Philly welcomes a new Filipino Restaurant
Philadelphia— The Bourse Marketplace welcomes ‘Lalo’ a new Filipino restaurant for Filipinos and Phillies to enjoy.
According to Philadelphia Business Journal The Bourse is in the final stretch of its $22.5 million transformation into an upscale food hall.
The final project will have about 30 food tenants, one of those is a restaurant that celebrates Filipino Cuisine built by Pelago, the hospitality group consisting of Neal Santos, Jillian Encarnacion and Resa Mueller.
Lalo will be in a 300-square-foot stall. Its interior decoration is inspired from everyday Filipino household items like the banig, a traditional Filipino sleeping mat hand-woven from palm leaves or grasses, dyed in bright colors and patterns.
The menu will showcase the seasonality and locality of dishes on rotation basis but there will be mainstays like grilled pork or chicken served with atchara — a pickled dish, typically green papaya — over garlic rice.
On its debut, Lalo will serve Kamatis Salad, highlighting salt-cured eggs sourced from Farm 51, the urban farm Santos runs; locally-sourced tomatoes; green mango and a bagoong vinaigrette.
The recipes are copied from Encarnacion’s grandfather, who used to sell Filipino-style barbecue sandwiches and skewers from a small park across Independence Mall for three decades.