Kulinarya serves up authentic homestyle Filipino cuisine.
Don't let the unassuming strip mall storefront fool you. This place is delicious. A nice modern looking cafe inside that hosts about 20 people max and boasts many unique Filipino dishes. Portions are great and so is the taste. We tried the Kare Kare - beef & tripe in peanut sauce served with shrimp paste, the Crispy Pata - deep fried pork leg w/ special sauce, the Pancit Malabon - rice noodles with pork, vegetables and shrimp and we also ordered a bowl of the Garlic Rice. Best rice I've ever had. Really good even on its own. All the dishes were cooked nicely and piping hot. We were quite full and even had leftovers to take home. The peanut sauce beef wasn't too heavy and just right. The pork leg was our favorite. Crispy skin with a mouthwatering juicy meat. The rice noodle dish was yummy, and boy did it smell good! The food came in a reasonable time and the service was very friendly and attentive. We can't wait to be back to try their combination specials only available before 5pm on weekdays. Definitely worth trying! =)
Went to this small restaurant located in a strip mall adjacent to Coquitlam Centre on a weeknight. Fairly busy with lots of take out with seating for approx. 20. Tried the chicken and pork BBQ - great sweat savory flavour, Kare-Kare - beef cooked in some peanut sauce, great over rice and the cripsy pata - deep fried pork leg - very good. Ended with the Halo Halo which was the best. Prices are very good, between $8-$12 for the dishes. Family run business and service was very good. Ambiance is very modern cafe type. Would return.
My sister and I had seen this place over a year ago, but it was only recently that I'd finally gone to eat there. Was really quiet, but nice. Decor is tasteful and even the bathroom was nicely decorated. The woman behind the counter was really nice and took my order. My 3 year old daughter was napping when we got there, so it was nice that it was just us and she was able to lie down on the bench they had at one of the tables.
We had the ginataang baka (beef and veggies cooked in coconut with a touch of spice) and caldereta (beef and veggies in a spicey tomatoe sauce). I had ordered the garlic rice, but after explaining my allergies, we went with the steamed rice. The caldereta was good, but the the ginataang baka was utterly amazing. Even my incredibly picky daughter devoured it. The portions are fairly large, so those two things were enough for our family and another meal after.
The service was good, and I will be back!