Here’s the One Dish that Keeps Us Coming Back to Your LocalAugust 30, 2019
- Mikka WeeWords
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.
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.