Erlinda’s Filipino Cuisine

Pigs play in pig pen
Pork bobbling in deep fryer
lechon kawali.

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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.

The mneu.
The mneu.
Choices...
Choices…
Pancit + chicken
Pancit + chicken

Pancit – flavor was good would be improved if more veggies or meat were present
chicken – salt hid the chicken flavor

pork
pork


pork – tasted mostly salt and a bit of pork

pork bun
pork bun
Pork bun
Pork bun


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
lumpia


lumpia – flavor from the crunchy wrapper and pork filling was good.

Took over a month to eat a container this size.
Took over a month to eat a container this size.

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.

Mango ice cream.
Mango ice cream.

I shuffled off into the hot summer day.  My dreams unfulfilled.

Erlinda’s Filipino Cuisine
3400 E 8th St
Ste 115
National City, CA 91950

 

 

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4 Comment

  1. Faye says: Reply

    Chic Boy in National City makes really good lechon kawali. They also have deep fried chicken skin too! But I just love the vinegar sauce they have for the kawali. I’ve totally dragged myself outta bed just for a certain craving of food 🙂

    1. Soo says: Reply

      Thanks for the tip! That’s good to know I’m not the only one that has gotta have that particular food immediately. 🙂

  2. Kirk says: Reply

    I thought the pork adobo was too salty when I visited back in July of 2014 as well (which you actually commented on….). The sisig was decent, but the food is defintely not as good as when the place was Conching’s. My wife likes the cheese and corn ice cream here….

    1. Soo says: Reply

      Thanks for the reminder Kirk! I meant to visit to try the ice cream but never got around to it till now. I’m adding a link to your review.
      http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmyoso/2014/07/turo-turo-tuesday-erlindas-filipino-cuisine-ice-cream-parlor.html

      Bummer I never tried Conching’s…

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