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A Whole New Meaning to “Local Dining” at Bistro Lokal

‘Local’ is a noun defined as “a local person or thing”.

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy dining area 2019

That’s according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (Not as amusing a presentation of a word as when comedian Ismo does it, I know. That definition is not much help either, now that I overthought it. *tee hee )

When you think about the word ‘local’, you instantly think about things that one grew up with, are accustomed to so much that it might seem very basic, and know the ins and outs of. =)

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy 2019 menu

At Chef Miko Dy’s resto, the newly opened, Bistro Lokal, diners are introduced to a whole new meaning of highland local … and it’s going to be one hell of a razzle dazzle presentation, I promise you. (Cue Vivaldi‘s Concerto No.4 in F minor “Winter”, Chef’s Table, Netflix docu series’ intro theme.)

When my better half and I were invited (along with Buhay Pinoy TV’s Ms. Patty; so nice to meet you and your crew, Ms. Patty!) for a sneak peek of the bistro that shines bright like a diamond (especially at night =b) on Magsaysay Ave, I was given free rein to be my usual usi, eatsploring self.

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy 2019

In actuality, it’s a sit down restaurant/fine dining style with a degustation of more than 10 dishes (Think Mama’s Table. Yaaaz! We have two in food trip city now. But this one’s right in the central business district, and not private dining.) if you choose to go with either Set A or Set B.

You can also go a la carte, and pick and match all the little bites that strike your fancy. NOTE please, that sets are good for one person only, as what dining a la molecular gastronomy is. Not to worry, the mains are a la carte size. ^^,

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy red rice sour dough 2019

Red rice sourdough with bistro churned butter. Bread that’s so enjoyable to eat from crust to the inside. ❤

Non-alcoholic Beverages

Bistro Iced Tea and Preserved Sagada Orange Spritz

There are quite a number of refreshments to choose from at Bistro Lokal; all of them with such interesting names, I’d want to go on a drinking binge to see what they’re like. Race and I got the *sip ahh effect from both our choice of libations; at the same time, were put in a dilemma of nursing our drink, taking little refreshing sips; or do we finish this off so we can get another glass.

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy nonalcoholic beverages Bistro Iced Tea and Preserved Sagada Orange Spritz2019

Preserved Sagada orange spritz and Bistro iced tea – Lemon grass, kamote leaf tea with mint, dayap, panucha. *sip ahh!

I, at this point, will leave you with photos of the small taste explosions Chef Miko had us sample. At Bistro Lokal, the waitstaff are rigorously trained and knowledgeable of every minute detail about the food they serve, you’re sure to be treated to a dinner and a show when you dine here. I definitely would like you to experience that introduction full of flair to a new meaning of ‘local’ for yourself, dear foodie reader. (“,)

Just know that every ingredient that’s used in putting together the dishes on the tasting menu are sourced locally as well as the freshest they can be. (I particularly liked the micro greens. Eeiii, the little pechay, so cute.) #SupportLocal

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy dining area 2019

And if you’ve ever dined at Zola, Drop Out, Recess, The Terminal, or any of The Camp restos, your palate and this Chef are acquainted, one way or the other. At his baby of a food tasting joint, you’re bound to get everything that is Miko Dy in one sitting. =D Taste and savor each ingredient, well thought of and served in such a way that a transcendental flavor profile comes together beautifully in your mouth.

Una

Kwek-kwek

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy kwek-kwek 2019

Kwek-kwek -Pork scotch quail egg, potato nest, baby lettuce, kariton sauce =)

Pusit Salada

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy pusit salada 2019

Pusit salada =D

Laing Pebbles

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy laing pebbles 2019

Laing pebbles – Crispy squid ink laing ball, green mango buro, assorted salad green, patis mansi spray

Bistro Dinuguan

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy bistro dinuguan 2019

Bistro dinuguan ^^, – Dehydrated pork intestines, dehydrated dugo sauce, aerated puto

Mansanas at Pipino

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy mansanas at pipino 2019

Mansanas at pipino – Green apple, pickled sayote, pipinong hapon, radish, mint leaves, green apple, bagoong dilis

Sorbetes

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy sayote sorbet 2019

Sayote sorbet =b Palate cleanser? I could eat a tub of this. *heehaha

Pangalawa

Ginataang Manok

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy ginataang manok 2019

Ginataang manok – Pan roasted crispy chicken quarter leg, smoked coconut broth, malunggay oil, braised sayote, crispy malunggay.

