KitchenTown X SALO Series Pop-Up


KitchenTown Cafe
1007 Howard Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401 United States


KitchenTown is proud to partner with Chef Yana Gilbuena for an installment of the SALO Series featuring regional Filipino food. With sustainability in mind, this three-course meal will be served family-style on banana leaves and diners will eat with their hands. When the meal is complete, what remains will be compostable and recyclable. This unique multi-sensory dining experience will allow attendees to challenge our expectations of dining out and celebrate community through food. This event is family-friendly and a vegetarian option is available upon request.


Atchara: flash pickled red cabbage in spicy coconut vinegar

Coconut Safflower Garlic Rice

Mushroom Sisig: Shiitake, oyster, woodear and enoki mushrooms, sautéed in calamansi, gf soy and Thai chilies, topped with Japanese mayo

Humba: pork shoulder braised in pineapple, sweet soy, palm sugar, star anise and salted black beans

Ube macapuno bibingka: purple yam rice cake with preserved young coconut


Chef Yana Gilbuena hails from Ilolio, a city found on the island of Panay in the Phillipines. An adventerous spirit, Yana’s on a mission to is on a mission to share regional Filipino cooking with the world. She founded the SALO Series, a traveling dinner series that brought pop-up dinners to all fifty states. The SALO Series has expanded to Canada and Mexico. A cookbook based on her American travel experiences, No Forks Given, is forthcoming.


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San Mateo, CA 94401

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