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Tipple & Slaw’s Francis Lim Takes on Asian-Western Food at Sup? Chow

February 4, 2019

The Filipino stomach has a soft spot for Asian (in particular, Chinese) cuisine, as is evident in the large-scale roles the said cuisine has played in shaping Filipino food today. Nav and Tipple & Slaw’s Francis Lim knows this by heart, himself being of part-Chinese descent and having grown up eating Chinese dishes at home. At Sup? Chow, Lim gives us a taste of the flavors of his youth, but given more modern and casual twists that are just as apt for a family feast as it is on a Friday night out with the gang.

Fold it up and eat it like a taco.

Lim describes Sup? Chow’s food as a “Western take on Asian cuisine”—but a glance at the menu reveals familiar parts and dish formats that immediately signal comfort. Think rice bowls, noodles, bite-sized appetizers, dumplings, and more, mostly of an East Asian backbone but with the occasional appearance of trend-setter ingredients such as truffle. What stands out for us are their Scallion Pancakes: house-made pancakes that bring to mind crepes with their thinness, but come topped with your topping of choice (we love the Fried Chicken, brushed with homemade miso and topped with greens) and eaten with a taco. Full of flavor and a variety of textures, each bite is a party in the mouth, best paired with one of their refreshments like the Mango Sago or the Frozen Thai Milk Tea.

Sup? Chow

Western takes on Asian cuisine by Francis Lim.

ADDRESS: Unit 203, 2F, Antel Corporate Center, 121 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila 1209
VISIT: 11AM-10PM, Mondays to Saturdays
CONTACT: 0917-712-4013 / (02) 310-1072 /
SPEND: PHP 200-500 for a meal, 150-200 for dumplings
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Patricia Baes SEE AUTHOR Patricia Baes

Trish thinks too much about everything—truth, existence.....and what’s on her plate. Her ongoing quest for a better relationship with food has led to a passion for cooking, gastronomy, and a newfound interest in its politics. She dreams of perfecting the art of making soufflé with her crappy toaster oven.

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