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Short Orders

Filipino delights

(Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Adam Centamore
Globe Correspondent / August 19, 2009

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At an unremarkable intersection in Quincy is a remarkable restaurant. JnJ Turo Turo serves traditional Filipino food in a casual, almost cafeteria-style way. Owner-chef Jervin Erasquin’s catering business blossomed into an 18-seat eatery at the behest of friends, family, and clients. Now, both locals and expatriates enjoy delicious liempo, grilled pork belly seasoned with sweet BBQ sauce ($4.99); robust chicken afritada, chicken in a tomato sauce with potatoes, carrots, and bell peppers ($5.50); and authentic kare kare, beef and tripe cooked with vegetables in thick peanut sauce, served with shrimp paste ($6.50.) Wash it all down with a cool calamansi or two - that’s a classic drink in the islands ($1.50) - and take in a Filipino program on the TV. JnJ Turo Turo, 143 Water St., Quincy, 617-471-8876, www.jnjturoturo.com.

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