Tiano’s

Full disclosure: I’m totally obsessed with Filipino food right now. I think about it everyday. I can’t help it, it’s in my nature. Obsessing over a new cuisine is nothing new for me. Since the early days of my relationship with Jacqui I’ve worked to understand the food and customs unique to Hawaii and Jacqui’s background. I’ve gone through phases of intense study of Chinese, Japanese, Native Hawaiian, and Hawaii Regional cuisines. I’d have a dish that would blow my mind and I’d focus in and learn everything I could about it. This would carry on until something else blew my mind and shifted my focus. Since we’ve moved to Hawaii it’s been a very similar process but much, much faster because there are all kinds of flavors I’ve never experienced around every corner and in every area of the island. 

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