There’s Tagalog in the air at Dampa Grill, an inviting new Filipino place on Staten Island, Flaco says. Good bets include chicken adobo, bangus (milkfish), and grilled pork belly. If short ribs are on the steam table, he adds, get them. “Definitely interesting, very good, and cheap,” agrees desantmj.

Newbies to Pinoy chow, take note: The chef-owner is an engaging young guy who’s happy to explain the cuisine.

Dampa Grill [Staten Island]
556 Tompkins Avenue (near Clifton Avenue), Staten Island

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