The First Dream Of The Bay Area's Best Sisig-Slinger

Chef Gil Payumo gets the SNAP treatment.

December 20, 2016 ● 1 min read

Just outside the bustle of a busy San Francisco neighborhood lies the humble home of Señor Sisig, a Bay Area food truck known for its captivating yet simple Filipino-Mexican fusion. Amid the flurry of Friday paperwork, Chef Gil Payumo (the culinary force behind the wheel) took a moment to reminisce about his childhood dream to be like Mike.

"I’m a second-generation Filipino. Growing up, I was always like, I want to play in the NBA. Playing ball was my go-to fantasy. I wanted to be like Jordan."

Photographed by Steven Piasecki