May 3, 2017
The month of May is very important for Filipino food in the East Coast. The 2017 Filipino Restaurant Week, organized by the Philippine Consulate in New York, will run from May 15 to 22. Inspired by New York Restaurant Week, and now on its third year, 18 restaurants from New York and New Jersey will be serving three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus ranging from $10 to $35—a fraction of their usual prices. “From heritage recipes and fusion dishes to urban street food, plus favorites like lumpia (egg rolls), adobo (soy-marinated chicken or pork), arroz caldo (chicken, fish, ginger rice porridge) to halo-halo (mixed ice dessert), there is much to enjoy,” shared Consul General Ma. Theresa B. Dizon-De Vega at the kick-off event at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue this afternoon.