How Chef Jordan Andino defines Filipino food

Every culture has its own unique flavors and cooking techniques that combine to make delicious regional cuisine. But food in the Philippines is a sprawling collection of influence and ingredients from neighboring countries that results in a harmoniously blended cuisine.

For one of the nation’s leading Filipino chefs, Jordan Andino combined his successes in professional kitchens and seized an opportunity to introduce America to the real flavors of his heritage.

PHOTO: Owner and chef Jordan Andino enjoys a dish from the menu at Flip Sigi. (Flip Sigi)

PHOTO: Owner and chef Jordan Andino enjoys a dish from the menu at Flip Sigi. (Flip Sigi)

“Whenever people talk about Filipino food, it’s ambiguous. A lot of people don’t know what it is,” he told “Good Morning America.” “It ranges from fried food to braises to anything over rice. It’s hard to kind of put in a nutshell because it’s an amalgamation of three different countries: China, Spain, and then of course the U.S.”

“In short,”

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Filipino barbecue spot on Texas farm road draws big crowds after Mike Chen visit

Old Rooster Creek Filipino/Asian American BBQ (ORC BBQ) in Princeton, Texas, has enjoyed a steady following since its 2017 debut. But after YouTube celebrity and now-Dallas-area-resident Mikey Chen featured the barbecue spot in a recent video, swarms of new customers queued up hours before opening time on Saturday. They were eager to try the lechón (whole roasted pig stuffed with herbs) and Filipino street foods that Chen touted in his April 20 video.

Within two hours, the mom-and-pop business sold out of pork — including 1,200 skewers — and nearly all of the other Filipino dishes on the menu.

It was a record day for owners Josephine and Allen Cook, who run the weekends-only outdoor food stall near a farm road in the Collin County town of Princeton. Between the whole pigs roasting on spits and the cheery “shack” that’s both counter and kitchen, it’s a dead-ringer for the

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