|Lamb adobo, a sophisticated twist on an old Filipino favorite. Photo by Karen Flores, ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA – Chef, TV personality and food writer Andrew Zimmern has included Filipino cuisine in his list of Top 10 food trends for 2013 in the United States.
As he mentioned last year, the “Bizarre Foods” host believes that Filipino food is the next big thing among American diners.
He went on to refer to Filipino food as “brilliant” in his article, which was published in People Magazine on December 12.
“This is the year, finally, that Pinoy foods have their day in the sun. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese: One by one, they’ve all delighted and inspired American diners, and Filipino cuisine is next,” he wrote.
“Just as the Southern food revival can be tethered to Chef Sean Brock’s early legacy at Husk restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, the Filipino foods movement will one day be traceable to Paul Qui serving dinuguan (pork blood stew) at his restaurant Qui in Austin, Texas,” he added, referring to the Filipino-American winner of the US reality show “Top Chef.”
While he was all praises for Filipino food, Zimmern did not say the same for other top food trends this year such as the ramen burger, which he described as “a terrible gimmick.”
Other food trends included in his list are the croissant-donut hybrid called the cronut, adding fried eggs on almost every dish, Sriracha hot sauce, crowd-funded food projects, Greek yogurt, raising minimum wage, overfishing and high-tech edible marvels.