BARTable San Francisco Filipino Restaurants
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Salty and sour are the flavors that Filipino foods do best — despite influences of its neighbors and conquistadors, the Philippines has held onto a distinct flavor palette shaped by vinegar, suka, and salt.
If you’ve never before experienced the flavors of the Philippines, San Francisco has plenty of BARTable restaurants and pop-ups serving authentic Filipino food.
Kusina Ni Tess
The suffix -silog adds a fried egg and fried rice to any Filipino dish, and that’s just Tselogs does best! From sizzling sisiglog to the more familiar spamsilog, Tselogs’s most delicious specialties are anything that can be served with a fried egg — meaning almost every Filipino dish!
Hidden on the first floor of Mint Plaza, JT Restaurant has a homey feel, serving Filipino staples like tangy sinigang soup and juicy longanisa sausage in affordable combinations.
Offering several signature Filipino dishes at the Market in the Twitter building, Manila Bowl serves as a great introduction to the cuisine. A beautifully seasoned sisig or slow-roasted adobo saves you a 14 hour flight to the Philippine Islands themselves.
It all started in 2010, when Chef Gilm Payumo set out to reinvent his dad’s sisig, but spicier. In partnership with Evan Kidera, Payumo launched Señor Sisig, which now consists of several fusion food trucks all over San Francisco. This location is BARTable, in the Mission District! Check their website for other locations and hours.
Turo Café and Grill
Turo’s praise on Yelp is well deserved, as this restaurant has caputured all the important nuances classic Filipino foods demand — crispy lumpia fried just right, pancit noodles at just the right consistency. With a rotating menu of daily specials and another menu of everyday favorites, you can turo (point) at any dish for an authentic Filipino experience.