This Filipino spot is one of the best restaurants in Pasadena - and it doesn’t even look like a restaurant. You enter through a convenience store to get to the adjacent dining room, and order cafeteria-style at the counter, pointing out whatever looks good to you (or you can just have the person serving you recommend what’s good). The hand-rolled pork lumpia are excellent, and our favorites of the mains are the perfectly cooked eggplant with shrimp paste, and the juicy, vinegary adobo chicken. And at the end of your meal, nothing is going to prepare you for how fantastic the homemade turon is - they’re like sticky, crunchy, banana-stuffed lumpia. There’s a reason they sell them in boxes of five.
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Superba Snacks + Coffee
Like the Venice location, the Pasadena outpost of Superba is an excellent place for coffee and breakfast or lunch any day of the week.
1886 Bar at The Raymond
1886 Bar at the Raymond Hotel is a great place to drink cocktails, eat bar snacks, and pretend you own a big house in Pasadena.
Lunasia Dim Sum House
Over-ordering at Lunasia Dim Sum House in Pasadena is not so much a problem as it is a necessity.
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MFK By Aysee
MFK is an excellent order-at-the-counter Filipino restaurant in Anaheim that’s ideal for a quick lunch.
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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.
Spoon & Pork
Spoon & Pork is a former food truck turned casual Filipino comfort food spot in Silver Lake that’s preparing pork belly all kinds of excellent ways.
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