Try Filipino Food for Brunch at Bistro 1521

Posted On: July 18

You probably wouldn't expect to see grilled pig ears on a brunch menu, which is what makes Bistro 1521 so special. The Filipino eatery highlights authentic cuisine in its many forms, even at the weekend brunch. From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, diners devour starters such as the towk'at baboy, a smorgasbord of fried tofu, crispy pork belly, and, yes, grilled pig ears.

Skip the meat and devour the pinakbet stew, which features squash, eggplant, long beans, bitter melon, and okra. Try the crispy pata, a crispy pork leg embellished with soy-vin sauce and served over a bed of rice. Share the ihaw-ihaw-, a feast fit for four people that showcases jumbo squid and shrimp, chicken and pork, eggplant and corn, plus salted duck eggs and pickled papaya. You won't find anything like these brunch dishes at other eateries in Arlington.