"It's the more unusual offerings that I'm after, though, and Pugon de Manila, which opened in the Medical Center area in March, delivers. Whether I'm craving the salty, pink, shrimp paste-coated vegetables of pinakbet or the earthy dinuguan, I'll find it here. This is a Filipino restaurant for Filipinos unfazed by blood in their stew or innards in their stir-fry. Thanks to the kind staff, it's also a place for people like me who want to expand their horizons and try new things." Find out more in our review, "Pugon de Manila Is Authentic Filipino Food for Those Looking to Try New Things
." PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS.