Pinoy food is increasingly becoming more and more popular in the U.S. going by the new restaurants offering Filipino fare. Enter, Flipside in Dupont Circle.
In an Eater DC report, Flipside’s Jay Aceron describes the new restaurant which opened April as “Filipino fast fusion.”
The Washington, D.C. spot on 1829 M Street NW has been serving limited menu for lunch of Vietnamese sandwiches, Chinese steamed buns, and rice bowls with various meat viands.
The Flipside’s showcase of course, is the Pinoy adobo – named the closest thing to a national dish in the Philippines by Taste Atlas.
Eater DC reports the popular Pinoy pork belly lechon will also be part of the menu.
Aceron told Eater that he also plans to host pop ups for other Filipino chefs to showcase more Filipino dishes.
Aceron knows his heritage even if he was born in the U.S. to parents from Manila. He spent summers in the Philippines helping his uncle open Filipino carry-outs.
Here’s more proof of his Pinoy-ness – Jay Aceron has placed an “emergency karaoke” mic for customers who wish to sing their hearts out.
Talking about the restaurant’s name, Aceron said he is in the advocacy to reclaim the term “Flip” under a positive acronym: fun-loving island people adding, “If I’m going to bring light to it, I’m going to bring it in a positive way.”
Send cheers in the comments below to Jay Aceron of Fliipside, elevating the status of Filipino food in Washington DC!
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