Their dishes are strongly rooted in Filipino tradition. But along with the classic lumpia (a spring-roll bite wrapped around ground beef with onion and garlic); pancit (cellophane noodles and chopped vegetables infused with coconut oil); and fragrant, fall-from-the-bone chicken Adobo (laced with vinegar and soy sauce), options include cultural mashups like tropical pasta salad, spaghetti with sweet Filipino sausage, and Spam sliders.
The offerings are usually served family-style. “Sharing is huge in our culture,” Robles says. “Trying something new together creates a certain type of intimacy.”