13. $3.95 Filipino Breakfast at Grill City
Breakfast, the Pinoy Way.
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How much would you pay for a Filipino breakfast consisting of char-kissed tocino, two fried eggs and two heaping scoops of garlic fried rice? $6? $10? Those are the going rates at most Filipino restaurants out there, but at Grill City, the lunch counter inside Seafood City Supermarket in Irvine, it's $3.95.
Yes, $3.95. And not just that breakfast, but also for breakfasts with other proteins like longanisa, SPAM or chicken tocino. What's more, that fluffy fried rice festooned with crispy garlic is unlimited. Yes, you heard that right. Unlimited refills on the fried rice is included, and actually, the coffee is free, and also unlimited. Even if this wasn't the best food deal in all of Irvine (it is), the tocino is heavenly. If you've not had tocino, especially this tocino, think of Chinese BBQ pork, but smokier and sweeter.
And if you want an upgrade with other meats, it's $5.50 for not one, but two butterflied baby milkfish with a tangy flesh akin to yogurt; and only $4.95 for the sugary beef tapa. The only thing McDonald's will soon have over this breakfast is that it's not yet served all day. Service ends about 10:30 a.m.
2180 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606, (949) 208-3487
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