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Any Filipino places left?

alsd2 May 20, 2011 03:02 PM

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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    Steve RE: alsd2 May 21, 2011 10:09 AM

    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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      alsd2 RE: Steve May 21, 2011 08:12 PM

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

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        Gleason RE: Steve Jun 5, 2011 08:43 AM

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

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

      2. hill food RE: alsd2 May 22, 2011 08:03 PM

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

        1. GraydonCarter RE: alsd2 May 22, 2011 09:43 PM

          Pampanguena Cafe Filipino in Gaithersburg has a catering menu

          Pampanguena Cafe
          16041 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD 20855

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            ambergersa RE: alsd2 May 23, 2011 05:53 PM

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

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              Insidious Rex RE: ambergersa May 24, 2011 11:22 AM

              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.

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                ambergersa RE: Insidious Rex May 24, 2011 05:02 PM

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

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              Transplanted Texan RE: alsd2 May 25, 2011 08:27 AM

              Lumpia and Pancit, in Gaithersburg on Muddy Branch.

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                GraydonCarter RE: Transplanted Texan Jun 3, 2011 12:03 PM

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

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

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                  Transplanted Texan RE: GraydonCarter Jun 4, 2011 03:36 PM

                  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!

              2. Henry Spencer RE: alsd2 May 25, 2011 07:15 PM

                When Little Quiapo first closed, they had a sign in the window saying that they were going to open a new restaurant in S. Arlington later in the year, but I'm not sure where, or if it will really happen. I was hoping another restaurant would move in, since I live nearby, but the guy at Brick's said the landlord doesn't want another restaurant in the center.

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