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Sep 13, 2012 06:56 AM

Lance's Filipino Food- Lunch Relief for the El Segundo Offfice Cog

As an El Segundo office cog, you can’t help but get tired of the same old lunch spots. Recently my coworkers and I have been exploring our options, one of which is Lance’s Filipino Cuisine.

Located in a typical LA strip mall at the corner of El Segundo Blvd and Crenshaw, this hole in the wall houses a steam table of rotating Filipino specialties. There is always Chicken Adobo and Pancit, but on rotation are far more exotic dishes that include ingredients like pig heart, blood, and liver (I wish I knew each dish’s name). There are usually about a six to eight options in the steam table, one of which is vegetarian. My personal favorite, besides the Adobo, is the BBQ chicken skewers. They also have delicious lumpia that they fry fresh for you (usually takes about 15-20 minutes… we call ahead). My Filipino-American coworkers say that the food is very authentic. Although I can’t vouch for its authenticity, I do find it delicious!

A two combo plate with a generous portion of fried rice and/or pancit will set you back about $5.50. The cheap price plus really friendly staff make this a very solid option for lunch if you are in the El Segundo / Hawthorne area.

Curious to see what other hounds with more knowledge of Filipino food think of Lance’s.

Lance’s Filipino Cuisine
12807 Crenshaw Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 675-0583

[Further discussion on the plight of the office worker’s lunch options and a mention of Lance’s with additional photos: ]

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  1. Haven't tried it, but certainly sounds extremely Chow-ish. Have you thought about starting up a thread dedicated to the El Segundo area and putting in all the places you are currently aware of? Maybe break it down into likes/meh/dislikes and then let other hounds assist you with new places? It would benefit all of us over time and it could be a real boon to your group right now.

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    1. re: Servorg

      Great report! I'd drive pretty far for good lumpia.