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!
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
mmm lumpia ( fodder for a separate thread but the food from that archipelago is seriously overlooked)
Pampanguena Cafe Filipino in Gaithersburg has a catering menu
16041 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD 20855
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.
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.