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Op-Ed: Filipino Culture is More Than Just Lumpia

Have you ever had your entire culture summed up in one food dish? “I love lumpia!” is what I normally hear whenever people discover I’m Filipino American. However, lumpia does not define who I am, nor does it define the Filipino and Filipino American people.

As previously covered by NextShark, the San Francisco Chronicle’s unfortunate coverage of this year’s Pistahan Parade and Festival set the scene with the “scent of fresh lumpia” as its first sentence.