Video

Congressman TJ Cox talks Filipino food, heritage and why he decided to run

At the Table

Rep. T.J. Cox, D-Calif. discusses his Filipino heritage and why he decided to run at Kaliwa, a restaurant in D.C.'s Wharf area. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call)

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to a close, we sat down with Rep. TJ Cox and a helping of assorted Filipino dishes at Kaliwa, a restaurant in D.C's Wharf area.

Cox, a former businessman and engineer, is the first Filipino American from California to serve in Congress. He and CQ Roll Call reporter Paul Fontelo share their own memories of Filipino food and many dining superstitions. Want to know what happens if you drop your spoon or fork? Watch to find out.

Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone.