Watching Cardi B Eat Lumpiang Shanghai Makes Us Strangely Happy
Filipino cuisine has been on the rise in the international food scene since the last decade, starting in 2012 when Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern predicted that our local dishes would be "the next big thing."
"Everybody loves Chinese food, Thai food, Japanese food, and itâs all been exploited," he said on Today.com. "The Filipinos combined the best of all of that with Spanish technique."
Well, it looks like the latest celeb to jump on the bandwagon is none other than Cardi B, who had birthday staple lumpiang shanghai for the first time ever.
In the Instagram story on Cardi B's page captured by a netizen, we also see an exchange between Cardi B and her Filipino "aunt-in-law," who shared that she's been married to Cardi B's uncle for 22 years.
It's also worth noting in our hungry eyes that you can see a serving of pancit beside the lumpia, yet another Pinoy party staple.
Later on, Cardi B posts a clip of her tasting the lumpiang shanghai, and she was freaking out (but in a good way!). "I don't know WTF this shit's called, but this shit is good as hell with some motherf*cking barbecue."
Half-Filipino stand-up comedian Jo Koy did say Filipino lumpia was the best egg roll in the world.
Apart from lumpia and pancit, Cardi B also raved about fruit salad. Back in September, she posted a video enjoying chicken feet.
Here's to hoping she learns how to make it! Remember when Halsey shared in a Twitter Q&A that she loves to cook turon all the time, and how Duchess Meghan revealed in her old blog that she knows how to cook a mean adobo?
This story originally appeared on Candymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.