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Cheap Filipino Food??

wongman Jun 18, 2007 09:49 PM

Any Suggestions?

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  1. ipsedixit RE: wongman Jun 18, 2007 10:07 PM

    Fiesta sa Barrio in Eagle Rock.

    Fiesta sa Barrio
    4411 Eagle Rock Blvd.

    1. monku RE: wongman Jun 18, 2007 10:28 PM

      You didn't say how cheap, but there's Jollibee's a Filipino fast food restaurant.
      There's on in the Eagle Rock mall....also some other Fillipino bakery/fast food place called Goldilocks.

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      1. re: monku
        SauceSupreme RE: monku Jun 19, 2007 12:03 AM

        The size of the Goldilocks menu will depend on which branch. Some are small bakeries, others are full restaurants.

      2. Normal Garciaparra RE: wongman Jun 19, 2007 12:37 AM

        Cheap as in "low price despite being good" or "low in quality"? :) There are hundreds of turo-turo joints that qualify for the latter :)

        Most Filipino spots are found in Historic Filipinotown, Vermont between 1st and 3rd in K-Town, East Hollywood, Panorama City and Eagle Rock. Also a large number in West Covina, Walnut, Cerritos, Carson and Long Beach.

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          kinipela RE: Normal Garciaparra Jun 19, 2007 12:35 PM

          wow do i agree with your first statement.... that's why i hardly go to such places...

          if i absolutely have to go to filipino restaurant 'cause i don't want to cook myself, i like going to max's... i used to go to barrio fiesta but they closed and have since reopened in eaglerock as someone mentioned earlier...

          i'm not big on the goldilocks or the jolibee and most "turo turo" places because my stomach doesn't tend to agree with it. i like red ribbon for their desserts and that one place that starts with a "v" although i forgot what it was called... valerios?

          1. re: kinipela
            elmomonster RE: kinipela Jun 20, 2007 09:50 AM

            Love Valerios. Also if you are in Cerritos/Artesia, you gotta check out Magic Wok.

            Here's some pics:

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              kinipela RE: elmomonster Jun 20, 2007 12:14 PM

              nice!!! i think my stomach does well at valerios and at max's... and i love the garlic fried rice at max's.. yum =) to me, it's worth the extra money =) and it's not even that bad... =) haven't tried out magic wok yet....

              but ack.. the picture of the ampalaya makes me sick... when i was a kid, my cuzins and i used to eat that as a punishment... ack...

              1. re: elmomonster
                dde RE: elmomonster Jun 21, 2007 01:41 PM

                no more Magic Wok - unless they rebuilt. Tried to go there about 6 months ago - the place had burned down. Literally. Cerritos / Artesia calls for Salo Salo. I really enjoyed their food. Very reasonable prices. Sit down restaurant.

                1. re: dde
                  elmomonster RE: dde Jun 21, 2007 01:44 PM

                  Magic Wok is open. The fire didn't touch the place. They reopened last December after the inspectors deemed the building safe.

                  Here are my pictures of that happy event.


          2. Das Ubergeek RE: wongman Jun 19, 2007 06:35 AM

            Manila Good-Ha... sa Panorama has the best selection, on Woodman a block or two south of Roscoe (south of Seafood City market in its own little minimall, maybe at Cantara?)

            1. Xericx RE: wongman Jun 19, 2007 07:32 AM

              Manila Sunrise on Main Street in Carson next to St. Philomena. Served buffett style..under 5 bucks for a 2 item combo with soup.

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                jocey RE: wongman Jun 19, 2007 12:30 PM

                I don't know how cheap is cheap for you, but Salo-Salo in Glendale is not expensive. It is definitely cheaper than Max's and is a step up from your average "turo-turo" joint.

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                  Normal Garciaparra RE: jocey Jun 20, 2007 09:02 PM

                  Never been to Salo-Salo but all my Pinoy friends who've been there can vouch for it.

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                    jocey RE: Normal Garciaparra Jun 21, 2007 01:17 PM

                    If you're daring enough, you can go on a weekend for open mic. Ha okay back to the food. Your friends are right. Try the sig sig.

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                      Normal Garciaparra RE: jocey Jun 21, 2007 01:33 PM

                      They have KTV there? If there's any drunk uncles in the house singing "My Way," I am SO there...

                2. aprmayjun RE: wongman Jun 20, 2007 11:42 AM

                  I was reading the paper today and the Food section mentioned a vegetarian Filipino restaurant called Papillon in El Segundo.

                  They have lunch specials for $7.

                  408 Main St.
                  El Segundo

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                  1. re: aprmayjun
                    purediva RE: aprmayjun Jun 21, 2007 01:56 PM

                    We went to Papillon with high hopes (we live in Hermosa Beach and there's a dearth of any filipino places, good or bad, west of the 405). I had heard that their chicken adobo is good. No bueno. Whatever it was, it wasn't adobo (no tartness whatsoever to be found). In fact, the sauce was mostly a bland white sauce with a bunch of peppercorns thrown in.

                    I had to send it back. The shanghai egg rolls were decent though.

                    1. re: purediva
                      kinipela RE: purediva Jun 21, 2007 02:37 PM

                      white sauce???? how odd... adobo is soy sauce, vinegar, pepper, and garlic.. note to self i won't go there... thanks for the info =)

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                        aprmayjun RE: purediva Jun 28, 2007 01:38 PM

                        Thanks for the info. :)

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                      wandergrrl RE: wongman Jun 21, 2007 02:45 PM

                      I love Kalesa Grill in Panorama City! Also there's a Good-Ha downtown on Vermont. Out west in the Valley - Supermix, I think on Canoga? All cheap and tasty.

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