DJ Nico Blitz and Host Jackie Ramirez take on 626 Night Market for this special episode of Merienda! The two hit infamous SoCal food truck White Rabbit for some Filipino Mexican Fusion and then make their way for some delicious sweets at Ubenabon to taste test their top 3 flavors. Check out the full adventure and see which items make it to their recommendations list.
About Nico Blitz:
Nico Blitz is a Filipino-American DJ, Media Personality, and Radio Producer whose goal is to build community through the power of music. The San Francisco native started his work in radio at Real 92.3 (KRRL, Los Angeles) in 2016, and has since then worked with both national and international musicians via interviews, local and digital shows, and fundraisers.
Currently, Nico Blitz is the DJ/Radio Producer for nationally syndicated “The Bootleg Kev Show”, host for his Nico Blitz Podcast airing on YouTube & MyxTV, and is a Partnered Twitch Streamer who specializes in DJing and fundraising. Over the pandemic, his fundraisers for the Philippines Typhoon Relief and Stop AAPI Hate have garnered over $30K in donations.
About Jackie Ramirez:
Jackie Ramirez is a Mexican-American entertainment and sports host, who strives to push boundaries in the entertainment industry by being the face and voice for her people. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jackie started her hosting career for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, which then led to her call up to the big leagues.
The Los Angeles native can be seen and heard across Southern California stadiums and arenas hosting games for the 2020 World Series Champions Los Angeles Dodgers, PAC12 UCLA Bruins (Men’s/Women’s Basketball & Football) and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
White Rabbit Truck is Los Angeles Original Filipino Fusion Truck. The idea started with a tight group of friends noticing the lack of Filipino cuisine in the mainstream. They experimented with various menu items for nearly one year at their home kitchen. After sampling their cuisine to hundreds of friends & family, White Rabbit Truck was born July 10, 2010. With the rise of the popularity of Filipino food, we noticed that there were no places that served true Filipino Fusion food. Now we are able to bring this medley of food to the streets, where everybody can experience the goodness of a few of our favorite childhood Filipino foods, and now with an American and Mexican twist.
Our mission is to introduce the masses to our take on Filipino cuisine. White Rabbit has been fortunate to be featured on multiple media outlets such as Food Network, Travel Channel, KTLA News, Fox LA News, Kababyaan18, ABS CBN, LA Weekly, Zagat, Daily News, and many local publications & blogs. White Rabbit Truck also has restaurants in Los Angeles & Las Vegas
We look forward to seeing you out there and thank everybody for their continued support following the White Rabbit.
Ubenabon serves unique and innovative fusion Cinnamon rolls. Specializing in Ube and Pandan while upholding the importance of taste, intricacy, and traditional flavors.
Ubenabon’s inception occurred during the uncertainties that came about with the rise of the global COVID-19 pandemic. With the world seemingly locked away, leaving a bitter taste among people, it opened up the opportunity for Jem to not only bring a little sweetness into everyone’s lives but also spread the richness of Filipino culture through her passion for the art of baking.
The once quarantine hobby has now evolved into a fortunate craft that has allowed Jem to continue to support her family. Ubenabon’s handcrafted desserts put a twist on the traditional cinnamon roll with an infusion of natural extracted Ube flavor and organic ingredients then finally topped with her house-made frosting become a favorite.
Her delicious concept has caught the eye of numerous customers around the greater Los Angeles area as well as throughout the country. Whether you’re an LA native or from another state, you can have Ubenabon Classic Rolls at your fingertips
Jem is a self-taught baker as well as a self-made entrepreneur. She is a proud Filipino-American who so happens to be a Los Angeles Native.
“Merienda,” aka Snack Time, is a part of MYX Global’s new Youtube content line-up. The show follows influential content creators in food and culinary arts who take us on a snack time journey to Filipino-owned restaurants where they explore the menu, talk to the Chefs, share their tasting reactions, and give us their recommendations.
Republic Artist and Singer/Songwriter Just Stef visits the MYX Global studio in Los Angeles and tries Filipino fast-food staple Jollibee for the first time! Stef sits down with MYX Global for her first taste at some Filipino fast food and shares what she likes the most and what didn’t really do it for her tastebuds. Then, we ask her to give us her honest reaction and rate each menu item with a “Jolli” rating from 1 to 5. So check out which menu item is her favorite and tag us on social to let us know what your go-to meal is at Jollibee!
About Just Stef:
In 2020, Just Stef was discovered by the former Global Head of Songwriter & Producer Relations at Spotify, Tiffany Kumar, who was building her Beat House production company. Tiffany started sending songs to Stef who like so many of today’s artists had already learned how to record herself. One of those songs was “Miss U Miss Me,” penned by hit songwriters Chelsea Lena and Kennedi Lykken (Dua Lipa, Kiana Ledé) and produced by KyleYouMadeThat (NLE Choppa, Coi Leray) and Rice N Peas.
Just Stef initially previewed a snippet of the track to her 2.2 million TikTok followers, and it exploded right out of the gate. The teaser alone has racked up millions of views, hundreds of thousands of “likes,” and tens of thousands of comments. Keyboards and 808s energize an off-kilter hummable beat as she flexes her impressive vocal range and delivers an undeniable hook, “I miss you, you miss me, let’s make it easy, tell me the same thing.”
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