Chef Michael Trinidad wants to introduce New Yorkers to Filipino fare at his modern restaurant, Maharlika, and his latest eatery, Jeepney, a gastropub that serves Filipino soul food. "If you look at the history of cuisine, it's the original fusion cuisine," he said. "There's Malay influence. There's Chinese influence. There's Japanese. There's Spanish. All these flavors came together to what it is today. What we wanted to do is to honor that."
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