Pigs play in pig pen
Pork bobbling in deep fryer
Scent of fried pork was in the air. Crispy skin glistened in the sun. There was a satisfying crunch as I took a bite. I tasted delicious pork as it melted in my mouth. A big truck rumbling by ruined the dream. I dragged myself out of bed and set out to find some lechon kawali. A Yelper told me to visit Erlinda’s. Sadly Saturday at lunch time they did not have any. I tried what was available.
Pancit – flavor was good would be improved if more veggies or meat were present
chicken – salt hid the chicken flavor
pork – tasted mostly salt and a bit of pork
pork bun – the white pastry was much like a Chinese cha sui boa and very good. The pork filling had a delicious flavor. This was my fav hot food dish here.
lumpia – flavor from the crunchy wrapper and pork filling was good.
On the other side was an ice cream section. I noticed the standard flavors were supplied by Thrifty Ice Cream while the exotic flavors were by Magnolia. Mango ice cream had bits of mango and a delicious mango flavor. Texture and butterfat content was similiar to what you would get from Thrifty Ice Cream.
I shuffled off into the hot summer day. My dreams unfulfilled.
Erlinda’s Filipino Cuisine
3400 E 8th St
National City, CA 91950