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 14 reviews

Cute book, just sad it does not recognize some of our food from older generations that were more influenced by the 500+ years of Spanish (from Spain) ruling the islands. I would still buy it again and share with family and friends of newer generations :)


This book is so cute, informational, and wholesome. I loved learning more about my family’s culture, getting new ideas for dishes, and getting familiar with what certain foods are. I read through in one sitting! Highly highly recommend.

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.