The surprising story of how the Philippines came to Virginia
Norfolk and Virginia Beach are some of the best places to learn about Filipino American culture, history—and food.
BY NORIE QUINTOS
FOOD & WINE
The Best Places to Eat Filipino Food in Every State
Filipino cuisine can be found in all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Guam. Here are the best places to find it.
By Nicole Adrienne Ponseca and Danielle Muzones
Lelis Garcia Olaes remembers the smell of the wood-fired bakers in her neighborhood in the Philippines, the sweet smell of bread baking along with the wood smoke. It was just one man, her great uncle, who worked the oven, and it was the beating heart of the neighborhood.
A collaboration with Bren Vasquez and the Vera Family on the typical journey of Pandesal to a family's home.
Virginia Beach artist Ken Garcia Olaes, owner of Angie’s Bakery, is a creative baker as well as an established classical style portrait painter.
WITH GOOD REASON
The Philippines takes Christmas to another level. From September to December, the island-country celebrates the longest Christmas season in the world. Ken Garcia Olaes and his parents bake some Bibingka, a Filipino-style cake, and share fond memories of Christmas time in the Philippines.
For the Virginia MOCA exhibition Nourish, artist Ken García Oláes collaborated with members of the Virginia Beach bakery he owns and bakes for, Angie's Bakery. In this video, Ken shares how his art and business have merged.