Planning a sisig crawl around Woodside would require you to make a visit to Ihawan. If we could, we’d replace the fruit bowl on our kitchen counter with an order of Ihawan’s sisig and reach for spicy spoonfuls of pork parts and jalapeno whenever we need a quick snack. It’s the best sisig we’ve had in the city, which isn’t much of a surprise since this place is best known for its excellent BBQ. There are two sisig options on the menu at Ihawan, both involving pork. But our favorite, the sizzling sisig, is crispy, fatty, and tastes like it’s been cooked with lots of tart calamansi. The result is a spicy meat dish that’s bold enough to encourage your eyebrows to overtake your forehead.
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From a grocery store with a takeout counter to a tiki-themed spot with a nice back patio, these are our 16 favorite Filipino restaurants in the city.
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Chao Thai is a tiny cash-only spot in Elmhurst with exceptional salads that tend to have a good amount of heat.
5 Burro Cafe
5 Burro is a casual Mexican place in Forest Hills where you can drink flavored margaritas and eat some pretty decent tacos.
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RBQ Rockaway Beach BBQ
RBQ is a big barbecue spot in the Rockaways where you can eat something that’ll force you to take a nap afterwards.
Holy Ground is a below-ground Tribeca spot that looks like an old-school steakhouse, but actually specializes in slow smoked meats.
Berg'n is a big indoor beer garden/food court from the people who brought you Smorgasburg. It's good for groups, and they have full bar.
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Pig And Khao
Pig And Khao is a Thai/Filipino restaurant on the LES that serves great food and feels like a party.
Mama Fina’s is a counter-service Filipino restaurant in the East Village that makes excellent pork sisig.
Purple Yam serves Filipino food in a casual space with a nice backyard. Use it for a group dinner in Ditmas Park.
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