A Very Asian Guide to Filipino Food


Explore the delicious world of Filipino food! A Very Asian Guide to Filipino Food introduces little readers to classic and modern Filipino dishes and provides fun facts about the foods and culture of the Philippines. Learn how adobo got its tangy flavor or about the vibrant purple Filipino vegetable that is used in desserts around the world. Author and illustrator, Amira Humes, immerses you in the joyous world of Filipino culture and, with each colorful page, brings the traditions and flavors of this beloved cuisine to life.

For ages 3+
40 pages
Hardback ISBN: 9781737240440
Features: Hardcover, 7" x 10.5", full color illustrations


Meet the Author & Illustrator

Amira Humes is a Filipino-Black illustrator, pattern artist, and food enthusiast based in Milwaukee. In her art, she enjoys illustrating food and embraces the unique beauty of the endless cultures the world holds.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Chelsea Acho

A Very Asian Guide to Filipino Food

Laura Villaflor
Great Gift

Got this to gift to my niece for her bday. She loved it and her mom said it's a great book of all the foods we have grown up with. Glad to share it with our next generation to start learning about. Wish I had it growing up too!

Daren Humes
Joy of Filipino food

This book was written very well. The art work was amazing. Everyone was represented in this book with the joy of family and cooking good food.

Ive J. B.
Cute but incomplete

We hoped to have more recipes as it was bought for our mixed culture children but it only had 2. Delivery was quick and product was in perfect condition.

I felt so seen

There was really special about turning page after page and recognizing each dish brought such comfort to my heart. And that these Filipino foods were being celebrated instead of made to feel so foreign. I am so happy that this book exists.