Hong Kong hosts more than 300,000 live-in maids from the Philippines and Indonesia, many of whom have experienced abuse at the hands of their employers. I had a traditional Filipino dinner with three of them as they shared their stories.
A kamayan dinner is a Filipino feast in which you eat unimaginable amounts of food off banana leaves at a communal table, without any utensils whatsoever. It may be the grand equalizer to finally give Filipino cuisine the push that it needs to become...
Before I appeared on Top Chef or started my Austin restaurant Qui, I was broke and making a living as a bad drug dealer. But soon I settled into the Texas cooking scene, coming up the ranks and constantly refining my approach to cuisine.
Even though thousands of us Filipinos were moving to Winnipeg in the '80s, there were no Filipino food shops, so my mom decided to start her own underground sausage business.