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.
Here's the first paragraph at Un Cuenca in Alabang. This is gooooood: a mustardy spin on salpicao. 😜
One of my favorites for the evening -- a light and tasty jar of house made sardines, seasoned just right. ❤
The pugon really does wonders with pork.