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L.A. Rose Filipino Breakfast

lil mikey Jul 11, 2007 09:47 AM

I’m sure my chronic whiteness contributed to her suggestion that I try the pancakes. It’s not the first time. When I go to Korean restaurants I’ve actually had the manager come over to ask if I’ve ever tried the dish I just ordered.

So I quickly dispensed of that advice and went for the Spanish Longaniza sausage with eggs. You can also get it with Adobo (grilled pork).

It came out with the two perfectly cooked eggs resting comfortably atop a mound of white rice. Alongside was the sausage, and it was not the 2 skinny little weenies you get at Denny’s. This was a pile of 8 juicy sausage halves, grilled to exactly the right temperature so they had little beads of sweat just beginning to form. And since it was grilled (as opposed to fried), it was kind of crisp around the edges. And the flavor was exactly what I wanted. The sausage is slightly sweet, which is perfect for breakfast.

This combination worked perfectly… a little coffee, a little egg, a little rice, a little sausage. Ahhhh.

L.A. Rose
Corner of Fountain and New Hampshire (across the street from Square One)
East Hollywood

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LA Rose Cafe
4749 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

  1. Servorg Jul 11, 2007 02:09 PM

    Nice review. Having absolutely no experience in the Filipino food area this may be a dumb question but do they also do "spicy" items? Do they serve any sort of salsa or hot sauce with their food? Some like it hot - and I'm one of them.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Servorg
      CookieEater Jul 11, 2007 04:37 PM

      The majority of Filipino food is not spicy, especially for what you'd find in most restaurants here. I haven't been to this particular one though.
      I think there is a region of the Philippines that has spicier food, but I don't know much beyond that.

      1. re: CookieEater
        Servorg Jul 11, 2007 04:44 PM

        I appreciate the reply. I'm intrigued enough to give L.A Rose a try, spicy or not.

      2. re: Servorg
        Normal Garciaparra Jul 11, 2007 04:47 PM

        Food from the Bicol (eastern) region of the Philippines can be spicy. I recommend the "Bicol Express" spicy seafood stew from Asian Noodles on Spring St. (at Cesar Chavez) in Chinatown.

      3. Chowpatty Jul 11, 2007 02:16 PM

        Is the rest of their menu Filipino? This place has been there forever but in the last few years has been looking even grimier than before.

        1. lil mikey Jul 11, 2007 02:35 PM

          Servorg: I've only had Filipino food twice, and neither one was spicy. But I think there's a very spicy Filipino dish. Someone else may be able to answer this.

          CP: There's lots of stuff that's not Filipino (like the pancakes, waffles, etc.). btw, I enjoy your articles in the Los Feliz neighborhood newspaper.

          1. Normal Garciaparra Jul 11, 2007 04:46 PM

            I'm from E-Ho. This is interesting, considering that there's an actual Filipino restaurant (Fiesta Grill) located across the street. I remember hearing that one of the cooks at L.A. Rose is Filipino though.

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