Restaurant Review: Epic Grill Silogs

By Sherman Chan,
Special to The Post

We got a couple of combos featuring silog. The Biya (dried sole) in the combo was light, crispy and chip-like.  This was good and easy to eat. The tapsilog (beef) was tender, well-seared and sweet with a balanced amount of saltiness. The best part was the lumpia (spring roll) as it was crunchy and had a very tasty, meaty and lean filling.
We also had Bangus (milk fish), Longanisa (sausage) and Corned Beef. The charred sausage was the highlight. It was meaty and smoky, but not its usual red colour. The fish was a touch dry, but crispy while meaty. More like a corned beef hash, the corned beef was moist and tender with its classic saltiness. We wished the cubes of potato were smaller and more cooked through.  The garlic rice needed more salt and garlic flavour.
We also had the Lechon (pork belly), Tocilog (pork) and Pusit (dried squid) combo. The tocilog was flavourful while sweet and salty. The lechon was fatty while a touch dry in spots. The sauce was vinegary, meaty and thick. But the pusit was really chewy and hard to eat. But, it tasted like dried squid with a sweet brininess.
We also had the Crispy Pata which was served with its usual vinegary dipping sauce. It had tender meat and crunchy skin. It was decent.
In general, the food at Epic Silogs was decent, but not the best. There aren't many places to compare with. This is your place to go if you have a craving for silogs.

Epic Grill Silogs
538 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC

The Good:
• Large portions
• Something not readily available
• Okay pricing

The Bad:
• Long wait for food
• Decent, but could be better
• No A/C

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