Detroit’s PizzaPlex now serves Filipino BBQ

Each plate comes with skewers of chicken, pork, or tofu with a bed of rice and garlic sauce

click to enlarge The "Inay’s inasal" (filipino-style BBQ dish) at PizzaPlex. - Taylor Sikorski/Courtesy photo
Taylor Sikorski/Courtesy photo
The "Inay’s inasal" (filipino-style BBQ dish) at PizzaPlex.

Southwest Detroit’s PizzaPlex has a new BBQ menu offering.

The Filipino-style BBQ dish, "Inay’s inasal” ("mom’s barbecue" in Tagalog), is marinated overnight in a blend of sweet, tangy species and chargrilled in a wood-fired oven.

Each plate comes with two skewers of either chicken, pork, or tofu with a bed of rice and garlic sauce. It’s a tribute to the intersectionality of PizzaPlex owner Alessandra Carreon’s Filipina-Italian identity, the restaurant says. Carreon’s father is from San Juan, Batangas, Philippines, and her mother is from Naples, Italy.

PizzaPlex opened in 2017 and is considered Detroit’s first pizzeria serving authentic Neapolitan pizza. (It was officially certified as serving Vera Pizza Napoletan.)

PizzaPlex is located at 4458 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; pizzaplex.com. Hours are 4-9 p.m.Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, and 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday.

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Randiah Camille Green

After living in Japan and traveling across Asia, Randiah Camille Green realized Detroit will always be home. And when she says Detroit, she's talking about the hood, not the suburbs. She has bylines in Planet Detroit News , Bridge Detroit , BLAC magazine, and Model D . Her favorite pastimes are meditating...
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