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max’s – mall of asia, pasay city, phils

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There is a Max’s Restaurant in San Francisco but if you ask anybody who is anybody they will tell you that it’s not as good as the original restos in the Philippines. This particular meal came after a mondo shopping expedition to the Mall of Asia in Pasay. Built on reclaimed land, it is the sixth largest mall in the world. Even for the seasoned shopper like myself, it was a bit overwhelming. Anywho, back to the food.

We ordered one of the family meals that is enough for 10 people and costs about P3,000. That’s roughly USD 66 depending on the exchange rate. Not bad at all if you are feeding 10 people. Here’s what you get:

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Written by joann

October 28, 2007 at 5:29 pm

patio filipino, san bruno, ca

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“That’s what the Philippines tastes like.”

I actually said that at lunch today with Steph, Jay, and Julia. Jay requested good filipino food. Notice the stress on the word good. With the shocking number of Filipino people in the Bay Area it’s weird how hard it is to find really great Filipino food. You know, the kind that you want to bring your non-Filipino friends to. I had been eyeing (via Yelp) Patio Filipino for awhile but wanted to get a small group to try it out before bringing over pickier eaters. As you can probably tell, it did not disappoint. Unlike most other Filipino restaurants, Patio Filipino is a REAL restaurant not a cafeteria style joint. There will be no pointing at long-ago cooked dishes sitting in steam heaters.

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Written by joann

September 29, 2007 at 3:59 pm