Finding authentic Filipino eats in the West Valley is like finding a needle in a haystack. But for you, we'll risk getting poked with a few false starts. Particularly if it means landing on a place like Casa Filipina Bakeshop and Restaurant (3531 W. Thunderbird Rd. Phoenix. 602-942-1258), where we recently sampled a dish called the Bistek Tagalog.
This salty, sliced beefsteak is marinated in soy sauce and lemon juice, piled high with ringlets of sautéed white onion and sliced potato.
A heap of jasmine rice made the perfect lemony complement. We'll be back soon, to try another dish.