I'm Jake, founder of Fila Manila. I'm a 1st generation FilAm, or Filipino American, who was born in the Philippines and raised in NJ with countless memories of joyful family gatherings. At the center of each gathering was a table overflowing with homecooked Filipino dishes. I remember the delicious flavors of our food together with the laughter of my family bringing comfort and joy to my heart. I created Fila Manila to celebrate the joy of Filipino family, culture, and our delicious cuisine and to share it with you.I named the brand after the joyful & quirky spirit of the FilAm community combined with Manila, the heart of the Philippine islands.
jake, founder & 1st generation FilAm
More than Asian, we are Filipino!
We are the 2nd largest Asian ethnic group in the US!
East Meets West
Filipino cuisine is a melting pot of Chinese, Indian, Spanish, and American influences
On the Frontline
FilAms were front and center against our fight on COVID-19 making up ~10% of the healthcare workforce.
Folks are Raving
Recipe: Tangy Chilled Peanut Noodles
A delicious & refreshing peanut noodle dish that combines creamy, tangy, and crunchy.
Recipe: Filipino Kare-Kare by Fila Manila
The Philippines’ delicious take on a hearty peanut-based stew.
Recipe: Filipino Caldereta by Fila Manila
A hearty tomato-based stew that’s the culinary lovechild of Philippine & Spanish cuisine.
Recipe: Filipino Adobo by Fila Manila
Filipino Adobo is arguably the Philippines’ national dish, and my family’s favorite go-to comfort food.
Recipe: Filipino Sizzling Sisig
The ultimate Filipino street food dish that pairs perfectly with cold beer.
Recipe: Instant Pot Filipino Chicken Adobo by Fila Manila
Instant Pot Filipino Chicken Adobo by Fila Manila
kumain ka pa! (let's eat)
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