The great thing about living in a city with a rich Filipino community is the easy accessibility to take out Filipino food.
Normally my Wednesdays and Thursdays are my busiest days of the week, packed with meetings, inventory and more meetings plus the long drive through traffic on the way home; the last thing I look forward doing would be slaving another hour at the kitchen for dinner (and dishes)
Luckily there’s a modest Filipino restaurant a few miles from my work called Zarlitos. They serve most of my hometown favorites like Tapsilog (Beef, sunny side up egg and fried rice), Tocilog (sweetly cured marinated pork, fried egg and fried rice), Sinigang ( Pork Tamarind soup stew) and many more.
Being conscious of my diet and not being able to eat seafood for a while, I decided on ordering the Bangusilog .
Bangusilog is short for Bangus with fried egg and garlic fried rice. Bangus is the Tagalog term for Milkfish marinated in vinegar and garlic, pan seared or deep fried to a golden texture.
The wait was only 3-5 mins for my take out and the cost was not bad either a cool $6.00 for the whole meal. Plus tax its close to $7.00
Though Zarlitos is not a 5 star restaurant or a fastfood joint, I just love the fact I can pull over for about 5 mins and come out with a full home cooked dinner and not worry about the extra dishes to wash later. Zarlitos is also one of the few restaurants open late-around 11pm on the weekdays and 3:00am on weekends (which are their busiest hours).
For more information on Zarlitos http://www.zarlitos.com
Learn more about Bangus at http://panlasangpinoy.com/2012/06/06/fried-bangus-recipe