Self had an excellent reason for missing the Pistahan Festival at Yerba Buena: she was visiting son in San Luis Obispo! Here’s what she missed:
- The San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival performed both days, at the Yerba Buena Gardens.
- Arkipelago Bookstore had a booth, and hosted readings by, among others, Miki Garcia, author of The Filipino Cookbook.
- There was an adobo cook-off.
- There were Filipino art exhibits co-hosted by the great KulArts.
- There were balut and longanisa-eating contests.
(Self linked to rasamalaysia, one of her favorite food blogs, whose post on adobo just happened to be guest-written by another of self’s favorite food bloggers, 80 Breakfasts)
In the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook of Thursday, 12 August, the feature article, written by staff writer Janny Hu, was:
Filipino Food’s New Wave
Food mentioned by Ms. Hu:
- sinigang (mis-spelled “sinagang”), which she calls “the tom yum goong of the Philippines”
- crispy pata
- “garlicky fried chicken served with banana catsup at Max’s” (son’s faaaavorite food of all time!)
- bagoong fried rice at Tribu (Zack and Liza’s favorite Bay Area Filipino restaurant. At least, self thinks it is, because that is where the last five get-togethers have taken place!)
Self is getting miiiighty hungry writing this post! There are now apparently Filipino food trucks prowling around San Francisco (Why did self miss them? She was in San Francisco yesterday and today!), with names like Adobo Hobo (BWAH HA HAAA) and Senor Sisig. Driving back from the city earlier today, self was so tempted to turn off in South San Francisco and get take-out from Goldilocks. But she resisted, knowing that would be very bad for her waistline.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.