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Old 03-28-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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I am new here in Roanoke. Can anyone direct me to an asian (or even better, specifically Filipino) store/restaurant.

Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Default Market

Try the Oriental Market at 3637 Williamson Road in Roanoke. Phone 362-1917.
I love Filipino food. My favorite is lumpia and ponzit. When I visited Juneau, Alaska I noticed they had a very nice Filipino restaurant in the middle of nowhere. In an area of 300,000 I think Roanoke needs a Filipino restaurant. I believe we have many people here of Phillipine descent. Lets call it Manilla Cafe lol.
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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I just retired from the USAF Security Forces after 26 years! I'm back in Va, Roanoke is my hometowm of where I wish to build my retirement home! My asawa-ko is Pinay from Pasig! She'll be here in a few months with my step-daughter! I've been searching the internet for a Fil-Am Organization in Roanoke, but have found nothing! If someone could point me to a Filipino network, cause I know how y'all are , I'd be greatly obliged!

Hell, I need some Adobo and lumpia shanghai! And some rumbotan! Meganon?!

Salamat Po!
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Devastatin_1, contact Pearl Fu at Local Colors. If a Filipino network exists in the area, she will know about it. And if there isn't one, she'll recruit you to create one! She's amazing.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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A big plus one for Fillipino cusine!!!
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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Default Asian Grocery Stores

There are several Asian grocery stores in Roanoke. Aside from previously mentioned Oriental Market, which is quite good, there are also these:

Fresh Oriental Market 2501 Williamson Rd NE, Roanoke 265-6828
J & L Oriental Food Mart 3109 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke 774-8878
Oriental Food Market 1422 Peters Creek Rd NW, Roanoke 562-2069
Taipei Supermarket 3120 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke 265-7190
Ambika Indian Grocery 4520 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke 725-3735

Most of these are shown on a map here:

roanoke va - Google Maps

As for a Filipino restaurant, I think you will have to go a long way outside Roanoke to find one. If you happen to be in a Staples store, they often have operating GPS units on display. The new large screen Magellan has an extensive listing of restaurant types, including Filipino. Set your location and it will show you the closest ones. (Their sorting ends up with a lot of other stuff that gets mixed in, but some of the names will pop out at you - like Manila Cafe outside D.C.)

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Old 11-06-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Cloverdale
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New here and looking for filipino friends,missing friends back in Pinas as we call it "mga tropa" or "barkada".
Live here near Read Mountain. Anyone close by?
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Cloverdale
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Ano balita? Living here in Cloverdale,VA anyone? Was petitioned by Mom and still trying to adjust to alot. Needs friends i guess.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:57 AM
 
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New here and looking for filipino friends,missing friends back in Pinas as we call it "mga tropa" or "barkada".
Live here near Read Mountain. Anyone close by?
Welcome! I would apply headnsouth's excellent suggestion to contact Local Colors to your question as well. I believe their annual festival this past spring featured the Phillipines. Their website does mention newcomer assistance.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Roanoke Va
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Filipino food is quite rare in this region. I have travelled to DC, Richmond where there are few offerings. I cant understand
why some of Roanokes "unique" Asian restaurants dont offer pancit, lumpia etc. to my knowledge.
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