F.O.B, aka Fresh Off the Boat, brings traditional and vibrant Filipino flavors to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. With influence from numerous indigenous and foreign forces, Filipino cuisine is filled with sweet, sour, spicy, and funky flavors. Authenticity is key here and, along with a charming interior of subtle touches of Manila, you’ll be transported before you can say “Mabuhay!”:
Jicama & Pomelo Salad
Unripe Mango, Tomato, Peanuts, Red Onions, Bagoong Lemon Dressing with Seared Ahi Tuna
Want something refreshing? Similar to ceviche, this salad is cured in citrus and is as colorful as it is flavorful. Topped with lightly seared ahi tuna, this appetizer is the definition of what it means to ‘taste the rainbow.
Beef Meatballs Wrapped and Steamed
Dumplings are the ultimate Asian comfort food and this rendition of classic Filipino beef dumplings are just that – comforting. Each pocket is filled with juicy meatballs packed with flavor while the doughy wrapper is the perfect thickness and consistency. A must order for the table to start.
Grilled Skewers of Chicken or Pork, Smothered with Filipino BBQ Sauce, Atchara-Pickled Papaya
Let’s be honest, nothing beats a perfectly grilled piece of skewered meat. Marinated overnight in a sweet banana-ketchup based sauce, these succulent chunks of meat are spicy, citrusy, and sweet…the perfect accompaniment to the pickled papaya slaw. You’ll be dying to recreate it for your next Fourth of July potluck.
Overnight Chicken Adobo
Dad’s Dark Meat Adobo
Often referred to as a national dish of the Philippines, adobo is always a must-order. Half-cooked the night before and rested overnight, F.O.B’s version is marinated in a simple sauce made from just four ingredients: soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and black pepper. The end product are tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken thighs which you can gobble up with a side of garlic rice to soak up and savor every last spoonful of the delicious sauce.
271 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231