‘Fatty’ Pinoy food has a place in ‘Glee’ star Darren Criss’ heart


Posted at Jan 13 2018 08:30 PM | Updated as of Jan 13 2018 10:29 PM

What's the best way to celebrate the premiere of your new show?

If you ask Darren Criss, the "Glee" star whose mother is from Cebu, the answer is to indulge one's craving for Filipino food.

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The Hollywood actor shared his love for the cuisine he grew up with in an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" this Friday, namedropping his favorite Pinoy restaurant in Los Angeles. 

"Tuesday morning, I said to my mom, 'Let's go get some fatty, unhealthy Filipino food,' as you do when you want to celebrate and you're half-Filipino," he quipped. 

He then mentioned LA Rose Cafe Hollywood, a restaurant established by Lemuel Balagot in 1982, before saying: "I go there all the time. It's very, very Filipino." 

"The guy that runs the place will give you a hard time if you don't finish your food, like a real Filipino uncle," he added.

Criss was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to promote his new show, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story."