This weekend on the show Evan Kleiman poses the question, “Why hasn’t Filipino food caught on in LA?” Compared to Korean, Chinese and Thai food, Filipino food has remained largely off the radar in Los Angeles, but native Angeleno Marvin Gapultos is determined to change that. Since he took his Filipino food truck the Manila Machine off the streets in 2011, he has been working on his new cookbook The Adobo Road. In the book he shares recipes like Classic Pork Lumpia (aka Filipino egg rolls) and the following recipe for Classic Chicken Adobo.
It makes sense that Gapultos is bringing his culinary heritage to home cooks. He says that Filipino food is mostly a cuisine of home cooks, which may partly explains why there are still so few Filipino restaurants in town.
Listen to his conversation with Evan Kleiman below.