Born in the Philippines and raised in Jersey City, NJ, chef Flo Valdez has always had Filipino cooking in his veins. Eventually partnering with chef Paula Ignacio, the two began cooking from the heart, and today you’ll see that love reflected through Eemas Cuisine throughout New York and New Jersey.
If the Philippines are the roots of their cooking, Hawaii is the branches. Musubis and Hawaiian-style lunch plates are the main attractions here — you’ll want just about any of them (which include things like chicken katsu, loco moco, BBQ chicken, and Portuguese sausage). Slow-roasted pork with coconut milk, of course, is hard to skip (so maybe don’t bother), but save room for Hawaiian-style shave ice for dessert. And the best part? Eemas caters. Book ‘em for your next event.
Loco Moco Musubi — Beef or veggie burger with beef & mushroom gravy and a fried egg