Filipino food may be having a moment, but the cuisine has a long history here in Los Angeles where Filipino Americans have lived for nearly a century. Evan and friends embark on a food crawl of Northeast LA to learn more. We also hear from some leading voices in the new Filipino food movement about the origins and diversity of the culinary tradition.
Filipino food: roots and new directions
From this Episode:
A Filipino Food Crawl: Jollibee
Evan Kleiman recently embarked on a Filipino food crawl of Northeast LA with a handful of friends, both old and new. They began their journey in Eagle Rock, where Filipinos...
4 min, 52 sec
An unapologetic statement for Filipino cuisine
Nicole Ponesca and Chef Miguel Trinidad are the partners behind Maharlika and Jeepney , two restaurants that are awakening the palates of New Yorkers to the...
15 min, 20 sec
A Filipino Food Crawl: Toto’s Lechon Manok
After wrapping up at Jollibee, Evan Kleiman and the “sinigang gang” makes the five-minute drive to Toto’s Lechon Manok in Glassell Park for some savory, meaty snacks.
3 min, 41 sec
Filipino foods that go well with drinks—and friends
Born in raised in LA, Marvin Gapultos is an authority on Filipino food and drinks. For years, his popular blog, called Burnt Lumpia , has championed the unique and...
12 min, 27 sec
How has Filipino food spread around the world?
Born and raised in the Philippines, writer Jacqueline Chio-Lauri has since lived in seven different countries.
9 min, 14 sec
Jonathan Gold’s visit to Irenia
The late Jonathan Gold was a longtime champion of Filipino food and the people who make it. In 2017, he visited Irenia , a Filipino restaurant in Santa Ana specializing...
3 min, 28 sec
A Filipino Food Crawl: Lutong Bahay
Evan Kleiman and friends visit Lutong Bahay, a common style of Filipino restaurant called a “turo turo.” See their mapped food crawl , including full descriptions...
3 min, 9 sec