MFK means “Modern Filipino Kitchen” and Aysee is the owner’s grandmother. I have driven by this location multiple times, and never knew it because it really is hidden. It’s near the corner of Magnolia and La Palma, sandwiched behind a convenience store and an Ethiopian restaurant. If you are traveling on La Palma, its the non descript strip mall left of the Lens Crafters parking lot.
From the outside, you can’t tell if they are open because they have a dark smoked window, and the neon “open” sign wasn’t working. The restaurant is also small, holding about 10-12 tables. The menu is simple, and has all the favorite, comfort Filipino dishes.
Karen and I decided to share the lumpia shanghai, and she got the Spam and Rice bowl while I debated between the chicken or pork belly adobo…. chef and owner Henry suggested the chicken. The chicken was very flavorful, but quite honestly, I could have skipped the meat and just had the rice with the adobo sauce. I really liked that vinegary flavor.
The bowls were filling, and priced decently too. Dinner for 2 came to under $20.