Modern Filipino for the California Soul

In-PersonBerkeley, Berkeley


Pop-up space
Medium (10-15 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. The taste of the dishes will be as authentic to my mom's creations/recipes as possible, while the presentation will be reflecting my own, personal growth in the kitchen. We are honored to have Lanai Tabura as part of the event. With this special pop-up series, we invite you to continue a tradition of sharing culture and memory at the dinner table. Please join us for a sentimental meal, libations, and great company. About Lanai ( Hailing from the tiny island of Lanai Hawaii, and graduate of Lanai High School, this DJ, Comedian, TV host and Actor has done it all! Currently Lanai host’s Cooking Hawaiian Style in its 6th season, a tv show that air’s in 7 countries on the Lifetstyle Network, Direct TV and Time Warner cable. Lanai is no stranger to international and local TV shows Food Networks Great Food Truck Race, co-host with Anthony Bourdain’s NO Reservations, Jake and the Fat Man, Da Braddah’s, Baywatch Hawaii, and commercials such as: Meadow Gold, Zippys, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union and more. Most recently he played Jake in season 6 of Hawaii 5-0. He has been touring the mainland doing stand up comedy openings for Henry Kapono , Andy Bumatai, Augie Tulba, Wayne Brady and Damon Wayans to name a few. As a 25- year radio veteran, Lanai co-created the Island 98.5 radio station, and currently is on air in Tokyo and Fukuoka Japan

Menu detail

The Filipino version of egg rolls. We will be serving the following version with a spiced vinegar dipping sauce: 1) Chicken Shanghai-ground chicken and minced vegetables. 2) Veggie-Seasoned and diced potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, carrots, and onions.
Palabok-style Deviled Eggs
Small Plate
Shrimp stock, achuete/garlic oil, crispy shallots, chicharon, scallions, citrus.
Small Plate
Organic mix greens, sliced radishes, cherry tomatoes with a calamasi/sesame vinaigrette.
A Filipino noodle dish made with rice and egg noodles, chicken, shrimp, and julienned vegetables.
Roasted Pork Belly
Slow roasted crispy Pork belly seasoned with ginger, lemongrass, garlic, and fish sauce. Served with a butternut squash/coconut cream puree and garlic-infused steamed jasmine rice.
Cassava Cake
A flourless cake made with grated cassava (aka yucca root) and coconut milk. Topped with a custard layer and toasted coconut.

Modern Filipino for the California Soul

In-PersonBerkeley, Berkeley
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)