If you cannot make a trip to Thailand, or the Philippines just isn’t in this year’s budget, you’re in for a treat. A dinner at Kaliwa, tucked inside the District Wharf, is not just a consolation prize. It’s a true feast, about as delicious as can be imagined outside of a journey across the world. Chef Cathal Armstrong's authentic and delicious Korean, Filipino or Thai cooking is blessed with serious flavor. From the Filipino column, a classic pancit gets some elevated polish with crisp, sweet spring peas, spaghetti-like ribbons of carrots, crunchy chicharrónes and a tangle of tender noodles. From the Thai menu, dishes like the pad tua faak yaow and kaeng daeng don't just bring the spice, but showcase each complex ingredient in perfect, sublime harmony.

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