The popularity of Filipino cuisine has again taken a huge leap forward with the opening of Margarita and Walter Manzke’s Sari Sari Store, in a highly coveted spot in Los Angeles’ popular Grand Central Market. Sari Sari Store brings Filipino rice bowls or
To fully live up to its name, the stall is decorated with top shelves filled with cans of sardines, bars of soap, bags of Chippy, and pretty much all the random finds that one can find at an authentic sari-sari store. To complete the look, the stall’s roof is covered in galvanized tin sheets.
On the menu diners will find Filipino comfort food at its best:
???????? Psssst .. have you heard the news? Fans of Chef @mlmanzke's Filipino dishes (adobo fried rice, arroz caldo, halo halo) have a lot to look forward to this summer when @sarisaristorela opens at the @grandcentralmarketla!! "Sari sari" means "whatever" or "variety" in Tagalog, and sari sari stores in the Philippines are equivalent to corner stores/bodegas here in the States. To read more about this new project, follow the link in our profile! Don't forget to follow @sarisaristorela to keep up with all of the updates! #SariSariStoreLA _____ #RepubliqueLA #sarisari #filipinofoodmovement #MargaritaManzke #comingsoon - ???? of the Adobo Fried Rice by @indulgenteats
The James Beard-nominated chef and her husband have long been in the food business in both America and the Philippines. They own the wildly successful Republique in Los Angeles, as well as Wildflour, Farmacy, and Pink's in Manila. The Philippine establishments are co-owned with Margarita's sister, Ana Lorenzana De Ocampo.
h/t: Eater Los Angeles