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

August 30, 2019

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 is former editor of and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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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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