Locally grown, locally produced, and locally made -- these are what the new Filipino restaurant in Kapitolyo, Pasig, want to champion.
Locavore Kitchen x Drinks is named after an actual term that describes a diner who consciously eats food that is grown, raised, or produced locally. Food for locavores should not have traveled too long a distance, and this is why 'farm to table' and 'sustainable' are also intertwined with this word. Consuming local also means supporting local, which is a great aspect of this type of lifestyle.
For their food, Locavore is proud that it supports local farmers, while their drinks boast of locally brewed beers like Joe's Brew, San Mig, and Privo Praha; their signature cocktails also infuse local fruits and ingredients like calamansi, Bukidnon pineapple, Batangas dalandan, and labuyo.
Currently, Locavore is only open for dinner and drinks, but the grub they are serving -- Filipino comfort food made fun and creative -- is fast becoming favorites in the neighborhood. For pulutan, there's Oyster sisig, fried crusted fresh oysters with a creamy chicken liver sauce. They offer five kinds of Kinilaw, too, perfect for matching your local brews with. Try their kilawin sampler, where you can choose 3 among their 5 of Tortang talaba, Kalibo oyster, Tanigue , Fresh river shrimp, and Tuna.
For sandwiches, they take Filipino favorites and place them in buns. Liempo buns come with pickled organic cucumber and onions, and a side of organic cabbage slaw and gabi chips with garlic confit. The Boracay staple Chori burger finds its way to Manila in their menu, made extra indulgent with an egg on top of the patty.
For heartier, meatier fare, check out their mains. There's Dinuguan na lechon with garlic confit, a 5-hour braised Boneless lechon belly, and a twist to a soupy favorite, Sizzling sinigang na shortribs.
Follow Locavore on Instagram (@locavore.ph).