The style of dining is reminiscent of the restaurants along the artistic meat packing district of Soho in New York City. My meal at canteen was pure Aracama, unlikely ingredients enhanced by unsurpassed imagination. Much of his food appears unstudied and spontaneous, but it is entirely a product of perfectionism-definitely up there at the top level of the top restaurants in the metro.
(Canteen is a small laidback restaurant serving a variety of salads, soups, pastas and sandwiches.)
Canteen’s food is one of a kind. You might find it peculiar, I find it earnest, innocent, irresistible, and imaginative – a little art naïf, a little emerging rock-band.
(Cheese steak US beef onions, bell pepper and cheese wiz sandwich and Lemongrass beef and nuoc cham dip in soy sauce.)
Anyone who dines regularly at Canteen knows to expect perfectly prepared salads and sandwiches and the finest homemade chocnut ice cream in town.
(Canteen’s unassuming storefront entrance in Legaspi Village sits across furniture heaven, Habitat and a stone throw away from 105 Rada.)