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May 15, 2012 12:02 PM

Palayok is BACK!!

Very rarely am I in a position to make a positive contribution to the community so I apologize for getting over excited about it. In any event, Palayok, the once loved Filipino restaurant, is back. It is located in the Asia World Food Court on Legacy. I went today and it seems the whole food court is improved from the last time I went. Speaking to Palayok specifically, they have a buffet counter of 8-10 dishes made daily. The owner told me that balut and halo halo or coming soon but many of the staples you love (lumpia, adobo chicken, etc...) are already there. They are closed on Mondays. Enjoy!

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    1. I went opening weekend and it was rather packed with Filipinos coming from all around. I sampled the pancit bihon, sinigang, the turon, and the chicken and pork adobo. I will say the flavor could have been a bit more complex (more dried shrimp?) on the pancit bihon (Dried shrimp flavored sauce with minced pork served over thick rice noodles and boiled egg). The chicken and pork adobo was excellent. I really like the sinignang (Sour stewed pork soup with greens) but my wife hates it. I would only change the stewy meat, maybe throw in some smoked pork/ grilled pork. The turon (fried spring roll wrapper wrapped plantain with carmel sauce) seems a bit rushed (carmel sauce was rushed and a tad burned) and haven't been good as their previous offerings in the past. Everyone seemd to be going for the dinguan (pork blood stew with jalapenos) though.

      I am glad to see them back but I keep on hoping for a great pancit palabok (which the best I have had was oddly enough at Shojimoto in Arlington, a gelateria).

      1. Palayok is back! YIKES! Still serving bad tasting food. People who cannot cook dig this place.

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        1. re: Luvfood101

          What exactly do you find wrong with it?

          1. re: air

            Food is not tasty. Below average food quality. Better to eat home-cooked Filipino meals.

            1. re: Luvfood101

              Now I do not eat at Palayok, but I must say that no one is offering me home-cooked Filipino meals either! I guess you feel about this place the way I feel about Sweet Georgia Brown's ...

              1. re: foiegras

                Try Zen Baking Company in Main St. Dallas TX. They have a website. They do serve Filipino dishes such as pancit, kare-kare, adobo, dinuguan and menudo. Food is much better here. The place is cozy as well.
                Re: Palayok, they don't know how to cook good Filipino food. I cook Filipino food very well. I have a friend who is even better than me. Both of us were not impressed with Palayok cooking.

                Food is not the only thing that's bad about Palayok. To find out more, you should talk to other Filipinos who do not eat at Palayok. They can tell you different things that happened to them or have witnessed. I have a story to tell as well.

                1. re: Luvfood101

                  Yes, I'm the one who recommended Zen in the other thread ;) They do have great food--I need to go back.

              2. re: Luvfood101

                Can you post some of your home-cooked filipino recipes?

          2. demigodh . . . really appreciated you sharing this . . . will check it out tomorrow. thanks again, man.

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