This week, we sat down with Chrissy Nucum from KC Pinoy, a Filipino restaurant in the West Bottoms. While Filipinos are the second largest Asian American group in the United States, it’s actually a bit of a challenge to find a traditional Filipino restaurant in many cities across the US. So since most Americans are relatively unfamiliar with Filipino food, Chrissy gives us a little 101 lesson on the cuisine, and she shares with us what makes her family’s recipes unique. Get ready to open your mind, fill your belly—and even if you think you know something about Filipino food, you might find a few surprises on the KC Pinoy menu.
People In This Episode
Food & Drink In This Episode
Sizzling pork ears, cheeks, shoulder in a soy & calamansi sauce, topped with an egg
Bone-in, skin on chicken thighs stewed in vinegar, soy sauce, and spices
Grilled fatty pork skewers, banana ketchup glaze
Sweet, cured pork shoulder
Tomatoes, green mango, eggplant, okra, salted egg dressing
Shaved ice, condensed milk, chocolate syrup, sprinkles
About the Region
Chrissy grew up in the Pampanga area of the Philippines and is bringing her grandmother’s recipes to Kansas City.
Photography: Alyssa Broadus & Chris Dolt
Host: Danielle Lehman
Post-Production: Resonate Recordings
Recording Studio: Barrel of the Bottoms