Teriyaki Beef Bowl
by Megan Bruce, Staff writer
The menu of the Teriyaki Beef Bowl is comprised of Japanese grill
foods (bento, teriyaki, etc.) and Filipino specialty foods. Everything
is cooked fresh and well with skill and quality ingredients by owners
Jeffrey and Iluminada Peters.
The Japanese menu has the standard offerings of a casual restaurant.
The Filipino menu is extensive ranging from mild lugaw, a rice porridge
with chicken; to sinful lechon kawali, Filipino style pork cracklings;
to the more exotic dinuguan. Although not listed on the menu,
balut is sometimes offered to the experienced Filipino diners.
Nicely caramelized and complex teriyaki sauce and pleasantly sticky
white rice made for a healthy comfort food. The tofu was firm and
well cooked, meaty enough to satisfy even the soy-phobic. Lumpia
(Filipino egg rolls) were golden and so fresh from the kitchen
I could practically hear the sizzle. Jeffrey lamented that he had
run out of the light rice noodles (pancit) that can accompany the dish, but
the lumpia themselves were great.
We didn’t have room for desserts but a woman near our table obviously
enjoyed a wedge of cheesecake. Also offered is turones (banana
lumpia) and leche flan.
You can find delicious food and a friendly smile at 421 NW Saltzman.
Hours are 10:30am-8:30 pm Monday through Friday, 11am-6pm Saturdays,
closed Sundays. They offer local delivery for orders $15 and over
for a $2 charge.