Chef DJ Tangalin has been looking for the right home for quite some time and he may have finally arrived. DJ spent the last year bringing Bivouac Cider into the light with his Filipino slant on the North Park restaurant’s menu. He designed menu items that introduced Filipino flavors into a food-centric neighborhood, bringing the essence of the cuisine out of the shadows.
Make no mistake though. Chef DJ did this carefully and with finesse. He didn’t ambush an unsuspecting guest with a flavor profile they may not have been familiar with. He methodically indulged the mainstream palate while infusing hints of exotic, vinegary, sweet, umami tastes (and colors) that Filipino foods are famous for. NOW he is on to writing his own story.