East Passyunk Avenue has been seeing some added diversity lately, with the addition of Sate Kampar, a Lebanese restaurant planning for a September opening and a Filipino restaurant called Perla that we’ve been talking about since September.
Thank you for your patience throughout the opening process of Perla! We are very close to opening and are starting off with a Soft Opening Dinner for close family and friends. We would like to offer an invitation for 2 guests to come join us Monday, August 15th at 6:00pm. Tag or comment below the guest you would like to bring! We will pick a person at random this Saturday at noon. #perlaphilly
Perla is finally getting ready to open. This new 30-seat restaurant across from the singing fountain is expected to open on Thursday, August 18.
The menu will be meat and fish heavy, with all the salty, savory, and sour you could expect from a Filipino meal. However, that’s not to say there won’t be vegetarian options as well. Boquila, like the best of ’em, will work with local produce whenevever possible, which is especially exciting for homespun menu items like pinakbet (the base shown on the left), a rustic vegetable stew similar to ratatouille, except with the added depth of homemade bagoong, a fermented shrimp (or fish) paste Boquila’s made vegetarian with fermented soy bean, nori, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and onions.
In addition to the dinner menu, Sundays will feature brunch in the morning and a kamyan feast in the evening. The restaurant will be closed on Mondays.