In which Mary shares a few awesome things: What is this place? I’M GONNA TELL YOU ABOUT THIS GEM OF A PLACE!
This is Kabayan, a humble Filipino restaurant nestled in my area. It is one of my favorite places to get my grub on. Filipino restaurants are pretty uncommon. A few years back, there used to be more in my area, but a lot have closed down and now this is the closest one to my house. About a half an hour drive that is always worth it. Always support your small businesses, people! It serves all the Filipino classics you love or don’t know you love yet, if you’ve never had any. It’s nothing upscale, but who cares, the food is so damn good!!!! My idea of comfort food.
A few stores away is the Filipino/Oriental store that partners up with Kabayan. It also serves some Filipino treats like freshly made Puto, or Turon, that I kill over, because laaawwwdd have merceh, they’re so damn perfect!!! AKJDAINAOUN!!! I always get a bunch of them, because they’re a hellova lot better than the ones I make.
Why talk about this place? Cuz I love places like this that bring me closer to my roots and remind me what I love about my culture. (Especiallllly the foooooood!)