I would love to introduce to you an all veg ramen house in the Philippines called Wabi-Sabi, Vegetarian Restaurant and Grocery Store.
Wabi-Sabi is located at “The Collective“, a warehouse-turned-hip commercial area in Makati City, where superniche, superlocal, superartisanal stores and galleries reign supreme. It’s where you’ll find stores celebrating alternative lifestyles-including the vegan lifestyle.
Wabi-Sabi hosts a veggie food event called “Veggie Mayhem”, described on this board.The spread: Wabi-sabi‘s version of vegan Chicharon aka Veggie cracklings, steamed buns (wheat Chay Pao and Regular Siopao Asado), Banh mi sandwich, Haru maki rolls, Kua pao and more.
To tell you the truth, the kitchen almost refused to take us in because we arrived late after its closing time. My friends and I had expressed we pretty much would order any left overs, and the spread above was what they were able to find for us. Not bad eh?
The kitchen staff also found us its last bowl of Pho soup-which was what we had originally sought for (mission accomplished!) Btw, this soup didn’t disappoint.
Vegan steamed buns or Siopao: Wheat Chay Pao and Regular Asado. Both savory sweet but I prefer the Asado.
Veggie cracklings or vegan Chicharon, served with vinegar on the side. Possibly the best vegan version I’ve tried so far (I’ve tried 4-5 different kinds).
Vegan Kua Pao. I wasn’t too crazy about this sandwich, but then again I’ve never had Kua Pao before so I wasn’t sure if it was really supposed to taste this way. It was mildly sweet and crunchy, and filing.
Vegan Haru maki fried spring rolls with seaweed and banana blossoms inside, served with soy sauce and mustard. Great as appetizer or side dish.
This below was not from Wabi-Sabi, but from Ritual Shop, another store at “The Collective”. I found out just now that this vegan peanut butter ice cream was made by blogger friend/vegan chef Marie Gonzales at Kitchen Revolution!
Marie and I never met but we were supposed to at the Astig Vegan potluck. Marie was going to bring ice cream but unfortunately she got caught in heavy traffic and wasn’t able to attend the party. I guess I was still able to try her ice cream after all! Hopefully Marie and I could meet next time.
My friends: husband and wife, Ryan and Clare.
The whole gang.
And guess what?! This lady approached us and said she knew about my blog. Could you believe that she is already a mom of 2 (one looks like a teenager/early 20s and one a preteen)? She looks so young and petite-must be the vegan lifestyle!
Mon – Thu: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
+63 918 962 2935
Budget: Approx. P150 per person ($3.50)