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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Was Last Week's Street-Cart Party a Watershed for Local Filipino Food?

Posted By on Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 5:46 PM

click to enlarge Kitchenette's kinilaw. - JUN BELEN/JUN-BLOG
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  • Kitchenette's kinilaw.
Our favorite morsel from the blogs.

Inside out: We missed it last week ― Jun-Blog's report on Outside In 3, the street-cart homage to Filipino food at D.C.'s Mink Bar. Tamara Palmer posted video, but as a last look back, check out Jun-Blog's pic report. Blogger Jun Belen focused on a trio of creative offerings: Kitchenette's vaguely ceviche-like kinilaw, Soul Cocina's ginataang, and ube-filled coconut-lime gobs from Gobba Gobba Hey. And even though this is a look back, for blogger Jun Belen, it was something of a look ahead. Belen:

I was actually intrigued and thrilled when I first found out that the carts were doing Filipino food. I think Filipino food is so underrepresented even in a city as diverse as San Francisco. There are so many interesting local flavors and local ingredients that deserve so much more attention and affection.
Will Outside In 3 prove a watershed in the re-imagining of Filipino food in S.F.? Probably not. But it did suggest a new willingness to adapt what's still, even here, a little-known cuisine, turning it inside out for the uninitiated and the not. Definitely feels like something's stirring.

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