Amboy is a slang term within Filipino culture; it refers to America born Filipinos whose clothes, accent, and overall style, is different from Filipinos born in the Philippines. Chef Alvin Cailan is Amboy. It’s his cooking. It’s his coming of age East. L.A.
Amboy is the way Cailan pushes Filipino fare way past pancit and lumpia. It’s a story of his food journey through Portland, Napa, Los Angeles and New York City has thought him so much more. Melding his professional experiences with traditional Filipino recipes.
Amboy's menu takes the American grill culture, our love for vegetables and blends it with Filipino flavors and ingredients.