1 The Arroz Caldo
FROM NOODLE STREET
Like all the soups and noodles served at this counter, the garlic-and-ginger-infused chicken and rice porridge ($6.50) comes bubbling over Sterno.
ALSO TRY The four types of pancit noodles, especially the squid ink version ($7.99)
2 The Fried Chicken Skin and Lumpia
FROM CRISPY TOWN
Dip the crunchy chicken skin ($11.99/lb.) in sukang maasim (cane sugar vinegar), then get an order of lumpia ($1.99) to round out your meal.
ALSO TRY Traditional favorites like daing na bangus (sun-dried marinated milk fish, $10.99/piece)
3 The Footlong Turon
FROM PINOY STREET FOOD
This is a crispy, gooey caramelized banana in a lumpia wrapper ($2.99), a beloved Filipino comfort food.
ALSO TRY The kwek-kwek (a fried battered quail egg, $1.50) and the freshly butchered lechon (roast suckling pig, $15.99/lb.)
4 The Whole Squid and Char-Grilled Pork Skewers
FROM GRILL CITY
All the offerings here, like the pork slicked with a citrusy soy-barbecue sauce ($3.99) and the whole squid ($8.99), are plated right off the grill.
ALSO TRY The taho, a luscious dessert of silken tofu, sugar syrup, and sago pearls ($4.99)
5 The Jolly Spaghetti and Chickenjoy
Made in the traditional Filipino style, this beloved Filipino chain’s spaghetti ($3.99) comes in a sweet tomato sauce with ham, ground beef, hot dogs, and shredded cheese. Pair it with Jollibee’s aptly named hand-breaded fried chicken (from $2.49).
ALSO TRY The peach-mango pie ($1.99)