Restaurant: Park’s Finest BBQ
Location: 1267 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026. (213) 481-2800
Date: October 13, 2015
Cuisine: Filipino BBQ
Rating: Rich & tasty
Park’s Finest BBQ is a sort of Filipino / American BBQ hybrid located over in the North corner of Downtown.
The location isn’t much to look at, nor is the back of the building which literally abuts on the 101 freeway!
Elote. Corn off the cob served with mayo, freshly grated parmesean cheese, topped with cayenne pepper. Delicious stuff. The cheese knocked up the corn.
Ann’s Cornbread Bibingka. A special take on cornbread – cornmeal is combined with rice flour, baked on a banana leaf bringing elements of a traditional filipino dessert. Wow was this tasty! Like cornbread with a bit of a sugar glaze.
Mt. Taal chicken. seasoned and smoke-roasted chicken. Pretty straight up.
Beef tri tip. tender season-crusted sirloin beef, cut deli thin and paired with home made horseradish sauce. Good, and lean as it goes for today’s fare.
Mt. Mayon hot link medley. smoked, sliced spicy sausages with sweet filipino longanisa. Awesomely tender, flavorful, and fatty.
Mt. Malindang pork ribs & riblets. seasoned, slow-smoked st. louis pork ribs and rib tips. Rich, fatty, and very smoky tasting.
Mama Leah’s coconut beef. smoked chuck roll, cubed, and stewed in a coconut cream. Awesome creamy beef — a must over rice.
Steamed white rice. a warm bowl of long grain jasmine rice.
Coconut banana leaf flan. Incredibly soft, rich, and delicious flan.
This wasn’t light fare by any means, but it sure was tasty. Definitely some of the most flavorful BBQ I’ve had in LA.