LASA, the family-run Filipino spot in Chinatown, has pivoted to a new takeout rotisserie concept called Lasita. The streamlined menu focuses primarily on brined meat like pork belly lechon, but the star of the show os without question the inasal. Lasita’s version of this rotisserie chicken dish is stuffed with lemongrass and garlic, giving it sweet and citrusy notes, with a slight acidic bite at the end. We’d say you don’t even need the garlic vinegar and spicy birds eye salsita that comes on the side, but you actually do - they take the already tremendous flavors of the chicken and shoot steroids into them. All that said, do not under any circumstance leave Lasita without one of their turon cream pies in your bag. Filled with banana confit, jackfruit, and brown sugar whip, this is the type of dessert that makes you keep rechecking your refrigerator for leftovers when you know damn well you finished it on the way home.
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