Foodology

Kumare: Filipino Food in Richmond

Diana Chan September 17, 2013 Filipino, Four Beakers, Richmond

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Kumare is located in Richmond and serves up delicious Filipino food. I came out here with a bunch of my friends for dinner. Since it was a large group, we made a reservation just so we would get a spot. A good thing about Kumare is that they can accommodate really large groups.

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Sago at Gulaman is made of sugar, tapioca pearls, and lime gelatin. It looks crazy green but it’s very refreshing to go with the meal.

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Chicken Pandan ($12) is fried chicken marinated in coconut milk and wrapped with pandan leaves. You unwrap the leaves and them bite into the chicken. It was sooooo good and addictive. Highly recommended.

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Garlic Rice ($4) is also a must if you are ordering a few meaty dishes. So good!

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Vegetable Bicol Express ($9) has asssorted vegetables, shrimp, and pork in spicy coconut milk. It was an ok dish.

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Adobong Kang Kong has water spinach, shrimp, and pork braised in soy sauce, garlic, and vinegar. It’s only available in the spring and summer. This dish was alright, but not as sinfully delicious as the others.

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Seafood Palabok ($10) has thick noodles, mixed seafood ground in palabok sauce, tinapa, green onions, ground pork rinds, and a hard boiled egg. It was really good! The noodles and sauce were really creamy. Highly recommended.

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Inihaw na Bangus ($12) is marinated boneless milkfish with tomatoes and onions. I thought the fish was a bit dry on its own. but the vinegar on the adds more dimension to its taste.

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Sizzling Sisig ($9.50) has crispy pork, onions, ginger, and an egg. It’s so bad for you, but it’s pretty damn good. You definitely need to order this with garlic rice. There’s a lot of fat and salt in this, but it’s delicious.

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Sizzling Tofu ($12) has tofu, green onions, and bell peppers served on a hot plate. We thought this would be a weird dish, but it was pretty good. It’s also very greasy and probably has some sort of animal fat, but so good! Highly recommended.

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Ube Ice cream is purple yam. The flavour is pretty subtle but it’s good. It’s unique!

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Buko Pie ($2.50) is a coconut pie and you can see all the delicious coconut layers in the crispy pie shell.

Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Halo Halo ($6.75) has assorted beans, jellies, sweetened banana, jackfruit, macapuno strings, leche flan, pinipig, ube halaya, and ice cream. It’s a mishmash of a bunch of different ingredients. Great for the summer time. The one thing I didn’t like was the ice chunks, it doesn’t melt too easily.

Overall, the food was pretty good, but certain dishes are very oily. You probably can’t come here everyday or else you will clog your arteries. All my Filipino friends were moaning at how delicious the food is and how it reminded them of back home.

We Rate Kumare:

Address:
8130 Park Rd
Richmond, BC

Website:
http://www.kumare.ca/

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.