KC Pinoy

Chrissy Nucum isn’t pumping the brakes on KC Pinoy, her Filipino food truck that started making the rounds around KC back in 2015. Instead, she’s opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant where they can find her fare in the West Bottoms (1623 Genessee St.), operated in addition to the truck. Nucum grew up in the Philippines but has spent her adult years in the U.S., and she makes a point of sharing her culinary traditions and creating a taste of home for other Filipinos in the metro. In that spirit, the restaurant continues to offer staples of the food truck’s menu, such as chicken adobo and pork tocino, but it also introduces diners to other flavors from a Filipino kitchen. Those flavors shine through in dishes like Lagang Baka, a beef stew beloved by Nucum’s grandfather.