Plant-based eaters loved the pop-ups, and Carino doesn't plan on letting a pandemic stop him from sharing his love of his meatless versions of traditional Asian dishes and modern street food. He's been busy posting videos and photos with recipes on his Instagram page and on his YouTube channel.
Carino is particularly inspired to continue posting recipes during the coronavirus crisis to encourage people to do the best thing they can right now: stay home.
“As hard of a time as it is for most of us, we’ve also gained back a lot of free time. This free time gives us an opportunity to learn, grow and connect with ourselves and with each other,” Carino says. “I hope that sharing these vegan recipes makes a small impact to empower people in the kitchen and show them vegan food can be absolutely delicious.”
Vegan ramen and Filipino corned “beef” are two of the most popular recipes he’s posted. Sichuan-style tofu, Vietnamese banh mi and Filipino laing are a few others he’s shared recently.
“When I post a photo or video, I like to share a little background of where the dish comes from and what flavors you’ll taste,” Carino says.“I think it’s important to empower people, and I want to make sure my content inspires people to get in the kitchen and learn they can be amazing cooks.”
Carino posts content two to three times per week and creates a new video every Thursday.
In addition to recipes, Carino also shares personal content with the different kitchen supplies he uses and the importance of each tool, including knives, steel pans and the type of wok he uses.