Just outside the shadow of the sea-blue Scientology building in east Hollywood, you’ll find Lemuel Balagot’s locally renowned Filipino restaurant, LA Rose Café, which dates to 1982. Their demure dining room features drapes, faux plantlife, and an artful mural of silver birds perched on bamboo. Pancit, the famed Filipino noodle dish, is available in two forms. Pancit miki bihon features rice vermicelli and fresh miki egg noodles, sautéed vegetables, Chinese sausage, and Chinese celery. Oxtail soup “Bulalo style” stars tender bone-in tail meat, beef cheek slabs, baby bok choy, cabbage, potatoes, cilantro, ginger, carrots, and green beans in a clear, surprisingly light broth. Sinigang is also enticing, a soup soured with tamarind that’s garnished with green beans, bok choy, and eggplant and populated with a choice of shrimp, pork, or fish. No matter what you order, by sure to shake at least a few drops from the bottle of pinakurat, house-made hot sauce crafted with coconut vinegar, red chiles, ginger, garlic, and fish sauce.