Americans are falling in love with Filipino food
Can this be love? Because apparently, more and more Americans are getting hooked at Filipino food, a statement showed.
Charley Lanyon for Asia Times wrote that every year, a growing number of Filipino dishes would pop up in the “food trends” list by some popular US food writers. These are dishes such as ginataang langka and “universally-loved comfort foods” such as adobo and fried pork.
The article also highlighted the new wave of Filipino restaurants that also started to gain popularity. These restaurants include LASA, Ricebar, and Sari Sari Store, all are located in Los Angeles.
“Chefs like Margarita Manzke of Sari Sari are typical of a new generation of Filipino chefs and restaurateurs pushing the [Filipino] cuisine forward. Mazke was born in the Philippines but moved to New York, where she attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, before relocating to Los Angeles to work at powerhouse restaurants including Spago,” the report said.
“Since opening eight months ago in the buzzy Grand Central Market, Manzke’s restaurant (Sari Sari Store) has offered an all-day Californian take on silog, a popular breakfast in the Philippines that combines a protein with garlic fried rice and a fried egg,” it added.
Another restaurant that is getting a lot of attention is The Park’s Finest, which is a barbeque joint owned by a Manila born, Johneric Concordia.
At last, the report emphasized how the genuine Filipino hospitality plays a big role in getting Americans lured to Filipino restaurants.
“What unites Los Angeles’ disparate and diverse Filipino dining options is what unites the Filipino people all over the world: their generosity. For Filipinos, hospitality is a deeply ingrained value, one that most commonly expresses itself through food,” Lanyon further wrote.