Ube Churros, Lumpia, Sisig Tacos: Pusong Filipinx Market Is This Sunday

The showcase of more than two dozen vendors selling food, clothes, jewelry and more is free and open to the public.


Ube Churros Photo Courtesy Pusong Filipinx

Photo: Courtesy of Pusong Filipinx


Spotlighting the passion projects of Hawai‘i’s Filipino-Americans, Pusong Filipinx: The Market happens Aug. 8 at Bishop Museum. The lineup of more than 20 vendors features clothing, jewelry, crafts and of course, food! Admission is free and 10% of proceeds benefit AAPI and Filipino nonprofits.


Pusong Filipinx launched in 2019, went on hiatus last year and returned in June with over a thousand attendees. It’s the creation of Lalaine Ignao and her boyfriend Eric Ganding, millennials who wanted to cultivate a community of peers. The name was inspired by the words on a shirt that Ignao’s grandfather used to wear—“Pusong Pinoy,” heart of the Filipino. Ignao and Ganding are among a growing number of creatives trying to define the role of Filipino food and culture in Hawai‘i and beyond. Follow @pusongfilipinx to find out more.


SEE ALSO: My Top 5: Ube Desserts


The details

  • Sunday, Aug. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.
  • Admission is free, but you’ll need to register here to attend
  • Parking at Bishop Museum is free
  • COVID precautions include temperature checks at the entrance, and masks are required
  • The museum’s Great Lawn is nearby, so bring mats and/or chairs and hang out.


Pusong Filipinx Courtesy Pusong Filipinx

Photo: Courtesy of Pusong Filipinx


Here’s what you’ll find on the foodie front:


Minasa Hawai‘i



View this post on Instagram


A post shared by (@minasahawaii)

What to eat: Famous ube churros, chicharron popcorn chicken with fries, lumpia collaboration with @papaslumpia, other specials.




Hella Tacos Hawai‘i



What to eat: Sisig tacos, California burritos, red rice musubis, ube chaporado and more.




Nyam Nyam 808



View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Alfer + Dom Solomon (@nyam.nyam.808)


What to eat: Barbecue meat sticks, grilled corn, mega mixed plates and more.




Sama Sama Tea



View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Sama Sama (@samasamatea)


What to eat: Filipino milk tea boba drinks in flavors like ube, leche flan, pandan; and calamansi green tea with toppings like boba, coconut strings, leche flan cheese foam and pandan jelly.




UBAE Hawai‘i



What to eat: All ube everything—because Ube Before Anything Else. Like soft serve, tarts, cheese cake and their classic ube crinkle cookies.




Celine’s Best



View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Celine’s Best LLC (@celinesbest)


What to eat: A little of everything, from ube mochi halo halo waffles to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos waffle dogs, sisig fries and chicken adobo cornbread.