Limited pop up – Luzon Filipino @ The Generator

Filipino food. 

Cant say that i’ve given this particular cuisine a crack!

Which is exactly why I was keen as to come along to this newly opened pop up near London’s King Cross and discover just what it was like to taste the cooking style from the original Austronesian.

Before I get started, a fair point to raise is that Filipino food is a mixture of many other cuisines such as Malay, Spanish,Chinese, American and not to forget some Asian and Latin influences thrown in there.

Generator London - cafe area

Located inside the urban-chic Generator Hostel.

Yes a Hostel and as im told, a very cool one that at.

The thing I do admire about being a blogger is being able to experience places which would normally never cross my mind. It really is a fantastic way of exploring and getting to know the city on a more personal level.



I was joined by a few other bloggers and Roger from Purple PR and to start the evening off, we had our flutes filled with some obligatory bubbles and our bellies ready for the next three tantalising courses.

Keeping it nice and simple, we were given two choices for the starter, main and dessert.



As a risotto dish is something that wouldn’t normally appeal to me, I had decided on this occasion, to live dangerously and go with the Arroz Caldo. Or in other words chicken congee bursting with dreamy garlic, ginger and lemon flavours.



Being the seafood lover that I am, the grilled whole sea bass was well worthy of my main course decision. Wrapped and folded ever so delicately in traditional banana leaf with a generous serving of sticky rice, lime, toyomansi & tomato relish. Juicy, tender and falling apart just the way this popular table fish should be served.



Last but not least, three finger licking scoops of chilled sweet goodness and macapuno jelly. That would be the Pandan coconut velvety ice cream I am speaking about pictured below.


Now it wouldn’t be the same if the evening wasn’t finished off with some Don Papa rum. Distilled in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon, Negros, Philippines, the smooth vanilla flavours certainly did surprise me as I am not one to opt for the darker spirits.


Luzon is only running until the beginning of November so not long to trot along and get your tastebuds around some quality island dishes from the North Pacific.

You can find out more on their website for reservations.

Thursdays and fridays for your exclusive eyes only 🙂

Address: 37 Tavistock Pl, London WC1H 9SE



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