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Monday, 25 February 2008

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janfrederick

Hey! You made it! I totally agree with you about the pancit. Don't get me wrong, I like noodles. But the pint I bought the first time I went had only a couple small bits of pork and veggies and not much else.

When I stayed home with my sick son recently, we went to R&B and enjoyed the chicken afritada which was good, but a little bit on the bone splintery side of things. My son really liked the lumpia dipping sauce which, to my chagrin, he ate with a spoon.

Yah, I think you have to get lucky for the sisig. Lucky me though, my neighbor invited me to his son's baptism bash this Saturday. I found out about this place through him because he had his last party catered by them. I'm getting heavy just thinking about it.

Anyhoo, don't forget about the lengua next door. I didn't care for it during my first visit. But I thought the last four tries were great. Again, I had the burrito instead of the tacos. So I couldn't tell you about the all important corn tortilla quality. But the tounge was nice and beefy.

the office goat

Interesting. My wife and I ate at (or very near to) that location about 5 years ago. We went at an odd time of day and the food had been sitting in the chafing dishes far too long, so our experience was less that glowing. This review was encouraging -- maybe we'll be back after all -- although my weakness is for point-point places serving BBQ and I don't think they do.

janfrederick

I think a lot of their business comes from catering. So don't go on Mondays. ;)

howie

I almost forgot about this place. I went here a few times when I worked in SV. I'll have to stop by for for the lechon.

Kirk

Hi Jan - Thanks for all the recommendations....I'll check out that lengua soon! 2 of the visits were on weekend mornings, so they were still trying to get breakfast done...the time I had the tapsilog, they didn't have anything out.

Hi ToG - Were they under the same Ownership then? Someone mentioned that this place was named something else before.....

Hi Howie - For that lechon, timing is everything.

the office goat

Pretty sure it was a different name back then. I think you're right and that it was a different restaurant in the same location. Like I said, it was around 5 years ago and I remember less of those details than how we both felt for the following day or two. :-/

Kirk

Hi ToG - Yuck, I think I know how you felt......that would be giving me flashbacks as well.

Artie

Hey Kirk,

R&B is what I consider *my* local Filipino joint, and I've been here countless times. The funniest thing about your post though is that while the Lady who works there is nice, the Gentleman is actually super talkative with me, recognizes me and when I went there a bit more frequently (once a week or more) even remembered my name for a while.

I haven't had a lot of Filipino food so maybe I'm not the best judge, but I think this place is usually pretty great (if a bit greasy, but I guess that's Flip food). The fish is $1 extra but WELL worth it (a whole fish!), so I always get it. Their sisig really is quite good though.

Kirk

Hi Artie - R & B is pretty good, I'd gladly eat there again......but it's not perfect, and not all the dishes are good.

jammarlibre

You guys do a wonderful job! Keep up the good work!!!k

Kirk

Hi jammarlibre - Thanks so much for the kind words....we'll try our best.

sats

Hi All,

Just saw this post and had to reply to . There was another restaurant in R&B's current location. It was called Manila Fast Food. That restaurant became more successful and moved to bigger digs. It's still in area, on Mira Mesa Blvd. just a few doors down from Rite Aid. Killer goat (lamb?) Kaldereta and chicken Chicharon (when available)- perfect with beer while watching the football game!!

Kirk

Hi Sats - I've been to Manila Fast Food and Desserts, but that was before the new owners took over:

http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmyoso/2006/04/manila_fast_foo.html

I've heard mixed info regarding that place, but thanks for the rec....I'll try to check them out when I'm able.

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