Restaurants, Filipino East Village
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 (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Eggs Imelda at Maharlika Filipino Moderno

 (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Sizzling sisig at Maharlika Filipino Moderno

 (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Tocino at Maharlika Filipino Moderno

 (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Maharlika Filipino Moderno

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Time Out, Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Maharlika Filipino Moderno

After the success of their brunch-only pop-up at Resto Leon, new-wave Filipino darlings Nicole Ponseca and Enzo Lim have finally found a permanent home in the East Village. Fans of their daytime fare can revisit hits like eggs Imelda (poached eggs on pan de sal with taro leaves, coconut milk and prawns) and Sizzling Sisig (a spiced mix of shredded pig’s snout, ear, cheek and belly). New to this iteration: dinner plates, including Southeast Asian spins on American classics, like chicken and purple-yam waffles and a spiny-lobster roll laced with fermented shrimp-paste mayo. Lim, also a barkeep at Minetta Tavern, slings tropical concoctions, such as the Manileño, which mixes brandy, pineapple, maraschino, Peychaud's Bitters and lime.


Venue name: Maharlika
Address: 111 First Ave
New York
Cross street: between 6th and 7th Sts
Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11am - 3:30pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Fri, Sat 11am - 3:30pm, 5pm - 11:30pm; Sun 11am - 3:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average main course: $20
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