US Food Trends Forecast: Filipino Foods to Dominate 2015

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Ramar Foods International, leading producer of Filipino food in US responds to growing demand for Asian food

Filipino cuisine has been underrepresented in the US in proportion to the Filipino-American population for decades. However, recent projections show Filipino food is the next food trend in the US. The Sterling­Rice Group (SRG) announced October 2014 as part of their US annual trends report that Asian foods will be the largest trend.

“An overarching theme here is the presence of millennials,” said Kara Nielsen, culinary director at SRG. “This bigger generation is influencing the deeper flavor exploration that we’re seeing."

Ramar Foods International ( leading producer of Filipino food in the US, has been distributing and producing Filipino food for nearly 50-years. Susie Quesada, granddaughter of the Ramar’s pioneers and President of Ramar Foods stated, “We don’t want people to have to travel all the way to the Philippines to get a taste of what the region has to offer. We want to make it easy to enjoy the diverse flavors that have shaped a rich heritage of delicious foods.”

Susie Quesada’s brother Primo “P.J.” Quesada, Vice President of Ramar shares, "We built our business in the Asian community at first, and now we are growing with demand from mass audience retailers.” “Everything we make is something that we made for ourselves first.”

Large credit for growing Filipino food awareness in the US over the past decade is the food truck movement. Filipino street food staples like lumpia and empanadas are portable and delicious.

Additionally, the economic recession drove Americans to seek out more affordable culinary experiences. Filipino comfort food is an affordable blend of Spanish and Chinese culinary influences.

About Ramar Foods
Ramar Foods traces its roots back to 1969 when Ramon and Maria Quesada started a little business selling Filipino handicrafts at a street market in California. Soon afterward, that little business, known as Orientex® found a home in Mountain View, California and began importing various frozen and dry goods, along with traditional handicrafts. Primo Quesada, the 6th of 11 Quesada children, decided to focus the company’s direction on flavors from Asia and the Philippines and has taken Ramar Foods into a national realm of distribution and renown. The company uses time-tested family recipes for its products and prides itself on high-quality ingredients and care for dedicated customer service. Visit for extended history and product information.


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