Seattle Filipino restaurants like Musang, Hood Famous, and Archipelago have risen to regional and national acclaim over the past few years. Archipelago, along with three other Seattle restaurants, recently made the New York Times’ 2021 Restaurant List, for example. But filmmaker Terrence Jeffrey Santos cautions Filipino food is not a trend — people are just paying more attention.
In 2018, Santos started filming the journeys of Seattle Filipino chefs for a documentary, Filipinx Food Seattle, which is still in the works. The purpose of the documentary is twofold: to provide an insider glimpse into the Seattle Filipino food scene, and be a source of pride for the Filipino community.
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