Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Restaurant Review: Your Local

It took awhile for me to finally go to Your Local to try out the food. I really had no excuse because it's literally a 5 minute walk from my office, but since joining the company, I have been eating most of my lunches at my desk and only recently have started to venture out into the world of proper meals where one gets to sit for an hour and enjoy her food.

I've been to Your Local about 5 times from the first time a few months ago, and every single time I end up ordering the same thing. Don't get me wrong, everything on the menu sounds delicious and I don't doubt they are, but I'm a creature of habit and I go to certain places to eat certain things. Once in awhile I may deviate and try something new but I always go back to my favorites- The Chilli Crab Buns, Pomelo Salad and Feel Good Chicken.

I love Pomelo Salad in general, but their version takes the cake. It's ingredients? Shrimp, peanuts, winged beans, pickled quail eggs, wild rocket, shallots, yuzu, cilantro, thai coconut ice cream. I love the citrusy flavor the yuzu lends, I love cilantro and I most especially love fried shallots. The thai coconut ice cream is a fun and refreshing twist to the usual. None of the flavors overpower and yet it surprises your palate with different bursts of flavor. 

The chilli crab buns I like mostly because of the cilantro and the fried mantou buns. I usually get this to share because I just like having a taste of it. I really need to try the beef rendang version soon, which I hear is absolutely amazing. 

And last but not least, the Feel Good Chicken. I have no words for this chicken. I LOVE Fried Chicken. It's probably in my top 5 favorite things to eat in the world, and this one is marinated in prawn paste, fried and served with maple cream cheese. I mean what kind of mad genius would put those flavors together but it absolutely works. Like, I go to Your Local just to eat this. Everything else is secondary. Once my friend and I went to dinner, ordered a pomelo salad to share, a glass of wine and one order of feel good chicken each. We were in and out in about 30 minutes. I want some right now because I'm talking about it! Ask for extra cream cheese and I swear, don't share it with anyone.

Your Local is located at Ground Floor, Universal LMS Building, 106 Esteban Street,Legaspi Village, Makati City. Telephone: +63 9176543355

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