Some Filipino-Americans are attempting to facilitate conversations about their cultural dishes as they become more popular with a broader audience.
Filipino food is having a moment in the U.S. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain claims the Filipino dish sisig is the next big thing. Food magazine Bon Appétit named a Filipino restaurant second best in the nation in 2016. And let’s not forget about ube-inspired treats all over Instagram.
“Bizarre Foods” host and chef Andrew Zimmern said: “I think Filipino food is, I’ve been calling it for five years, it’s just going to keep getting more and more popular simply because of the variety of ingredients and European techniques that are found in that food.”
But some Filipino-Americans are concerned of the food’s growing popularity.