Toyo Eatery by Nicole Coson
Toyo Eatery prides itself on being a Filipino restaurant. With just a few city miles on its brow, Toyo Eatery, through Jordy Navarra, has been finding new ways to present familiar Filipino flavors, through bright new dishes. Their creativity has piqued the interest of other chefs around the world, which has led Navarra and his team to work with the likes of chefs from Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, and Belgium. Navarra insists that there is still much to learn and more to do, which he and his team at Toyo Eatery are continuously uncovering.
Nicole Coson’s piece for the Manila Takeout x Toyo Eatery shirt focuses on the bilao. While traditionally used in the Philippines to winnow rice, the bilao is now frequently seen as a serving tray, holding anything from pancit to kakanin. It’s also become a symbol of gathering, celebration, sharing and coming together. At the start of Manila’s lockdown, when restaurant operations were limited to takeout, Toyo traded in their multi-course menu for a straightforward single bilao. It has since come to represent the team’s solidarity and combined strength, amidst the unexpected time the world now faces.
All shirts are on a pre-order basis and will only be produced once the pre-order period (two weeks from the release date) is closed. Given this, shirts will be delivered within three to four weeks from the release date.
Size Chest Length XS 17.3" 24.8" S 18.5" 26.0" M 19.7" 27.2" L 20.9" 28.3" XL 22.0" 29.1" 2XL 23.2" 29.9" 3XL 24.0" 32.0"