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4 Places to Get Your Filipino Food Fix — At Home!

Owner Rowena Romulo and her partner Chris Joseph outside their London restaurant. (Photo courtesy of Rowena Romulo)

Like a bear after hibernation, Europe is slowly shaking awake after the long coronavirus quarantine. Restaurants, one of hardest-hit sectors, have been tasked with developing new safety protocols — masks for servers, half-capacity dining rooms — to minimize contact. For those who are still wary of dining out, takeaway remains an option. These four creative restaurants have adapted their menus for at-home dining.

Romulo Cafe & Restaurant

After temporarily closing its dining room in March, Romulo Cafe set up its own delivery fleet and developed a new "Feast at Home" menu — five-course bacchanals designed to feed families quarantined together. They send out a dozen of their house-baked pandesal with every order.

343 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6NW, United Kingdom

+44 20 3141 6390

Pobre Filipino

Pobre's New Nordic-inspired Filipino fare is now available for delivery through the Finnish app Wolt. Current menu offerings lean towards comfort foods, like P.F.C. (Pobre Fried Chicken) drizzled with caramel soy sauce and the ineluctable pork adobo.

Urho Kekkosen katu 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

+358 44 9787821

Papa Oro's

Designed as a modern take on the classic carinderia, Papa Oro's launched a streamlined online ordering and pickup system in March. For a limited time, they'll include a free order of lumpia with every meal. You can also buy Papa Oro's gift vouchers at a reduced rate through the Poinz app.

Weite G. 29, 5400 Baden, Switzerland


Paris entered a strict lockdown in March, with even outdoor exercise restricted — but BoBi, the city's only Filipino restaurant, kept Parisians fed throughout. You can order their most popular dishes through Deliveroo from Tuesday to Saturday or buy a gift voucher through Hemblem.

17 Rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris, France

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