Locavore at S Maison

by - Saturday, August 04, 2018

Locavore has been making its name in Manila as a place to get seriously good Filipino food. I always see this restaurant being highly recommended for people who have foreigners or balikbayans coming over to visit, wanting to have a taste of what Filipinos have to offer.

The restaurant's increasing popularity has enabled them to further expand their business and open another branch at Pasay's S Maison.
This restaurant's interiors looks so modern, and unlike any other Filipino restaurant I have been to. I haven't set foot on any other Locavore branches, but the ambiance of this one is just another reason for you to drop by. 

Champorado ni Speedy P190
My friend had the Champorado ni Speedy, which was topped with tsokolate sauce, powdered Milk, Fish Floss, Cheese, Cream Cheese Mousse, Grated Tsokolate, Milk, and condensed Milk. A serving is too huge to be finished by 3 people when eaten along with other dishes. It was fine to me, but my friend had a hard time appreciating it because of the rice used.

Inabangsilog P270
I ordered the inabangsilog, which is a fusion of the inasal and daing na bangus. I personally liked it since I was really able to get the taste of both the inasal and daing, and I loved how it paired so well with their vinegar sauce. If you're looking for something cheap from Locavore to have for lunch, then this is it. 

Oxtail Sisig P350
I am not fond of oysters, which prompted me to try the oxtail sisig instead of their best-selling oyster sisig. It was made with oxtail, Pig Ears, Sambal Sauce, Cilantro, and egg. Well, this isn't something I would recommend to my friends who are craving for sisig, and I'd love to try the oyster sisig the next time around (since I heard it doesn't really taste like oysters, and it's super good).

Leche Flan P190
The leche flan should be a dessert that's easy to love, but very complicated to perfect. In our case, the leche flan's texture was a bit flawed, and not really the perfectly smooth and creamy, but it wasn’t really so bad. 

Leche Flan P230 (Regular)
The halo-halo had the most puzzling taste out of everything we’ve tried that afternoon. This one had ube, banana compote, pinipig, kiwi, cavendish, mango, yema, mandarin orange, avocado ice cream, leche flan, and corn. Sure, it’s not your usual halo-halo, but not in the best way. A halo-halo is supposed to have a lot of different components put together with shaved ice and milk, but this halo-halo tasted literally like everything was just put into a bowl without considering if all of them goes well together. On the plus side, at least Locavore isn't stingy with the ingredients.

After hearing all these positive feedbacks for this restaurant, I am sad to say that I was not convinced. I know we probably ordered the most ridiculously unpopular items from their menu, but that doesn’t make it a good enough reason why we didn’t enjoy our experience. Nonetheless, I will definitely come back to try out their best-sellers, especially since my brother loves one of Locavore’s seafood items even if he’s allergic to them. 

My Scores:
Pricing - 3/5
Service - 4/5
Ambiance - 5/5
Taste - 3/5

Hungry for more,

Address: Level 1 S Maison, Conrad Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Operating Hours: 11am to 1am Daily
Contact: (63) 917 847 2747
Website: https://www.locavore.ph/
Budget: P300 per person
Parking: S Maison Parking
Instagram: @locavore.ph 

(Date of Visit: June 2, 2018)

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