What began as a way to bring a taste of Yana Gilbuena‘s motherland to her home in Brooklyn has grown into a popular pop-up dinner series called SALO Series. For Yana, who emigrated from the Philippines to Los Angeles before settling in Greenpoint, SALO Series is a connection to her heritage and her family who taught her how to cook.
Yana’s main focus is to bring a deeper awareness of the diversity of Filipino cuisine by focusing on regional dishes. She launched her dinner series after realizing that despite the rising popularity of Filipino cuisine in the US, traditional food was still not fully represented outside of the country.
SALO features traditional Filipino dishes derived from the main regions of the Philippines and is served “Kamayan” style—sans utensils.
After a tour of the West coast, Chicago and Boston, this “moveable feast” is back in Brooklyn, New York for an event on Monday, November 25.
In the light of the recent tragedy in the Philippines, 30% of the proceeds of Monday’s SALO dinner will be donated to the victims of the supertyphoon especially in the affected areas in the Visayas region: Cebu, Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Iloilo, Aklan and Capiz via nafconusa.org.