Chilean Wine is Delicious Paired with Filipino Food

“Imagine some of your favorite Filipino dishes — such as pork adobo, binakol, grilled chicken, and arroz a la cubana— cooked with some of the most famous Chilean wines,” writes Julie Cabatit-Alegre in The Philippine Star. “At the Casillero del Diablo event, which was held recently at the Pan-Pacific Hotel in Manila, celebrity chef Sharwin…

Andrew Zimmern Predicts Filipino Food will be Big in America

Here’s a tasty new scoop from Business Insider: “Andrew Zimmern, the host of “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” on the Travel Channel, is spending his new season traveling around the US searching for interesting foods to try. In this video, Zimmern shares his thoughts on what he thinks the next food trend in America will…

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…