Fine Asian street food 2017-12-15T03:39:58+00:00

Fine Asian Street food?

Fine
high quality products, professionally done, personalized

Asian
ingredients and techniques used throughout Asia

Streetfood
approachable, improvised, humble, creative, delicious

Perspective

The culinary arts, as old as mankind, offer a lifetime of exploration. They are a gift from previous generations to the present, and they cannot be “mastered” by anyone. Even the most celebrated chefs, of any given era, only know a fraction of what is possible in the kitchen and lesser still of the infinite pathways an ingredient may travel to reach it.

To focus too much on what ‘s cooking today, what is commercially viable or successful, what’s accepted as normal, or even state of the art, is to risk losing sight of the enormity of our culinary history…indeterminably greater than we realize, much of it written in anonymity, much more having faded from view.

At Guerrera, we choose to resist this shortsightedness and strive to re-discover and preserve those disappearing arts…those vanishing traditions…those gifts worth fighting for.

Why it matters

It provides a dose of reality in an industry, which includes both producers and consumers, that tends to get caught up in the glare of its own reflection.

It shields one from the trends, styles, marketing-speak, concepts, and ‘must have gadgets’ of the day, which when compared to the vastness of man’s culinary past, are confining and insignificant.
And finally it encourages chef’s to explore and to cook what they like, without certain constraints. Original, traditional, authentic, native, fusion –these are all constructs that fade when viewing the culinary arts through the wide lens of time.

Timeless

No matter what is in fashion in a given era, there are some culinary attributes that we do consider timeless. In our cooking, we strive to stay grounded in these principles:

Hard work (no short cuts)

Creative/curious

Personal

    Culinary continuum

    It also means there is likely no such thing as true invention in the kitchen. Everything that is created, at one point or another has already been made before. 


    But rather than discourage creativity, this perspective beckons one to humbly enter a realm just waiting to be re-discovered.

    And perhaps shared.

    Fun

    If there is one more element that is integral in our cooking it is fun. We do it because we enjoy it. If were not having fun, something’s wrong in the kitchen.


    “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”
    Mark Twain

    Why book Direct?

    We travel a lot too and that’s in part  how we got into this business. When planning a trip we’d shop around the major online travel sites, then visit the hotel websites directly and finally choose the places and deals that were the best. As owners, we want you take that same approach but ultimately, we want you to book directly with us, rather than any 3rd party service because we save on the commissions. Wouldn’t you?

    So we’ re going to make it worth your while to book direct. How?

    1. The prices we offer on our website are always and will always be cheaper and if you prove us wrong somehow, we will match the price.

    2. Direct bookers get 10% off on all food and drink at Guerrera. For most of our clients, cuisine is the main reason they choose us in the first place and the average savings here since we opened is over 150 pesos per person, per day!

    3. Free airport pickup and a few other perks. Trust us.

    4. Sticking it to the man. We don’t think small businesses should have to pay booking.com and other online travel agencies 15% commissions on each booking. What they provide has value but it is nowwhere near that figure. Whenever we travel, we always go out of our way to support the little independently run businesses that work hard to make our vacations better. We think you should too!