Americans Have Massive Love for Filipino Food

Americans Have Massive Love for Filipino Food

Just when you thought Americans only love hotdogs and hamburgers, a recent study showed how diverse their love of food is. The United States of America is a land of immigrants, which is why the diversity in food is an effect of this ethnic mix.

In a recent study gathered from online restaurant listing and review website “Yelp”, The Huffington Post created a map that showed which cuisines are popular in which states. Surprisingly, three US states shown massive affection for Filipino food. These states are Alaska, Nevada, and Hawaii.

Here’s the map that show the breakdown of what cuisines are popular per state.

US States Love Filipino Food(Image credit: huffingtonpost.com)

From this map, we can see that Filipino cuisine is on top for Alaska and Nevada. In the Yelp data, Filipino cuisine is third for Hawaii. The map does not necessarily mean that it is the most popular cuisine in each state, but rather it displays how a specific cuisine or food outperforms others in the state as compared to the national average. Furthermore, the data is limited to what is available from Yelp. It may not show a complete representation per state, but it gives a rough idea about it.

Below is the detailed breakdown for the three states.

Alaska

  1. Filipino — 208 percent higher than national average.
  2. Fish and chips — 200 percent higher than national average.
  3. Thai — 158 percent higher than national average.
  4. Seafood — 158 percent higher than national average.
  5. Hawaiian — 90 percent higher than national average.

Nevada

  1. Filipino – 277 percent higher than national average.
  2. Hawaiian — 238 percent higher than national average.
  3. Buffets — 156 percent higher than national average.
  4. Steak — 84 percent higher than national average.
  5. Vegan — 66 percent higher than national average.

Hawaii

  1. Hawaiian — 5028 percent higher than national average.
  2. Ramen — 1443 percent higher than national average.
  3. Filipino — 809 percent higher than national average.
  4. Korean — 465 percent higher than national average.
  5. Food stands — 380 percent higher than national average.

With our cheap but tasty street foods, strange Pinoy food pairings that work, and other sumptuous Pinoy delicacies, this revelation is not hard to believe.

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Americans Have Massive Love for Filipino Food






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