The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
Under 25 USD
This eclectic grill seduces with its perfectly encapsulated fusion of the Malay, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese flavors that typify the wholly unique cuisine of the Philippines. Cozy touches accent the décor and a mix of light stone with dark wood strikes just the right balance between contemporary and familiar. Bold and generously portioned, the authentic specialties here have amassed a devout following. Highlights from the extensive pork- and seafood-dominated menu might include binagoongang baboy, tender chunks of pork cooked in a shrimp paste-sparked sauce made rich with melted fat; and adobo fried rice studded with crunchy and delicious bits of pork belly skin. If it's on offer, be sure to opt for the inihaw na panga or grilled tuna jaw.