About Filipino Food Week
Celebrating Filipino Cuisine
After a year in hiatus due to the pandemic, the restaurant edition of Filipino Food Week (FFW) returns on June 6-12, 2021. FFW is a week-long celebration of Filipino cuisine, where diners can go to participating restaurants in Hawai’i to try the Filipino food specials that are offered by different chefs and food establishments. In commemoration of the 75th year of the establishment of the bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States, this year’s Filipino Food Week shall focus on the ways Filipino cuisine has enriched Hawaii's culinary landscape. Restaurants across the State will be offering special Filipino dishes that combine both Filipino and Hawaiian influences. The event culminates with Pusong Filipinx Market on June 13 at the Bishop Museum, where attendees can shop Filipino food and other Philippine-inspired products.
For this year’s week-long event, a diverse mix of restaurants participated, which includes Hawaii Regional Cuisine pioneers, award-winning restaurants, Asian fusion/ modern local food outfits, alongside local Filipino favorites. This diversity will allow diners the opportunity to taste and compare the different renditions of Filipino dishes.
The Filipino Food Week is being spearheaded by the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu in partnership with TFC, East West Marketing Inc., GK SKAGGS, Jun’s Awesome Sauce, Kasama Rum, Marigold Corporation (Mama Sita’s), Oishi, Philippine FoodTrade Co., Pusong Filipinx, and Tanduay USA.
By organizing the Filipino Food Week, the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu hopes to generate more awareness and interest among locals and restaurants to try and feature Filipino food. The Food Week is part of a US-wide effort of the Philippine Embassy in DC and various Consulates in the US to promote Filipino cuisine and culture (END).