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Recipes Gone Wild: Yana Gilbuena’s Sinuglaw

Spring meditation exercise: Close your eyes. Picture yourself clothed in billowing white linen, ocean waves spanning before you, skin kissed by rays of golden sunlight. One hand holds a frosty piña colada, the other a frivolous periodical. You gently rake your outstretched toes through the warm, white sand. Ahhhhhhh, Key West. Wish you were here, my friends… SMACK! Yeah, I slapped you. Snap out of it! A) You’re still in freezing-cold New York and B) since you’re still in the city, I’m guessing you don’t have time to meditate. But one lucky Greenpointer, Yana Gilbuena, of the Salo Project, has escaped frigid NYC and is in that crazy city of Key West, kicking off her 50 states/50 dinners series tonight! In celebration, she shares with us her recipe for sinuglaw–a spicy ceviche of pork belly, cucumber, fresh tuna, and spices– a dish native to Davao, Philippines. Continue reading

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Pop-Up Filipino Feast SALO to Embark on a 50-State Tour!

Salo Chef Yana Guilbuena Photo by Jen G

Back in December, on the eve of our first proper snow-fall, I tramped through the slushy streets of Greenpoint on a mission to experience my first ‘Salo‘, an underground Filipino supper hosted by Greenpointers’ very own wonder-chef Yana Gilbuena.

I stepped out of the frosty night air to find a glowing interior, a long table wrapped in banana leaves and a gang of friendly strangers – sharing wine and inhaling delicious cooking aromas. Continue reading

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SALO Pop-Up Video!

Our wonderful Yana hosted a Salo Pop-Up Dinner at Sindicato Cocineros in Greenpoint on Monday to raise money for typhoon disaster relief and Bedford and Bowery made this short video about it – paying special attention to the pig hearts that were served. Mind the after school special narration and enjoy gorgeous Yana and her beautifully prepared Philippino food! You may also recognize a lot of Greenpointers in the video…PETER!

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Dine for a Cause: A Filipino Pop-Up Dinner in Greenpoint

 

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In the horrifying aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines recently, local resident and chef extraordinaire Yana Guilbuena will be hosting a benefit dinner, SALO Labing-Isa, in Greenpoint next week to raise urgently needed funds for victims of the disaster.

On Monday, November 25th at 6pm, Yana will be serving an incredible five-course Filipino dinner at Sindicato de Cocineros on Nassau Ave. The meal will feature dishes from islands affected by the typhoon: Cebu, Panay, Negros, Leyte and Masbate. In keeping with other SALO dinners, the meal will be served ‘Kamayan’ style, a.k.a sans utensils. Continue reading

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Yana’s Salo Pop-Up on Anthony Eats America & Filipino Food Porn

Yana “snuck” learning how to cook in order to impress her Grandma in the Philippines – and the first dish she ever made was get this – Pasta Alfredo! Anthony Eats America featured a dish called Kaldereta – a goat stew served at a recent Salo Pop-Up Dinner in Bushwick that Yana hosted with her cooking buddy Kyle.

Here is food porn from our last Sunday Supper at Domestic Construction – sponsored by Brooklyn Gin. See more photos at Salo’s Facebook. Thanks to Niki Jackson & Jon Pywell for photography.

Check out what’s in store for our next Sunday Supper – a big fat Sicilian feast.

 

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