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DC filipino - Clairs, Inangs ... babinka?

Krys Stanley | Jul 16, 200401:53 AM

That's Daly City, not Washington...

Anyway, tried out Clairs pasteries and restaurant and had a quite delicious cake called babinka. Can't find much about it on the web.

It is a round buttery cake baked in a banana leaf. It had a layer of either a tangy cottage cheese or farmers cheese with sugar sprinkled on top. It was freshly baked, warm and very tasty. Anyone have any more info about this cake? It had a nice egginess to it and looked very attractive with its green banana leaf wrapper on the bottom.

The little place was packed.

They had what I have to call a filipino latke. It was shredded carrot and squash pancake that was very similar to a latke. One fried shrimp sat on top. There was a taste of the sea that I couldn't place, but I am guessing it was some sort of seaweed. A little oily, but really good. I'd order it and the babinka again.

Had a plantan in a lumpia wrapper. Fair.

There's also a steam table with about 8 selections. One of the family that runs the place spoke perfect English which helped It helped me pass on the dish that looked the color of black beans but turned out to have amoung other things ... pigs ears ... maybe when I'm more adventurous.

The beef stew was tasty if a little chewey. The veggie combo of winter squash, green beans, onions, japanese eggplant and crispy fried tofu was good but a bit over cooked.

I'd go back. It's at 6259 Mission at the top of the hill in Daly City just where the street turns into Mission.

A little further up on the other side of the hill in Daly City, near Albertsons is Inangs Homemade Cuisine. Has anyone tried this filipino place. It is usually packed. The time I stopped ... on off hours ... the steam table offerings looked pretty unappetizing and the place seemed dirty. Am I missing something ... besides ptomaine.

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