‘Mechado’ tacos, cheesecake flan—Pinoy faves in Poblacion, made with French techniques

  Kusina Moderne in Poblacion, Makati, is easy to miss as it's on a one-way street leading to the action on Makati Avenue. Its windows are braced by a black metal grid and inside, poured concrete floors and stark pendant lamps give the space an industrial feel.   The dining area consists of wood-top tables and matching chairs. Distressed wooden planks make up a wall set at an angle near the entrance---an effort to add warmth to the room.   Marketing manager and one of three owners, Albert Uy, said that he had been looking for such a space for six years now. "We had always wanted to open our own restaurant so I looked all over Makati and Kapitolyo in Pasi...

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