What is the Filipino Food scene like in Seattle? In this TFAL episode, we’re back in Seattle to talk about Pacific Northwest Filipino food with some members of the Ilaw Collective, a coalition of Filipino food and beverage professionals in the region. First, we talk to Chera Amlag and Geo Quibuyen of Hood Famous Bake Shop and discuss the popularity of their Ube Cheesecake and bringing back Filipino flavor to the International District.
Then, we talk to Ariana de Leña of Kamayan Farm and discuss the importance of agricultural foodways and sustainable living for Filipino Americans.
Finally, we round out our Seattle interviews with Melissa Miranda of Musang Seattle and discuss her journey from pop-up restaurant to brick-and-mortar as a way to continue the Filipino legacy in the Beacon Hill neighborhood in the face of gentrification.
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Seattle was soooo much fun for us, so we we’ll definitely be back. Thanks again to all of our old and new friends in the Emerald City!