Filipino Comfort Food

Posted on November 21, 2012 by LISA KUNIZAKI | 0 Comments

It's refreshing to dine out in the neighborhood once in a while. It's only a 10 minute walk from our place so I decided to drag Sergiy and my dad there.

I was really looking forward to trying the Grilled Tuna Jaw, Grilled Tuna Belly, Lechon Kawali, Crispy Pata and Sizzling Sisig. My belief is that the more people you take to a dinner outing, the better your chances are of ordering more dishes. Hence, increasing your odds of trying more items on the menu. I firmly believe the same rules apply for dim sum.

Tito Rad's Grill and Restaurant is located in Woodside which is right on the border of Sunnyside, Queens, and boasts authentic Filipino Cuisine.

Sizzling Sisig is a mix of crispby bits of pork belly seasoned with chili peppers, garlic and lemon.  

Grilled Tuna Jaw, or Inihaw na Panga, is one of the house specials. I've had this dish in Japan many times and absolutely love it. I admit this is a very rich dish, lots of complex flavor and a lot of fun to eat. I love eating with my hands.  

Crispy Pata, deep fried pork knuckles served with ginger and garlic.

Lechon Kawali, deep fried pok belly served with a homemade dipping sauce.

Grilled Tuna Belly, or Inihaw Tuna Belly, is another house special. You can have the Tuna Belly cooked anyway you want (adobo, fried, in coconut milk or in a soup).

Dad and Sergiy had coffee. I HAD to have the Halo Halo. Memories of Hawai'i came flooding back...

It was good eating, but after consuming so much meat I had to steep a pot of tea! I always choose a nice Pu'erh for situations just like this. Pu'erhs are technically classified not as a black, but dark black tea, the best which is aged for decades before use. The base may be green or black, and its taste and aromas can range from earthy to elegant. In China it has been customarily drunk with or after meals as a digestif. 

Tito Rad's

49-12 Queens Boulevard
Woodside, NY 11377  Tel. (718) 205-7299

Business Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Mon - Fri 11 AM to 10 PM
Sat - Sun 10 AM to 10 PM

XO,

CdS

 


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