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The Best Filipino Food Memories from Two Childhood Friends Turned Chefs to Watch

Plate Staff

Growing up together in the Philippines, what dish did you love eating at each other’s houses?


Jay: Whenever I stepped into Ray’s home, I would crave the exquisite taste of lengua. Ray’s mom crafted this masterpiece—slow-braised ox tongue in a creamy mushroom sauce—and the flavors were unparalleled, leaving an indelible mark on my taste buds.