Chef Francis Ang’s contemporary Filipino concept Pinoy Heritage is popping up at the Burritt Room, as part of the restaurant’s weekly Sunday Supper pop-up series. Have you not tried this culinary excellence? It’s a must.
Since debuting during Filipino Heritage Month (October) — the overwhelming response from eaters clearly set the tone for the concept kitchen going forward. So much so that Ang resigned from his position at SoMa’s Dirty Habit (formerly Fifth Floor) and to pursue this grill more intently.
“People are craving Filipino food,“ Ang told Hoodline. "At Dirty Habit and Fifth Floor, I put Filipino dishes on the menu. Some people didn’t even know what they were eating, but they kept asking for it.”
If you haven’t familiarized yourself with the kitchens menu, they serve all your fave Filipino classic’s while still modernizing it for the California palette. Expect to see hometown dishes on his menu such as pinakbet (vegetables cooked in fermented shrimp paste) and kinilaw (fish marinated in vinegar, sugar, citrus and sometimes coconut milk).
For this Sunday’s pop up, Pinoy Heritage will have an onslaught of tasty dishes to sample:
Sisig Croquette — $10
mustard greens, brain gribiche
Halibut Kinilaw — $13
calamansi aji amarillo, persimmons
Chicken Inasal Skewers — $9
Pinakbet — $14
delicata squash, coconut curry, rice
Pork Adobo — $16
maitake, pearl onion, rice
Biko — $10
mango-passion fruit, coconut, cashew
Ang’s hope is to open a brick-and-mortar location in the future, "I for sure want a space to showcase Filipino food. It’s not going to be traditional, but inspired by tradition.”
(Above is a pork belly dish.)
(Above is Chicken palabok.)
// Burritt Room (417 Stockton St, FiDi) from 5 p.m. — 10 p.m., Oct. 9th; Sunday, get more info for the pop up here.