Will Filipino food be the “it” cuisine in the United States? One celebrity chef seems to think so. Andrew Zimmerman, of Bizarre Foods fame, boldly predicted that in 2 years time Filipino food would be talk of the culinary world.
After his stint in the Philippines to shoot an episode of his show, Zimmerman proclaimed on “Today” that he believes Filipino cuisine would hit it big. He was quick to add that it won’t happen for a couple of years, owing to the still developing interest in Filipino food. Nonetheless, he sees it as a rising star in the culinary world.
Described as an infusion of Western techniques with Eastern ingredients, Filipino food would surely pique the interest of foodies the world over. It’s only a matter of time until Filipino food chains invade America. As of today, there are already restaurants in the States that offer Filipino dishes and a lot of chefs in various restaurants are of Filipino descent.
In one blog post by the A-Lister Gwyneth Paltrow, a popular condiment in the Philippines was featured. Toyomansi is soy sauce infused with Calamansi (of Filipino citrus). It was introduced to the actress by another accomplished chef, Keith Rhodes.
From the looks of things, Rhodes seems to be very familiar with the condiment and uses it for his restaurant, Catch in Washington. It’s no wonder Zimmerman sees the future for Filipino cuisine to be bright if even Hollywood celebrities are getting a taste of it.