'I Am A Filipino' Cookbook by New York-based Restaurateurs is Out

Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad, the duo behind the two popular Filipino restaurants in New York (Maharlika and Jeepney), just released their debut cookbook, I Am A Filipino. It's a guide to both the subtleties and history of Filipino food, and the dishes themselves. From pancit and adobo to chorizo burgers and jackfruit ice cream, this book demonstrates the delicious recipes that define the vibrant cuisine.

Jollibee Opens in New York

NEW YORK--Forbes recently interviewed Filipino Chef Dale Talde of Brooklyn about the rising popularity of Filipino food with the opening of Jollibee last October 27 in Manhattan near Port Authority.

Is Alvin Cailan's Fried Chicken the Best in New York?

Aug 31--Who has the best fried chicken in New York? It’s really hard to pinpoint one in this most glorious of food cities, but Filipino American chef Alvin Cailan’s version has clearly sent writer Hannah Goldfield to adjectival paroxysms in the New Yorker: “The first time I ate it, I marvelled at the mountainous cragginess of the exceptionally thick, crispy crust, and at the carnal pleasure of the fat it had absorbed in the fryer, cut with a sprinkling of zingy Cajun herbs and spices, twinkling red like the glitter on a burlesque dancer’s corset.

Up-and-Coming Filipino Food Spots in SF's East Bay

Filipino food sweeps East Bay of Bay Area with new and upcoming spots SAN FRANCISCO, August 24--In a piece for Nosh, Lisa Liu of gives us the latest on the Filipino food movement sweeping the East Bay, interviewing Kevin Pelgone, marketing director and board member of the Filipino Food Movement, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco with the mission to preserve, promote and move Filipino cuisine forward. There are 1.5 million people of Filipino descent living in California with about 458,000 in the Bay Area.

LA's Ma'am Sir Featured in Food & Wine

Last June 14, Food & Wine featured the latest restaurant of Charles Olalia of Rice Bar in downtown Los Angeles. Instead of keeping the same name, Olalia decided to call it, Ma’am Sir. Filipino establishments’ greeters have been known to address customers as “Welcome, Ma’am Sir” to patrons.

Danville in CA Adds Filipino Food to Menu

MAY 16--Sig’s Little Kitchen, a family-owned café, is now serving traditional Filipino food in the Crossroads Shopping Center. Chef-owner Radfrey Pangilinan learned to cook in his large Southern California family’s kitchen, so naturally, the taste is authentic.

Lola’s Lumpia to Open in June in Brooklyn

Pronounced loom-pi-ya, lumpia is essentially the Filipino version of a spring roll – similar in style to Chinese egg rolls, Vietnamese Chả giò, and Thailand's Popiah. Lola's Lumpia is a new restaurant founded by Filipino American twins and their spouses.

Mayweather Likes Kare-Kare and Chicken Inasal

Reporting for the Philippine Star last May 14, Joaquin Henson said undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr liked eating Filipino food, especially kare-kare (oxtail stew) and chicken inasal during his five-day visit to the Philippines.

Bistro 1521 Conquers Ballston, D.C.

Filipino food is getting so much love in D.C. Ballston’s Bistro 1521. At Eater’s, it was ranked no. 8 among the places to go in Ballston for some serious eating. It has lumpia shanghai (spring rolls), adobo chicken, glass noodles topped with ground pork and smoked fish, and other traditional dishes such as crispy pata (pork leg). For drinks, it offers kiwi, coconut water, and tamarind (calamansi juice, as the Filipinos call it).

Iowa Gets Filipino Food from Kubo

This May, a Filipino food truck called Kubo (hut) started serving Filipino food during lunch (from 11 am to 2 pm) in Cedar Falls and Waterloo areas in Iowa. Called Filipino American cuisine, Kubo is owned by Krystal Graves.