Sample Filipino Fare in These Restaurants in Bangkok

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Sample Filipino Fare and Culture in These Restaurants in Bangkok

Are you a Pinoy living in Bangkok and longing for home or a Thai curious to sample Filipino cuisine? Whether you're the former or the latter, you should look no further than these four restaurants in the capital for a delicious meal that will make you go "Ahhh." 

From hearty chicken “inasal” (grilled or roasted) and sinful crispy pata (knuckle) to classic Pinoy spaghetti and icy, sweet “halo-halo,” you’re bound to find a dish or two that you’ll love from these restos!


Toto Inasal

Who says you can't get your fill of inasal in Bangkok? Sample it right here in this restaurant along Ratchaprarop Road. Inasal, which roughly translates to “grilled or roasted,” is a cooking method common among Filipino households and establishments. While chicken is arguably the most famous inasal, there are also pork and fish versions, which you’ll surely like if you’re looking for something hearty but away from the usual deep- or pan-fried.

Toto Inasal's bestseller, unsurprisingly, is their chicken inasal, which comes in a set for THB149 or a single order priced at THB115. It also has barbecue, Filipino favourite sisig in either pork or chicken, and liempo (grilled pork belly). To cap off your meal at Toto's, make sure to grab another of their bestsellers, the halo-halo, priced at THB95 for the regular and THB115 for the special. (We suggest you for the latter and thank us later!).

Location: 90/4-5 Ratchaprarop Road, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi

Kalamansi Kitchen

This Filipino restaurant in the commercial district of Sathorn just had its soft opening on July 17, 2022, after moving from its location along Patthanakan Road in Suan Luang, Bangkok.

Kalamansi Kitchen boasts of a wide array of Filipino pork, beef, fish, and chicken dishes like Oxtail and Brisket Kare Kare (THB420), Bangus Sisig (TH350), Crispy Pata (THB595), and Twice Cooked Chicken Adobo with Egg and Adobo Flakes (THB240), among others. It also has vegetable dishes like gising gising (THB290) and chopsuey, to name a few, and some classic noodles like Original Pancit Palabok and Pinoy Party Spaghetti.

For dessert, what better way to end your meal than with — you guessed it — halo-halo, again! Kalamansi Kitchen's halo-halo has thirteen ingredients and comes in regular (THB85) and extra-large (THB155).

Location: 101/11 Thanon Suan Phlu, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Viva Filipinas

Viva Filipinas along Sri Ayutthaya Road is among one of the popular Filipino restaurants in Bangkok, thanks to its delicious food and events space perfect for all sorts of occasions special to the Filipinos. This resto promises authentic cuisine hailing from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao as created by its Pinoy chefs using ingredients outsourced from the Philippines to make sure the dishes taste like home.

For the most indulgent meal, make sure to try its bold take on a classic dish with the sizzling bulalo, as well as its ginataang alimango (crabs simmered in coconut milk), Chicken a la Viva (seasoned whole chicken, deep fried!), and lechon belly.

Location: 372 Sri Ayutthaya Road, Thanon Phyathai, Rajthevi, Bangkok

Lola's Kitchen

This Filipino restaurant nestled on Sukhumvit Road is the perfect place if you want to experience Philippine cuisine and culture, thanks to its homey ambience, Filipino paintings, and counter designed as a bahay kubo (nipa hut). Lola's Kitchen is passionate about serving its patrons authentic Filipino dishes cooked from the heart, so it also outsources ingredients like calamansi and soy sauce from the Philippines.

Some of its dishes include the hearty beef kaldereta (beef stew in tomato sauce), spicy Bicol express, dinuguan or "pork blood stew," sinigang na baboy (sour pork soup), and the classic chicken or pork adobo (a soy sauce-based dish).

Location: 891 Sukhumvit Road, Khwaeng Klong Tan Nuea, Khet Wattana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Bangkok

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