Words you may not recognize:
Longanisa – (lon-ga-NEE-sa) Filipino pork sausage – THE national sausage of the Philippines (correct me if I am wrong, but it may be mentioned in the Philippine National Anthem). We make these savory sweet patties from scratch with a secret blend of spices, garlic, pineapple, and sugar. Damn is right.
Adobo – (uh-DÔ-bo) uh.. yeah! – the defining dish of the Philippines (the turkey of Thanksgiving, the Mickey of Disney, the Elvis of Rock n Roll). We sauté your choice of chicken or tofu in a special mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, and oyster sauce making this a tangy savory dish of absolute magic.
Atsara – (AT-sa-ra) Pickled Papaya Relish (like sauerkraut but sweeter and spelled differently). We make ours by pickling papaya, cabbage, pineapple, and ginger and pair it with our magic Adobo.
What we serve:
Sweet Garlic Fried Rice – Choice of Chicken or Tofu (Vegetarian) with scrambled egg, garlic, carrots, bean sprouts, and onions sweetened with hoisin and garnished with green onion. Add a fried egg or a longanisa pork patty to make your day for a $1.00.
Bacon Fried Rice – Simple and delicious. Crispy bacon, scrambled egg, garlic, onions garnished with green onion. Add a fried egg or a longanisa pork patty for a $1.00… it’ll make you dance.
Longanisa – Garlicky sweet handmade pork patty topped with tomato, cilantro, and ranch sauce on toasted sweet Hawaiian rolls served with tots.
Adobo Chicken – Tangy savory chicken paired with atsara (pickled papaya) on toasted sweet Hawaiian rolls served with tots. Tofu available upon request.
Pancit – (PUN-sit) – Choice of Chicken or Tofu mixed with rice noodle, celery, cabbage, onions, and carrots sautéed with oyster sauce garnished with green onion and lemon. (vegetarian upon request)
Taco Libre – Tangy chicken adobo topped with creamy Mexican street corn garnished with cilantro and lime.
Longanisa Tots – Extra crispy tator tots topped with melted cheese, crumbled garlicky sweet longanisa pork sausage, spicy plantain sauce garnished with green onion.
Egg Rolls –Lumpia – (LUM-pee-ah)
Traditional Filipino fried eggroll (Vegetarian) stuffed with cabbage, bean sprouts, carrots, tofu rolled in a thin crispy wrapper served with sweet chili sauce.
Gio’s Special Lumpia – Fried eggroll stuffed with crab meat and green onion served with a hoisin and spicy mayo dipping sauce.