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Once in a while you crave that Pinoy flavor your taste buds know so well. If you were like every other Filipino kid on the block, you'll definitely miss eating meals from the Philippines. 

There are a lot of great eateries in the Unites States, but there are time that it just doesn't satisfy you. The Pinoy taste is very unique and restaurants in the Philippines cater to the flavor that Filipinos are after. For the longest time Pinoys overseas had to wait until they return to the Philippines to eat at their favorite local restaurants.

Thanks to the popularity of the local restaurants, the word has spread around the world. Now there are a lot of different Pinoy food brands that are made available overseas. Now Filipinos, and curious foreigners, in the United States can satisfy their food cravings when they feel like it.


This jolly bee was always known as the main competition of some of the biggest fast food chains in the world. It started as a small business in the streets of Manila and grew into a successful and iconic fast food franchise. The flavors are uniquely Pinoy and they even include their own twists on traditional faves. You must try their fried chicken, peach mango pie, and their burger steak too!

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When it comes to sweet things, Goldilocks has got you covered. You may think of the fairytale character Goldilocks, but every Pinoy knows that this is the place for cakes, brownies, pastries, and polvoron. They even have more traditional ingredients like ube in their cakes.

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Max's Restaurant

If you want Filipino homecooked meals that warm your soul, then Max's Restaurant is the place to go. While they are well known for their chicken meals, they also have other great dishes like Adobo Ribs, Beef Salpicao, Lechon Sisig, and Kare-Kare. Don't miss out on their Mais con Yelo and Halo halo desserts!
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In a country where there are a lot of great pizza places, Yellowcab is a restaurant many Pinoy's flock to. This homegrown Filipino brand doesn't just serve delicious pizza, they have great options too. You can go for one flavor or, if you can't really decide, you can go for four! They also have the traditional Italian rolled pizza with healthy toppings.

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When you get that craving for something Pinoy, you can now drive to the closest restaurant and satisfy your tastebuds!

There are a lot of animators in Hollywood who are amazing at creating characters. One Pinoy impressed his higher ups and will be creating a short film based on his Filipino roots.

There was a time that 2D drawings was the most popular way to animate stories. This time around 3D animation is taking over with a lot of best selling films from companies like Pixar.

The Animation Life

Animators, a new breed of artists, are able to create life inside computer programs. After popular films like "Moana," "Frozen," "Toy Story," and the like, 3D Animators are in high demand. This has put a shift in the industry and the market for highly skilled animators is fierce and competitive.

Despite the tough industry, one Pinoy named Bobby Rubio was able to shine through thanks to his works. As an artist and a filmmaker, having “Float” appear on Pixar’s Sparkshorts is an honor.

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Back To His Roots

Over the years, Pixar has been trying to have more representation in their films and shorts.  Rubio, as the writer and director, wanted to dig deep into his cultural roots for his animated short. He is sharing his Filipino culture to the world with “Float, “and its Filipino-American characters.

The synopsis of the story follows a father and son with an unusual talent. The boy floats and he tries to hide this from the public to avoid judgment. However, his son’s ability is eventually found out and he must make a decision to accept his son as he is.

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No doubt the quality of the film will amaze its audiences. Rubio has worked on films like the “Incredibles 2” and “Monster’s University.” The film will have a theatrical release in 2019 and who knows maybe a Filipina Disney princess may be next.