photo credit: Chona Kasinger
Lasa Sandwiches & Pearls
"Lasa" means flavor in English, and this Lynnwood sandwich shop understands that. You'll find many Filipino flavors here, from a breakfast egg and cheese with longanisa to a Philadelphia-style cheesesteak with soy-marinated bistek. But don't miss Lasa’s lumpia sub. This is a delicious deconstruction of the crispy meat-filled roll, with giant meatballs and a deep-fried lumpia wrapper stuffed inside the bread. The Lechon Kawali roll with its chunks of fried pork belly is also excellent. As for Lasa’s shiny tapioca pearls, the flavors keep coming with halo halo, Purple Paradise (ube), and the Boracay Breeze, named after the famed beach in the Philippines.