Thursday, November 25, 2004


Max's of Manila
313 W. Broadway, Glendale, (818) 637-7751
Don't be fooled by slick chain-y exterior, the menu is hardcore variety meats and Pinoy deliciousness. Lip-smacking lechon (deep fried pork belly) and fine pansit palabok. Karaoke for the cheezoid sensibility in all of us.

900 E Colorado St, Glendale (818) 662 0971
Ideal spot for Filipino fish breakfast, especially the intense smoked fish called tuyo-tuyo or the daing (milkfish/bangus marinated in fish sauce then fried). Also candy-sweet tocino/pork with your eggs and rice. Filling and ultra-cheap. Stop in at the grocery store next door for more Pinoy goodness.

Barrio Fiesta
3687 San Fernando Road Glendale; (818) 244-8502
Highly regarded Filipino sit-down place with great barbecued meat and grand pianist (I believe that is the adjective). For a celebration, of course.

Isla Buffet
4420 Eagle Rock Blvd Los Angeles: (323) 257-1902 Eagle Rock
Filipino breakfast buffet for the true believer. Fried fish and great steam table choices. Inevitable excellent value. Pinoy breakfasts rule!

DJ Bibingkahan
13760 Roscoe Blvd Van Nuys: (818)894-5688
In Panorama City Filipino ghetto, a turo-turo/steam table joint. I liked the pigs blood stew dinuguan, plus they had the exotic soda Sarsi!

Mami King
14650 Roscoe Blvd # 12 (818) 891-8581
Prototypical Filipino noodles and buns in Panorama City. Dirt cheap and stereotypically great.


Anonymous Isafabulous said...

don't forget asian noodles in downtown L.A.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, Downtown L.A has a new Filipino sensation called Asian Noodles. You must try the Bicol Express there and the Adobo Flakes is not your typical bowl of garlic-fried rice. For dessert, the fried bananas hit the spot.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,
good reviews. btw, Philippines is spelled with single L and double P.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

Oops, I have corrected the spelling of Philippines. The true "Phillipines" of LA would probably be Crenshaw barbeque aficionados (Phillip's was also spelled incorrectly until just now - aargh!).

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fyi..Barrio Fiesta has shutdown.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Isla Buffet too has shutdown

1:51 PM  

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