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J & J the only Filipino restaurant in the GBA

openonymous | May 13, 200805:13 AM

It is the only Filipino restaurant in the Greater Boston area, maybe that's why they thought they can get away with mediocre cooking and small portions and expensive items.
There were 3 of us that went to lunch last weekend, one had been there before and she mentioned that they served generous portions and so she was embarassed that she brought us to this place to find mediocre pickings and tiny portions.We ordered the crispy pata which was like half the trotter and it was still tough and the skin was not crispy, what a let down! we also ordered the Mung Bean dish which could have been just boiled with Beef Boullion and topped with pork cracklings, it was tasteless! the kare kare was boiled beef with peanut butter and we asked for bagoong that was not spicy hot and they did not have it! The liempo was a pice of porkchop with sweet soy sauce on top, what was that all about? No presentations at all. Eeven boiled bones was over $3 per bowl, which is otherwise free at the chinese restauurants!
never again! next time I pin for Filipino foods, we'll drive to Elmhurst NYC, even if gasoline hits $4/gallon.

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