You read that right. Splitting dishes is a no-no at this place. Well, you could have it split for a charge. But you know what, I applaud them for that. It’s not that they can’t come up with the same taste with a split dish but when you’ve crafted something good and beautiful, why should one mess it up? Now, let’s try some Your Local to see the beauty of their unified dishes.
I got this very cool and indie vibe upon entering this place. I like how the lights are dim, and candles were around to light up the place. I also liked their very open kitchen where one could even sit, and watch them in action. Their way of reserving table is pretty quirky as you can instantly see your name on the table with the label “your table”. And oh, the background music of this place was on point too. Very casual with all the indie music to get one in the mood.
My friend and I first got some drinks. I had their Strawberry Lemonade which had strawberry puree, homemade lemonade and sprite. My friend had Sea Salt Lemonade that had homemade lemonade, sea salt and sprite. I really liked my drink as I was able to taste both fruits in it. The added sprite was interesting as it gave the drink this fizz. On the other, my friend found her drink too tangy. Probably because of the lemon and sea salt combination that didn’t sit well with her.
Who would pass up on this sandwich? Not me! And yes, it’s a sandwich despite of it looking like a burger. Paired parmesan fries on the side, this sandwich consisted of burnt onion, chorizo jam, pepperoncini cream cheese and fried egg in the middle of that squid ink bun. It has this very slight kick because of the chorizo but overall, this was FREAKING AWESOME. SO GOOD. Yeah, had to type it all in capital letters. I savored every bite with a smile on my face, and my eyes closed. Oh, and the fries were a winner too. It was still crunchy, and had a little kick with all the spices mixed in.
I had a taste of this, and made a mental note to order it the next time around. This torched Norwegian Salmon was cooked to a medium that made it very silky smooth on one’s palate. Add in some mentaiko, ebiko, crisp salmon skin on roast corn and shitake black rice, this was one superb fusion dish.
Indeed, that banana bread was dense. Too dense for my liking actually. Good thing the coconut-calamansi ice cream was there to act as the light component. I liked how it was creamy in a coconut sense yet has that tangy taste of calamansi.
Though the dishes are pricey, you really pay for great fusion dishes. The servers were attentive in assisting our orders. It’s really best to go here at night to get this cool and dark gastropub feel. Also, the lighting at that time is pretty sweet. It’s advisable to reserve a table in advance as this place can get packed on a weekday.
So go and try some Your Local. I’m sure you’ll have one cool dining experience. 😉
G/F Universal LMS Bldg., 106 Esteban Street,
Legaspi Village, Makati City
Official website: http://yourlocal.ph/