Porchetta kare-kare and tilapia ice cream: Bistro United’s elevated Filipino food (GMA News Online)

You'll fall in love with the Porchetta Kare-Kare

(This feature was published in GMA News Online last March 27, 2017)

Filipino food continues to be in the limelight both in the local and international food scene. New restaurants have been popping up all over the metro, but not all are able to elevate Filipino food and its ingredients like the newly opened Bistro United.

Glass walls beckon diners as they enter the spacious establishment, which has an industrial yet still warm and welcoming vibe. My eyes immediately went to the wall with the vertical garden—its lush texture and vibrant green hue add eye appeal. The exposed beam ceilings, white painted brick walls, and wooden furnishing with touches of solihiya bring a lot of character to the place.

Its ambience actually reflects the cuisine of Bistro United, which executive chef Mia K. Capay calls “feel-good food.” “It’s not pretentious, it’s not something that’s going to intimidate you, but at the same time, we’d like to highlight the local ingredients,” she says.

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