Conceived as a cool introduction to Filipino tastes, textures and traditions for American masses, the fast-casual Filipino Taqueria features graffiti murals, eclectic music, skateboard-adorned walls, and clean unique flavors.
As Eater NY said: “The Upper East Side will no longer be a Filipino food desert with the addition of Flip Sigi, a counter-service Filipino taqueria from 2nd City chef Jordan Andino.
“Flip Sigi will serve Andino’s signature Instagram-friendly tacos, burritos, poke, bao, and noodles that feature Filipino flavors. New to this location is the “Filipino Underground Crunchwrap,” a play on Taco Bell’s popular crunchy griddled burrito wrap, this one with braised short rib, fried tortilla, kimchi fried rice, Mexican cheese, shredded lettuce, and salsa.”
If you don’t plan on being in New York any time soon, you can recreate some of his recipes at home. These dishes shown above, offered at Flip Sigi, might inspire you. And check out “Late Nite Eats,” his new show on the Cooking Channel.
Pictured: Jordan Andino in his newest cafe; a close-up of the counter and sample dishes from the menu. Photos by Katie June Burton.