Tinuno

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy tinuno2019

Tinuno (“,) – Three cuts pork barbeque, pakbet salsa, mango vinegar, kimchi rice, four-seconds poached egg

Panapos

Saba at Condensada; Black Rice Ice Cream

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy Saba at condensada, and black rice ice cream2019

Saba at kondensada – Panutcha braised saba, kesong puti foam, skyflakes crumble, condensed milk, ice cream, patis butterscotch. Black rice ice cream – Balatinaw ice cream, sayote sorbet, red rice puff, red rice cracker. \m/

Get to know a different facet of ‘local dining’ at Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy … where the simple but staple is reinvented to bring a new experience of enjoying food altogether. That’s Bistro Lokal, with a K.

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy 2019

Utilizing the bistro’s Instagram-able digs. Whoo-zah!

Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko

307 Upper Magsaysay Avenue (across from Baguio Central University)

Baguio City, Philippines

0975 410 3224

https://www.facebook.com/BistroLokal2600/

NOTE: The bistro is located on the road side and strictly no parking along the entire stretch of road, until 6:00 p.m. It is pretty easy to get public transport (jeep or taxi) from here though.

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy 2019

See location on Google Maps: Malcolm Square to Bistro Lokal:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Malcolm+Square,+Baguio,+Benguet/Bistro+Lokal,+307+Magsaysay+Ave,+Baguio,+Benguet/@16.4167473,120.5932232,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x3391a167953b2d97:0xb176d48ac7a7d927!2m2!1d120.5956722!2d16.4140408!1m5!1m1!1s0x3391a1c975e049cd:0xc185bb072faa78e8!2m2!1d120.5946979!2d16.4194539!3e0

Baguio Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko Dy 2019

***Thank you so very much, Chef Miko for giving us a look behind the curtain of Bistro Lokal goings on. Thanks muchie, too, Ms. Kim. More power!

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12 responses to “A Whole New Meaning to “Local Dining” at Bistro Lokal”

  1. Tess says :

    Why is the laing so smoky? The setup here at BIstro Lokal looks like Manila dinng. Good job Chef Miko Dy. Thanks for this post Xine

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Tess! There’s dry ice in the pot. The whole time eating at Bistro Lokal, I had Chef’s Table episodes on my mind. Sure glad for this dining option in the City of Pines.

      I hope you have a wonderful time dining here. Thank you so much for visiting Find Good Baguio Foods! (“,)

  2. William says :

    First the barn. Now this. A degustation place is seriously going to raise the bar in Baguio dining. Bistro Lokal. Let me put this on my where to eat when I get back.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, William! The dining options really are getting numerous and fantastic. A good relief from the regular burger and pasta offering, for sure.

      Happy Bistro Lokal dining whenever it is you plan to visit. Thanks muchie for reading the features on this Baguio food blog! (“,)

  3. Mario says :

    Mahalia ulit. Purita pa naman ako ngayon. Anong pinakamasarap ditey sa Bistro Local?

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Mario! Baguio eatsploration goals … we really do have to work hard, save much for some restos we want to try no? *hihi Feeling blessed daw ako ta invited. I’d still like to return to Bistro Lokal on my own dime though. Read: Purita rin this year =))

      Everything was a taste explosion so it’s sort of hard to pick faves … sort of. The tinuno with kimchi rice is my favorite and the dinuguan. The sayote sorbet. =b

      Thank you so muchie for looking in on findgoodBaguiofoods.com. To you getting to check this bistro off the soonest. (“,)

  4. Anon says :

    Hi! ! Nice place. When I eat here Ill get ala carte. I might not be satisfied with small portions.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Anon! Good plan. *hihi Though mains in the sets are a ala carte size and with the many small bites, it might just be enough. Just today, Bistro Lokal has added crispy pata to their menu, good for 4 to 5. Limited supplies per day.

      Happy degustation or a la carte dining! Thankies for visiting this food blog! (“,)

  5. Candy says :

    Omgeee I waited for this Xine. I was very curious when I heard about Bistro Lokal. Tasting menu pala.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Candy! Bistro Lokal is like a Mama’s Table in the central business district. Not private dining though.

      I hope you get to try this out and enjoy your experience! Thank you so much for the support! (“,)

  6. Steph says :

    Great find, Xine. Looks like Bistro Lokal by Chef Miko will be this year’s goal restaurant to check off. The bbq looks good.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Steph! Cheering you on! I hope you have a fantastic time sampling the dishes by Chef Miko Dy at Bistro Lokal! Muchies thankies for visiting the blog. (“,)

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