Any Philipino restraunts in DFW?
My ex-girlfriends mother used to make adobo, lumpias, and pancit for me all the time but after she went back to he Philippines I can't get my fix without making it myself and it's not the same. Anyone know of any place in DFW?
Great, now I'm craving some home cooking.
D'Kusina is my personal recommendation:
If you don't want to go to Richardson, check out this list from Guidelive, though not quite up to date because Palayok has closed.
I've heard Filipiniana in Bedford is good, and I know of another place called New Manila in Mesquite that sells lumpia.
Lets see, when I went with my family, we shared a bunch of dishes. I tried their gulaman drink, pancit bihon, siopao, lumpia, pork bbq on a stick, and halo halo. One little bit of semantics I need to mention: when I say lumpia, I mean that I ate what the Guidelive review called "Filipino egg roll", and we call that lumpia shanghai. The vegetable one would be lumpia sariwa, and there's more info about lumpia on Wikipedia.
Anyway, all the dishes were good! You should go ahead and try their pancit bihon and crispy pata. I'd say go with those entrees, drink some gulaman (the Filipino's variation on bubble tea), then finish with halo halo for dessert. Halo-halo literally means mix-mix, with a recipe that can vary due to the multitude of combinations you can use to make it. It's shaved ice mixed with sweet things that usually include sweet fruit, ube (aka taro), milk, flan, and ice cream. And for the siopao, it's basically the same as the pork bun you can get in dim sum. I had mine to-go and threw into the freezer to save later for a snack.
There's one last thing I need to say, and I know this is gonna sound odd. Bavarian Grill has a ham hock dish that I consider an excellent crispy pata substitute. It tastes amazing, so I'd highly recommend that if you ever eat there.
Hope this helps, enjoy the food.
There is a place in garland/dallas area that is hidden and sells filipino food as well.
Nam Vi is a vietnamese restaurant that also makes filipino food. The cook speaks tagalog and I think he used to live in the Philippines for a while. The actual restaurant is located within the Hong Kong Market.
It's off Abrams/Walnut
new member here . . . the filipino editorials had interest to me . . . i wish to share also.
as for chellie's request . . . try www.golden-crest.com/index.php?id=14 for locations specializing in filipino products / distribution.
as for d-kusina . . . they have a webpage which includes address / times / menu : www.philconnect.com/dkusina/index.html
as for filipiniana in bedford . . . i also was very disappointed in the lack of authentic taste . . . agreed tarilyn.
as for palayok closing . . . that was very sad . . . the only location in dfw that had halfway authentic filipino selections. even so, i remember trying to order tapa at palayok . . . they served a pork-chop . . . hahaha. anyway, i am sharing this e-mail in regard to palayok's closing :
>"P.J. Fischer" <email@example.com> wrote:
>what happened to palayok restaurant here in dallas ?
>>Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 06:52:11 -0700 (PDT)
>>From: "ray colorado" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Subject: Re: palayok restaurant . . .
>>To: "P.J.F." <email@example.com>
>>The owner had to give up the restaurant for health reasons. They wanted to sell it but it seems there were no takers although I heard somebody bought their equipments and will put up another restaurant in a different location. If you are looking for another Filipino restaurant, try New Manila Bakery and Mart near East Field College, La Prada St., almost 1/4 mile from I-30.
this is just my opinion . . . but it might be worth your time to drive down to houston. just a four-hour drive . . . and one can find many filipino restaurants with really authentic filipino foods. additionally, most offer all-day buffets.