Travel Show: “Little Manila” National City

Little Manila National City travel showAccording to the 2010 United States Census, Filipinos make up about 18% of National City’s population. Many of the Filipino restaurants, groceries, and other commercial buildings are centered around 8th Street and Plaza Boulevard in National City.

In our 3rd episode of Noodle Town, Jim Park and I explore “Filipino Town” or “Little Manila”, National City in San Diego, California to learn what I love most, the Food, Culture and Neighborhood.

Visits in this episode include Porky’s Lechon for a welcoming Pig Roast fiesta, afternoon sweets at Filipino’s Desserts Plus, authentic street food at Kayle’s Hits, and traditional family style dishes at Manila Sunset Grille.

Little Manila National City travel show
Porky’s Lechon in National City, California


 Balut is a developing duck embryo that is boiled alive and eaten in the shell. It is commonly sold as street food in the Philippines. They are common food in countries in Southeast Asia, such as Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. They are often served with beer.

Of all the Bizarre foods I’ve had in my life, this one was hands down the TOUGHEST and GROSSEST to take down! This photo is on the underdeveloped side of a balut.

Dear Phillipino cuisine, You got me.

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