LAMIAN 6 (2014).
A four-course prix fixe menu highlighting traditional Filipino dishes including Kinilaw, Sisig Kugita, Kare-Kare, and Ube Sorbetes.
The pop-up dinner was hosted in Highland Park, CA at Thank You For Coming.
Risograph & screen printed menus were produced in collaboration with Benjamin Critton & Elisa Werbler. Each menu item is numerically categorized to demonstrate the flavor characteristics of the dish. The 6 sensory food impressions (Sour, Spicy, Umami, Bitter, Salty, Sweet) are translated into Bisaya, a Filipino dialect spoken by Martin's family, and presented in handwritten form inspired by common signage styles found on street food carts in the Philippines. These flavors are further translated phonetically using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
Six colors are assigned to each distinctive flavor and are over-printed to illustrate the palatable possibilities and different hues involved in taste.
Special thanks to Jonathan Crisman, Michelle Barrios, and Mallory Massie for their support in & out of the kitchen.
Photography by Jimmy Sianipar.