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Here’s the One Dish that Keeps Us Coming Back to Your Local

September 4, 2014

Your Local has already done a fine job of distinguishing itself from other restaurant formats in Makati City, drawing a crowd of even the pickiest eaters whose flavor of the day is produced right inside their open kitchen. Chefs Nicco and Denny must be proud.

salmon donburi

Like that first love you can’t seem to get over, Your Local has a dish that has haunted my taste buds ever since my first encounter—their Torched Salmon Donburi with mentaiko, ebiko, and crispy salmon skin sitting atop of roast corn and shiitake black rice. One thing that makes me respect Your Local is that the dishes here are careful and considered, and it is in this bowl, in my opinion, that Your Local’s culinary talent goes full circle. A watchful application of heat cooks the salmon to a perfect medium, and the mixture of all the other ingredients creates a blast of umami on the palate. In my frequent visits, I condition myself to order something else, but I always, always wind up with this one, scraping the bowl for any leftover grains of rice—or even sauce—that I failed to put inside my greedy mouth.

Have you tried Your Local’s Salmon Donburi? What are your other favorite dishes from this restaurant? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

Your Local
106 Esteban St. cor VA Rufino St. Legaspi Village
Makati City

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero.

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4 responses to “Here’s the One Dish that Keeps Us Coming Back to Your Local”

  1. Addi dela Cruz says:


  2. Pamela Cortez says:

    Everything else on the menu too YASSSSS

  3. B-sec says:

    I Love the restaurant. I hate the coffee shop beside it, Yardstick. Really awful brews and their desserts taste like they were baked in a cooking class attended by prisoners

  4. Rita says:

    where can you get mentaiko.

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