Tucked in a Makati street filled with offices, Your Local’s modern yet relaxed ambience is a welcome break for yuppies and the city’s residents alike, while its extensive menu of Asian comfort food with a twist provides exactly that, comfort—a great reward after a busy day, or simply an energizer in between meetings or errands. So even if it’s been around for quite a while now, it still hasn’t lost its magic. For you who hasn’t been here yet, here are Your Local dishes that will make braving EDSA traffic worth it (plus all are very Instagram-worthy, too):
Salmon Donburi. This one has got just the right sweetness, suited for the Filipino palate. The flavors are so distinct, you’ll get to savor and appreciate each and every element of this dish well.
Shan Dong Chicken. This is for you, spicy fanatic! But if you aren’t, the tasty bun nicely balances out the heat from the meat. It’s very juicy and a great alternative to your usual burgers.
Laksa Fettucini. Chilean mussels, chili, quail eggs, fish cake, coconut cream, cilantro on fettucini—it nails the Malaysian taste you're looking for in laksa, and its hefty dose of everything doubles the fun.
Tofu Steak and Eggs. Good news for you, healthy eater: If you can’t take conventional steak, this tofu option is something you’ll enjoy because it’s as sumptuous as you’d like your dishes to be sans the guilt.
Your Local is at 106 Esteban, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
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Photographs Vyn Radovan