Filipino food

  • A Taste of Home with the 'Foreign Domestic Helpers' of Hong Kong

    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.

  • Embrace the Infinite Possibilities of Halo-Halo

    Imagine a five-year-old kid making his own dessert. He has shaved ice and milk as a base. Then he just goes crazy. That’s what halo-halo is.

  • You Can Only Eat with Your Hands at LA's Biggest Filipino Dinner

    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...

  • Chef's Night Out: Manila

    MUNCHIES explores Manila, capital of the Philippines, with Rural Kitchen of Liliw, Laguna chef Justin Sarabia, tasting the good, the bad, and the extra-weird eats the city has to offer.

  • A Filipino’s Food Pride Runs Deep

    My pride in Filipino food is marred with a long-running underdog complex. I once brought paksiw to my workplace, doused so enthusiastically with fish sauce a colleague actually remarked, “What smells like wet boot?”

  • How I Went from Being a Terrible Drug Dealer to Top Chef

    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.

  • The Best Filipino Sausage Is Sold Out of a Car Trunk

    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.

  • Jeepney

    Miguel Trinidad, Nicole Ponseca, and Tomas De Los Reyes own Jeepney, a Filipino restaurant in NYC. They made us an epic Kamayan feast, and gave us a hangover we will never forget.