Best Friends Kainan Sa

Fortitude Valley

Don’t be fooled by the appearance of this little Filipino eatery – it offers something way different to the humdrum fare of the average food court outlet.

Set in the thick of a little ethnic arcade of eateries and providores, it’s an offshoot of the Best Friends Filipino Grocery store nearby and as such is a fave of the local Filipino community who rock up to get their fix of adobo (vinegar & garlic marinated meat stew) and halo halo (crushed milky ice).

Mains are served up from bain maries and aside from the adobo, feature kaldereta ( hearty tomato flavoured stew with potatoes), pancit palabok (rice vermicelli) and tinola (chicken chilli leaf soup), as well as a handful of vegetarian stews. All stews come with rice and are brilliant value at around $7 a plate.

Desserts take pride of place here too with leche flan, puto (sweet steamed cake) and oodles of dainty sweetmeats to choose from.


Best Friends Kainan Sa 

McWhirters Centre

292 Brunswick St

Fortitude Valley

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292 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland

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