DTLA: Filipino Lunch at Sari Sari Store

Sari Sari Store


I love when new restaurants open in Downtown Los Angeles. It makes looking for a lunch spot so exciting. And everyone’s favorite foodie hall, Grand Central Market, just got another delightful addition. I’ve now been to Sari Sari Store, a new Filipino counter, a couple of times now.



The first time I tried the ribs though I had heard so much about the rice. I loved that you got three juicy and meaty ribs. If I thought I was getting plain rice, I was very wrong! I got really wonderful and flavorful rice that I broke my egg into and made my own “fried rice.” And it only got better with shots of vinegar, fish sauce and a dab or two of sriracha.




My dining partner got the chicken and she loved it as well. We were really impressed by the rice.

menu at Sari Sari Store


If only I could get there early enough for breakfast…

sisig fried rice


I did try the sisig fried rice last time I went. Oddly it wasn’t as flavorful as the rice I had the first time but it was still good. I liked finding unctuous bits of pig face (that’s what sisig means!).

I’ll have to try the arroz caldo next time. I always love a good porridge.

I’m so glad Sari Sari Store opened in DTLA. Now I get to choose between it and my fave Rice Bar.

Sari Sari Store at Grand Central Market

317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013  —  (323) 320-4020

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