Pinoy restaurant is a hidden paradise for California car wash customers
Pinoys in the US craving for authentic Filipino food may finally meet their match when an innovative idea suddenly turned the tedious task of driving their car to the car wash into an exciting new experience.
A feature by the Great Big Story focused on a restaurant hidden inside a car wash. How’s that for a great reward for completing your task? The restaurant in Northridge, California is called Lilian’s Filipino Bakery and Restaurant.
The owner, Lilian Masaya shared that there was really nothing behind her decision to set up shop at a car wash, except that it would be a good idea because of the foot traffic from the people having their cars washed. Little did she know that her home-cooked Filipino food would draw in a lot of hungry patrons of Cruisers Car Wash.
“Filipino food is simple, but delicious. We eat a lot of pork, chicken and beef, and rice of course. We cannot eat our food without rice” she said.
She added that her restaurant became popular not just because of the delicious Filipino dishes but also because of their halo halo, which came as a welcome tradition for car wash customers.
“They always say it’s the best in the west. It is to die for,” she said.
Their breads are also some of the bestsellers among their customers. Aside from making their cars smell good on the outside, the smell of freshly made bread and pastries also do their part in making the car smell good on the inside. (ANGEL ONG)