Rarely do I crave Filipino food, despite being Filipino. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of the cuisine, typically full of fried and oily dishes. Cutting Board, however, changed my tune. Located off of Lake Mead Blvd and the 95, the spacious, open, industrial interior signals, from the second that you step in, that this isn’t your normal cafeteria-style, grab and go Pinoy eatery. It’s much more, with traditional dishes executed to a higher degree.

An order of lechon ($10)  arrived on a cutting board — almost overflowing with four rows of crispy, tender, meaty and fatty nuggets of deep fried pork. Even better was the pork sisig ($11). Hints of sourness accentuated the savory mix of chopped pork, onions and jalapeño. It’s one of the best versions I’ve had. Paired with their garlic rice and I was in heaven.

The kitchen broadens what the cuisine can be, bringing a refined touch to normally casually crafted dishes. In doing so, they made me fall in love with food I didn’t care for in my younger days.

4 Stars

2131 Rock Springs Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 233-9828

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