Your Local Restaurant in Legaspi Village, Makati City
Your Local is a hardly noticeable small restaurant in Legaspi Village, Makati. While walking along Esteban St. from corner V.A. Rufino St. you cannot just depend on your Google or Waze locator to find the door to the restaurant. Though their humble signage can be seen if you look further up while walking.
During the day it is a serious industrial looking place. After working hours, it transforms into a cozy cocktails hub and speakeasy bar catering mostly yuppies in the area looking for a relaxation after a day’s work.
A great place to hold meetings, simple lunch or tête-à-têtes with colleagues.
The kitchen is exposed where one can watch how food is being cooked and prepared. A different perspective too for drinkers by the bar.
The restaurant’s unique branding shows off some pieces of industrial and retro elements.
Interiors of mostly blacks, whites, and few reds. Old-fashioned tiles, exposed beams and pipes and enamel porcelain cups that gave a retro look.
Repurposed old aluminum ladder transformed into a unique book shelf. Really industrial!
Steel bars never looked engaging until this restaurant made a wine cellar out of it.
A no-fuss menu offering mostly cocktails, beers, and wines. The resto has few food options but are delicately curated by Chef Denny Antonino and Nicco Santos to give their unique renditions of Asian flavors.
Steak Fried Rice P740
150g Korean spiced Sher Wagyu, sunny side up eggs, fresh herbs on shiitake fried rice.
According to the waiter, this is by far their best-seller. I was enticed by the presentation and colors and quite surprised with how big the serving was. I love the flavor each ingredient brings, but my take is, the intensity of flavors altogether is just too much for the taste buds to handle. With a big serving like this, textures too need to play it’s role very well to avoid the “umay” factor. Less the oil from the egg and sauces and the too-soggy texture of the rice, this dish is excellent!
Chorizo Burger P490
1/3 pound burnt onion and chorizo patty, pepperoncini cream cheese, fried egg, seasonal greens, on a squid ink bun (thus the black bun). with parmesan fries and truffled ketchup alongside.
Chorizo “Black” Burger is for me a biggest hit. The patty is perfectly spiced and herbed which compliments the unique squid ink flavor of the bread. While the fries brings an extra gentle break on the palate from all the rumble of flavors in the mouth. An extraordinary treat I’d say!
On top of the unique fusion of Asian flavors, Your Local serves interesting drinks. A sure way balancer!
Strawberry Lemonade P190
Strawberry puree, homemade lemonade, Sprite.
Sea Salt Lemonade P160
Fresh homemade lemonade, sea salt, Sprite.
Wanting to check out what else Your Local has to offer?
Here’s their menu.
Find Your Local here:
Address: Universal LMS Bldg. 106 Esteban St. Corner VA Rufino St., Legaspi Village, Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati