It’s been a while since #danielaate. Well, there’s still been a lot of eating, just a lot less time to share and talk about it because of everything that’s been going on. But the other day I finally got to try one of the restaurants I’ve been wanting to visit for a while now, so I just had to make time to share. Locavore is finally in BGC! Since I rarely find myself in Kapitolyo, I never got the chance to try it out but heard countless good reviews about the place. Thank God the Filipino restaurant finally made its way to Bonifacio Global City, Forbes Town Center, just by the Tipsy Pig and Frank and Dean area. It opened last June 20 if I’m not mistaken. So when my brother wanted to celebrate his birthday, he brought us to the newly opened branch in The Fort.
We got there at 11:30AM, the time we thought it would open, but apparently it opens at 8:00AM. So by the time we arrived we already had to wait for a table. It didn’t take long before someone billed out so we just had enough time to look at the menu before we were seated.
The first thing that caught my eyes were DINUGUANG LECHON AND KIMCHINIGANG. Dinuguan with Lechon and Kimchi in Sinigang?!
For starters we got a favorite, the Kinilaw Platter. For the platter, you could choose three of the four: Tuna, Tanigue, Shrimp or Oysters. We didn’t realize it would come in such small servings, but the cute serving size came in cute mason jars and were really delicious. The Tanigue tasted like the regular Kinilaw I usually have and the Tuna had this really good Mango sauce.
The Gabi chips and dip were also a hit in the table. Crunchy till the end of the meal and the sauce with a hint of spice.
We ordered the Tinapa Lumpia which was also okay, though we felt it was way too oily to eat a lot of.
KIMCHINIGANG. It was love at first sight. Once I saw it on the menu I had to order it, and once it hit the table, we devoured it. We literally reached tilt-the-bowl-to-get-the-last-of-the-soup level. Kimchi and sinigang spice and asim lovers heaven.
DINUGUANG LECHON. Another one that caught my eye once I saw it on the menu. It looked very appetizing and was good, but to be honest a little underwhelming. An interesting thing to try on your first visit but not something I would crave for after eating it.
Another set of favorites: Oyster Sisig and Sizzling Sinigang–two of the dishes that I’ve been hearing about that did not disappoint and were absolutely delicious
The Oyster Sisig was so good, we got a second round for this. You have the option to get the Oyster Sisig with just Oysters or one with Lechon in it.
I love sinigang. But this one is a bit different–it comes with a gravy sauce, lots of vegetables, generous amount of meat and tomatoes, cheese, gata and potatoes. It isn’t actually sizzling and there’s no soup, but it’s freakin’ delicious!
Another plus? Organic brown rice.
They said their main dishes could serve two to three people, but when it arrived at our table and I saw the serving size, I felt I could eat one dish on my own. The thing to remember with some of these dishes is that the sauces are a bit rich, so they’re more filling than you think. We got one of each dish (except the Oyster Sisig) and seven of us in the family got a taste of everything and were stuffed after the meal. It was really so delicious and filling after all.
According to my brother, the Kapitolyo branch is much better because the place is bigger and more spacious. The food though, still on point. So glad I finally got to try it!
Until next time #danielaeats!