When Silver Lake’s Spoon & Pork opened their second location on Sawtelle, I knew it was fate. I had been wanting to visit this Filipino comfort food restaurant but too lazy to make the drive across town to Silver Lake. I immediately planned to go their new branch the first chance I got (which turned out to be on their second day of business).
Co-owners Ray and Jay were in house – a two-man crew. Since there was no other staff, it was takeout only. I had placed my order online via Square and received a text to let me know that my order was ready. Ray brought my food out and thanked me. He was super friendly, telling me about how they had plans to have outdoor seating next, with dine-in once they’re full staffed.
I ordered a couple of dishes. The Pancit Canton had wheat noodles, snow peas, carrots, jicama, scallions, fresno chiles and Calamansi soy sauce. It was slightly sweet and completely tasty, even though it’s vegan, with the sauce clinging to the chewy noodles.
Another winner was the Chori Rice. Salmon Creek Farm pork chorizo crumbles blanketed a fried egg on top of garlic rice, with fresno chiles, pickled onions cilantro and spiced vinegar. When my husband asked which dish I liked better, I couldn’t choose because I enjoyed them equally.
The Los Angeles Times and New York Times both named their patita, a 15-hour braised pork shank that is deep-fried, as being one of the best dishes of 2019. I’ve got my eye on that one for a future visit, along with their brussels sprouts, patatas bravas and pretty much the whole menu! As if Sawtelle wasn’t already a foodie destination, Spoon & Pork’s arrival helps make it a tough one to beat.
Location – 2121 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Website – https://www.spoonandpork.com
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly – Yes
Gluten-Free Options – Yes