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Toyo Eatery’s Summer Pop-Up, Orosa, Is Now In Rockwell

No tasting menus here as the restaurant listed in Asia’s top 50 goes for casual, family-style dining!

For some seriously delicious yet casual eats this month, head to Rockwell Center’s The Balmori Suites to take part in Orosa, a pop-up dining concept created by the chefs of Toyo Eatery. This celebrated modern Filipino restaurant was recently hailed as one of Asia’s top 50 restaurants, and is headed by Chef Jordy Navarra, a man who seeks to discover the national identity through playful interpretations of local cuisine. It gets its name from the Filipino word for soy sauce, a familiar condiment with deep complexities. A meal in Toyo navigates diners across various layers of flavors and ingredients, using simple flavors and cooking techniques that are both traditional and modern.

For their summer pop-up in Balmori, Toyo Eatery drew inspiration from the legacy of Maria Orosa – scientist, activist, humanitarian, and war hero who dedicated her life to uplifting the Philippines through food innovation. (Of her various creations, the most famous one, of which she does not receive enough credit for, is banana catsup). Toyo Eatery’s summer pop-up will feature multi-course meals and renditions of global dishes, together with timeless Filipino favorites, including Orosa’s contribution to food technology.

“Here, we’ll be recalling and reimagining the diner days and clubhouse afternoons of Manila in a bygone era. You can expect casual dishes and quick bites in solo and family-style portions (no tasting menu here!),” Toyo Eatery published on Facebook.

Orosa is part of a series under The Balmori Suites’ Chef’s Table concept which highlights renowned chefs in the country through month-long pop-ups, providing a delightfully unique experience to the Rockwell community. 

The creativity and thoughtfulness seen in the overall dining experience has earned Toyo consistent critical acclaim. Get a taste of Toyo at The Balmori Suites, from April 19 to May 14, 2023. Catch them from 11:30AM to 9PM, every Tuesday to Sunday. No reservations required, check their Instagram  page to learn more. 

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