Pepe's Kitchen is founded by Mae who hosts Filipino Supper Club and Pop up in the heart of London. Serving you traditional Philippine cuisine. Mae named her food venture after her late father 'Pepe' who taught and inspired her to cook Filipino food.
What is Filipino Food?! To understand Filipino food is to know the rich history of Philippines, the culture and the people. The country consists of 7000 plus islands surrounded with water; the ocean, streams and rivers. The indigenous people used these coasts to barter with neighbouring countries. The Arabs from Middle East, Indians, Chinese, Malay and the two colonial countries Spain, including Latin American countries like Mexico and Cuba and United States. They came with their boats and brought with them different goods as well as different ingredients. For example our noodle dishes are influenced by the Chinese merchats who were bartering in our shores and decided to stay in the country to set up businesses. Along with them are the recipes to make Chinese food, he then makes these recipe using local ingredients and revolutionised his recipe which made it Filipino! Of course we have many dishes that are truly Filipino too.
Philippines is a melting pot.. literally with so many influences coming from different countries. Our dishes ranges from stews, noodles, fresh seafood, fermented fish and plenty of fresh vegetables!
Mae hosted Supperclubs and Pop up since 2011 with plenty of experience in the kitchen. She also hosted residences in London including a 3 month in Sun and 13 (Soho) and Trailer Happiness (Portobello)
Throughout the years she has been featured by different magazines and newspapers both UK and in Philippines. She was also spotted on UKTV Food for New British Kitchens show and BBC2 for Mary Berry's Easter Feast cooking alongside Mary making Lechon (fragrant slow roasted pork belly).