Kabayan is a small Filipino restaurant in Satwa (the word Kabayan is what Philippine nationals use to address fellow countrymen). Located opposite the New West Zone Supermarket not far from the Iranian Hospital it caters to a scantily shaded outdoor seating area from a tiny buffet display and kitchen a few steps down from ground level.
The restaurant is very popular with the local Filipino community where an almost endless stream of diners come to take away food. Very few brave the heat and humidity at this time of year but in the winter can be hard to find a table. This place has a very Filipino vibe.
The food served at Kabayan is hard-core authentic Filipino with favourites such as Sinigang na ulo ng Salmon (Salmon head cooked in a sour broth of tomatoes and tamarind), Adobo (of course) to Filipino-style barbequed chicken on skewers and battered fried fish and chicken all on display to choose from.
Food is fresh, the portion sizes are generous, and their prices are very affordable. What more do you want? If you’re a Non-Filipino and looking for something different, this restaurant is worth a try. If you are Filipino and haven’t yet visited this place – what’s wrong with you?
Waste NOT. Want NOT.