i dont believe that we have good cooks thats why filipino prefers to eat in their home. i agree with the observation that filipinos are embarassed of their own food and to eat it in public. this i believe is the root: inability to embrace one's identity when they are out of the Philippines. well, not true to all but to the majority, yes. that for me is the reason why theres no filipino restaurant at the mainstream. they are not willing to show to the world who they are.