“Anything that is inihaw (grilled) the Filipino way is still the best for me,” says Luigi, one of our Filipino friends in Vancouver when he was asked of his favourite Filipino food that he will never get tired of. Good thing Vancouver has a lot of Filipino population that in Fraser Street, many establishment signposts are even written in Tagalog. Because of that, Filipino food and restaurants are not to be missed as well. While many have mastered cooking Filipino food in their own homes, sometimes we just don’t have the time to be our own chef. So in case you crave Filipino food last minute, we’re listed down some of the top picks Luigi shared with us. And yes, they do deliver!
Surrey’s premium spot for the best authentic tasting Filipino cuisine, Grandt kitchen offers fresh traditional recipes using the finest ingredients. They highly recommend trying their Kare Kare Bagnet and Tripe served with Peanut-sauce-based stew with assorted vegetables. They also have 5 signature platter options that each contain a little bit of everything so you don’t miss out on something. Best of all, both of their two branches can deliver your favourite meals. Order here from Surrey branch and here from their second branch in Joyce.
Surrey - 10257 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC, Canada V3T 2W6 Joyce- 4963 Joyce St. Vancouver, BC, Canada V5R 4G7
A well-recommended restaurant with Lechon kawali, BBQ belly silog, bulalo, BBQ pork intestines, daingsilog, grilled stuffed bangus, BBQ pork stick, BBQ chick silog, country fried chicken, and shanghai silog as the most commonly ordered dishes. However, you should always check their Facebook page as they usually post their daily offerings. They are available on Doordash or you may call them at 604-496-5160 to reserve an order.
Address: 14775 108 Avenue Surrey, BC, Canada V3R 1V9
Zugba prides in serving food that has an important meaning for them. From Tocino by the Pasig River, Chicken Mami at the wet market in Lucena, their family favourite Hardinera from the mountain of Lucban, the Sinanglaw from road trips of Northern luzon, and their specialty Grilled Chicken Inasal from their frequent dinner stops on the streets of Mindanao. They hope to take you back to your special memories as well or even create new ones as you enjoy their meals. They are available on Doordash and UberEats.
Address: 200 14351 104 Ave Surrey, BC V3T 1Y1
To keep the Pinoy cooking technique while using fresh meat and vegetables available locally is the philosophy of Kulinarya Filipino Eatery. They shared that when they came to Canada, they yearned for foods that were normally served on Sundays after mass like beef nilaga and kare-kare with bagoong. Not the typical turo-turo (fast food) style, they want to serve fresh food in a fun and homey atmosphere. They are available on Doordash and UberEats.
Address: 1134 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X2
Home of traditional Filipino cuisine, the most popular and commonly ordered dishes from them are tapsilog, lumpia gulay, crispy lugaw, pork kawali silog, leche flan, and their combo special, wherein you can choose 2 dishes and it comes with a free 1 cup steamed rice. They also offer packed meals to celebrate your intimate parties. They are available on Doordash and UberEats.
Address: 5175 Joyce St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5R 4G8
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