FilStop to be Featured on a Major Food & Travel TV Program

Breaking news: A major food and travel TV series really likes our food…and is planning a story about us! Readers in the New Jersey area know that in addition to our retail store — the largest Filipino food store on the East Coast — our kitchen serves “turo-turo” daily. Translated, that means a wide variety…

Is Filipino Food “Trendifying”?

Khushbu Shah, a senior food features editor at Thrillist, has written a thought-provoking article about the “trendifying” of Filipino cuisine. “While Filipino food may very well become as accessible as Mexican and Chinese food one day, ” she said, “for now, it’s just the latest “ethnic” (a term that NYU food studies professor Krishnendu Ray…

From Dallas, a Recipe for “Ceviche’s Filipino Cousin”

Tina Danze, a Filipina-American resident of Texas, recently wrote an article about Filipino food for the Dallas News. “I’m proud that my mom’s cuisine is finally getting its due,” she said, “but I’m feeling a bit sheepish. It’s been too long since I enjoyed a Filipino potluck party. So I invited some relatives and friends…

What is Filipino Food? Serious Eats Explains.

Before Filipino food became the global trendsetter it is today, Serious Eats examined what sets it apart. In an article by Drew Lazor, the culinary influences in Philippine history are shown to be one of many reasons. Key takeaways: The Philippine’s history is shaped by the Spanish, who introduced Iberian ingredients to early Filipinos; by…

Filipino Art, Food & Music Celebrated at New Monthly Event in San Francisco

UNDISCOVERED SAN FRANCISCO, a non-profit venture designed to jump-start economic activity and public awareness of the SOMA Pilipinas neighborhood, has launched a new monthly festival celebrating the Philippines. It is inspired by the popular night markets of Asia where visitors enjoy art, fashion, music and especially, the food of the region. The first night of…

Six Great Filipino Restaurants in Toronto

More than 700,000 people of Filipino descent live in Canada. About half of them live in Toronto, home to a number of excellent Filipino restaurants. Toronto.com has highlighted six standouts, including one specializing in traditional kamayan feasts, another offering homestyle Filipino cuisine and one known for its fusion fare combining traditional and contemporary. “Lucky for…

Ivanka Trump Served a Filipino Birthday Tradition at Daughter’s Party

Hot dogs and marshmallow skewers, a popular tradition at children’s birthday parties in the Philippines, was a featured dish at the birthday party recently held for Ivanka Trump’s daughter Arabella. (She turned six.) Twitter lit up with debate about the #mallowdogs. HuffPost devoted a column to speculation about them, including this expert analysis: “Natalia Roxas,…

Philippines: Comfort Food & Memories

NPR is airing a video series called #NPRHotPot, featuring foods from around the world and the memories people associate with them. Recently the program interviewed Wilma Consul, a Philippines native, journalist and personal chef, about her childhood memories. A highlight is learning about her favorite comfort food…and watching her make it. Reports NPR, “Every morning,…

How Filipino Chefs are Revolutionizing America’s Restaurants

At Tasting Table, food writer Devra Ferst recently featured Filipino food, our favorite topic. Her article, “Treasure Islands: A new generation of Filipino chefs is teaching diners to think outside the box,” provides a bird’s eye view of innovation in the U.S. Here are notable excerpts: “Diners are becoming more familiar with the complex flavors of…

Calling All Filipino Food Foodies

Curious about kinilaw? Want to show off your sisig? Have a hankering for halo-halo? If so, we want to feed your interest. For decades, our Filipino food store FilStop has been providing a taste of home to the Filipino community in and around Jersey City, New Jersey, and since the advent of its online shopping…

Maynila: Making Philippine Cuisine Mainstream in the U.K.

Maynila is a Filipino food website seeking to inform and share a love of Filipino food with Brits and the world. Foodies and college friends Charl Asuit and Roni Bandong created the site when they found a surprising paucity of Filipino food options during their many forays into Britain’s multicultural food scene. To rectify the situation, Charl and…

Sisig to Storm America? Anthony Bourdain Thinks So.

Anthony Bourdain, intrepid explorer of cuisines and lands both unknown and overlooked, pinpoints sisig as the dish likely to win Americans over to Filipino cuisine, according to CNN Philippines. “Bourdain praised the sizzling, crispy pork dish, usually made from parts of pig head and liver. “I think it’s the most likely to convince people abroad…

Pinoy Cuisine Premieres on the Silver Screen with Film Documentary “Ulam”

At this year’s Los Angeles Food Bowl, Filipino food received its very own film premiere with the viewing of “Ulam,” a documentary about the Filipino food movement in the U.S. It focuses on Pinoy cuisine, a broad category of dishes both indigenous to the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora in America.  The filmmakers call their…

Attention America: The Untapped Riches of Filipino Food

Vogue writer Claudia McNeilly dispels Filipino food stereotypes to extol the multitude of culinary riches awaiting American palates and the restaurants whose chefs have embraced this rich and exciting cuisine. For those not well-acquainted with Philippine cuisine, they will quickly find options beyond the stereotypical pork and sweet sauce.  In fact, for health-conscious Americans there…

Traveling in the Philippines: The Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort

International food connoisseur Andrew Zimmern considers Filipino food as the next big thing in culinary arts. He couldn’t have said it better. Our cuisine, often thrown into the sidelines in the global culinary scene, is undoubtedly one of the most unique ones in the world. Snippets of our nation’s history and culture can be experienced […]…

Filipino Food Trucks Around the U.S.

We’re collecting a list of Filipino food trucks around the U.S. Got a favorite? Please send us the info with any pictures so we can spread the word! Atlanta  The Filipino Food Truck   Established in 2012, chef John Lane’s food truck specializes in Filipino tacos with such filling options as sweet and sour slaw and…

Filipino Chicken Afritada with Pineapple

Are you new to Filipino cuisine but unsure where to start?  Melissa Harrison, food enthusiast at BuzzFeed, has published a good resource to get inspired: 24 Delicious Filipino Foods You Need In Your Life.  She includes an easy recipe for Biko, a delicious sweet, sticky-rice dessert, to more elaborate and complex entrées such as Kaldareta, a…

Filipino Cuisine Shines in International Culinary Spotlight

Cheryl Tu from Singapore Tatler reports on the ongoing rise internationally in Filipino cuisine.  In April, the Philippines hosted the Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM), the only Asian edition of the renowned international gastronomy congress Madrid Fusion. “It was a game changer. It put the Philippines on the culinary map,” says the country’s Department of Agriculture…

The Philippines: Ripe and Succulent

The Philippines consists of about 7,641 islands in Southeast Asia, located in the western Pacific Ocean. With abundant natural resources and some of the world’s greatest biodiversity, the Philippines has a population of approximately 100 million. Approximately 10 million more Filipinos live overseas. That has been instrumental in attracting fans to Filipino cuisine, one of…