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Best Philippine restaurants?

bizzwriter Jun 11, 2012 06:18 PM

Just returned from a 9-day trip to the Philippines -- fell in love with the food, of which I ate way too much. Now I want more. Any recommendations for good Philippine restaurants here in the San Diego area?

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  1. Beach Chick RE: bizzwriter Jun 12, 2012 08:22 AM

    National City is the mothership for Fillipino resto's...glad you had a great time!


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      bizzwriter RE: Beach Chick Jun 13, 2012 02:07 AM

      Thanks for the list BC! Didn't realize that there were so many options -- I'll definitely check out the top ones.

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      JadyS RE: bizzwriter Jun 13, 2012 01:25 PM

      I asked my Filipino friends, and Goldilocks and Tita's Kitchenette are the ones they recommended. Hope this could satisfied your crave.

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        Divamac RE: JadyS Jun 13, 2012 03:56 PM

        Goldilocks gets the vote form my Filipino friends as well. I'd love to hear back on your thoughts on this. I was not impressed, but I also know little about Filipino food.

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          bizzwriter RE: JadyS Jun 14, 2012 01:59 AM

          Based on the online reviews, Tita's is going to be my first choice. Looks like a winner. I'll check out Goldilocks too. I noticed a small bakery chain by the same name in some of the local malls (SM, Ayala) in the Cebu City area -- probably related.

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            jbol RE: JadyS Jun 14, 2012 08:14 AM

            I would add Conchings to this list along side Tita's and Manila Sunset for their nice presentation (relative to the other "point-point" places) but smaller portions.

          2. Dagney RE: bizzwriter Jun 14, 2012 12:00 PM

            Have you tried Fredcel in City Heights? 3876 38th Street. I have not been to Fredcel in a couple of years but the last time I ate there it was good.

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              fatty_mouthfeel RE: Dagney Jun 29, 2012 01:45 AM

              Ooh, that's pretty close to me, will give it a try.

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              darrenw RE: bizzwriter Jun 14, 2012 03:39 PM

              I second Manila Sunset! I like Tita's too, but MS lately has been the go to when the craving kicks in.


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                DeLobstah RE: bizzwriter Jun 22, 2012 04:55 PM

                If you want to travel up north Orient Valley has a nice variety of Fillipino eats. The crispy pork is AEDlicious and they do a great job with most of the standards and some things that look very exotic. On the weekend you can see an assembly line of roasted pigs going out for delivery and they look fabulous.


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                  bizzwriter RE: DeLobstah Jun 23, 2012 12:32 AM

                  This looks like a good one too -- I was in Cebu, which takes great pride in its lechon (roasted pig). Really good stuff. Thanks for the continued tips everyone. Field trips begin this weekend!

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