A Filipino Food Crawl: Jollibee

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Jollibee is a Filipino fast food chain with more than 1,200 restaurants worldwide, including Times Square. Photo by Christopher Ho/KCRW

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 have been living for more than 50 years. The group visited Jollibee, a Filipino fast food chain with more than 1,200 restaurants worldwide, including Times Square.

Check out their fully mapped food crawl.


Photo by Christopher Ho/KCRW
Credits

Guests:
Karen Tongson - a professor at USC, panelist on the Pop Rocket podcast and the author of a new book called “Why Karen Carpenter Matters.”, Paola Mardo - an independent audio producer and the host and producer of Long Distance, a narrative podcast about life in the Filipino diaspora, Chase Valencia - the co-owner and general manager of LASA, a Filipino-inspired, California-influenced restaurant in LA's Chinatown, Natassia Johnson - the co-founder of The Manila Machine, the first Filipino food truck, and author of the dessert blog “Let Me Eat Cake”

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Nick Liao, Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia