I’ve come to Kulinarya serveral times in the past few years for their delicious Filipino food. This would be my 4th visit to be exact. This cozy restaurant serves up authentic Filipino cuisine in the heart of Coquitlam. There is free parking outside and it’s located quite close to Coquitlam Mall.
Complimentary Boy Bawang garlic corn nuts arrive at the table before you begin your meal. They are delicious corn nuts with garlic flavour. It’s so addictive! You can find bags of theses at T&T for under $1. It’s so damn good.
Calamansi Juice has changed this time. They use Gina brand instead of the Philippines brand. It tastes different but not in a good way. It tastes a lot more artificial.
Large Garlic Rice ($5) is a good item to order if you have saucy dishes or stews to go with this. Garlic rice is so much better than regular rice. Garlic is so addictive, but don’t forget to pop a mint or eat gum right after.
Chicken Adobo ($12) is a Filipino classic! It has chicken braised in vinegar soy sauce. Delicious dish!
BBQ Pork Skewers ($9) were ok, but they were a tad dry and had a lot of char on them. I still prefer the skewers at Kumare in Richmond.
Sizzling Sisig ($12) is crispy minced pork with egg. This is a heart attack on a plate, but very addictive.
Galunggong ($12) is deep-fried mackerel. It is served with pickled vegetables and a vinegar soy sauce. It’s definitely not a dish for everyone as the head is still attached. You have to eat all the bones with it as well.
Bistek ($13) has fried beef and onions cooked in soy sauce and lemon. This was a good dish but the onion was cut into large pieces. The beef was tender and the sauce went very well with it. Definitely eat it with the garlic rice.
Overall, it’s still an awesome place to go to. If you haven’t been to a Filipino restaurant before, you should add it onto your list of things to eat. In the Lower Mainland, there is only a handful of Filipino restaurants and this on is one of the better ones. My other go to place is Kumare in Richmond.
We Rate Kulinarya:
114-2918 Glen Drive, Coquitlam