I had lunch with a friend today at Inay’s, a Filipino restaurant on Beacon Hill. Inay’s is one of the few Filipino restaurants in Seattle. It’s always a guaranteed good meal there - specially for those who enjoy Filipino Food. Lunch is “turo turo” style - literally translated as “point point”. To order, you point and tell the person behind the counter what you would like. Dinner is served in a more traditional sit down affair.
I ordered the Menudo, pictured above and some Kare Kare which is a dish of vegetable and pork cooked with a bit of peanut butter and eaten with bagoong, a kind of fermented krill. Tastes better than it sounds, but may not be for everyone. For the uninitiated, I would recommend sticking to the basics - Pancit and chicken or pork adobo. All of which are very good. Not cooked the way mom makes it, but delicious nonetheless. Dishes are served with a well portioned scoop of rice.
There’s also a good selection of traditional Filipino deserts to satisfy your sweet-tooth. I didn’t get a chance to take any photos of those but will along with more of the food the next time we eat there.
Highly recommended for those craving some Filipino cooking and for those who have never tried and want to for the first time.
Inay’s : 2503 Beacon Ave. S. (Between Bayview st. and 15th Ave). Street parking available in the area.