Little Ongpin Restaurant: Filipino Food in Richmond

Diana Chan March 13, 2012 Filipino, Richmond, Two Beakers

Little Ongpin Restaurant serves up Filipino – Chinese cuisine. It’s located in Richmond on No. 5 Road. I came here with M and Scarface for a Balut eating contest. I was in the contest but I didn’t win.

Before the contest, M, Scarface and I order some dishes. Since I have zero clue about Filipino food, Scarface did all the ordering.

Java Rice is essentially garlic rice. It tasted good and went well with the food, but it was intensely oily. At the bottom, there was a lot of oil.

Pork Sisig is marinated meat on a hot plate. What I found strange was that the hot plate wasn’t actually very hot. Scarface said the dish wasn’t very good and isn’t how it is in the Philippines.

Beef Salpicao is like stir fried garlic beef. The meat wasn’t very tender at all but the flavour was ok.

Pork and tofu was completely different that what we were expecting. Usually it would be pork meat instead of the pig skin. All of us didn’t like the dish.

Overall, M, Scarface and I were disappointed with the meal despite the great reviews online. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes, but it wasn’t for us. It was a busy night at the restaurant, so perhaps that’s where the quality declined a bit.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Lots of spaces in parking lot
  • Decent prices
  • Good lunch deals
  • They don’t serve beer ūüôĀ
  • Dishes are hit or miss

We Rate Little Ongpin Restaurant:

4093 No 5 Road
Richmond, BC
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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.


  1. Dee March 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Good review Diana! To be honest, I had no idea what any of those dishes were. I think the best kind of Filipino food is home made!

  2. fatpanda March 15, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Did you actually wanted a beer? Had no idea you like drinking!!

    • DesignGirl March 15, 2012 at 1:37 am

      I can only do wine and beer. I just like drinks when I go out to events, but normally, I love my green tea

  3. fatpanda March 16, 2012 at 12:40 am

    i love green tea!!!!! i drink it at least 3-4 times a day. With no sugar & cream because I just love the taste of it.

    • DesignGirl March 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

      I hate cream and sugar with tea. I did it quite often too…perhaps a bit too much

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