In the 30 years since Sherwin Resurreccion emigrated from the Philippines to Minnesota, he knew of only one restaurant he could go to for a taste of home (Cora’s, a wings joint in St. Paul). Now, with the recent opening of his full-service south Minneapolis restaurant Apoy, plus the addition of a food truck and a Filipino/Mexican restaurant in Frogtown, Resurreccion has seen his native cuisine begin to take off in his second home. “The Minnesotan palate has evolved,” said Resurreccion, who opened Apoy last month in the Kingfield neighborhood with his brother, Shawn Nafstad, and chef Curt Rademacher. Resurreccion also operates a food truck, Funfare Global Street Eats. The interior of Apoy in South Minneapolis. “I think it was high time Minnesota started learning what Filipino food is,” he said, “because I find it very delicious and so do my friends when I cook it for them.” The cuisine draws upon ingredients and practices from several other countries. “A lot of our basic ingredients are Spanish, from the influence of colonization for 300 years,” Resurreccion explained. “But we use Asian cooking techniques: pickling from Korea and Japan, stir fry from the west in China and Thailand, noodle dishes and… Read full this story
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