation.
Torched Salmon Donburi - norwegian salmon, mentaiko, ebiko, and crisp salmon skin
on roast corn and shiitake black rice
OH MY SALMON AND ROE GOODNESS!!!
All the elements in this bowl came together so magnificently I wanted to jump up and down and cry!
I was tempted to finish the bowl while these two were not looking.
This is their favorite activity while waiting for me to finish my photo shoot.
Dark chocolate earl grey cheesecake ice cream with milk crumbs, sesame paste.
Loved the flavors, but it was really too rich and thick for my liking.
Dense banana bread with gula melaka, sesame paste, coconut-calamansi ice cream.
No kidding about the bread being dense. Make sure to eat everything together.
Three not-so-little pigs :@ :@ :@
Your Local: G/F Universal LMS Building, 106 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
Tel: +632 823-6206, +639176543355