Modern Filipino for the California Soul

In-PersonMission, San Francisco


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Large (15-20 Guests)
For this dinner I wanted to prepare a special and sentimental meal, inspired by my favorite dishes that my mother prepared for me while I was growing up. Both sweet and savory flavors will be highlighted in each of the dishes. The dishes as authentic to my mother's creations/recipes as possible while reflecting my own, personal growth in the kitchen.

Menu detail

Ukoy (Ooh-koy)
Fritters with shrimp, julienned sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, and scallions. Made with a batter of seasoned rice flour and coconut milk. Served with a spicy cane vinegar dipping sauce.
Small Plate
Mix greens, radishes, cherry tomatoes, garlic/coconut croutons with a calamansi/honey/sesame vinaigrette.
Veggie Lumpia
Small Plate
Filipino-style egg rolls with julienned vegetables. Served with an accompanying dipping sauce.
Roasted Pork Belly
Pork belly braised in beer and spices then roasted. Served with a butternut squash/coconut cream puree and steamed jasmine rice.
Raspberry Bibingka
A lightly sweet, moist cake made with rice flour, raspberries, honey, and coconut milk. Topped with a raspberry and honey puree and Ilocano asin (sea salt from the Philippines).


Cocktail Pairing-Calamansi Whiskey Sour
Cocktail Pairing- Spiced Pineapple Vodka

Modern Filipino for the California Soul

In-PersonMission, San Francisco
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