Oriental Express is the new favorite in town because of it's Filipino food menu. Rose LaCroix opened the place back in May 1st, 2014. The building used to be a Chinese food buffet called Oriental Express. She kept the name and the decor the same and just started serving Chinese and Filipino food.
Rose has two children, Mark, 20, and Kimberly, 17. Her son is in bootcamp at the moment. She recently married Robert, who helps her around the restaurant and loves Filipino food, just not the really authentic ones. Rose also manages China Pantry at Southern Hills Mall food court, so she goes back and forth when needed. She's one busy lady.
Rose have always loved to cook, growing up in the Philippines and learned it from her mother and relatives at a young age of nine years old. Before starting the restaurant, she would cook for family and friends on occasions and just because. Her friends finally convinced her to start her own restaurant.
Some Examples of Filipino Food
Ground beef, carrots, green onion with spices wrapped in lumpia wrapper.
Angel hair-like noodles with carrots, cabbage, celery, and shrimp.
Marinated pork, barbecued on a stick.
Made with chicken or pork. Cooked with potatoes, soy sauce and bay leaf for aroma.
In addition to Filipino food, they also serve Chinese food you love, like orange chicken and beef & broccoli. You can find out what Filipino food Oriental Express is serving for the day by calling 712-224-3069 or messaging Rose on her Facebook page, Oriental Express/Chinese & Filipino Food. It's also posted on their board when you come in. They are located at 3069 Floyd Blvd., by Sonic Drive-In and Pizza Hut. You can also call ahead to order any Filipino Specialties from their menu.
Now, we would love to hear from you. Have you had Filipino food before? If so, where and when? There are a lot of veterans who have been in the Philippines during their duty and we would love to hear your story. Salamat! (Thank you!)
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