Taking over the former Rice Bar space, Baon is a Filipino spot that’s a great option for a quick lunch amid the chaos of Downtown LA. Rice bowls are the best things on the menu, like coconut milk and chili shrimp with ginger, and chicken apritada in tomato sauce that’s topped with crispy chicken skin. Our favorite, though, is the pork belly adobo, which is cooked in soy sauce and vinegar, and topped with a sweet and addictive strawberry relish.
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Las Perlas is a mezcal bar in DTLA with excellent drinks and a low-lit, divey atmosphere.
Sticky Rice is a stall inside Grand Central Market and home to the best panang curry in the city.
Sora is a new conveyor belt sushi joint inside the Wilshire Grand downtown with grocery store quality sushi and sky-high prices.
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Bahay Kubo is an iconic Filipino cafeteria or “turo-turo”-style restaurant in Historic Filipinotown.
Ord & Broadway
A Filipino lunch spot in Chinatown, Ord & Broadway is a good place for a quick weekday meal.
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Sari Sari Store
A Filipino rice bowl stand in Grand Central Market from the people behind Republique. Sari Sari Store lives up to expectations.
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