Un Cuenca

I'm a fan of Chef Ariel Manuel. He's the kind of cook anyone can love - he just wants to make you good food without any fanfare. With the shutting down of Lolo Dad's (2013), I waited for the next chapter to come around.

 Chef Ariel Manuel together with another favorite Chef Sunshine Puey Pengson. Taken during  Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 where they showcased their food for the Visayan Regional lunch. 

Chef Ariel Manuel together with another favorite Chef Sunshine Puey Pengson. Taken during  Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 where they showcased their food for the Visayan Regional lunch. 

 

Here's the first paragraph at Un Cuenca in Alabang. This is gooooood: a mustardy spin on salpicao. 😜

 Salpicao

Salpicao

 

One of my favorites for the evening -- a light and tasty jar of house made sardines, seasoned just right. 

 Sardines

Sardines

The pugon really does wonders with pork.

 Lechon Pugon

Lechon Pugon