Meal #5: A traditional Filipino feast at Jeepney.
In Filipino kamayan literally means eating with your hands. I took my coworkers and Jen here to introduce them to some for-real, totally legit, only slightly fancy Filipino food.
The good: SUPER FUN to eat with your hands on banana leaves and teach non-Filipinos to do it too. Nothing makes me happier than sharing Southeast Asian things (esp my own culture) with people. Food-wise my favorites were the lumpia (fried eggrolls), puto (rice) pancakes, and diniguan (beef blood pork stew).
The bad: My coworkers liked the roasted chicken but my piece was pretty dry. I should have opted for the fried fish instead.
The ugly: It’s a tight squeeze in this little restaurant. Bring people who don’t mind getting elbowed by you.
Jeepney (kamayan nights require reservations and are Weds and Thurs only): 201 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003