Manila’s Gallery Vask named one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2016

The Filipino restaurant made the list for the first time ever, coming in at number 39

Adlai rice paired with bagoong fermented-fish paste and served with sea urchin and pigeon

Adlai rice paired with bagoong fermented-fish paste and served with sea urchin and pigeon

Tiradito of raw tuna loin, kinilaw gel with coconut milk, calamansi and tabon-tabon fruit

Tiradito of raw tuna loin, kinilaw gel with coconut milk, calamansi and tabon-tabon fruit

Gallery Vask's interiors

Gallery Vask's interiors

From street food to fine dining, there’s good food aplenty in the Philippines — and the rest of the world is finally sitting up and taking notice. Case in point: Gallery Vask in Manila has just clinched a coveted spot on the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2016, coming in at 39 — the only Filipino restaurant on the list. The fine-dining resto also walked away with the title of “Best Restaurant in the Philippines”.

Situated in a high-concept art gallery, Gallery Vask serves up modern Spanish cuisine with a Filipino twist. And the food seems to draw creative inspiration from its artistic surrounds, with myriad flavors and textures that make for a multi-sensory dining experience. For instance, Chef J. Luis Gonzalez dishes up signature plates such as adlai rice paired with bagoong fermented-fish paste and served with sea urchin and pigeon, as well as tiradito of raw tuna loin, kinilaw gel with coconut milk, calamansi and tabon-tabon fruit.

Dying to snag a table already? Do note that reservations will be exceedingly hard to come by — the intimate restaurant only seats 20, and we’re sure that the rest of the world will be clamoring for a taste, too. But hey, all good things are worth the wait!

To view the full list of winners, click here.

Gallery Vask, 5/F Clipp Center, 11th Ave corner 39th St, Bonifacio Global City; +63 917 546 1673; galleryvask.com

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Written by

Delle Chan

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