Chef Hamamura grew up in the kitchen, learning alongside her father, Naomi Hamamura or “Hama-san”, one of the most esteemed sushi chefs in St. Louis. She went on to work in several different cuisines from Italian and Israeli, but she got her first exposure to Filipino food cooking alongside Filipino chef, Malou Perez-Nievera.The restaurateurs note that their Guerrilla Alliance Night Market, held in the Loop last month at the Midtown Farmers Market, sold out several dishes within hours.
“I immediately identified with the home-style cooking of Filipino food,” explains Hamamura. For the last few months, she has been working alongside Chef Brian Hardesty in the Guerrilla Street Food kitchen, honing her skills in Filipino cuisine. “I think the urban street food experience of Guerrilla Street Food’s menu totally makes sense for the Loop neighborhood, and I’m excited to roll out dishes that reflect the community.”
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