(SPOT.ph) Our hankering for Western eats with Asian flair were well sated when Peach Boy opened their doors in 2019. Located in Mandaluyong, this bright, colorful spot whipped up plenty of drool-worthy dishes that took inspiration from around the globe—we were especially huge fans of their Ube Lava Pancakes, which alone were worth the trip! But as the pandemic continues on, so does the fight for survival among our local restaurants—Peach Boy included. Sadly, the establishment has announced their official closure yesterday, December 15.
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Sad news—Peach Boy has announced its official restaurant closure:
"Today, we are officially closing Peach Boy Restaurant," they wrote in a social media post. "We would like to thank you for all your support. Special thanks to our regular customers! It’s been a great pleasure to serve you. May you all have a Merry Christmas and [a] fruitful New Year!"
There's a whole lot that we'll be missing for sure—award-winning chef Sonny Mariano and Paolo Q. Rama sure knew how to deliver comfort-inducing dishes that were as novel as they were great in execution. We've waxed poetic about their Ube Lava Pancakes, which draw you in with its purple hue, food-pornesque appearance, and nutty purple-yam flavor; their Peach Pork Belly also had our hearts thanks to how it reimagined the fruit in a savory light. And their BBQ Platter? Pure chef's-kiss stuff. We're still keeping our fingers crossed that Peach Boy considers reopening some time in the future; in the meantime, your best bet is to continue supporting your favorite local restaurant while you can.
For more information, check out Peach Boy's Facebook page.
this strange new world.