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May 20, 2011 03:02 PM

Any Filipino places left?

Hi all, was going to order a bunch of lumpia for an upcoming party, but the only Filipino restaurants I knew about (Little Quiapo in Arlington and Manila Cafe in Baileys/Springfield) are closed. Are there any Filipino places left around here? Thanks!

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  1. Karaoke Idol in Falls Church City. They always look closed, but maybe they are still open.

    Fairfax Inn in the Seven Corners area. They are a small diner located in a medical office building on Sleepy Hollow Rd. Limited hours.

    In Arlington, go to the Philippines Oriental Market on Lee Hwy. A very unassuming pace you could drive by a thousand times before realizing it's there. Chef Evelyn runs the place and she writes a cooking column in the local Filipino paper:

    Karaoke Idol Restaurant
    7151 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22046

    Fairfax Inn Restaurant
    2946 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Falls Church, VA 22044

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    1. re: Steve

      That's perfect! I found Philippines Oriental this afternoon, and they are going to hook me up. Thanks =)

      1. re: Steve

        I'm pretty sure that Karaoke Idol is still open.

        Karaoke Idol Restaurant
        7151 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22046

      2. mmm lumpia ( fodder for a separate thread but the food from that archipelago is seriously overlooked)

        1. Pampanguena Cafe Filipino in Gaithersburg has a catering menu

          Pampanguena Cafe
          16041 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD 20855

          1. Beth's Kitchen, in Oxon Hill, is open.

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            1. re: ambergersa

              Is that also called Baugio Cafe? If so then Ill second that suggestion. In fact Fort Washington has become home to a thriving filipino population and have a number of restaurants that cater to them. Beths/Baugio is probably the best but there is also Kabayan, North Star Bakery (has genuine lechon paksiw), and others. None of them are four star but they tend to reflect typical filipino "home cooking" from what Ive been told so they serve stuff you may not find anywhere else this side of the pacific.

              1. re: Insidious Rex

                Yes, Beth's is the re_named Baugio> Your other suggestions are spot on!

            2. Lumpia and Pancit, in Gaithersburg on Muddy Branch.

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              1. re: Transplanted Texan

                Fresh lunch buffet, filipino favorites, excellent service. Loved the pineapple mango sago dessert pudding.

                Lumpia, Pansit atbp.
                213 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

                1. re: GraydonCarter

                  It's just like being in the Phillipines! The service is so gracious. I order the lumpia instead of from the buffet, so it comes out piping hot. Yum. Haven't tried that pudding -- thanks for the rec!