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Flipping Out Over Filipino Food at Akulturado: A Modern Filipino Pop-up Series

Somehow I stumbled onto this group called Luz Kitchen (pronounced “looz”) who are a group of cooks and chefs who put on Filipino-themed pop-ups, doing a modern take on Filipino cuisine. I haven’t had a ton of experience with Filipino cuisine, but I see it becoming a larger part of the landscape here. Take the area around Joyce Station as an example, and also pockets along Fraser St. Of the little that I’ve tried, I absolutely LOVE crispy pata (deep fried pork hock):

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I'd love for #porkhock 🐷 to become the new pork belly, but that would *never* happen. Plus hock prices would probably skyrocket, and I wouldn't be able to enjoy this #crispypata as often. $13 for a medium order at @hapaggrill (#hapagihawihaw). Hock meat is so delicious cuz it gets lots of exercise, and when you cook it right, the meat becomes tender and the connective tissues gelatinize. The skin becomes these sheets of glass that shatter in your mouth. If you're Canadian, please go out and vote today. ☑ If you work, you are entitled to 3 consecutive hours to vote, so you might even get out early! Then go treat yourself to the fruits of a multicultural society, like this Crispy Pata! 👌

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