The Season 2 episode of Selena Gomez's cooking show, Selena + Chef with Fil-Canadian Jordan Andino is up now to watch on HBO Max. In the episode, he teaches Selena and friends how to cook two staple Filipino dishes: chicken adobo and turon.
Selena and the gang get right to work making the savory adobo and rice. She even learns the finger measurement technique for how much water to add to the rice! Jordan expresses his excitement in sharing these dishes with her because Filipino food normally doesn't often get the spotlight.
One of the highlights of the episode was the turon making. Jordan sent a full size fresh jackfruit that had everyone shocked. Although, that didn't stop her. She was a pro at wrapping the turon that her friends were impressed. The process was super easy that had us wanting to try it ourselves and Jordan has us covered with the recipe!
Jordan video calls his Lola showing their final products. Selena gets the approving, "that's okay." We know we did well when Lola says that's good or okay. It's a fun episode that will have you craving Filipino food by the end.
About Jordan Andino:
He's the Executive Chef at Flip Sigi, a New York Filipino taqueria fusing both Filipino and Mexican flavors. Dishes on the menu include: adobo chicken tacos, adobo-rito and sinigang flip bowl. Chef Andino also is the host of “Late Nite Eats” on the Cooking Channel.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Jordan Andino began his foray into the culinary world at the young age of 9. After moving to Manhattan Beach, CA, he traded in his surfboard to work in fine dining kitchens with his father, and later attended Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. Andino has gained experience working at acclaimed restaurants including The French Laundry and Jean Georges.
His talent was recognized early on by WME, and the agency continues to represent him to this day. Jordan has rapidly gained clout as one of the freshest, most notable faces in New York City’s culinary world. His hospitality skills have been an integral part of the opening of his Flip Sigi (formerly 2nd City USA) restaurants. Located in both the West Village and Upper East Side, these fast casual Filipino Taquerias resonate his vibrant and vivacious personality via graffiti murals, eclectic music, skateboard-adorned walls, and clean unique flavors.
His successes were quickly noticed, leading to countless recognition's, appearances, features, and brand collaborations. Jordan's dynamic demeanor has caught the attention of numerous networks and icons alike. This fall, he debuted as the host of Food Network/Cooking Channel's new show "Late Nite Eats". In addition to launching a show, Jordan has made chef, contestant, judge, and guest appearances on a variety of popular shows including Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons, Chopped, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, Beat Bobby Flay, Worst Cooks In America, Cooks vs. Cons, DIRECTV’s Fantasy Zone, and Recipe for Deception.
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Selena Gomez has been cooking along side chefs in her latest show, Selena + Chef on HBO Max. Season 2 premiers today and features 10 more chefs including Filipino Chef Jordan Andino. He's the Executive Chef at Flip Sigi, a New York Filipino taqueria fusing both Filipino and Mexican flavors. Dishes on the menu include: adobo chicken tacos, adobo-rito and sinigang flip bowl. Chef Andino also is the host of “Late Nite Eats” on the Cooking Channel.
In the season 2 trailer of Selena + Chef, we see Selena cooking adobo and turon, explained as "Asian banana foster." Chef Andino's Lola even makes an appearance critiquing Selena's adobo. She gets the approving, "it's okay" from Lola and is super excited for the feedback.
We can't wait to see the episode and give the recipes a try in our own homes!
ABOUT CHEF JORDAN ANDINO
Born in Toronto, Canada, Jordan Andino began his culinary journey learning from his father at the age of 9. After moving to Manhattan Beach, CA, he traded in his surfboard to work in fine dining kitchens and attended Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Andino has honed his training & experience working at acclaimed restaurants including The French Laundry, Spago, and Jean Georges.
His hospitality skills and clean unique flavors have been an integral part of the opening of his Flip Sigi restaurants. A blend of classic Filipino Cuisine and French technique, Jordan’s cooking is an inspired combination of his grandmother and father. His next passion project will be building on his classic training in a relentless effort to bring a Michelin Star to Filipino Cuisine. - jordanandino.com
In our debut version of "My Motto" on MYX, Saweetie shares her love for both of her mixed Black and Filipino culture, she shares how fans call her "Ate Icy," (which is a Filipina term of endearment for a sister or sister-like figure).
On a recent episode of her Vlog series, "The Icy Life," Billboard chart-topping Saweetie talks with her mom about her love for adobo, lumpia and sinigang. While she cooks the meal, her beautiful mom shares a funny story of how the rapper accidentally ate wasabi at a young age and was crying.
Saweetie mentioned in our interview her love for sinigang alongside her funny "ma'arte" nickname given to her by her Lola. She talked about loving to visit Palawan, Philippines and how black and Filipino cooking and culture is very similar.
Tap into "The Icy Life" on Saweetie's YouTube weekly to see the animated superstar behind the scenes and enjoying life the icy way.