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Philippine Cuisine near Flemington

esjro | | Oct 16, 2010 05:27 PM

Just finished eating a take-out from the newly opened Philippine Cuisine in Raritan Township. It shares a building with a beauty salon, and is located across the street from the Dunkin Donuts on Rt 31 near Best Tile.

Although the store has a couple aisles of grocery items, most of the customers were there for the takeout. A variety of meat and fish entrees are available a la carte, or as parts of meal combos. The meal pricing is very reasonable: a 2-entree plate with poultry or veggie-based entrees plus white or fried rice is $5.00. Combos with beef or fish are 50 cents more. "Family Meals" are also available. Family Meal #1 consists of 25 beef spring rolls (they are small), 6 skewers of BBQ chicken, fried or white rice, cabbage, and sweet and sour sauce for $14.99.

Unfortunately there is no printed menu, so the service is slowed down by people asking what each entree is. Also, there was a beef noodle soup that we would not have known was available had we not seen people eating it (there is a one table available for dining in). Hopefully that will change in the future.

The fried noodles with bits of meat and veggies were delicious, and a steal at $3 a pint. The BBQ chicken skewers were also delicious, and tasted as though they had marinated for a long time in their teriyaki-like sauce. The beef noodle soup bowls are reasonably priced at $5.90, and have slow cooked chunks of beef, scallions, and cabbage in a cloudy garlic-based broth. The soup had LOTS of garlic - I made my poor husband munch on parsley afterward. We plan to go back and try some of the other entrees, most of which looked like meat stews.

The ladies who work at the store are very friendly, and handed out cups of a melon-tasting juice for customers to try while they waited in line for food. I hope that it stays as busy at it was tonight, because I'm sure I'm not the only person in the Flemington area dying for something other than Italian and chain restaurants!

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