The Philippines is home to a number of brilliant chefs who impress with their well-thought out approaches to food. In spite of the current situation, these chefs continue to display their creativity and innovation by offering meals that you can pick up or get delivered and enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Here's what to order if you’re after restaurant-quality meals by some of the Metro’s brightest culinary masters.
Check out these local chefs offering their food for delivery:
Joël Robuchon-trained chef Miko Calo lets her French culinary training shine through French restaurant Metronome. While the restaurant is currently closed, she's launched Lazy Oeuf, which offers a constantly-changing menu that’s designed for takeout. Some of the offerings available for this week are Beef Bourguignon (P650/good for one, P1,250/good for two), Herb-Crusted Halibut (P850/good for one, P1,600/good for two), and Mango White Chocolate Torte (P300). You can pay via BDO bank transfer, GCash, or Paymaya, then book your own courier to get it delivered from Legazpi Village, Makati.
For orders, contact 0917-147-3776 or visit Lazy Oeuf’s delivery website.
Jordy Navarra’s Toyo Eatery made waves with their contemporary take on Filipino food. In light of the quarantine, they’ve started offering bilao that are great for sharing—take your pick from the Pancit Espesyal (P1,500/10 inches, P2,900/16 inches) with hand-cut egg noodles and other toppings, the Silog Espesyal (P1,500/10 inches, P2,900/16 inches) topped with Toyo Eatery’s three-cut pork barbecue, or the Pansit Lublob (P1,700/10 inches, P2,900/16 inches) with handmade egg noodles topped with chicharon, smoked pork and chicken, poached eggs, sauteed veggies, and pickles.
For orders, contact 0917-720-8630.
Hey Handsome’s Nicco Santos is known for injecting Southeast Asian flair onto his food, and you can have your fill of his cooking through Sambar. This new venture specializes in home-style Asian eats like Nasi Lemak with your choice of Sambar Fried Chicken or Curry Chicken Kapitan (price available upon request).
For orders, contact 0917-899-9363.
Miss Chef Josh Boutwood’s experimental cooking? His restaurants The Test Kitchen and Savage offer ready-to-cook DIY kits that come with marinated meats and other ingredients so you can make Josh Boutwood-style dishes at home—try Savage’s Barramundi (P950) or The Test Kitchen’s Ribeye with Creamed Spinach and Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes (P2,900). The Test Kitchen also has a lineup of ready-to-eat meals, which includes the Beef Cheek, Kimchi, and Egg Rice Bowl (P520) and House Burger (P360), as well as their House Sourdough (P260) and ingredients like the Fresh Spaghetti (P150/130 to 150 grams) and Three Cheese Pasta Sauce (P210/130 grams). Payments can be made via Unionbank bank transfer.
For orders, contact 0977-288-5751.
Chef Bruce Ricketts is known for his experimental takes on Japanese and Mexican fare, and three of his restaurants are open for delivery. Mecha Uma’s got premium Japanese-inspired eats like Rib-Eye Rosu Don (P1,350), while its more casual sister Sensei offers Japanese comfort eats like the Tuna & Crispy Scallop Dynamite (P340). La Chinesca is Ricketts’ taco joint, offering remixed Mexican eats like the Carnitas Taco (P155) and Beef Tostada (P180).
For orders from Mecha Uma, contact 0919-084-5537. For orders from La Chinesca, check out The Grid’s delivery website. For orders from Sensei, find them on GrabFood or contact 7358-1387 or 0916-219-1412.
Spanish chef Chele Gonzalez pays tribute to his Spanish roots as well as indigenous Filipino ingredients and techniques through Gallery by Chele, and the restaurant has recently launched ready-to-cook meal kits so you can enjoy their food at home. They’ve got Spanish favorites such as Gambas al Ajillo (P650); Filipino-inspired creations like the Kare-Kare Bon Bon (P395) with peanut praline, beef cheeks, and bagoong mayo; and meal sets for sharing, like the Pica Pica (P5,900/good for four to six) with Croquetas, Pulpo ala Gallega, Pintxos, Paella de Pato y Setas, Cuarto de Cochinillo, Carilleras al Vino Tinto, and Ube Torrija.
For orders, visit Gallery by Chele at Home’s delivery website.
Heralded as Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2016, Margarita Fores is known for her hearty cooking with influences from Italian and Filipino cuisine. Her restaurants Cibo, Lusso, and Grace Park deliver, so you can enjoy Cibo’s Penne al Telefono (P435/regular, P765/la famiglia), Lusso’s Demi-Pound Burger (P1,050), and Grace Park’s Muscovado Beef Belly (P750) at home. Her catering venture Cibo di Marghi also offers baked goods, such as the Margarita Crinkles (P720/dozen).
Thirdy Dolatre, John Kevin Navoa, and Kevin Paolo Villarica
The trio behind contemporary Filipino spot Hapag have launched Hapag sa Inyong Hapag, or Hapag-style meals for pickup and delivery. The lineup includes their signature Kare Kare ni Lola V (P950), Chicken Inasal (P850), Pares Toast (P750), and other dishes that’ll make you rethink the possibilities with Filipino cuisine. Order by calling them directly or visiting their website; you can pay via BDO bank transfer, Paymaya, or debit or credit card.
For orders, contact 0947-560-1853 or visit Hapag’s website.
JP Anglo gives Filipino food a modern twist at his restaurant Sarsa, which offers meal kits that are ready for reheating at home. Their Batchoy (P680/serves three to four) is a great accompaniment to a rainy day, while their Chicken Inasal (P800/paa, P800/pecho) is one of our favorites in the Metro thanks to its deep, smoky flavor and juicy meat. They deliver on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and you can pay via BPI or BDO bank deposit.
For orders, contact 0906-208-2759 via text or Viber.
Chef Patrick Go gives Korean cuisine a playful interpretation at The Grid stall Gochu-Gang, where tradition meets modern twists and premium ingredients. Get your fix of their Beef Ribeye Bibimbap (P390), Smoked Bacon Kimchi Rice (P350), or Parasite-inspired Steak Ramdon (P420) by ordering through The Grid’s delivery website.
For orders, check out The Grid’s delivery website.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.