This week we sit down with Desiree Frederickson, aka Keto Ass Bih! Mrs. Bih tells Phlavor about her journey to get her mind and body right on the gram and “In Real Life". This fly Pinay keeps it 100 about being a wife, mom and lover of Filipino food.
This week Phlavor sits down with restaurateur Lem Balagot. Lem chats with host Karena Higgins about his time at the historic Manila Hotel, how he changed the food game at Philippine Airlines and why he opened LA Rose, a Filipino restaurant, in the middle of Hollywood California.
Phlavor Profiles sits down with Chef Educator Aileen Suzara. The Sariwa Kitchen creator tells host, Karena Higgins, about her journey as an Environmentalist to teacher and why re-branding her pop up made a huge difference in the “legitimacy” of her pop-ups.
This episode features Cool Haus Co-Founder Freya Estreller. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Freya and Karena meet up in Koreatown to discuss life growing up in Los Angeles, the “F” truck and the skills needed to be an Entrepinay.
On this episode Phlavor Profiles visits Food photographer, Rezel Kealoha, at her home in Walnut Creek, CA.
They discuss her job, her travels as a Server Tech for Visa Credit Card company, pregnancy health, sweaty selfies on Instagram and a recipe for refined Halo Halo.
Baked Dessert Bar Owner Abby Declaro describes her journey from nursing to small business owner. Host, Karena Higgins, and Abby discuss Costco cakes, side hustles and Filipino-ization. Abby also tells us why kids parties are the best forums for word of mouth marketing.
Spoon & Pork LA co-owners Ray Yaptinchay and Jay Tugas sit with host, Karena Apollonya Ebora Higgins, to tell their Filipino food story. The dynamic duo briefly describe life in the Philippines, what brought them to the United States and why they decided to try Filipino food as a business.
In this episode, we kick it with the multi-talented singer, song-writer and actress, Mary Grant, This military brat gets candid about the advantages and disadvantages of her Filipino American identity, the acting role that was made for her and how a video parody, connected Ms. Grant to the world.
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In this episode, we sit down with Romeo Garcia, Owner of Romeo Chocolates in Long Beach. We discuss how his passion for social justice plays a big role in his business and why the Philippines has so much to offer the global community. Phlavor Profiles is next.