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Filipino pop-up spot LASA makes traditional cuisine trendy




Brothers Chase and Chad Valencia, the men behind LASA.
Brothers Chase and Chad Valencia, the men behind LASA.
LASA
Brothers Chase and Chad Valencia, the men behind LASA.
Cuisine from LASA.
Brothers Chase and Chad Valencia, the men behind LASA.
Cuisine from LASA
LASA
Brothers Chase and Chad Valencia, the men behind LASA.
Cuisine from LASA.
LASA
Brothers Chase and Chad Valencia, the men behind LASA.
Cuisine from LASA.
LASA


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Filipinos make up the second largest Asian group in Southern California, and as anyone who has ever tried a steaming hot lumpia, or tangy, rich adobo can tell you: The cuisine from the Philippines is tasty.

But in general terms, it has NOT hit the mainstream like other Asian fare (think Chinese, Thai or Japanese). But that may be about to change.

Of course an assignment like this requires research, so host A Martinez went to check out some Filipino-inspired cuisine at a pop-up spot called LASA. Brothers Chase and Chad Valencia are behind the project. They recently dropped by KPCC's studios, along with Abby Abanes, a long-time food blogger, to tell more about LASA.

The next pop up dinner is scheduled for July 31:

Elysian
2806 Clearwater St
Los Angeles CA 90039
Reservations only

For announcements about reservations, keep an eye on LASA's Instagram and Facebook accounts, or join LASA's email list. Send an email to info@lasa-la.com, or visit www.lasa-la.com.