True sustainability is about closing loops, not jumping through hoops, says the couple behind Asia’s most sustainable restaurant

Set in south-central Manilla, Toyo Eatery was announced as the winner of the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023. Cheryl Tiu meets the owners to discuss how the strongest sustainability credentials often begins at home, through forging relationships and preserving local heritage