(between 1st & 2nd Street)
Visited this East Village branch of Krystal's Cafe in Queens last night with some Filipino friends for a late night bite. The bar/pub atmosphere is inviting with many Filipinos and non-Filipinos gathered at the bar while Filipino and Spanish novelas air on the flat screen TVs.
We grabbed a table and preceded to order, lechon kawali (crispy roast pork), pancit sotanghon guisado (Filipino version of Singapore noodles), tokwa't baboy (tofu and pork), and halo-halo with ube ice cream (shaved ice mixed with an assortment of colorful ingredients)
The food was good as well as the service. Good prices. Nice atmosphere but I hear that it tends to be more crowded earlier in the evenings.