A Filipino Feast

You know one type of cuisine that’s pretty underrated? Filipino food. It’s good, but especially good when you have someone with you who can translate and point out the hidden gems in the menu. For us, that was our friend DC — thanks, dude! We decided to go to J.A.C.’s (also the nickname my statistics prof gave me, by coincidence), a local Filipino restaurant.

Also note the “Come Juan come all” sign — classic, yo.

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We also wanted to go get delicious dessert, but had a bit of trouble doing so. The first place was a bakery down the street, but when we got there, we realized it was closed to us because it was apparently only open by reservation. Say what? So we went to a second place that was actually Filipino dessert bakery (and thus continuing our Filipino cuisine experience). They didn’t allow photography inside, so I won’t post any shots (although really, they could’ve gotten free advertising to the 2 people who read this blog, so…). But I did take a picture in the car of the red velvet cupcakes we got! Check it:

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Thanks, DC — looking forward to hanging out again soon in SF. :)

J.A.C. Juan dela Cruz Asian Cuisine
Fairmont Center
713 Hickey Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044

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5 thoughts on “A Filipino Feast

  1. I’m happy that you liked Filipino food! You should try more. I have many american friends who like it when they eat it at a Filipino friends’ house. There are not many restaurants here in the US that do our food justice. It’s also meant for sharing so I guess it doesn’t look good plated or looking too precious. May I share a post (http://simplesplendidthings.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/old-and-new-favorite-filipino-desserts/) on some of our desserts and hope that someday you will be able to try them too.

    ~Leah

  2. wow, i didn’t know you featured cuisine from my country! I am glad you enjoyed the pansit, and those barbeque delights. we have a variety of delicious food influenced by Chinese and Spanish cuisine. Though much of the dishes that are offered outside of the country are those with Chinese taste in them. but if you happen to encounter those influenced by our Spanish heritage, they are also quite delicious… especially the casserole and the beef dishes XD

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