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The Noodle Studio
ABOUT THIS PLACE
Noodles have been a staple in the culinary vernacular of most Asian Countries. In many parts of Asia, it is considered comfort food. While there are numerous places in Manila that offer European renditions of noodles, little has been done to really gather and place emphasis on its various conceptions from around the Asian continent.
top L-R: Pad Thai (Thailand) P378 and Fried Salmon Pouches P288
bottom L-R: Laksa Lemak - Curry Coconut Soup (Malaysia) P388 and Mie Goreng (Indonesia) P288
The Noodle Studio serves as a workshop in exploring Asian palates, gathering a selection of well-known noodle dishes as well as creating new Asian dishes in a modern, sophisticated setting. Each dish is prepared using contemporary techniques in the culinary world, while retaining the heart and flavor of the original recipes to deliver its version of modern Asian comfort food to discerning diners.
Nasi Goreng P288
The Noodle Studio is the brainchild of Executive Chef Gregorio “Gigo” de Guzman. He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, from where he then pursued a culinary course at Enderun Colleges. He was fortunate enough to be chosen for an internship program at the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Jules Verne on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Bagoong Fried Rice P348
His love for noodles began in his childhood, where his favorite memories of his late father, Moises de Guzman, were of their numerous noodle food trips. Some of his many passions are musical theater (appearing in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s High School Musical, Repertory Philippines' The Producers, and Trumpet’s Bluebird of Happiness), and indoor cycling (working as an instructor at Electric Studio, the Philippines first boutique indoor cycling studio).
top L-R: Yan Som O (Thai Pomelo Salad) P398 and Fried Sisig Rolls P238
bottom L-R: Char Kway Teow 2.0 P358 and Yakisoba (Japan) P388
The concept of the Noodle Studio was inspired by a previous restaurant created by his friend Chef Off, a Thai national who studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, and his mother Claire dela Fuente, the famed singer, entrepreneur, and restaurateur. The 2-year process of creating the Noodle Studio was a collaborative effort between Chef Gigo and Head Chef Alister Sun. An HRIM graduate major in Culinary Arts from De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde, Chef Al garnered his training at the Panorama Hotel in Hongkong and the Starwood Hotel Group in Colorado, Washington, and Arizona. They also had the participation of Chef Off, Claire dela Fuente, and a few friends from around Asia.
top L-R: Mee Goreng 2.0 (Indonesia) P388 and Crab Ragoon P268
bottom L-R: Laksa Lemak - Beef Brisket Noodle Soup (Taiwan) P408 and Thai Green Curry Chicken P388
The aim of the Noodle Studio is to bring the flavors of various countries in Asia in one place, providing a relaxed, modern upscale setting where these can be enjoyed with friends and family. It wishes to serve as a workshop or “studio,” where various Asia noodle dishes can be explored and recreated to satisfy the ever-growing number of foodies in Manila. But most of all, the Noodle Studio aspires to give Asian Noodle Cuisine the credit it deserves in molding and influencing the culinary world.
Owner and Executive Chef of The Noodle Studio: Ms. Claire dela Fuente and Chef Gregorio "Gigo" de Guzman
Executive Chef Gregorio "Gigo" de Guzman and Head Chef Alister "Al" Sun
The Noodle Studio is located at the 2nd Floor of Ayala Malls the 30th, Meralco Ave. Ortigas, Pasig City.
Telephone Number: (+632) 637-6500
Mobile Numbers: Smart – (+63) 928-389-8583 / Globe – (+63) 995-271-5465
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