Flashback to your childhood: do you remember those moments when your parents used to cook you a delicious meal? While you can eat Filipino food anywhere, home-cooked Filipino meals brings something different to the table as they contain a very special ingredient that’s actually exclusive to your own kitchen – and that’s love.
If you’re living in Pasadena, California can bring you closer to that. While they can’t replicate the scrumptious dishes that mom or dad used to make, Chaaste Family Market will satisfy your Pinoy food cravings with their “Lutong Bahay” style Filipino food prepared with much heart.
The story of the Chaaste Family Market began in 1987. Prior to that, there was an absence of markets or restaurants offering Filipino goods. Chaaste Family Market prides themselves to be one of the first Filipino establishments in Pasadena, and continues to be a staple source of Filipino products. They will be celebrating their 28th year this month and is striving for 30 years and more decades of good food and service as well.
Anyone who ever misses the taste, aroma, and feeling of eating Pinoy delicacies can stop by their place. Their primary service is their “fast and easy” take out service. Specialties include the very popular Tilapia, as well as Eggrolls, Barbeque (BBQ), Pancit, and Turon – which is considered the best in the city. While the Chaaste market isn’t a sit-down type of restaurant, they have seats for hungry customers who wish to enjoy their tasty offerings on the spot.
Looking for chicharon, sweet corn,Sky flakes, beverages, and other Pinoy snacks you can munch during your meriyenda or midnight snack – or when bouts of nostalgia kick in?As their name suggests, Chaaste Family Market is also a source of dry and frozen Filipino goods. They also offer a myriad of ingredients for Pasadena-based Filipinos who regularly prepare food at home and wish to pass on culinary traditions to their own children or relatives.
Imported straight from the Philippines, these products remind homesick Filipinos of their motherland – even more so when you spend time shopping at Chaaste’s. There you can meet and greet with other Filipinos, and even catch up on latest news and updates on the country.
But Chaaste doesn’t stop there. It has always been a dream for its owners to spread the love (for Pinoy food) beyond the store. They recently launched Chaaste Family Catering and offers meal packages that will fit any occasion or number of attendees – Package 1 or the “Sakto Lang” package, which feeds 15 to 19 people; “Medyo Madami” option for 20 to 29 people; “Busog na Busog” for 30 to 49 people; and lastly, the “Para sa Bayan” package that can feed 50 to 79 individuals.
Of course, even if packages have been pieced together carefully to include a wide variety of Filipino delicacies, you have the option of creating your own party or event menu from their diverse selection of beef, pork, chicken, and seafood dishes, with dessert and appetizers, too! And like in their take-out service, Chaaste promises to add a dash of TLC (tender loving care) to the appetizing Filipino dishes they serve when they cater.
When you hire Chaaste’s, you know that they don’t only serve great delicacies. They’re true to their word when they say they serve quality food. Very reassuring are their decades’ long operations, current expansion to the catering biz, and their loyal customers who introduce them to fellow Filipinos. Most importantly, they’re Filipinos, and they understand your and your family’s needs. With regard to the secret of their success, Chaaste Family Market owner revealed that it’s because of “Praising God, serving people one day at a time with honesty and doing everything out of love.”
Remember, if you’re prepping for a huge gathering of relatives or simply hankering for some home-style foods at home, Chaaste Family Market and Catering are your guys. Even if you’re miles away from home, one bite of their dishes will simply take you back home.
For more information on Chaaste Family Market, you may use the following contact details:
Chaaste Family Market
296 N. Allen, Pasadena 91106
Catering No. (626) 390-4033
Store No. (626) 796-1527