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.
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”