Filipino breakfast sandwich restaurant Lapu Lapu is now open in Kentlands
Lapu Lapu, a restaurant that serves Filipino breakfast sandwiches, opened at 216 Market St. in the Kentlands development of Gaithersburg.
The restaurant posted on Facebook that it held a soft opening on Sunday.
Lapu Lapu was founded by Javier Fernandez, who also opened Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly in North Bethesda four years ago, according to the website. Fernandez chose the name Lapu Lapu because it refers to a national hero of the Philippines from the 1500s. Lapu Lapu won a battle against foreign invaders that took place in the Visayas region, where Fernandez was born, according to the site. Internet.
Lapu Lapu breakfast sandwiches are served on Pandesal buns – a common type of Filipino bun. The buns are made by Rockville Gwenie’s Pastries Bakery, which Fernandez’s sister and mother own, according to the website.
Lapu Lapu’s offerings include chorizo with fried egg and cheese, spam with egg and cheese, corned beef with egg and cheese, and Russian coleslaw; and bacon, eggs and cheese, among others. Sandwich prices range from $7 to $14. Lapu Lapu also offers Ube soft serve ice cream for $6 per cone.
The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the website.
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