Book, Broadcast & Journalism Chef Q & A: Anthony Sinsay

 

Anthony Sinsay, Burlap, San Diego

 

What’s your go-to guilty-pleasure food?
Ice cream.

 

What’s your favorite movie, and why?
Coming to America—because of Eddie f*cking Murphy.

 

Describe the last great meal you ate.
The last meal I shared with my family. I don’t even remember what it was, to be honest, but the presence of family is paramount to anything.

 

What’s the dish you’re most proud of?
My most personal dish is the sisig: crispy pork belly and shoulder with garlic chili and vinegar.

 

What’s your favorite movie snack?
Popcorn with brown butter.

 

What’s your earliest food memory?
Waking up and seeing my dad in the kitchen at 7:00 a.m., already preparing for Thanksgiving.

 

What do you eat for breakfast?
Lucky Charms.

 

What’s your favorite healthy food?
Kale.

 

What was your first job in the culinary world?
Washing dishes at my uncle’s restaurant.

 

What movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
I don’t really have any shame in my game...

 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Do what you love and the rest will follow,” from my mom, Virginia Sinsay.

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