(SPOT.ph) When we thought the food and dining world was already finding a stable balance, with more restaurants opening than closing, something comes along and reminds us that everything is still in a state of flux. We're talking about the hot-off-the-press, breaking news that the beloved Filipino restaurant Sawsaw in Poblacion, Makati, is closing its doors come May 15. If you've been a fan of the quintessential Filipino resto and its fun, modern, and quirky take on all things Filipino food, you better read up because you only have about two weeks left to visit the outpost for the time being.
Here's everything we know about this Poblacion restaurant's closure:
In a post on their Instagram account, Sawsaw broke the hearts of many Filipino food diners by announcing that they would be closing their doors on May 15, Monday.
Sawsaw comforts its patrons with a short promise that a new concept will soon replace Sawsaw. SPOT.ph reached out to representatives of the brand and was told that "The partners have amicably agreed to part ways."
ICYDK, Sawsaw opened in 2022 and was one of our picks for the 50 Great Restaurants of 2022. Sawsaw is Chef Sau del Rosario’s love letter to all things Filipino. Apart from being a fun play on Del Rosario's own name, the resto's moniker pays an ode to the quintessential Filipino dining element that is sawsawan. They are known for pushing the boundaries of modern Filipino cuisine. Some top picks from their menu include: their sous vide Crispy Pata (P1,250), known to many for its crispy pork skin yet succulent and tender meat. Not to mention the Lobster sa Alavar Sauce (P1,550), which is a spin on a dish from Zamboanga featuring a poached lobster, a coconut and crab fat-infused sauce, and ikura or salmon eggs.
For more information, visit Sawsaw's Facebook page.