It’s a noun. It means a person whose diet consists mostly of locally grown/produced food. It also means a restaurant in Kapitolyo that prides itself on Pinoy fusion food.
Fusion is always a grey area for me. Attempts come often but success can be rather elusive. But good food is good food, regardless of whatever inspiration and Locavore food is good. The best part is that everything remains very local, very Pinoy.
The indoor/outdoor set-up is quite interesting but the outdoor area can get a bit too hot and it’s not effectively al fresco. In any case, the service is quick and the staff is friendly.
I am and always will be in love with their kilawin (like a ceviche) which is a uniquely perfect combination of the sweet, the salty, and the sour. The tuna kilawin (200php) is to die for and is perfect as either an appetizer or as bar chow.
But in your in for something heavy, there’s the Crispy Tilapia (250php) fillet dredged in orange batter with veggie chips and dips on the side and the Ginataang Kalabasa (350php) pork chops sitting on a bed of french beans and squash in a delectable sauce of coconut milk.
However, the stars of the Locavore show are the sweet Beef Pares Stew (355php) made with ridiculously tender short ribs with tiny pieces of tomatoes and garlic and onion confit, Boneless Lechon Belly (495 php), and the Sizzling Sinigang (475php) made with short ribs with beans and garlic on the side, altogether drenched in sampaloc gravy. These dishes will surely ruin you diet.
I have certainly enjoyed my visits to Locavore and I will certainly visit again, probably next time with an attempt at the cocktails or the desserts.
10 Brixton St.
Pasig 1603, Metro Manila
(+63 2) 632 9600
(+63) 915 579 5250
(+63) 917 621 8909
11:30am – 1:00am