This is a hosted meal.
I’ve been eating a lot of Filipino Food lately! Ricebar is a tiny restaurant in Downtown LA; you pull up a stool…
…and watch the action.
Their menu is small too; they use imported grains from the Philippines (non-GMO, fair-trade).
Joy Osmanski and I are treated to several bowls.
Chicken Tonola (Aromatic Ginger Broth, Green Papaya, Chili Leaves)…
…Vegan Mushroom Tamale (Sticky Rice flavored with Soy and Coconut Vinegar, Stuffed with Mushrooms, Black Bean Sauce & Salted Duck Egg, Wrapped in Lotus Leaf)…
…and Pork Longganisa (House Made Sweet & Spicy Sausage with Pickled Vegetables & Garlic Crumbs).
Fried egg is optional.
For dessert, they have what else, Rice Bars! AKA Rice Crispie Treats – in Chocolate/Espresso or Vanilla Lime Marshmallow.
Ricebar: 419 W. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 | Website