Manila Bistro in Kirkwood

IMG_1755I don’t get the way restaurants here serve the rice all broken on a lettuce leaf, but if the rest is great, it should be OK. Here at Manila Bistro we won half the time. The pinakbet was delicious. IMG_1750I suppose the bitter melon was easy enough to find at Global Foods right down Kirkwood from here. The pork adobo had the suspicious taste of something like cornstarch. Neither dish was at all spicy. The hot sauce they brought in a nice little pot was siracha, or that is what it tasted like. The lettuce was iceberg crunchy, almost nice for a change.IMG_1753

IMG_1756I’m betting these owners can cook. Maybe it would be great if I better knew how to order Filipino food. But I’m determined to stop being so snobby about St. Louis restaurants and get out and try them! This was a good start, right on our way home from the park. Sadly, I couldn’t convince my loyal husband to stop at Global Foods.


About Joan E. Strassmann

Evolutionary biologist, studies social behavior in insects & microbes, interested in education, travel, birds, tropics, nature, food; biology professor at Washington University in St. Louis
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