Seven years ago, Ramon Go and Grace De Ausen-Go closed their small Filipino food counter within Lams Market. In early March 2020, they opened a spacious restaurant in Glendale that specializes in the food of Pampanga, a central region of the Philippines, plus dishes that draw from Ramon’s Chinese heritage. Food is strictly traditional: adobe, pancit, halo-halo, sisig, and a host of preparations in warming tins behind the counter. There is also a pastry fridge stocked with baked goods like pandesal. The specialty at Lutong Bahay, which translates to “home cooking,” is lechon made in the style of Cebu. On weekends, if you arrive early enough, you can order lemongrass-stuffed lechon (whole roasted pig) with crisp skin by the pound.
- Price: $, $$
- Hours: Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Reservations: Not accepted
- Parking: Lot available
- Extra Services: Banquet Facilities, Catering