Our Little Big Store

Gilmore IT Center, 1st St., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Our Little Big Store
4.3
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19 Reviewers

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Tessa S.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Melodee N.
3.0 Stars

This is my 2nd review for this resto. This is one of my hubby's favorite places. He loves Chinese food.

So we ordered Pig Ears, Crab Cake Egg Soup, Lobster Balls, Sweet and Sour Pork, a bowl of Yang Chow fried rice and some veggies. We had chilled taho for dessert. All that for P700+ including drinks (and ice cream pops for me).

Didn't like the Pig Ears, it was too bland. Had a bite then that was it. Their Yang Chow was just okay. I felt sleepy afterwards, maybe because of MSG overload.

I still like the place though. It was strangely homey to me. Maybe because of the Chinese grocery store inside it.

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Suzette C.
4.0 Stars

Before going home to Davao, we always pass by Little store to buy some asian goodies for our aunts and uncles back home. Since we got there around 11, we decided to just dine in and eat some chinese food. Real Chinese food that are familiar to us. Chinese food that we cook at home, like KiamChay. This is my dad's favorite and he has been telling us that he misses the kiamchay from little store. We tried it and it was okay, but we prefer our kiamchay at home, honestly. This one is quite watery, i don't know why. Anyway, we also ordered a lot of other chinese food. Sweet and sour pork, chopsuey, adobo egg and lumpia. Everything else is great. I'm not sure about how much one bowl of rice is, but they have a pretty big serving. I didn't like it though, because it was too dry and quite impossible to enjoy with chopsticks!

BTW, This is celebration #1 for Kenrick C's one year old iPhone 5C I won from looloo and his 1 year in looloo, WOOT!

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Wiljohn M.
5.0 Stars

I love maki. This one place in the Metro where I can enjoy this dish. The serving is just right, the meat is tender, the sauce is thick and tasty. Add some black vinegar, minced garlic and leeks and you can forget all your worries in the world. Superb!

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Lee Y.
5.0 Stars

Super affordable, not sacrificing the taste.. The food per serving satisfies your hunger..

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Jay S.
3.0 Stars

Go there for their fresh lumpia and nothing else. Their other offerings weren't to my liking.

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Hazelle D.
3.0 Stars

A store and diner in one. Their specialty is my all time favorite Lumpiang Gulay. Out of all the lumpia that i've tasted theirs is the most unique especially the wansoy! Some doesn't like it but I am a fan of wansoy. 128522 Most of the food they serve are more into chinese cuisine...(eh kse chinese ang may-ari) But I also like their makimi, japchae and sisig! Food here are simple yet appetizing. Mapapaulit o mapapabalik ka! Their serving size fits with the price your gonna pay! Very affordable!

In addition to this...while your waiting for the food or after you're done eating...you can chk out the store! You can find other products from asian countries!

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Coy P.
5.0 Stars

Best lumpia ever! It's humongous in size, just the right mix of vegetables and peanuts and the sauce is simple yet very tasty. The unlimited fresh crushed garlic is obviously a plus. Before you go, don't forget to buy your favorite Chinese goodies from their grocery. Now you know why it's the big little store 128521128525128522

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Shervinne V.
4.0 Stars

If you want to indulge in delicious chinese comfort food. The Big Little Store in Gilmore is the place to go. From ther lumpia to their maki. The authentic chinese taste will knock your tastebuds out! Not to mention that they have s mini grocery for all your hard to find chinese herbs and spices. 127836

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Keisha C.
5.0 Stars

Come in to get a cheap yet delicious Chinese fix and grab some stuff from the grocery (think haw flakes, black vinegar and machang)!

Does anyone know if their Little Baguio branch is still open?

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Melodee N.
4.0 Stars

My husband's food choices sometimes drives me nuts. I'm not really a big fan of Chinese food. All the more, pig intestines. But there's nothing I can do but give in.

I'm not new to Little Big Store. We've been going here for years. Just not often. And since the rainy days got us stuck inside our home for days, we've decided to brave the stormy weather and get a treat. I was not at all expecting pig intestines though. Yeah, I eat "isaw" but I'm not just fond of it. Not because of the "intestine" thing but because the way it's cooked is usually deep fried and the amount of oil it usually absorbs is tremendous it gives me a mini heart attack. Maybe my husband wanted to kill me. Haha, kidding. 128540

Well, I like Little Big Store. The place somehow transports me to another world. The food is good. It kinda reminds me of the estero type dining in Binondo or Ongpin. I also check out their Chinese grocery. They have interesting food items that you can take home.

Overall, they have a lot of food choices (their Fresh Chinese Lumpia is my favourite. Just didn't order this time but this is a must-try), not crowded, easy parking, and best of all, it's a bang for your buck (oh well, I will no longer complain about those pig intestines). Just don't expect friendly service though. Eating here requires a little bit of patience. Not that the service is slow, they're not just friendly. I am guessing that the attendants here are not that service oriented. But then they still manage to give you a little smile, or more of a smirk, so that's enough for me.

Anyways, if you decide to visit Gilmore / New Manila area, I suggest you go on a little adventure at Little Big Store.

