Philippine cuisine is a dynamic mix of Austronesian origins and other Asian flavors that is often overshadowed by its other Asian counterparts. But it is an exotic eat which shouldn’t be overlooked. In a food paradise such as Hong Kong, Filipino food is readily available to curious diners. Here’s where to find it.
Live music while munching on that juicy favorite crispy pata (deep fried pork knuckle)? Look no further than Cinta-J. This restaurant and sometimes nightclub is one of the well-known spots in Wan Chai’s night scene, serving Filipino food ranging from classic favorites sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth) and adobo (meat cooked in soy sauce). But dishes from across Southeast Asia are also available and they’re very affordable, if you’re looking for more variety. Cinta-J is a both a family-friendly and friend-friendly choice. Order the much loved Filipino dessert, Halo-halo (mixed together) for blends of shaved ice, sago and fruits among others. For some, Cinta-J also serves a lot of nostalgic memories.
Shop G4, Malaysia Building, 69-75 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, +852 25294183