Plato Filipino is one of the latest restaurants to hit Joyce Street and I am glad I found the time to try it.
First off, upon entry, the restaurant is well-lit, workers have a pleasing orange uniform, and the restaurant is neat and tidy. Great first impression.
The server was on the phone taking an order, but did immediately acknowledge me as soon as I approached the cash register and helped me as soon as she could.
I ordered my go-to meal, sinigang ng baboy and added a barbequed quarter chicken. If I recall correctly I paid under $12 for the meal, which is only slightly more than a regular combo. The pork tamarind soup was satisfying in its sourness, had several pieces of meat and good veggies. The barbeque chicken was meat-ty, no scrawny birds here! It had extra barbeque sauce added on the outer layer, but I think it would have tasted just as good without. It was well cooked and warm. (For those who have read a previous post about a different Filipino restaurant that recently opened on Joyce, you’ll get this reference.)
I am glad that there is once again a Filipino restaurant in my work neighbourhood that I can return to and recommend to others. Looking forward to future food visits.