Foodie News: International Flavor
Diversity has long been a point of pride for the St. Louis food scene, and it’s showing no signs of slowing. Two new eateries opening this fall set out to bring new international flavors to St. Louisans who are hungry for a taste of something different.
Nasiib, new to the South Grand neighborhood, serves up traditional Somalian dishes such as Somali rice and samosa tacos (3445 S. Grand Blvd., 314.661.4143). It’s run by a family of first-generation Somalians, so you know it’s authentic. In Kirkwood, Cafe Manila has been dishing out well seasoned Filipino and Asian fusion cuisine since 1985—but until now, it has only been open seasonally and available exclusively for take-out. Now, the owners have opened a permanent location, Manila Bistro (343 S. Kirkwood Road, 314.966.5288), where fan favorites like the Lumpia Manila and pancit can be enjoyed year-round.