We decided to eat at Salo-Salo Grill in Glendale, CA. It's a Filipino restaurant. Salo-Salo meaning banquet. Their slogan is "Kung Hanap Ay Lasa" translation: "Where you find taste."
There wasn't much of a crowd when we arrived, meaning we were able to get some booth seats right away. Service quick and prompt. Quite a change from the last time I was there, which has been quite a while. They serve up traditional dishes. We order:
Rice noodles with cabbage, chinese sausage, pork, green onion
We ended up taking half of it home.
This belly of the fish is stuffed with onion and tomato, seasoned with salt and pepper, then wrapped in some banana leaf and foil, then finally steamed until tender and cooked.
We ate this one up pretty good. Though, it was a small fish for two people. I really liked it quite a bit. Cooking with banana leaf really does bring a great flavor to foods. It arrived wrapped in a foil pouch, so when you opened it the steam just billows out.
Lechon Sa Kawali
Deep fried pork pieces with skin and meat served with a liver sauce (Mang Tomas Dipping Sauce)
Yeah...what can I say. I love my pork. I love lechon! The crisp chicharron skin with tender meat. Dip it in the liver sauce. Sooo good!! Yum!! You don't really taste the liver in the sauce. But it is a key ingredient along with vinegar, sugar and spices. It brings a nice balances flavor to the fried meat. There was also the traditional steamed rice to make it a complete meal. It's not an asian meal, if you don't have rice and/or noodles, right? My companion for this Easter Lunch... non-other than my lovely mom. You've seen her make a cameo here a few times. Say hello to my mom everyone. :)
It was a nice simple day. For dessert, I had some of the cookies that I made the day before, which you'll see tomorrow. I had a couple of the with those peeps and chocolate. Yum!!