Step aside, $299 bilao. Amber shows Pottery Barn how it should be done

Coconuts Manila

May 29, 2021

It’s been less than two weeks since Pottery Barn’s “bamboo wall art” trended on social media, as Filipinos noted the hefty US$299 price tag on what is the humble market bilao.

Well, good news, bilao friends. Not only is the Pottery Barn wall decor on sale (a steal at US$239), but Amber — full name Amber Golden Chain of Restaurants — has just reminded us that you can have the very same thing, but full of no less than eight kinds of pancit. All that for not even a tenth of Pottery Barn’s sad, empty offering.

So from Philippine markets to Pottery Barn’s overseas stores, and then back to our restaurants —you could say the bilao has come…full circle.


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