Filipino-American and La Mirada native Chef Ross Pangilinan has built up a name within the Orange County food scene (with even a bit of attraction from the north) as a master of fusion: His inaugural restaurant, Mix Mix, was a seamless blend of Filipino, Italian and American cuisines, with playful takes on everything from adobo-style meats and halo-halo to twice-baked potatoes and duck ragú.

Surely his technique is definitively European: He doesn’t make Filipino food, per se; he uses it as an accent to his studies at Le Cordon Bleu and work under multiple Michelin-starred restaurants both here and abroad, including the Patina Restaurant Group. But it is safe to say he is the Pinoy who finally brought one of the most underrated Southeast Asian cuisines to the levels of recognition and respect that Vietnamese and Thai food by fusing it with French technique.

Chef Ross Pangilinan.

Now, Pangilinan will be bringing that fusion-centric talent to his first concept beyond the Orange Curtain and his third restaurant, ReMix Kitchen Bar, set to open this fall at the massive LBX complex in East Long Beach.

“My team and I have been honored to serve diners in Orange County and are thrilled to venture into Long Beach with a new concept,” Pangilinan said.  “We’ve developed ReMix Kitchen Bar to appeal to a wide range of palates with a blend of eclectic flavors from around the world—but I’m not going to give away all my secrets just yet.”

One of the things he does admit he’ll bring is his famed three-course express lunch, launched at his second concept, Terrace by Mix Mix, in Costa Mesa.

ReMix Kitchen Bar is expected to open this fall.

ReMix Kitchen Bar will be located at the Long Beach Exchange at 3991 N. Lakewood Blvd. 

Brian Addison is a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or on social media at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.