Upon entering the restaurant, there were a few tables occupied and we could see the buffet tables along one of the wall. There were nobody to seat us so I went ahead to the lady behind the cashier and asked if we should seat ourselves. Beside the tables inside, there were also patio seatings on the side of the restaurant. We chose a table at the corner and hit the buffet table.
Most of the dishes on the table didn't look familiar to both me and hubby. I only knew the beef stew but the rest of the dishes tasted very homely to us. There were sardines in tomato sauce and fried chicken (the bomb !) that totally stood out. There were also rice porridge that was tasty. Even though hubby complaint that it was too gooey. All in all we felt that Filipino cuisine was very much influenced by Chinese cuisine. I would go back other time to try other dishes to get to know more of the cuisine.
Poklat's Lugawan Republic
1466 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 905-2243www.poklats.com