This Manila restaurant owner is opening a Pinoy restaurant in LA

First Manila and next, the world.

In recent years, Filipino food has been slowly gaining recognition in places such as the United States, one that is long overdue given the number of Filipino-Americans in America.

And with food trends such as ube, halo-halo and sisig emerging, it seems that Filipino food is poised to become the ethnic cuisine du jour. It’s a welcome step forward, then, that pastry chef Margarita Manzke of the wildly popular Wildflour Café + Bakery is set to open a Filipino restaurant in Los Angeles!

According to Eater Los Angeles, the Wildflour co-owner is working on a “savory side Filipino concept” focusing on silog dishes, with the most Filipino name ever: Sari Sari Store, a “small, colorful and casual” restaurant offering “easygoing comfort” dishes.

Manzke is no stranger to the restaurant business in LA, though. The pastry chef and restaurateur also owns a French eatery in LA called Republique with her husband, Walter, who is also a chef.

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