Fillipino Feast

Fillipino Feast (with Musical Chairs)

It9s time for some good Fillipino food at Little Quiapo. It comes personally recommended from Joellen who is one of the dining club9s assistant organizers and a native Fillipino herself. Metromix raters give it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Fillipino food can be best described as being similar to Chinese and Spanish (based on it9s location and that the Phillipines used to be a Spanish colony.) However, it has it9s own unique quality and is significantly different from either of those.

Little Quiapo
6259 N. McCormick Rd.
Chicago, IL

6pm - mingling / cocktail hour
7pm - dinner

Musical Chairs
In order so that people can meet more folks, we9ll be shifting from table to table about every half hour. We9ll be giving you a card when you arrive with your "table schedule" which will determine what table you will sit at in each stage of the dinner.

This will be a Fillipino Feast served buffet style.


Shanghai Lumpia: Lumpia are pastries of the Philippines and Indonesia similar to spring rolls. This type of Lumpia is filled with ground pork, minced onion, carrots, and spices with the mixture held together by beaten egg. It may sometimes contain green peas as extenders. It is served with a spicy sauce instead of a sweet and sour sauce.

Fried shrimp: whole shrimp dipped in a light batter and fried until golden brown.

Calamares: Calamari rings dipped in a light batter and fried until golden brown.

Crispy Pata: pork knuckles (pata) marinated then deep fried until crispy golden brown. However, the knuckles are a small portion, thus it is the whole leg of pork that is usually served.

Pancit Bihon: Pancit or "Pansit" is stir-fried noodle dish, common in the Philippines, though of Chinese origin. This food is second in popularity to rice in the country. It9s similar to yakisoba and yakiudon, Japanese-style stir-fried noodles.

Pancit Bíhon (aka Bíjon): very thin rice noodles fried with soy sauce and some citrus (kalamansi) and possibly with patis (fish sauce), and some variation of sliced meat and chopped vegetables. Chinese sausage and cabbage are the most basic ingredients in a pancit bihon.

Pinakbet or pakbet is a popular from the northern regions of the Philippines. The original Ilocano pinakbet uses bugguong, of fermented monamon or other fish, while further south, bagoong alamang is used. Usually its most basic vegetables used in this dish include native bitter melon, eggplant, tomato, ginger, okra, string beans, lima beans, chili peppers and various Filipino vegetables like parda, winged beans, and such. In some cases, lechon, chicharon, or other meats (most commonly pork) is added.

Kare-kare is a Philippine stew. It is made from peanut sauce with a variety of vegetables, stewed oxtail, beef, and occasionally offal or tripe. Meat variants may include goat meat or (rarely) chicken. It is often eaten with bagoong (shrimp paste), sometimes spiced with chili, and sprinkled with calamansi lime juice.

Chicken Adobo: Adobo is a a national dish among the Filipinos. Typically made from pork or chicken or a combination of both, it is slowly cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, crushed garlic, bay leaf, and black peppercorns, and often browned in the oven or pan-fried afterwards to get the desirable crisped edges. This dish originates from the northern region of the Philippines.

Bistek: also known as Philippine Beef Steak, thinly sliced beef marinated in soya sauce and kalamansi.

Steamed white rice: As with most Asian countries, the staple food in the Philippines is rice. It is most often boiled and served during most main meals.


Ube (or ubi) is the Filipino word for purple yam (Dioscorea alata). It contains pigments that gives its violet color. In the Philippines, ube is cooked with sugar and eaten as a sweetened dessert or jam called ube halaya which is a bright violet color.

Cassava Cake: Cassava is a low calorie starchy tuber, the pellets of which are made into tapioca. Cassava cake is grated cassava, mixed with egg, sugar and coconut milk. A fave Filipino dessert (as well as other nationalities, I hear.)

Biko - glutinous rice sweets creamed with sugar, butter, and coconut milk.

You can also obtain more detailed information about the Cuisine of Philippines here.

$26 if purchased in advance
$36 at the door

There is a 48 hour cancellation policy for advanced ticket purchases

Public Transportation
It appears that there are 2 or 3 bus lines that will take you to this area. Like the 82 (Kimball), 96 (Lunt) and 155 (Devon)

Check the CTA Trip Planner for an ideal route from your starting point
CTA Trip Planner

Please answer the carpool survey questions when you RSVP

Check the published list later to see if rides/riders might be available. Riders should try to make it easy for the people giving the rides.

From the south (Lake Shore Drive): head north to Hollywood Ave where Lake Shore Drive ends. When you get to the stop light at the end of Lake Shore Continue heading west on Petereson and turn right onto Lincoln Ave. Head northwest on Lincoln Ave. until you get to McCormick

From the north (90/94): exit east on Touhy Ave. Head east on Touhy until you hit McCormick. Turn right onto McCormick and head south until you hit Devon Ave. Pass Devon Ave and the restaurant is about 1/4 mile from the intersection of McCormick and Devon. You will see a sign for "Diversions" on the left side. At that sign, turn left into the parking lot. Little Quiapo restaurant will be on your left side, with Home Depot across the street. Parking is free. If you hit Lincoln Ave, you have gone too far.

Name Sales End Price
Pay at the door $30 (if available) / waiting list Ended Free
Advanced Ticket - Revised   Ended $20