Kinilaw & Buko, a new 42-cover Filipino restaurant and cocktail bar, is opening during the third week of October at 104 Hoxton Street, N1 6SG.
Filipino Head Chef Francis Puyat, the culinary brains behind hugely successful 100 Hoxton and mastermind of last year’s biggest pop up, The Hallou-mi (and creator of the world-famous halloumi ice cream) has once again teamed up with his old pal, 100 Hoxton Founder Andrew Zilouf. Together they have taken the site next door on Hoxton Street, a former tailors’ shop, to open the restaurant that they have dreamt about for years.
Francis is going back to his roots with this exciting new launch, creating two unique concepts in one: Kinilaw, a Filipino take on Ceviche that uses palm vinegar and kalamansi instead of lime to break down enzymes and denature protein and Buko, a fusion, artisan Filipino ice cream concept served in a baby coconut shell. Low in carbs and saturated fats, vegan, vegetarian and dairy free friendly, Kinilaw bars have been a huge hit across the pond. Now, with the addition of Buko, it’s the perfect marriage.