Unlike most other Asian eats, Filipino cuisine in Sydney is fairly limited. And the folks at some of the city's favourite Filipino joints think the region deserves more love, so they've teamed up to throw a big Filipino pop-up for the masses.
Heading the food lineup on Sunday, September 16, is the super popular Donut Papi. Known for its quirky doughnut flavours — that include everything from durian to mi goreng — the Redfern bakery will be slinging some limited-edition varieties on the day. While there's no word on what they'll be just yet, expect them to be weird (and tasty).
Also heading to the one-day food fest is Blacktown's Sydney Cebu Lechon, who has been around since the early 90s and brings an authentic taste of Cebu-style lechon (whole-roasted suckling pig) to Sydney. The dish is a go-to for holidays and parties in the Philippines and now Sydneysiders can nab a plate-full at the pop-up. The eatery's version is free-range, charcoal-roasted and chopped pork belly with crackling skin to boot.
You'll find Filipino and American-style fusion burgers from food truck Mate Burger, too, and Hanmade Desserts, who is known for its silvanas (a Filipino dessert that's a riff on an ice cream sandwich), ube cakes and leche flan.
The pop-up will run until sold out and seating is limited, so get there early or you might miss out.