It’s all in the name at Local Provisions. Tucked behind Vanilla Beach, this pint-sized, Filipino-owned joint is a new addition to El Nido’s dining scene, but has made a name for itself thanks to its fresh, sunshine-fuelled plates. A sharp cocktail list, meanwhile, makes the most of Palawan’s natural larder. Dishes include grilled jackfish served over sautéed seaweed with a mango mayo, beer-battered goldband snapper with a zingy calamansi-peanut sauce, and native, pink-speckled calamari. Owners Kurt Famador and Barbra Sia are huge supporters of small-scale food producers in the region, and use local fishermen and farmers to provide the raw ingredients for their menu. They’re also hot on reducing food waste, so expect a gill-to-fin ethos: unused fillets are home-cured, roe is salted and dried, and everything else heads straight into flavourful stocks for crowd-pleasing broths.