Asia's Top Three Local Dining Spots
T+L picks three new locavore restaurants that are turning heads in the region.—By Lara Day
Published on Nov 22, 2011
Global flavors and local ingredients meet at chef Sandralyn Hataway’s light-filled Tourné, where a quote by slow-food pioneer Alice Waters emblazons the white walls. Try the delicate lemongrass consommé with chicken and shitake, or the hearty Reuben sandwich with red-cabbage slaw and carabao cheese. Save room for the citrus and pili brownies with caramel. The Fort Strip, 7th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines; +63 2 555 0267; lunch for two P900.
+ HONG KONG
At buzzing New York–Italian joint Linguine Fini, even a humble mixed salad is an experience—think perfectly seasoned lollo rosso and friseé, sweet cherry tomato and cucumber sourced organic farms in the New Territories. The linguini pomodoro bursts with flavor, while the robust egg pasta is faultlessly al dente. Perch at the long dark-wood pasta counter and watch the chefs at work. 1st floor, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2857 1333; linguinifini.com; lunch for two HK$220.
Blink and you’ll miss Seven Spoons, a tiny, Cananga-wood-paneled gastrobar converted from an old Chinese shop house. Open only for dinner, the kitchen specializes in mod-American fare (spaghetti with Moroccan-spiced meatballs; Haloumi tikka with cardamom risotto and tamarind) with an emphasis on seasonal, Thai-sourced produce. Cocktails are a highlight: don’t miss the Bronze Spoon, a blend of spiced rum, mandarin orange, lime and sugar cane. 211 Chakkaphatdi Phong Road, Bangkok, Thailand; +66 2 628 4588; dinner for two Bt900.