A Filipino Food Crawl: Toto’s Lechon Manok

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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.

See their mapped food crawl , including full descriptions and pictures.

Toto’s Lechon Manok in Glassell Park. Photo by Christopher Ho/KCRW



  • Karen Tongson - author of “Normporn: Queer Viewers And The TV That Soothes Us,” professor of gender and sexuality, English, and American studies at USC
  • 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”


Evan Kleiman