CK's hot shoppe

New Orleans
Filipino Restaurant

Vinegar and pork are the most ubiquitous ingredients on CK’s Hot Shoppe’s menu, a laundry list of traditional Filipino dishes, like the Crispy Pata, a pig’s leg (served with the hoof intact) that’s fried and flavored with garlic, pancit, a mixture of cabbage, green beans, and scallions, and the fresh lumpia, with spiced veggies enclosed in a lettuce wrap, topped with sweet garlic sauce and ground nuts. Dishes are listed on a chalkboard, making them feel eerily temporary, especially since there aren’t any physical menus; but fear not, CK’s is a NOLA favorite, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

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