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Irvin D.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Jayne Marie W.
5.0 Stars

They prove to be a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that offers filling and satisfying budget friendly meals. Plus, condiments and free drinking water are readily available at one side of the dining area. 128523127860

Porkchop w/ Egg, Tofu & Vegetables (Php 95)
The porkchop was delicious. Crunchy and juicy at the same time, definitely satisfying. 128536

Maki (Php 85)
The pork is seasoned with spices, tenderized, and coated with starch then deep fried. I enjoyed the warm soup as it is, although some say it tastes better with black vinegar. I should try that next time. 128522

Overall, I will recommend this place to everyone and I will come again. Thumbs up, Little Big Store! 128077

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Kathryna d.
4.0 Stars

They have a wide selection of Chinese and Japanese products. They also serve food and I've tried their fresh lumpia. I'm not really a fan of fresh lumpia but this one, I liked!

Bought this HUGE box of Japanese mochi for only 240 pesos! Not bad for 30 pcs of ummy goodness. Assorted flavors like sesame, red bean, etc.

Swing by some time! 128077

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Fian T.
5.0 Stars

Food: 10/10
FRESH LUMPIA! Weeew! TRY IT YOURSELF!
I'm picky but I really like the taste:) even my baby likes it alot!;) NUMMMY THAT's all she said;)
Try their raddish cake too!;)
Value for money:9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience 8/10

MUST TRY!;)

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars

Walked to Gilmore IT Center a block from Robinsons Magnolia to have my Samsung printer looked at, and I decided to buy dinner here.

Their Chinese lumpia was 20% off (past 6 or 7 pm na kasi), and I jumped at the chance cause it was my "healthy" substitute for dinner 128515

You can't go wrong with this. It's up there with Polland Lumpia. This place pa has a dine in and grocery section, but I had my blinders on for the lumpia. Hahaha.

They also have a branch off Wilson in Little Baguio, San Juan.

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Peach L.
5.0 Stars

Last time I went here was 6 or so years ago and I was with my dad. He's part chinese so for chinese hole-in-the-walls, I rely to him. But it was actually an accidental discovery coz we were just walking around while shopping for computers and then we stumbled upon this quite-hidden asian gem. 128540

Anyhow, The other day, I was fortunately within the area and was hungry so I thought I'd dropby. And since I'm on a so-called diet, I decided to just order sharksfin. It was around P148 for 1 whole order which has 10-12 dumplings I think. But each piece is huge, so I didn't think I was able to keep my waist small there. 128542

My food was as expected, delicious. It had the perfect combination of salty-savory goodness which complemented the flavor of the meat and the herbs used.

This store is actually a small asian grocery and has been around for longer than I can remember. Although, they have a small area for diners and they also cook food, mostly taiwanese. They've also been featured several times in different columns. It's at Gilmore IT Center, you have to be keen though coz you'll easily miss it if you don't look closely. 128077

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Linus P.
5.0 Stars

Adobo and kikiam the best! 128515

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Ruth P.
4.0 Stars

The Kiampng and maki was good. The place is like a home. Very simple yet cozy. Visited on a sunday, there were not much customers. But i think they're full on weekdays.

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Edwin I.
4.0 Stars

Home of the filling Fresh Chinese Lumpia and Makimi - awesome Chinese comfort food, cheap, and oh so yummy!

Tucked in one of the side streets of Gilmore's computer row is this eatery. It is the "little brother" of the main branch in Little Baguio San Juan that has been open for over a decade. It started as a cramped-up Asian Food Store with an in house kitchen that sold take-out Chinese dishes. They threw in a few tables, mono bloc chairs-Voila! It has then become a cramped eatery that has had a stream of neighborhood patrons for all these years now.

Don't let the tacky and claustrophobically tight set up fool you. The star of this place is its popular Fresh Chinese Lumpia! And another good recommendation is their thick, flavorful Makimi!

The Fresh Chinese Lumpia. I have two favorite sources in San Juan /New Manila area for this filling , good-as-a-complete meal roll of goodness. This store and DEC (located at Wilson St). What makes it unique? First- the size. I'm talking huge. The price :php 85. Their version of the lumpia uses the pinoy thin tough lumpia crepe. The surprise is in the inside: fresh greens, fried greens, chopped crunchy fried noodles, garbanzos, minced pork, dried baby shrimps,peanuts, cabbage, garlic, wansuy...loads of stuffing. The sweet peanut sauce that comes with it is just as good enough to drink. The whole thing is good enough as a healthy meal all by itself - carbs, protein, and greens! If you plan to order it for take out, I recommend that you have it "Hubad" and just do the rolling at home. This way, the crunchy noodles and fried veggies don't sog up. And , ask for extra sauce128077128077

The Makimi (Php 105) is another winner. This thick , brown, soup is one of those Chinese comfort dishes I have always enjoyed. The broth, short of gelatinous , is flavorful and rich. It has meat chunks that are so tender. The noodles are just as good. I enjoy eating mine with a lot of minced fried garlic and black vinegar. Sarap!!!128163128163128163 best eaten hot at the store. I tried taking this dish home and the soup turned watery as it cooled. If you really want to eat this at home, just have them separate the noodles, soup, and meat. So you could reheat the soup until it thickens again then pour it over the other ingredients.

And if you have doubts about the food handling/cleanliness -their kitchen is viewable from the dining area-the food handlers wear plastic gloves and the kitchen/food prep look sanitized.

This is one of those very rare occasions where I desensitize my dining expectations and let all the flaws slide---- just because the food is simply great. Who cares if parking is hellish , who cares if the place is small and stuffy, who cares if the table tops are sticky, who cares if service leaves a lot to be desired ( the servers are grouchy and hardly break a smile -kinda gives you a sense that they hate serving customers). Bottom line I get my comfort Chinese food fix that me and my family have enjoyed for more than a decade. Yes it definitely isn't the Ritz, BUT the food is good and that keeps me on coming back.

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