festival menu!

  • Brisket Kare Kare: maple-mesquite smoked brisket, toasted pan de sal, coconut peanut annatto sauce
  • Tocino Poutine: three day sweet cured pork shoulder, white adobo gravy, french fries
  • Okoy: fried shrimp and vegetable fritters with fresh banana ketchup
  • Chinoy Lumpia: braised vegetables and tofu in lettuce cups with nori, sriracha and cilantro oil
  • Pato Arroz Caldo: rice porridge with duck leg, crispy duck skin, hard cooked egg, fried garlic, patis & scallions
  • Longanisa Bao: Filipino garlic sausage, guava aioli, steamed bao
  • Bicol Express: Pork belly simmered in coconut milk and chilies, topped with shrimp and scallions and served over jasmine rice
  • Jackfruit Adobo: green jackfruit simmered in coconut milk, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and Thai chilies, served over Jasmine rice and garnished with fried garlic and scallions.  
  • NEW! Ube Ice Cream Sandwiches: homemade ube ice cream and cookies
  • NEW! Pork Adobo: slow-cooked pork in soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves, whole peppercorn, and garlic served over white rice
  • NEW! Chicken Stixs: meat on a stick marinated in a family recipe, skewered and grilled
  • NEW! Pancit: a thin rice noodle dish with carrots, cabbage, celery, and paprika
  • NEW! Bibingka: a sweet rice flour cake with coconut and parmesan cheese
  • NEW! Ginataang halo-halo: jackfruit, purple yam, sticky rice balls and nata de coco in coconut milk

Hapa Chicago, Chicago

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Hapa Chicago is a culinary concept from longtime friends Gilbert Paule, JR Runez and Kevin O'Connor that strives to bring Asian-American inspired street food to the Windy City. Hapa has spent the past year doing pop-up markets, small events, and catering for big-name clients like Threadless and Allstate Insurance. “Chicago is a world class city deserving of an event highlighting modern Filipino cuisine,” they say. “We can't wait for the day when you can hear on the street amongst friends ‘let's get Filipino’ like you would for Chinese, Thai or sushi.”

 

Filipino pork bbq

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Skip To Malou, St. Louis

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Malou Nievera is the creative driving force behind the food blog, Skip to Malou, named one of Babble’s Top 100 Food Mom Blogs. She acts as the blog's recipe developer, writer, cook and photographer. She shares her easy and simple recipes with a focus on Filipino food on her YouTube channel.

Sarap Detroit, Detroit

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Founded in 2014 to fill a void in metro Detroit’s dining scene that lacks Filipino restaurants, Sarap Detroit is a pop-up restaurant concept that serves Filipino-inspired fare that highlights seasonal and local produce in southeast Michigan. Through their dinners, co-founders Dorothy Hernandez and Jake Williams aim to build community and bring people together at the table, whether they have never had Filipino food or grew up eating adobo. Sarap is dedicated to the vision of a healthy, sustainable food system and aims to be a collaborative, active member of the broader food movement in Detroit and beyond. By day (and sometimes night), Dorothy is a journalist and Jake is a chef.

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Chef Sharwin Tee stars in Curiosity Got the Chef, the longest running cooking show in Philippine cable television. The Lifestyle Network (available on The Filipino Channel) star has cooked around the world, including Moscow, Russia, Abu Dhabi, UAE, San Francisco and Chicago. Known for his quirky and modern takes on Filipino and "Chinoy" cuisine, he has recently agreed to partner on a new restaurant in Davao, Philippines called Maketto.

St. Louis style Pork ribs with Turmeric Adobo sauce for our #FoodTruckFridaySTL Special today at Tower Grove Park, 4p-7:30p.

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Guerrilla Street Food offers a new chapter to the storied food culture of the Philippines. With unassuming food truck beginnings, Guerrilla Street Food now operates two restaurants in St. Louis, serving inventive Filipino and Filipino-inspired food. The casual and affordable concept was founded by Brian Hardesty and Joel Crespo. Guerrilla Street Food showcases the Midwest cooking mentality with everything from made-from-scratch sauces to local ingredients. Their creative dishes are reflections of their own excitement for the Filipino culture and cuisine. 

 
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Milwaukee's Filipino food truck and restaurant, Meat on the Street is owned by siblings Matthew and Alexa Alfaro.