Chefs and Restaurants

Chefs to Watch 2020: Raymond Yaptinchay and Jay Tugas, Spoon & Pork, Los Angeles

Chandra Ram

Ask Raymond Yaptinchay and Jay Tugas of Spoon & Pork about their food, and their words spill over each other’s while explaining how they came up with their shrooms salpicao and why it was important to them that the coco jack look strikingly beautiful. That overlap is easy and natural; Yaptinchay and Tugas, co-chefs and partners in one of the hottest restaurants in Los Angeles, have been friends since their...