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new Filipino place on Hillsborough rd. in Durham

ben f | Sep 1, 200508:07 AM

Hey all,

Last night we tried a new Filipino place which is located on Hillsborough in Durham, across the street from the Kroger, next to some non-descript pizza place (I think). It doesn't have a sign up or a name apparently, but they appear to have opened a grocery store next to it.

The menu is handwritten on the board and the very nice guy working (owner?) went through and explained the various options. There were several fried fish dishes, including one that I'll try next time which he steered us away from owing to it having "too many bones". Lots of beef and pork dishes... beef with lemon juice and soy sauce, beef in a spicy coconut sauce, a vinegary pork dish,... and one noodle dish. I don't believe anything on the menu was vegetarian.

My wife and I split the vinegary pork dish, a beef dish, and the noodles. The pork was a winner, as long as you're comfortable eating a decent percentage of fat with your meat. Very flavorful and tender. The beef was also excellent, I don't remember which one it was, but it was thin pieces (similar to bulgogi) cooked with some onion and I believe he said "marinated 3 ways". Noodles (which he said were a combo of wheat and rice noodles, though I couldn't detect the rice noodles) weren't spectacular, heavy on the soy sauce and oil, they reminded me of mall chinese food, though of a higher quality. They were salty enough that tonight I'll be chopping up the leftover noodles and using them as the flavoring agent for fried rice.

All told I think our meal came to about 18 dollars. pretty reasonable...

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