In the Spring of 2015, David and I hired Jordan Andino (@fork_knife) to fill the role of Executive Chef of an extremely popular and large seasonal seafood restaurant in Sag Harbor NY. In addition to being impeccably trained and having worked at some of the most revered and prestigious restaurants in the US, Jordan had just wrapped a season as the personal chef to the Kardashians while they filmed their TV series in the Hamptons.
Even during the interview for our Sag Harbor venue, Jordan stood out immediately from all of the other candidates. From the beginning of the pre-season preparations through the end of the overwhelmingly busy summer season in the Hamptons, Jordan’s attention to detail, motivation and professional demeanor greatly contributed to a hugely successful 2015 season.
The three of us worked so well together. Each of us contributing our individual expertise and strengths, we wanted to build something amazing and unique together. Knowing that interest in Filipino food and culture was growing in popularity, we decided to build an approachable, recognizable and reliable Filipino brand. It was only natural the Jordan become the ambassador and ‘face’ of what we consider the Filipino movement in America.
Almost instantly, Jordan was appointed as a representative of the Department of Tourism for the Philippines. It’s no wonder and understandable given Jordan’s work ethic, charm and good looks that he has been nominated by People Magazine for Sexiest Chef in America two consecutive years…and counting. In addition, Jordan has been the host of to two successful TV Shows, ‘Late Nite Eats’ and ‘Food Boats’ on the Cooking Channel.
Flip Sigi IS the original Filipino Taqueria®. Simply put, we are about tacos, burritos, burgers and bowls that all have all been created with a little Filipino love. Our food is Filipino inspired rather than traditional. We embrace that Filipino food has a long history of being blended with Chinese, Thai, Spanish and Indian flavors. This combination of cuisines gives Jordan endless possibilities. At Flip Sigi, we decided to utilize the Mexican food format that most Americans are familiar with. Think of us as Filipino 101.
The name Flip Sigi translates to ‘Go Filipino’! Come check us out!
We are the pioneers of casual American-Filipino food in America. We are the original Filipino Taqueria ®. We are a modern take on Filipino cuisine. We specialize in a unique flavor profile that is served up in tacos, burritos, rice bowls and burgers. We are a tiny spot in the West Village with 14 seats indoors and 8 seats outside.
We accept all walk-ins. Reservations are not necessary.
We look forward to seeing you!
Our menu changes frequently with amazing "cheap eats". We only accept credit cards & debit cards (No Cash). For more detailed information regarding allergies or special diets, please call or send us an email.