King Phojanakong Brings Filipino Flavors to New York

Liz Grossman

Raised by a Filipino mother and a Thai father, King Phojanakong grew up surrounded by Asian flavors. When he wasn’t spending summers in the Philippines, he was inhaling the aromas of his mom’s chicken adobo in their New York City apartment. Years later, Phojanakong embraced those flavors at his restaurants Kuma Inn and Umi Nom, and with Jimmy Carbone at Tito King’s Kitchen...