I know pretty much nothing about Filipino food/cuisine, except what I've been able to gather from the boards. Oh, and I know lumpia, but I've no idea if those I've had are authentic (they pretty much tasted like egg rolls - were brought to a pot-luck and have no idea if they were homemade or purchased). This thread on the L.A. board (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/425084 ) has now set my mind to wandering about what I've been missing. The names of the foods/dishes are new to me - I've no idea what is sisig or crispy pata or silog, much less a turo-turo joint.
Since I live less than 10-miles from the Eagle Rock Plaza, I'm eager to go exploring, but would like to have a better grasp on what is what. Also, Max Restaurant (http://www.maxrestaurant.com/index.html ) is listed on that thread - what dishes there are particularly Filipino in ingredients or preparation (or am I confusing that restaurant with Max's of Manila, in Glendale?)?
Thanks for getting me started on a new eating adventure!
ETA: Just realized that both of the "Max" restaurants are listed on that thread - looks like one is fast-foodish and the other is more formal.
13355 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Max's of Manila
313 W Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204